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1. Posted by bevsmith (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

Im hoping to go from sth east asia to europe over land but unsure how?

2. Posted by spongehead (Full Member 119 posts) 8y

Hmmm....which part of southeast Asia? If you're departing from Singapore...I guess the route is:

Singapore - Malaysia - Thailand - China - Nepal - India - Iran - Syria - Turkey - Greece - rest of Europe

3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 8y

The route given above (with Laos and/or Vietnam between Thailand and China) is probably the best and most interesting route, and all very possible if given enough time.
The easier and quicker, and therefore more popular route, is to head north from Vietnam into China, north to Beijing, and then hop on the Trans Mongolian Railway to Moscow before dropping down into the rest of Europe.
Notice that one thing that has not been suggested is going from Thailand through Myanmar and to India. This is because land borders with Myanmar do no exist (or at least legal ones for foreigners), so the route is impossible.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

Couldn't resist to add another route, which I would take if I had money, time and patience (regarding visa etc.). Singapore - Malaysia - Cambodia - Vietnam - China - Kazachstan - Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan (probably visit Tajikistan as well if I am in the region) - boat across Caspian Sea or travel trough Iran - Azerbaijan - Georgia (visit Armenia again) - Turkey - Europe.

Or from China first southwards to Nepal and India, than Pakistan and up again the Karakorum highway and then on to Central Asian countries.

5. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 8y

That's a great looking route too Utrecht. When I get the time and money, this will definitely be on the top of my list.

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7. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 8y

I don't think there's any water left in the Caspian sea, is there?

8. Posted by Philca (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

I am looking at travelling home from Asia, if I manage to get enough money together I want to do Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, China, Mingolia, Russia, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Syria, Jordon, across North Africa, Spain, France, UK!!

I didn't think it was possible to cross from China to nepal though?

9. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

I think you can cross Tibet-Nepal via Kodari (tho not vice-versa) - obviously given the current political situation in Nepal makes this rather subject to change.

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

Quoting wildfk

I don't think there's any water left in the Caspian sea, is there?

O yes there is, but the Aral Sea is down to 10% of what it used to be;)