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Chiang Mai a Destination for Exhilaration According to Lonely Planet

CityNews – “Published on October, Lonely Planet’s The Place To Be suggests where to go in search of experiencing a particular emotion. Whether it’s joy or serenity, awe or enlightenment, each chapter in this unique book explores a single feeling, with 20 travel destinations and experiences for each emotion and state of mind. Places range from wild and natural spaces, to modern and ancient cities, with Lonely Planet’s expert travel writers explaining when to go and how to get there, and the best routes to discovering these feelings,” Lonely Planet’s media release revealed.

“Drawing on science, art and literature for the key to unlocking each emotion, this book is a reminder of how powerful new places can be for mental and physical wellbeing, and inspire readers to think about their next journey in a whole new light,” Lonely Planet continued.

Asia is represented in the book by 15 different countries;

  • Hong Kong (Adventure)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur; Exhilaration)
  • Thailand (Amusement, Chiang Mai; Exhilaration)
  • Bhutan (Inspiration, Reflection, Thimphu; Fulfilment)
  • Borneo (Fulfilment)
  • China (Alone, Awe, Yunnan; Inspiration, Reflection, Beijing; Fulfilment)
  • India (Joy, Enlightenment, Fulfilment, Rajasthan; Awe, Shimla; Serenity, Agra, Madhya Pradesh; Passion, Bangalore; Amusement, Amritsar, New Delhi; Exhilaration, Nagaland; Adventure, Jaisalmer, Varanasi; Reflection)
  • Indonesia (Awe, Ubud; Fulfilment)
  • Japan (Joy, Amusement, Iriomote-jima; Serenity, Tokyo; Enlightenment, Alone, Osaka, Kyoto; Fulfilment)
  • Laos (Vientiane, Serenity)
  • Myanmar (Serenity, Bagan; Fulfilment)
  • Nepal (Patan; Inspiration, Lukla; Exhilaration, Kathmandu; Fulfilment)
  • Philippines (Cebu; Exhilaration)
  • Sri Lanka (Enlightenment, Reflection)
  • Tibet (Alone, Enlightenment)