September in Asia is both hot and wet. However, this is only true for certain sections of the continent. Not all the cities in a country, and certainly not all the countries experience rainfall or humid weather in this month. Especially the southern part of Asia is as good as any other European country during their summer.
So, what can be a better time to travel, if not September, to experience the pleasant, warm and clear weather at some truly incredible destinations? We have listed below the 8 most beautiful and lovely holiday destinations for you to have a much needed break in the month of September! Take a look:
1. Munduk, Indonesia
It ain't a great deal if you have not heard about Munduk ever in your life, but you certainly might have heard about Bali, in Indonesia. While there are many areas in Bali which attract a lot of tourists, Munduk is one of the most underrated places, located in the northern parts.
Indonesia in general has a very pleasant weather in the month of September, but to go to Bali and that too in a place like Munduk can do wonders for you. It has everything you need for a memorable vacation- from soothing waterfalls to peaceful beaches, stunning rice plantations to delicious food and everything else, which you might find Instagram worthy!
Besides, given the lack of popularity, Munduk is usually less crowded as well. So definitely a perfect location for you to travel and have a life of your time post-pandemic.
2. Langkawi, Malaysia
Our second location is the archipelago of 99 islands in Malaysia, Langkawi. Also known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is one of the most beautiful destinations in Malaysia and the most important tourist attraction of Southeast Asia.
With bearable rain and good weather, Langkawi is a must visit place in September if you want to explore and live through the place. With an off season, it also becomes easier for the tourists to access the entertainment and sites without standing in long queues or waiting for their chance.
3. Paro, Bhutan
Unlike the popular belief of heavy rains during September in Bhutan, to our surprise, September is actually a month preferable for tourist activities in the country. With less or no rains, warm weather and lush green environment, one of the world's happiest countries is a destination we recommend you to travel in this month.
The city of Paro, in Bhutan will never leave you complaining about the experience you will have during the vacation. You can cover museums, monasteries and shop through the various local markets. Paro will make you feel welcome and at home yet, giving you the full pleasures of a holiday!
4. Borneo Island
Would you like to see Orangutans and other wildlife this month? Then Borneo Island is a destination you cannot miss. Located in Southeast Asia, Borneo Island is an Archipelago, shared by a few Malaysian and Indonesian states.
While it has a tropical climate in general, September is mostly dry, sunny and perfect for you to stroll through the forests, experience the wildlife, spot various flora and fauna and do this all, on a budget!
Not known to many travellers in Asia, the island offers you a crowd-free zone to enjoy amongst the natural environment. Besides, you can always go trekking near various valleys and rivers while also becoming a part of the Borneo Arts Festivals, if you travel towards the end of August and the beginning of September.
5. Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Located in the Northeast coast of Sri Lanka, the port city of Trincomalee is a surprise for people looking for a Portugese infrastructure in Asia. While many know that the Portugese had many cities under them circa the 17th century, the impact of their culture is not so prominent in many in the current times.
Trincomalee not only will fulfil all your Portugese cravings through its forts, cuisines and culture, but will also provide you with a mix of Sri Lankan culture through its museums, temples and various religious shrines and places.
Besides, the month of September is so favorable for the tourists with less rainfall, pleasant weather and a plenty of beaches, that you cannot come back complaining after spending a part of this month in the port city of Sri Lanka.
6. Quang Binh, Vietnam
With a dry climate all through from April to August and the beginning of September, Quang Binh Province in Vietnam is a must visit place this month if you want to get closer to nature. Located in the north central coast, the province is famous for its capital city, and an attraction to many tourists- Dong Hoi.
The province is full of beaches, national parks and caves to explore, leaving no stone unturned for your enjoyment. You can walk through the beaches, or enjoy some water sports, trek through forests or simply marvel at the caves that nature has offered to this beautiful place. Meanwhile, there are the local temples and festivals to enjoy, along with the spectacular seafood and traditional dishes available across the cities of Quang Binh.
7. Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand and vacation are as much related to each other as are cell phones and the internet in today's time. While there is still a lot to do in Thailand other than just vacationing, if you are there, you automatically feel as if you are on a vacation!
While most of Thailand has rain falling down the streets in August, Koh Samui, Thailand's second largest island, still offers you a dry, and perfect climate to experience the beaches, mountains, forests and luxurious hotels and spas in August and some of September.
Usually known for its palm trees in the beaches and the crystalline water, the major attraction of the island is its 12 metre long, golden Buddha Statue at the Wat Phra Yai Temple. Aren't you getting relaxed simply by reading about Koh Samaui?
8. Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Our last suggestion for you is this wonderful island of Tioman in the South China Sea. Located off the east coast of Malaysia, Pulau Tioman is an uncommon destination for you to explore.
With calm, autumn-like weather in the month of August-September, the island offers you perfect weather to travel around and explore itself to the fullest. From beaches to nature reserves, it is a proper vacationing spot. You can do various activities at the island such as diving or surfing at the beaches, hiking through the waterfalls, or simply relaxing at the hotels or sunbathing at the beaches.
Not only the beaches, but it also has a lot of corals, sea sponges and sea fans that attract many tourists, along with the shipwrecks. Besides, the tropical rainforests are a home to a bunch of wildlife as well. So do you think you will ever get bored on this island?