Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
The Autumn Moon Festival is one of Asia's biggest holidays and to celebrate this event and to give travelers the chance to sample some delicious mooncakes, Backyard Travel is offering 20% off all tours booked for travel before September 30, 2012.
Originating in China as a harvest festival some 3,000 years ago, the Autumn Moon festival presents a great opportunity for travelers to experience Chinese culture. Celebrated in Asia and throughout the world in Chinese communities, festival traditions include the lighting of sky lanterns, fire dragon dances and of course, sharing mooncakes.
Desirable destinations during autumn include Northern Vietnam's Hanoi and Halong Bay. While the capital is a great place to visit at any time of year, during September the tourist crowds ease allowing travelers a more authentic 'local' experience. After spending time in the city, travelers can head to the stunning UNESCO-protected islands of Halong Bay to unwind amid spectacular scenery. Islands in Halong Bay experience a shorter and less dramatic monsoon period than elsewhere in southeast Asia, making them perfect for off-season travel.
Cambodia is also a great destination in autumn. The temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap are quieter at this time of year and the rice fields become lush and green. Bagan in Myanmar is similarly blessed by the wetter autumnal weather. The usually hot and dusty plains are rendered vivid green by the rainy season, and the air is pleasantly fresh.
Backyard Travel’s Product & Operations Director Maeve Nolan, said: "We have decided the Mid-Autumn Festival Season in Asia is the perfect time to roll out a promotion for last-minute bookings. September is a really great time to travel to Asia – hotels offer some fantastic promotions, and there is always someplace it’s not rainy, so travelers can clock some beach time."
For more information visit Backyard Travel’s website.
ABOUT BACKYARD TRAVEL:
Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com. See their Facebook page facebook.com/BackyardTravel.