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1. Posted by Jorlin (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

hi,

I got two months where I will travel from beijing to bangkok. Im still unsure about what route to take and what to see. Anyone got some nice suggestions?

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Jorgen,
With 8 weeks, you can do a nice loop to BKK. I would fly/train to HaNoi. If you choose the train, you need to buy your VN visa while in China. Hit SaPa before HAN. If you fly into HAN, you can use the visa on arrival system. My blog covers that. HaLong Bay will be on every list of 'must sees'. Perhaps Perfume Pagoda, a tour of the handi-craft villages as well. Many things to see in and around HAN.

You have a choice of open tour bus or train on your way to HCMC. Bus is cheaper, more convenient. Train is safer, more comfortable. I use the bus, but others prefer the train. Your decision. 3 weeks to HCMC. Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, DaLat are on the way south. City tour, tunnels, delta tour in HCMC. Then either boat or bus over to Phnom Penh. Figure 1 week in Cambodia. Bus or boat up to Siem Reap. 3 day Angkor Wat pass. Now you have a choice. Hit Laos from Cam. or exit at Poipet, into Laos from Nong Khai. This leaves you 2-3 weeks in Laos until you arrive in BKK.

Good luck with your planning.

3. Posted by Jorlin (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Hi, thank you for some nice tips. I might have forgot to mention that I did a thailand/vietnam/cambodia trip last year. Ha long bay was awesome :) I only had 3 weeks last year, so its still many things i havente seen in there i guess.

Im thinking maybe traveling along the cost from beijing down to vietnam, and maybe get myself somehow down to bali. Do you think bali is worth it, or is it as they say down there _same same but differentt_?