4 the best lesser-known hippy towns in Asia

4 the best lesser-known hippy towns in Asia
August 04 06:18 2017

Everybody knows Goa is a fantastic magnet for those in search of a hippy getaway. The beaches, the many yogis practising on the beach and sunrise and sunset, the Carnival, one of the best festivals in India. But trade the better known options for a trip to one of these lesser-known hippy towns in Asia, which offer a laid-back holiday, and are rich in culture and natural beauty! 

1. Hippy towns in Asia: Mui Ne

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This coastal town east of the popular Ho Chi Minh, Mui Ne is a far cry from the bustle of the city. Locals and tourists co exist in this peaceful town, and along the coast, colourful fishing boats can be seen in the distance, where the freshest seafood is brought back to the eateries on the shore everyday. Book a tour to experience the sand dunes, with beautiful views that you might mistake for being part of the Sahara desert.

2. Hippy towns in Asia: Koh Pha Ngan

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There is much more to Koh Pha Ngan than the famed Full Moon parties. The Mae Haad beach is a must-visit: you’ll be able to see where two currents meet, separated only by a narrow strip of land. For those who hate touristy crowds, Chaloklum beach is a quiet spot with beautiful emerald waters. Also, the Thong Sala Night Market is a great place for clothes, local trinkets, and inexpensive street food, from kebabs to coconut cakes.

3. Hippy towns in Asia: Rishikesh

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Known as the World Capital of Yoga, Rishikesh is where all the staunch yogis would probably want to visit at least once in their life. The Beatles Ashram is one of the most famed attractions, where the Beatles visited in 1968 for transcendental meditation, a visit that made them highly productive, birthing some of their most successful songs. The town is also located at the foot of the Himalayas, boasting some of the most spectacular views you’ve ever seen.

What not combine some time in India with the family, and take the kids to the Taj Mahal and other famous landmarks in Jaipur and its’s stunningly beautiful Amer Fort and then end with some me-time in Rishikesh, just with yourself?

4. Hippy towns in Asia: Kathmandu

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The capital state of Nepal, Kathmandu is rich in culture and ancient traditions. And the locals there are clearly still in touch with their roots– you might get to witness ceremonial processions and events on the streets while you’re there. Visit the Garden of Dreams, a neo classical historical garden with a beautiful collection of pavilions and fountains dating back to the 1920s. Another gorgeous historical attraction is the Hanuman Dhoka, the former Royal Palace of the Malla Kings, a sprawling compound that has temples and even has a museum inside.

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