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Looking for Answers and Advice: S.E.A.

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1. Posted by malmn (Full Member 45 posts) 7y

Hello everyone! :)

We are hoping to score a little advice form you guys regarding the S.E.A. part of our RTW trip.

After having spent a month in China, my girlfriend and I are planning to visit South East Asia this Fall/Winter for 4 months, from November 1st to February 1st. After S.E.A. we are headed to India for 6 to 8 weeks.

S.E.A. countries we want to visit:


Q1: What do you recommend that we visit (countries, cities, highlights, etc.)?

Q2: Has anyone ever use the train between China and Vietnam? Any pertinent info for us?

Q2: Considering that we will start out trip from Hong Kong/Guangzhou, what’s the best order to tackle the following Indochina countries and their places of interest; Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand? What route should we take and how should we go about it?

Q3: What S.E.A. city do you think is the best and cheapest city to fly out of to get to India? In other words, what S.E.A. city is the cheapest to India?

Q4: Any other cool or important advice/info for us?


[ Edit: Edited on 11-Jul-2009, at 12:31 by malmn ]

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

I will let others tackle most of your questions. I did a quick search to see what city, SIN or BKK had the best fares to BOM. It turns out it was not even close. Kingfisher Air flies BKK-BOM for under $300 R/T. This was advanced purchase.

Hope this helps with your planning.

3. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 7y

Q3 - From Singapore budget airlines like Tiger airways fly frequently to India, mostly to southern destinations, with Chennai (Madras) and Bangalore being the best connected. This would be around 150 USD for a one way flight, or maybe less if you can book it in advance online. A cheaper option is the AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Trichy (Tiruchirappali) in the south.

4. Posted by malmn (Full Member 45 posts) 7y

Thanks for the flight info guys! Really helpful! :)

5. Posted by connor693 (Budding Member 39 posts) 7y

Firstly, a good place to look for which places to go first would be google maps to see which countries border each other and will therefore be cheapest to fly between. Also ive only been to thailand so i can only advise you on where to go their.
In thailand a good place to go first would be bangkok. Its a good places to see but gets boring quickly. Their for a few days would be good. i would then reccommend going down to pattaya. Its bouncing around pattaya so if you like drinking this is your place:) going here for a week or two would be long enough. After this up to chang mai. This is a very inland part of thailand and isnt near and beaches etc.. everything is alot cheaper up north than in places liek bangkok and pattaya. After chang mai down to krabi would be a good idea. This has been said to be one of the most beautiful places near thailand. These are the only places i can reccomend as their the only places in thailand ive been to that are worth going to.