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1. Posted by tigasista (Budding Member, 26 posts) 29 Sep '10 18:49

Hi Travellers!

NAME YOUR FAVOURITE ASIAN COUNTRY!

I used this forum last time I planned my Europe backpacking adventure, so I thought I'd come back to the experts for my next trip!

My boyfriend and I are planning a three week trip over Christmas/New Years. We're definitely visiting the Philippines (he has family there) but would like to visit a second country that is nearby.

I'd love your advice on what second country we should choose! Where have you travelled that you would love to return to? Perhaps Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia?

Just some background - we're not the clubbing/city type. Things 'off the beaten track' excite us and we'd love to see some natural wonders, beaches, historic wonders, villages, have local and intrepid experiences, etc.

Any recommendations (cities/towns, things to see, where to stay, etc) would also be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Hayley

2. Posted by nguyenson (Budding Member, 2 posts) 29 Sep '10 21:28

I think , Vietnam is the best country in Asean that you should visit beacause it has all thing you need :

1. World natural heritage of Ha Long bay ( cruising, kayaking, swimming.....)

2 . Hanoi Capital is an ancient city with more than 1000 years old
3. Adventure ( biking, trekking) in the North....

Johnson!

3. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member, 266 posts) 30 Sep '10 02:58

My number one country in SEA is ... the Philippines, but since you're already going there I would recommend Cambodia (because you only have three weeks for two countries).
Cambodia has everything from pristine beaches over cultural highlights to nature and lovely people in one small country!

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5537 posts) 30 Sep '10 03:00

North Korea

5. Posted by melliset (Inactive, 15 posts) 30 Sep '10 03:52

I think Singapore is a beautiful country for a visit. Underwater world, night safari, islands, landmarks.. every thing is stunning. I think it is the country which attracts you to itself.

6. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1934 posts) 30 Sep '10 10:17

For me, my favorite country for food would be Thailand, for general travel and wonderful people it would be Vietnam, and for efficiency and cleanliness it would be South Korea. (South Korea also has the best international airlines - Asiana Airlines and Korean Airlines.)

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Sep-2010, at 10:21 by Daawgon ]

7. Posted by MelloSpace (Budding Member, 2 posts) 1 Oct '10 10:18

Japan. I'm a big fan of Anime and Japanese culture. I also find their history very interesting.

8. Posted by BowenH1 (Budding Member, 29 posts) 1 Oct '10 13:53

Cambodia, with its smiling Tuk-Tuk drivers.

9. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3536 posts) 1 Oct '10 14:09

Japan.

10. Posted by Malapacua (Budding Member, 8 posts) 2 Oct '10 11:45

Quoting tigasista

NAME YOUR FAVOURITE ASIAN COUNTRY!

Still Thailand!

Quoting tigasista

My boyfriend and I are planning a three week trip over Christmas/New Years. We're definitely visiting the Philippines (he has family there) but would like to visit a second country that is nearby.

Just FYI:

1. Three weeks isn't enough to see the most important things in the Philippines, it isn't enough to see the nicest spots of a single island.... You're loosing for every change of your location a full day, why do you want to do that in only three weeks?

2. Are you aware that X-mas and new year are the worst time to go to Asia? The number of tourists tripple and the costs double during that time. It is even hard to find a room sometimes.

3. Indonesia has a lot of rain in December.

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