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Where to Travel in the Year of the Monkey Based on the Chinese Zodiac

Fortune Telling

Don’t leave your travel plans to chance! A Chinese Fortune Tellers consults the Chinese Zodiac and offers his picks for the best travel destinations for each sign in the Year of the Monkey – plus some important travel tips.

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Chinese Feng Shui Master Frankie Yuen consults the Chinese Zodiac and offers some important travel tips for each of the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac.

There are many similarities between the Chinese Zodiac and the Western Zodiac. Both are divided into cycles of 12, both assign certain personality traits to each sign, and both believe that key life events can be influenced by one’s sign.

Does that include travel?

Most of the signs of the Western Zodiac are represented by animals, and all of the signs of the Chinese Zodiac are represented by animals.

Not only that, all but one of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac are genuine animals. The only exception is the dragon, which is a mythical animal.

There are, however, some important differences between the Chinese and the Western Zodiacs.

While both Zodiacs operate on cycles of 12, the Western Zodiac operates on a 12-month cycle while the Chinese Zodiac operates on a 12-year cycle.

Another key difference: while the Western Zodiac is associated with the stars, the Chinese Zodiac is purely cyclical in nature.

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Travel Tips for the 12 Signs of the Chinese Zodiac

Hotels.com asked Chinese Feng Shui Master Frankie Yuen for a list of lucky travel destinations for the Year of the Monkey. His recommended travel destinations, best times to travel, and travel tips for the signs of the Chinese Zodiac follow:

Monkey - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland. Best time to travel: April, October. Travel tip: always remain respectful when entering a place of worship.

Rooster - Lucky travel destination according to the Chinese Zodiac: Russia. Best times to travel: June, December. Travel tip: Avoid staying by yourself and going into small alleys. Stay alert.

Dog - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: South Korea, Japan. Best time to travel: January (2017). Travel tip: Stay in urban areas and avoid going to the forest and woodlands.

Pig - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: Mainland China, Mongolia, Russia, Thailand, Singapore. Best times to travel: May, November. Travel tip: Avoid joining intense activities such as bungee jumping.

Rat - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: Russia, Mongolia, Mainland China. Best times to travel: June, December. Travel tip: Stay on land! Avoid water activities.

Ox - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan. Best times to travel: February, August. Travel tip: Avoid passing by cemeteries while on a leisure trip.

Tiger - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: Somewhere in Southeast Asia. Best times to travel: June, December. Travel tip: Participate in fewer activities that involve water.

Rabbit - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan. Best times to travel: February, August. Travel tip: Plan ahead to make the most out of your vacation and avoid arguments.

Dragon -Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: Vietnam, Philippines, Australia. Best times to travel: April, October. Travel tip: Spend your travel budget wisely.

Snake - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland. Best times to travel: March, September. Travel tip: Too much shopping may lead to overweight luggage.

Horse - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: India, Maldives, South Africa, Myanmar, Nepal. Best times to travel: January, July. Travel tip: Avoid hiking.

Goat - Lucky travel destinations according to the Chinese Zodiac: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan. Best times to travel: February, August. Travel tip: Avoid activities involving water.

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