I've been traveliing in Vietnam in 2012 and I fell in love with the country. I'm thinking about a new country to visit in Asia in september for 3 weeks but I can't choose. What would you choose and why?
If you liked Vietnam, perhaps try Thailand? Areas like Phuket look really nice, but beware of political instability.
Malaysia also looks interesting, and there's a spectacular looking Marriott located in a national park (it's only a category 2)! Indonesia looks equally impressive too.
I'd recommend Japan because it's very different with a wide variety of experiences from enormous metropolises to pristine countryside.
i wont agree with Phuket, its a mess tourism town. But thanks for your suggestions
I've got a few friends that lived in Myanmar. They really enjoyed how different it was and said that in the brief time they were there you could see changes occurring where it was losing some of it's uniqueness.
Of course, I also lived in Chengdu, China for 2 years. The food is amazing and there are several places to see nearby. China is huge and there are tons of different places to see throught the country, so you could easily fill 3 weeks and only scratch the surface.
Thanks everyone it's really not easy to choose...!I'm really curious about Myanmar, it just opened to visitors after years of international isolation. But I don't know if you're freely allowed to travel all the country?
That is tough, danferrario , so many cool places to explore! I'm really intrigued by Myanmar, I would love to go someday. Last I heard you still needed to book guided group trips into the country, but that could have changed.
I've never been, but I hear a lot of great things about Chang Mai, Thailand, a mountain town that's supposed to be stunning. Thailand's supposed to have great beach towns too, but they're probably pretty touristy.
You have to get a visa for Burma. Looking at the State Dept. website: Burma (Myanmar) it appears you can actually apply for it online and then you have to use it within three months.
It also says that you can go to the tourist areas with no problem, but special permission may be needed to go to other parts of the country. And, I do think parts are off limits altogether.
I have been to:
Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
East Asia: Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan
My first choice would be Japan and second choice would be Hong Kong.
"I've been traveliing in Vietnam in 2012 and I fell in love with the country"
I fell in love with the Philippines, so you might try that. I love the people there, great sense of humor and very friendly. Excellent place for nature lovers also, so muh to explore.
Philippines is okay - but i didnt find it safe especially in Manila where i got robbed by knife.
Asia is full of surprises. I personally enjoyed my time a lot in Japan and been to Taiwan and Hong Kong too.
Go to Laos and visit the country in a week or two, top experiences include Mekong and Alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang.
In Cambodia dont just focus on Angkor Wat, stay there for few days and visit all temples then head to Battambang and or Kratie, visit more of local sites and stay with welcoming peoples.
Myanmar is now on the rise, i went to Myanmar in 2016 and totally enjoyed it - Yangon, Bagan, Heho and Inle lake should not be missed for sure.Here i found some idea for touring.
Also, pay attention on when you want to go, cuz must of the destination in SE of Asia got rainy and dry season, you will not really enjoy if you travel during the rainy season.
Hope this could helps,
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