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Public Holidays over Christmas and New Years

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Does Asia close down on these days like we do in Australia?
13 years ago, April 15th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #69534  
I will be traveling somewhere between Loas, Vietnam, or Hong Kong around the Christmas/ New Years period.

What is likely to happen around those dates. Will all transport be shut down for Christmas day and the days surrounding? Will I be stranded where ever I am? Will flights still oporate on these days?

Another question, what festivities happen on NYE in those countries??

Thanks Reply to this

13 years ago, April 15th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #69538  
Hi Renee,

Don't worry, it stay open and not much change. HK has few things who are closing down...but you won't even notice as a tourist.

The only problem is hotels get booked early...and prices are rising....and rising...so you may not have the best deal...and in HK...make sure you have some kind of booking.

Have fun!

Peter Reply to this

13 years ago, April 15th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #69547  
Thanks PA, I have a friend to stay with in Hong Kong. My original plan was to spend NYE in HK with her but the more I discover about Thailand and Laos the more time I think I'll spend there - hence I might not make it to HK in time.

Cheers 😊 Reply to this

13 years ago, April 15th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #69551  
NYE in HK is always fun...but if you are for the wild, you may prefer a beach party....euh...don't which one could be the wildest??? Reply to this

13 years ago, April 15th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #69613  
I concur with PA, Asia is very different to Australia around that time of year - Hong Kong does have an area where they build a mock Christmas village - it is somewhere near the big HSBC building on Hong Kong Island - it is quaint.

Other than that, things appear to run as normal - but if you happened to be travelling a month later during Chinese New Year, that would be a different story! Reply to this

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