The this year is finally opened in hope! Why not in the first month of the new year to open the first station, to unlock a long-awaited country, from the contemptuous beauty of the photo into the reality of it! And here are great places to travel in January! Let’s go!
Bolivia – One of the must-see places on your travel list
Bolivia, located in South America, is a country full of mysterious and exotic flavour, with rich and varied natural landscapes and unique cultural traditions, which make people forget to come back. And Bolivia achieved visa-on-arrival, quickly embark on this magnificent journey together!
Uyuni Salt Lake – the realm of the sky
The most famous tourist attraction in Bolivia is the sky! January is the rainy season here, but also the time when the sky presents the most beautiful effect. The huge Salar de Uyuni, with its abundant rainfall, is a silver wonderland where the blue sky and the reflection of the salt make you feel like you are in a fairytale.
Here, you can enjoy taking one-of-a-kind photos and experience the amazing feeling of strolling on the boundless salt. In the evening, sit at the edge of the salt lake and enjoy the splendour of the sunset spectacle, which is beautiful and mesmerising.
La Paz – Bolivia’s Treasure Capital
La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia and the highest capital in the world at 3,640 metres above sea level. With many old Spanish colonial buildings and more than half of the population belonging to the Native American Indians, it is a great place to come to learn more about Bolivia’s rich history. Most unusually, the city’s most popular public transport is by cable car! It’s also a great way to get an insight into the culture and life of an alien people.
The Witches’ Market – a centre for medicine and witchcraft
- Map: Melchor Jimenez 872, La Paz, Bolivia
- Opening: 9am – 10pm
The Witches’ Market is a place where Bolivia’s native culture and religious traditions come together in one place. Here you can listen to vendors share stories about local myths and mystical rituals. The market is filled with a mystical and unique cultural atmosphere and is filled with a wide variety of herbs, aromatherapy, magical charms, traditional medicines, religious totems and much more to choose from!
Copacabana – Bolivia’s Western Paradise
Copacabana’s Sun Island can be said to be a paradise, the island life is primitive, no car roads, with more than eighty monuments and sites, where you can find the most innocent natural atmosphere.
You can also see Lake Titicaca, a sailing lake with blue and clear water, and the magnificent Andes Mountains on the side, giving you a transcendental enjoyment of the whole pristine scenery.
There is also the most famous landmark, the Church of Our Lady of Coba Cabana – one of the most important religious shrines in South America, well worth a visit.
Kenya – Into the animal world
Kenya announced the abolition of visa requirements for global tourists from January next year, so it is very convenient to travel. January is also Kenya’s summer, in the fiery equator and the warmth of Africa, many newborn animals make the place more vital, we dance together here!
Samburu National Reserve
It is a sparsely populated area, where the Iwaso Nyiro River is brown in colour, and wherever you look you can see herds of elephants frolicking by the river’s edge, crocodiles lazily sunbathing in the muddy water, and herds of hippos lying prostrate in the river.
What’s more, it’s possible to track down the rare African quintuplets: the fine-striped zebra, oryx, reticulated giraffe, and Somali ostrich, as well as their cheeky cubs.
Masai Mara Park
Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park is considered the world’s most famous wildlife reserve, covering an area of 1,800 square kilometres and consisting of open grasslands, woodlands and riparian forests. This absolutely unique animal kingdom is the world’s largest home to wild feeder animals, with 95 species of feeder animals and 450 species of birds, where lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras and others are born and bred.
Here, you can safari in an off-road vehicle or experience a flight in a hot-air balloon overlooking the wildlife and the breathtaking scenery of Africa.
Amboseli National Park
The year-round snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, are also a major attraction! The main thing protected here is the elephant herds, and you can often see elephants and herds walking past, just in time for the prime animal migration period, which is so perfect for setting off to Kenya at this time of year!
With over 2 million flamingos living here, it’s a “flamingo paradise” and a great place to see rhinos, with the chance to see the rare white rhino!
Iceland – Explore the Blue Ice Caves
In winter, Iceland is snowy and empty, without the length of day and beautiful scenery of summer, but there are unique sights that you can’t see in summer, such as the Aurora Borealis and the Blue Ice Caves. The best time to explore the mysterious and dreamy Blue Ice Caves is from November to March every year.
Blue Ice Caves
The Blue Ice Cave in Iceland is mainly formed in the Vatnajokull Glacier in the south-east of Iceland, formed by the freezing of ice and water from the melting glacier, but because the freezing maintains a flowing form, the ice we see is all sparkling and quite fluid, which is the magic of nature.
Blue ice holes are not fixed, it takes months or even years to form, and with a short period of existence, they can collapse at any time. Therefore, every year, ice holes disappear and new ones are formed, which makes the blue ice holes we encountered even more precious.
Reykjavik – the northernmost capital of the world is a city with a very Nordic atmosphere. The city is not big, more like a beautiful European town, it does not have the hustle and bustle of the city, but has a unique delicate and peaceful. Here to a casual citywalk, in a variety of beautiful scenery under the card photographed, full of loose and romantic mood.
You’ll be lucky and happy to see the aurora borealis in Iceland! Before you go, you can check the website for the aurora index and the distribution of medium and low clouds to judge where and when the aurora will appear. Generally speaking, if the aurora is at level 3 or above and there are no medium or low clouds, it is the right time.
Koh Samui in Thailand – Enjoy the slow life on the island
As the third largest island in Thailand, Koh Samui has a relatively complete infrastructure, but also retains the natural simplicity of the atmosphere, colourful island, paradise on earth, the unique charm of attracting tourists from all over the world. Let’s enjoy the classic beauty of this island together.
Located on the east coast of Koh Samui, the beach is a crescent-shaped beach and the longest, liveliest and most prestigious big beach on Koh Samui.
Along the road along the beach there are various grades of restaurants, resorts, diving schools, different styles of bars and shopping malls, where you can taste the traditional Thai food and local fresh and delicious seafood, so convenient conditions also make this place a popular place to stay.
Water rides are plentiful and diving equipment can be hired on site at a reasonable price. Nightlife is abundant here, with small bars and nightclubs everywhere.
With its clear and pristine waters and close proximity to coconut groves and banana plantations, it has a museum, a bazaar and a number of fitness centres and dive shops, among other things, in addition to bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Due to the clarity of the water, it is also perfect for swimming and sea activities. The Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks, located south of Lamai Beach, are also famous attractions, consisting of two bizarre rocks that are natural and peculiar.
Chaweng Night Market
Near Chaweng Beach is the liveliest all-weather market on Koh Samui, open from day to night. During the day, the market is filled with fruit, vegetable and cooked food vendors, while at night it is transformed into clothing, souvenirs and a variety of snack stalls.
Bo Phut Beach
Located on the north coast of Koh Samui, this is the best place to enjoy the sunset with its clear water, white sand and beautiful scenery. It is famous for its proximity to a small local fishing village, once the oldest settlement on the island. Just west of Bo Phut Beach is Mae Nam Village, a quiet and unsophisticated village that is rarely visited by tourists.
Switzerland – Skiing for the thrill of it all
Switzerland is a country full of charm and beauty, with a rich and varied natural landscape. During winter, it is even more amazing and mesmerising because of the snowy scenery, and you can also experience exciting skiing in the snowy mountains, so let’s go together to explore this country which is as beautiful as a paradise.
Mount Titlis, Zurich
If you want to experience the real winter fun, then travelling to Mount Titli will be a great choice. You can take the cable car up to an altitude of over 3,000 metres and enjoy skiing, snowboarding or other snow sports in the snow. At the same time, you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Alps from the top.
Valais is a region surrounded by magnificent mountains and glaciers and is one of the most popular ski resorts in Switzerland. In January, you can choose to travel here for skiing, tobogganing or other snow sports to have a deep mingling with the snow and ice. In addition, you can also enjoy authentic Swiss cuisine with delicious local cheese fondue and toasted bread slices with cheese.
Located in the heart of Switzerland, the Jungfrau mountain region offers travellers a wide choice of activities. One can experience the Fister Eagle Zipline here for free. One can also sign up for skiing lessons. In addition, it is possible to experience canoeing on Lake Brienz or a participating hot tub boat. For food lovers, the chocolate making experience is not to be missed.
Recommended for strolling through small towns
In addition to the exciting ski peaks, there are also many small winter towns nestled in the mountains and lakes, with exquisite retro architecture and Pyongyang’s quietness, waiting to be explored. Weaving through these charming roads, you can always find a peace of mind.
Located at the foot of the Alps and on the edge of a lake, Geneva is known as the “Capital of Peace”. The city is renowned for its internationality, culture and history. When you’re in Geneva, take a stroll around the lake, admire the fountains and flower clocks for an absolute release, and explore key attractions such as the United Nations headquarters and the Red Cross Museum.
Lucerne is a charming little city nestled between the lakes of central Switzerland. It has stunning lakes and mountains and well-preserved medieval architecture. You can stroll across the majestic Kappel Bridge with its breathtaking lake views, watch the mountains as well as the small houses whitened by snow, and visit iconic sites such as the Lion Monument.
Would you rather experience the hot tropics, the cosy warmth of the islands or the thousands of miles of frozen snow-capped mountains this January? Don’t stop running to the faraway places, let’s go now~!