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6 ways to avoid temple fatigue on holiday

by Guest Post & Amelia Curran

As some of the most impressive and beautiful creations in Asia, temples offer unparalleled insight into an ancient way of life. However, with so many temples to see, how do you make sure you avoid the dreaded temple fatigue?

Our Asia travel specialist Lucy shares 6 of her top tips:


1. Don’t try to box tick

Yes the temples are amazing but the principle of less is more really does hold true. Your travel consultant will be able to direct you to the best temples so you get the best experience.

Prambanan Dusk Lighting 1

Prambanan Temple at dusk, Indonesia

2. See temples in a different way

Rent bikes in and cycle through the various complexes or go for sunrise or sunset. Try hot air ballooning over Bagan or, for those wanting a James Bond style experience, why not try a helicopter view of Angkor Wat?


Helicopter over Angkor Wat, Cambodia

3. Mix up your temple experience

Make sure you include lots of small fun activities in between your temple visits. In Saigon, for example, you can visit the Notre Dame Cathedral in the morning before taking a break at one of the city’s various ice cream parlors. In Chiang Rai you can visit the iconic Wat Rong Khun and later enjoy a relaxed boat ride with a cooling drink.


Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

4. Plan your hotel after

Nothing beats a luxury swimming pool and top notch service after a day on your feet exploring temples.

Bagan Thande Hotel, Myanmar

Bagan Thande Hotel, Myanmar

5. Get a local historian to guide you

Ask your travel consultant to arrange a specialist historian for any site or temple of particular interest. It really helps to transport you back in time and make your experience particularly special.

Galle Fort tour with expert historian, Sri Lanka

6. Include games around the temples

If you’re travelling with children, ask your consultant to make sure there is a game prepared to keep them engaged and entertained.

Ed Delhi tuk tuk

Sam’s son Eddie, riding his tuk tuk past Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi, India

We hope you have found our twists on temple visiting inspiring.

All of the sights mentioned can be visited as part of your personalised holiday to Asia.  If you wanted to get a tailormade itinerary or just some more ideas, do call on 020 3468 3029. If you’d rather make contact via email, please contact us here.

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