Going on a vacation does not mean that you have to let that diet and fitness regime slip.
Instead, pick a picturesque destination with plenty of walking trails, cultural sights and natural attractions to help you stay physically active while on holiday. Here are some top destinations that combine the best of both worlds for the health-conscious traveller.
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Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the grand Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex in Yogyakarta is one of the largest and most beautiful Hindu temples in the world. Clock your steps by strolling along the vast temple compounds, taking in the breathtaking sight of 240 temples and their magnificent structures. You can even enjoy free water, coffee or tea along the way and if you need a break, take a rest in the complex's garden.
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If you’re up for a getaway with some sweat, why not hike up the second highest volcano in Indonesia — Mount Rinjani in Lombok island? Standing at a height of 3,726 m, the challenging climb is recommended for people with average fitness levels. But once you reach the summit, you’ll find that an unbeatable view awaits. Take a night hike to reach the summit at sunrise to make it worth the while.
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Located in Northern Laos, the ancient town of Luang Prabang is a gateway into the beauty of the enchanting country. From the enchanting Mekong River to where it meets the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang is also home to waterfalls, lush forests and undulating limestone mountain peaks, giving travellers ample opportunity to scale some heights and dip into cool waters. Luang Prabang is the pick for nature enthusiasts.
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Vibrant Düsseldorf boasts the picturesque Rhine River and is well known for its high fashion and art scenes. Combining a mix of both historical and avant-garde architecture, plus impressive art galleries, the old-meets-new city will have you exploring its corners from dawn to dusk. Take a stroll along the renowned promenade by the river, drop by historical monuments or visit the North-Park, also housing a Japanese garden. With so much to see and do, clocking your step mileage in this bustling city is a cinch!
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22 Nov 2023
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