5 Nearby Travel Photography Destinations for Chinese New Year Getaways

Planning a short holiday for the upcoming Chinese New Year weekend? Consider these 5 Asian locales that are not only easy to travel to but are also easy on your eyes.

Lombok, Indonesia for Landscape Photography

Give Bali a break and visit Lombok, a volcanic island located a mere 20 minutes away. Here is where you can capture miles of picturesque landscapes; from crashing blue waves to fine sandy beaches and endless green paddy fields. Adventurous types can trek up Mount Rinjani, then bask in the stunning views of its crater lake and hot springs at the summit. It’s also the perfect place to experiment with the EF-S24mm f/2.8 STM lens – compact and lightweight enough to enable you to capture those sprawling miles of stunning landscapes.

Bagan, Myanmar for Architectural Photography

Bagan is so rich in history; choose from thousands of Buddhist temples, stupas and pagodas – some dating as far back as the 11th to 12th century – dotting the plains of this temple town as you develop your architectural photography skills. Don’t forget to pack along a wide-angle lens such as the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. This lightweight lens is ideal for long periods of carrying and makes a great choice with its wide image stabilised focal length range and superior image quality.

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