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Cheap way to travel Asia..?

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1. Posted by benengland (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

For minimum of 3 weeks...more if money could stretch out??

Taiwan. Japan both look appealing....

Any one have any ideas?

Am looking to do this in summer this year.

Any tips would be appreciated on how to go about this, where to go? etc..

Many thanks..


2. Posted by lucyloo4 (Budding Member 53 posts) 6y

Hi Ben,

Im also planning a trip around Asia at the moment.
(Basic plan is China, Tibet, S.Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines in one year)

From some feedback Ive had, Im budgeting around £20/30 a day for China and SE Asia,
Japan is more expensive, so more like £50 per day
It all depends on what kind of travelling you want to do (im trying to do cheap budget travel)
and where you want to stay (hostels/ hotels etc).

Where you go depends on what your interested in, Japan is deffo somewhere im looking forward to, and is culturally very interesting.
im sure you could easily spend 4 weeks travelling around Japan, but it depends on your budget.
I would suggest you do a little research on the areas that look appealing to you.

Have a look around the Asia forum to get inspiration on places to visit

Good luck with your planning.


3. Posted by ciciaim (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

SE Asia will give you more inspiration, surely! if you make a plan, get Vietnam, Thailand, Laos or Malaysia to your tour! you'll never be regret!


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4. Posted by lmervyn (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

Greetings from Malaysia...

Travel via low cost airline like AirAsia.. book in advance ... I got my return flight tix to Stansted for less than GBP200.

Visit places of interest with no entrance fee such as the Petronas Twin Towers...

I strongly recommend you to try all varieties of food available in Malaysia...



5. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Post #1 are you starting your trip from the UK?

6. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 6y

If you're interested in Taiwan and Japan, I think you should realize they are rather expensive countries to begin with. Your money would go far far further in places like Indochina, Indonesia or Myanmar. I think you need to do a little more research, and be just a little more realistic about your resources.

7. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 6y

Yet again someone says they want to go somewhere APART from the usual places in Asia (Thailand etc) and STILL people come on here telling him to go to Thailand or another SE Asian country.....He wants to go to JAPAN or TAIWAN! He wants ideas for cheap ways to travel around these countries, so can people not just try to help him without saying how Thailand is cheaper etc etc?
I love Thailand and other SE Asian countries but that is not the question.