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In Season

俞祎君 Aggi Yu 2018-06-01 11:01

Belgium |  Antwerp 


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Most people know Belgium for chocolate, but another world-famous product is its beer. From June 22-24, the city of Antwerp will host the 19th Beer Passion Weekend in Grand Place, where over 40 brewers will show no fewer than 200 different kinds of beer – an un-missable event for hop heads. 



Japan | Okinawa 


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Every July, The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium holds a truly enormous firework ceremony, which signals commencement of the tropical island’s summer tourism season. Urasoe fiesta, a funeral ceremony of the son of Sun, also takes place in July. 



China | Ili 


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Ili River Valley in northwest Xinjiang is home to one of the country’s most surprising tourist draws: fields upon fields of lavender. Initiated in the 60s, Huocheng County hosts an International Lavender Tourism Festival during July. 



Malta | Valletta 


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The European Capital of Culture selection started in 1985, with the Maltese capital city of Valletta clinching the title this year. Valletta has been governed by many countries such as Malta. The city boasts 320 cultural sites, and hopes to bring in visitors from around the world. 



Slovenia | Lake Bohinj 


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The biggest glacial lake Lake Bohinj in Slovenia, lying in Triglav National Park, is about an hour’s drive away from Ljubljana. May to September is peak season for hikers, but there are also many other activities around, including Canyon drifting, canoeing, mountain biking, parachute jumping and rock climbing. 



France |  Pyrenees 


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The ‘Way of St. James’ is a network of pilgrimages leading to Santiago. If it’s your first time, you could start from France, traversing over the Pyrenees and onto Northern Spain. The 800 km Camino Francés affords spectacular natural vistas of plateaus, peaks, grassland, and coastline. 



Italia | Naples 


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From ancient art to medieval painting, from Renaissance miracles to baroque splendour, Neoclassicism to Romanticism and onto modern art, no city is higher praised for its art and culture than Naples. So too is its passion for the medium of film: the week of 20th July, the city hosts the 48th Giffoni Film Festival, the biggest children’s film festival. 



UK | Liverpool 


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The heartland of Northern culture in the UK, Liverpool, the famous hometown of The Beatles, will host a slew of activities covering the arts, sports and music during the Liverpool Biennial Exhibition from July 28 to October 14. 



Vietnam | Hoi An 


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With hundreds of years of multinational culture enshrined within its streets, the ancient port of Hoi’an miraculously survived the ravages of the Vietnam War. Enjoying a vibrant Chinese heritage, the people of Hoi’an celebrate the Zhongyuan and Mid-Autumn Festivals. 



Australia | Uluru 


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A sacred site for Australia’s aboriginal community for tens of thousands of years, climbing on Uluru (Ayers Rock) has long been frowned upon. Finally, after 70 years of persistence, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park committee unanimously voted to forbid climbing. The ban is expected to be implemented on October 26, 2019. 



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