Year of the Dragon Destinations
Celebrate Lunar New Year at Luxury Hotels in China and Across Asia
According to the Asian Lunar Calendar, February 10, 2024, begins the Year of the Dragon. A revered symbol of power, the dragon represents nobility, honor, good fortune, and success.
Usher in your own prosperous new year with a luxurious Lunar New Year escape where you'll experience first-hand one of the largest and best-loved celebrations throughout China and Asia.
Aside from giving out red packets and visiting your loved ones to offer them good wishes, Lunar New Year in China is also about enjoying festive dishes that come with the holiday. While some may choose to have their auspicious meals in the comfort of home, others prefer sitting down to dine at one of the city’s finest restaurants to fully indulge. During the Lunar New Year, Parkyard Hotel Shanghai presents a menu full of Lunar New Year specialties to get you in the mood for celebrating.
Get into the heart of the festive action in the island nation of Singapore by visiting the historic enclave of Chinatown, home to the Chinatown Lunar New Year Festival. An annual extravaganza, this celebration sees the district’s streets lined with beautifully designed lanterns and luminous decorations. Expect to be enchanted by weekly stage shows and bustling fairs with vendors selling an assortment of snacks and traditional goodies. Chinatown is within walking distance from the majestic The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore.
Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur is home to historic temples worth visiting during Lunar New Year including Thean Hou Temple, situated on Lorong Bellamy on top of Robson Heights where visitors can enjoy free performances such as lion dance, cultural festivals, and religious ceremonies. In Malaysia, food plays an important part of the festivities, with the most important meal would being the Lunar New Year reunion dinner held on New Year’s Eve where family members return to their family or ancestral home to enjoy a grand feast with loved ones. Lunar New Year celebrations at EQ in Kuala Lumpur offer bountiful experiences for guests filled with beloved delicacies and gastronomic feasting.
Shopping at flower markets is a must for locals during Lunar New Year and usually beings seven days before New Year’s Day and ends at midnight on New Year’s Day. There are flower markets all over Hong Kong, but the one at Victoria Park is the largest and best-known with more than 100 stalls. Not in the mood for shopping? Simply walking around the market soaking up the vibrancy of the festival is a memorable experience in and of itself. The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong offers the perfect backdrop to experience the city’s authentic Lunar New Year celebrations with the family.
With approximately 1.5 million indigenous Chinese-Filipinos in the country, Lunar New Year is celebrated every year across the Philippines with great pomp and excitement. The vibrant city of Manila in particular is home to the Binondo district, which was established in 1594 and is believed to be the oldest Chinatown in the world. The celebration stretches for weeks and is filled with fireworks display and feasting on traditional delicacies. Discovery Primea Manila provides convenient access to many of metro Manila’s amazing attractions and cultural landmarks.
Lunar New Year travel not on your itinerary for the year? Asia’s still a great region to visit anytime. Check out all our great destinations in the region.