Ahmedabad makes it to the top 8 global destinations for slow travel; See the list

May 7, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra

Slow travel: A growing trend

In today's fast world, people want to take longer trips to connect deeply with places. Slow travel is an emerging trend referring to relaxed, long vacations, contrary to the conventional way of doing dozens of activities within a few days. Here are 8 Asian destinations for slow travel as per the online travel platform Agoda.

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Khao Lak, Thailand

Top slow travel spot in Asia, offers tranquil beaches and nature spots to relax. Enjoy live music and games at local bars and restaurants on Phet Kasem Road in the evenings.

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Seoul, South Korea

The lively city has peaceful spots like Buam-dong with trendy cafes and vintage shops. Baeksasil Valley offers a serene escape with clear water and lush forests. Literary buffs can explore Seongbuk-dong's historic Hanok homes of renowned Korean writers.

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Escape to the Perhentian Islands, one of the best beach destinations in Malaysia. Crystal-clear waters, sandy shores, and vibrant coral reefs await on Perhentian Kecil and Perhentian Besar. Discover secluded spots like Adam & Eve Beach for peaceful nature retreats amidst lush landscapes.

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Tokyo, Japan

A bustling megacity and global hotspot offers endless experiences. Slow down and soak in its charms by exploring hidden gems like Shimokitazawa for vintage shopping, Yanaka for tradition, and Koenji for alternative music. End the day with a craft cocktail in Sangenjaya's cosy alleys.

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Siargao Islands, Philippines

Siargao Island, a tranquil paradise in Surigao del Norte, beckons travellers seeking respite from city life. Renowned for surfing at 'Cloud 9,' it also boasts stunning natural wonders like Magpupungko Rock Pools and Hagukan Cave in Sohoton Cove. One visit is never enough!

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia

The lively capital of Riau province in Sumatra blends city buzz with Malay heritage. Relax at Lake Siak or Lake Kayangan, walk through Kampung Bandar's historic streets, and visit the ancient Muara Takus Buddhist temple complex for a cultural journey.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, known for its lively streets, offers a vibrant atmosphere. Experience the city's rhythm with a morning Ca Phe Sua Da. Enjoy diverse street food and find tranquillity in Tao Dan Park's lush greenery. Saigon promises diverse experiences at a leisurely pace.

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Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad welcomes explorers to uncover its historic lanes, colonial-era mansions, and iconic City Walls. Taste authentic flavours at Manek Chowk market and find peace along the Sabarmati River. Explore Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram and the Calico Museum to connect with the city's rich history.

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Goa and Faizabad are popular slow travel in India

Goa and Faizabad are not on the Top 8 list but according to Agoda’s survey, they are the second and third most popular destinations for slow travel in India. Goa's pristine beaches and vibrant culture offer an unmatched slow travel experience, while Faizabad offers a glimpse into history with its ancient architecture and rich heritage.

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