Airbnb lists recommended travel destinations based on Chinese zodiac


According to Chinese beliefs, many aspects of people’s lives are determined by the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. Hence, in this Lunar New Year, United States online home-rental service Airbnb has shared several travel destinations suggested for the 12 signs.

Those who fall under the rat sign (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008) are recommended to visit South Korea, Canada (, Russia and China.

Meanwhile, those born in the Year of the Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009) may consider traveling to Taiwan, Japan, Australia or Bali, where you can ride the waves on Legian Beach by signing up for a surf lesson by Bang through an Airbnb Experience.

Spain is among destinations suggested for people born under the tiger sign, especially because you can stay in a cave with a garden facing the historical Alhambra in Grenada. Other countries that are recommended for you to visit are South Africa, France and Italy.

If you are born in the Year of the Rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011) it is recommended to travel to Australia, Turkey or India, where you can learn how to dance Bollywood style with choreographer Gilles.

People with the mythical dragon as their sign, which includes 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 and 2000, are advised to go to Russia, Thailand, Poland or Denmark.

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Among the recommended destinations for people born under the snake sign, those born in 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 and 2001, are China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brazil, where you have the chance to discover Rio de Janeiro from the sea and visit famous Brazilian landmarks, such as Copacabana and the Christ the Redeemer statue.

Those born under the horse sign (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 and 2002) are suggested to explore the United States, India, Italy, Mexico or Bhutan.

Aside from being an auspicious destination for the ox sign, Australia also suits people born under the goat sign (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003).  Savor the flavors of native Australian foods with a professional chef. Other countries that may bring prosperity to your sign are Singapore, Indonesia and Greece.

People who born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004 or under monkey sign should travel to Mongolia, Malaysia, Canada or the US and stay in a treehouse.

For roosters (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005), fly to South Korea, Taiwan, Romania and Japan as they can learn calligraphy in the historical Zojoji Temple in Tokyo.

Those who are born in the Year of the Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006) are recommended to take a trip to US where they can stay in a giant Beagle Bed and Breakfast in Idaho. They are also suggested to travel to Australia and Malaysia.

Last, those who fall under the pig sign (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007) are advised to go on a trip to Canada, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates, where they can try sandboarding.

Airbnb has also shared the top city destinations for Chinese New Year 2018. The first rank is given to Bandung in West Java, while Denpasar in Bali is tied in second position. Jakarta is in third place, followed by Yogyakarta and Kuta in fourth and fifth positions, respectively. (wir/asw)



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