Khao Sok National Park in south Thailand (near Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak) boasts a spectacular landscape of limestone rock formations and ancient rainforest and can be best explored by boat or kayak or on foot (jungle treks). You can stay in tree houses and floating huts on a lake, or try glamping in luxury safari tents at Elephant Hills camp. (Black Dots White Spots travel blog)
The Gion Festival (祇園祭) takes place annually in Kyoto, Japan, and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It spans the entire month of July. This festival originated as part of a purification ritual (goryo-e) to appease the gods thought to cause fire, floods and earthquakes. This practice was repeated wherever an outbreak occurred, and in 970 it was decreed an annual event and has since seldom been broken.