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Recommendations for a month in Asia?

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1. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru, 534 posts) 11 Nov '07 14:56

I'm off to Koh Pha Ngan in a few weeks time for a couple of months, but after that I have a free month to go somewhere in South East Asia and I haven't decided where to go yet. Has anyone got a favourite destination in that part of the world that they would recommend?

I've already been to Malaysia and Singapore so I'm looking for somewhere new.

2. Posted by Jogilroy (Budding Member, 17 posts) 11 Nov '07 18:00

Vietnam? Its really beautiful and relatively unspoiled by tourism.
Fly into Hanoi do a Halong Bay tour (stay in the Hanoi Backpackers Hostel)
Organise a trek in Sapa
Grab a train to Hue
Catch a bus to China Beach (Hoas Place) THIS IS PARADISE
Hoi An
Dalat
Mui Ne
HCM

just a suggestion for the trip of a lifetime. :)

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3525 posts) 11 Nov '07 19:03

Emmett,
I am going to vote for VietNam as well. Much fewer visitors than Thailand, Malaysia or Singapore. Go now before it becomes as popular as Thailand. Fly Air Asia BKK to HAN, about $75. See HaNoi, HaLong Bay, train to Sapa and then book the open tour bus down to HCMC. Cheapest and most convenient way to travel the country. Stops in Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, DaLat, HCMC.

I have plenty of VN photos in my gallery. May help you decide. I met my GF in DaLat, you never know!
You will have a great time visiting VN.

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 12 Nov '07 03:30

I would also vote for Vietname - amazing scenery, people and food! a month is a good time to spend there too.

5. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru, 807 posts) 12 Nov '07 04:47

One more vote for Vietnam. Still my favorite country in the world. Just out of curiosity, what are you going to do on Koh Phagnan for two months?

6. Posted by bleuken (Budding Member, 2 posts) 12 Nov '07 19:49

Try the paradise Philippines, there are so many beautiful places in this country like the famous Boracay Island and Bantayan Island. Some of this places are featured in my blog: Capiz, Paradise Philippines
;)

7. Posted by geminedi (Budding Member, 6 posts) 13 Nov '07 01:24

sorry to be blunt..but where in asia could i find a place to comfortably live for me and my 5 year old child? crime,education,and medical services are an issue. but i am also only working with 600-1000 us dollars a month.i can easily adjust to a foreign lifestyle.any help is greatly appreciated.

8. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru, 534 posts) 17 Nov '07 03:05

Thanks for the tips everyone. Hanoi is definitely on my list.

9. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru, 534 posts) 17 Nov '07 03:30

What's the visa requirements for Vietnam if you're from the UK? Also, what vaccinations do you need to have for Vietnam and do you need malaria tablets?

10. Posted by mahmud (Full Member, 247 posts) 18 Nov '07 22:18

Why not thinking for Bangladesh, a very nice country of Asia?