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1. Posted by Sunshine27 (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y

I am going to travel around India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines over the next few months and just wanted to find out in general where people like most out of these countries?

2. Posted by RobR (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

Quoting Sunshine27

I am going to travel around India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines over the next few months and just wanted to find out in general where people like most out of these countries?

I haven't been to all of those but of the ones that I've been to:

Thailand
- Koh Tao
- Koh phahang
- Pai

Laos
- Luang Pabang

Indonesia
- the gili islands

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Everyone will weigh in on their favorite spots in SEA. I am going to vote for: Boracay in the P.I. Railay Beach in Thailand. DaLat in VN. Angkor in Cambodia.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Apr-2009, at 22:32 by vegasmike6 ]

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

I'd have to say Hanoi, Vietnam - the Paris of Asia

good people, good food, good hotels, very interesting sights, inexpensive

5. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 7y

Indeed, everyone is going to have their own favorite place in all these countries so this list will get long. But here's mine. And I'll start by saying that Vietnam is hands down my favorite countries of the ones I've been to.

India: In no particular order - Ladakh, McLeod Ganj, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Varkala, Hampi, Mumbai,
Thailand: Koh Lanta, Koh Tao, Bangkok, Soukathai, Kanchanaburi. I'll also add that Phuket is far an away my least favorite place I've been to in Thailand.
Laos: Luang Prabang
Cambodia: Angkor obviously
Vietnam: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An
And if you go to Malaysia: Perhentians, Cameron Highlands, Penang

6. Posted by Philymop (Full Member 110 posts) 7y

In India my favourite place was a town called Bundi. It is beautiful and colourful, the people are the most amazingly welcoming, friendly people. There are few tourists there but it is becoming more popular so hurry up and get there!

Thailand: Has to be Kanchanaburi. Apart from the town itself the history there is overwhelmingly moving.

Cambodia: Angkor

Laos: A little place called Tad Lo, quite far south so often missed out on the SE Asia loop but there are fantastic cabins right on the waterfalls there which are perfect for swimming in.

Vietnam: Sapa in the North is fab for trekking and a really interesting homestays. Nha Trang is good for partying and beach life.

Not been to Indonesia or the Philippines but sure you will have lots of fun. Enjoy!

7. Posted by joffre (Respected Member 157 posts) 7y

Hiyas,
India: Himalayas, Jaisalmer
Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pha Ngan, Railey, Phi Phi
Vietnam: Hanoi, Hoi An, HCMC
Cambodia: Angkor
Laos: Luang Prabang
Malaysia: Sabah, Cameron Highlands, Penang
Indonesia: Sulawesi, Sumatra, Bali, Kalimantan
Cheers.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Apr-2009, at 04:54 by joffre ]

8. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

I've been to all those countries and my all time favorite is: the Philippines, more particular the island of Bohol. In total I've spent there already more then a month, and next January I'll go back for my third time.
So, don't miss this place, but if you'll go, visit the interior, it's by far the most beautiful place of the entire island.

In Vietnam you should not miss Chau Doc, on the Cambodian border. This place is dotted with beautiful Khmer style temples, filled with curious kids/monks and the food is magnificent is this area!

Like Philymop said, in Laos you have to visit Tad Lo, a place off the beaten track with beautiful nature.

In Cambodia, it is obvious you'll have to visit Angkor, but be sure to check out Mondulkiri.

When you're in Indonesia, be sure to visit some vulcanos like Berastagi, Rinjani, even the Bromo,...

And in India, it's a bit difficult to point out my most favourite place: there is Hampi, Kerala, Sikkim,...

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10. Posted by musebay (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

Quoting Sunshine27

I am going to travel around India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines over the next few months and just wanted to find out in general where people like most out of these countries?

I love India - but most tourists find it dirty and stinky. But on the whole, India is a feast of the senses, the food, the sights, the culture, and of course the cows poo on the street. :) Though, I have only been to Chennai and Kolkatta.

For Vietnam - I recommend the CuChi Tunnels if you want a dose of history.

But the best place I can recommend is my country - THE PHILIPPINES , you definitely have to visit Boracay. It's the best white-sand beach in the world. Last time I went there is for my honeymoon. My husband loved it.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]