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Where to go in Asia on a 2 month volunteer trip?

Travel Forums Asia Where to go in Asia on a 2 month volunteer trip?

1. Posted by veganhippy (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

I am so curious to learn more about the Asian cultures, but unfortunately, am having much trouble picking a place to go.
I wanted to be in a big city, but not too far from little villages so I can do physical labor there for a few weeks and work in a hospital/ teach English in the city.

I was looking int Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Bangkok Thailand but know nothing about which would be the best/ safest option for a young woman.

I was also looking into Mumbai and Bangalore, India and Phnom Penh Cambodia.

I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on these place or others such as malaysia, or anywhere else!

Best wishes and happy holidays!

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 5y

I'd recommend Hanoi - it's a great city and there is plenty to see in surrounding areas. Chiang Mai and Bangkok would be good choices too; not so sure I would recommend Phuket and it's not really a big city anyway. I liked Phnom Penh but when I was there in 2006 there were still armed guards outside a lot of the hostels; I'm not sure what the security situation is like today.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 5y

I have friends in Phnom Penh that help the poor of Cambodia. No fee volunteeering. If interested, send me a PM.

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