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The 10 Best Places for Snow in Asia

You don't have to travel too far to have a snowy vacation.
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Snow is something that a lot of Filipinos aspire to see. And those hyped up happen to be in the most far away destinations. But, you don't really have to travel too far to have a snowy vacation. In fact, there are several places in Asia you can visit for affordable winter travel. Here are the best snow-clad travel destinations in Asia.

1| Sapa, Vietnam

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Sapa is favored as a resort town, with winter as its off-peak season. But from November, Sapa turns into a breath-taking snowy destination. Since its off-season, the fares are cheaper and there are even fewer tourists. Participate in a winter trek, enjoy the beautiful views when you can (it gets very misty), and partake in the Sapa Winter Festival.

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2| Niseko, Japan

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Niseko isn't only the most popular ski resort in all of Japan, it's also fast becoming a destination for skiing in Asia. What's more, the town is packed with hotels, restaurants as well as attractions and sights that will fill your itinerary.

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3| Harbin, China

Harbin is amazingly covered in snow for most of the year. But, the best time to visit is around January when the city is all white. January is also the same month when Harbin's International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is held. The annual winter festival is a tourist destination in itself.

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4| Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The sights of Ulaanbaatar are unmatched. Everything is pristine and free from tourism congestion. If snow is what you're after, you have to center your trip around Bogd Khan Mountain, a protected range that offers snowboarding and skiing.

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5| Putao, Myanmar

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Myanmar's Putao is a great pick for an under-the-radar destination for snow. From snowcapped mountains to magnificent lakes, it really is a place to appreciate nature. Don't miss the many activities such as trekking, climbing, and other expeditions.

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6| Kashmir, India

If you're looking for something a little more out of the way, Kashmir in India is worth considering. When winter comes, everything turns into frozen lakes and ski slopes. Plus, the area is said to offer the best views to the Himalayas in India. Up for adventure? Just take a look at Thajiwas Glacier.

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7| Jeju Island, South Korea

Jeju isn't only worthwhile to visit during the warmer months. Once snow falls, the island is even more picturesque. You'll never run out of things to see and experience at the island off of Korea's southern coast.

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8| Almaty, Kazakhstan

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The recently visa-free country of Kazakhstan actually fills up with snow during the winter. You can take it to the slopes, but Almaty, the country's capital is a good place to start for first-timers. The ski resorts are also just a quick trip away from the city.

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9| Sapporo, Japan

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Sapporo is a great alternative for Niseko, especially for those who want a more urban feel. The city's Sapporo Snow Festival no doubt enhances the whole winter experience with gigantic sculpture and statues. Come Christmas, markets pop-up where you can enjoy everything from warm wine to other knick-knacks.

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10| Lhasa, Tibet

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Traveling to Tibet has been known to be expensive but during the winter season, it all becomes a lot more affordable. Hotels, airlines, and more offer great discounts for you to discover the amazing views, clear skies, and other attractions.

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