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1. Posted by Kiwi_bft (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi All

Happy New Year everbody

Ok, I am from NZ and am heading to asia come march, and its fair to say am am pretty damn excited..
My friend and I are flying into thailand, and are going to head around cambodia,vietnam, and maybe even Laos if it is worth visiting?? do a loop maybe?
As you can probably tell, our plans are very loose, as we are in no hurry, and dont really want to be on any sort of schedule. We are just looking to soak it all up see the sights..
Are there any places worth seeing that may not be in the tourist handbook, or common knowledge, that anyone would reccomend (i am sure there are hundreds!)

After that we want to head too India/nepal and we were wondering what the best way to get from say thailand to india would be??

I Apologise that that everything is a bit vague, but am working on the specifics now hehe

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Cheers all:)

2. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

How about flying from bangkok up to chengdu or beijing in china? Beijing has the great wall , the summer palace and the forbidden city as well as tian'anamen square and is well worth a visit. From there you could stop of in xi'an to see the terracotta warriors and then head down to chengdu. In chengdu they have the famous sichuan opera and a panda breeding centre. It is also the staging post for the new railway to lhasa in tibet.

You could explore tibet for a little while and then make your way overland into nepal and northern india. what do you think?

happy travels,
stumpy :)

3. Posted by Kiwi_bft (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hey stumpy.. thanks for the advice!
Thats cool, thanks for giving me some ideas about where to go in china! Luckily i have a friend who lives in china, so i have a pretty good base to work from there!
Loosely my plan was to go

thailand - india - nepal -china - japan

as i have a brother in japan who will probably be able to set me up some work so i can fund the second half of my holiday!!

talked to my bro today and he suggested just going from vietnam up to china on the train.. apprently they have a train that goes all the way up to beijing..
but i would really like to go to india, and my friend wants to go to tibet

Hmm so this new railway goes from tibet to china?? that could be ideal!

I know logistically the way we are thinking about doing things are not ideal.. which i guess leaves me with the problem of getting to india from thailand.. cost much by plane anyone know?? wouldnt mind train-ing as we are in no hurry and would be cool to see countryside..

I cant wait to to see the terracotta warriors eh! and want to go to a game of cricket in india too!!

you have been a hug help stumpy cheers! anyone else feel free to lay down some suggestions too!!

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Kiwi

In Bangkok the travel agencies who sell plane tickets to India, can also get u a visa, for India. It takes around a week, for them, to get the visa.

A guy i met in Bangkok, recommended an island for me. I did not go there, yet. I think i will, on my next trip, to Thailand. He says, the island is not heavily touristed. However, he did say it is a little difficult, to get to.
Here is a link he gave me, about it.


5. Posted by Kiwi_bft (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks mel, i will definately have a look at hornbill, it looks really nice!

So there is a railway from Chegndu to ihasa?? that would be ideal!

Bugger no cricket on in india when i will be there!!

6. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

No Problemo - the train line from chendgu to lhasa has just opened. you can arrange tickets and permits for tibet through the guesthouses in chendgu beforehand if you like. try mix hostel or sims guesthouse.

you would have to fly form bangkok to delhi or calcutta most likely as you cannot pass through the borders of myanmar overland unless you are a Myanmar passport holder.