So much in Asia depends on the calendar. In February in Beijing, more than 20 million people all set off fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year. In Nagaland in India, tribes from all over the region meet to compete, dance, and celebrate. In Thailand, spectators look on as celebrants perform bizarre rituals at the Nine Emperor Gods Festival.
With an intimate and unique knowledge of Asian culture, Remote Lands knows the importance of experiencing culture the right way. Whether you want an up-close view of the Sing-Sing festival in the Asaro Valley of Papua New Guinea or a quiet walk through the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan, Remote Lands can give travelers the best possible experience on their celebrations throughout Asia.

Haa Summer Festival


This two-day celebration takes place in the Haa Valley. Visitors come to the area to enjoy the traditions and culture of nomadic Bhutan, eat authentic food and take part in traditional games, as well as folk music and dancing. It is also an opportunity to see the indigenous alpine flowers and the Noblang, the sacred cattle of Haa.

Location Paro, Bhutan

Nimalung Festival


This three-day festival is held in the Lhakhang Monastery of Nimalung, home to a huge statue of Guru Rimpoche. There are colorful, masked dances depicting stories from history and an enormous scroll painting of the Guru on display, which devotees from all around travel to the district to see, because it is said to absolve their sins.

Location Bumthang, Bhutan

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