A term used for the countries south of China, east of India, and culturally or historically influenced by either or both.

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Travelling to Asia and Oceania with a peanut and pistachio allergy

I'm allergic to peanuts and pistachio nuts among other nuts but not every nuts. It's easy for me to avoid nuts on my day-to-day life (living in France), plus I'm more or less able to spot if I'm ...
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Travelling from Rabbit Island (Cambodia) to Can Tho (Vietnam)

I am planning my trip to Southeast Asia. In particular, is it feasible to get from Rabbit Island to Can Tho on public transport in one day? As far as I could figure out from the Lonely Planet: From ...
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Which floating villages/markets in Cambodia/Vietnam are most suitable for a touring family with small children in February?

We are planning to visit Cambodia and Southern Vietnam in the first half of February. I read in Lonely Planet guidebooks and the Internet that there are various floating villages and markets on Tonle ...
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How much money would be ideal for 3.5 months in SE Asia? [closed]

I will be spending roughly 3.5 months (January to April) in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Given the price of food and accommodation in those countries, and transport between countries, how much money ...
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Traveling To Southeast Asia starting from Singapore ( I want to know best way) [closed]

This summer I'm planning to go to SE Asia. I know very little about this. I was wondering if somebody would be able to tell me if this could be done comfortably and affordable in 5 weeks. I would ...
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Are there cycling-friendly cities in Southeast Asia (except Singapore)?

Watching videos of traffic chaos in Bangkok makes me question if there are any cities in SEA where you can commute by bicycle safely and with speed higher than by foot. This means either: ...
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Is the Lao / Myanmar border slated to open soon for foreigners?

I'm 99% sure that the border between Laos and Burma (Myanmar) is still closed for foreign travellers, especially for entering Burma from Laos. I'm pretty sure that I have read now and again about ...
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Thailand Travel Advice: Destinations & Activities For A Family [closed]

We are planning a family vacation to Thailand next July and we are looking at options for family friendly activities and places to visit. We will be flying into Bangkok as a starting point. We have ...
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Backpack or bag for southeast asia [closed]

i an going to australia for 6 months and then I want to travel for 2 months through southeast asia. I do not know what luggage or backpack to buy be. Any advice is welcome. More precisely, my ...
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What warm clothes should I take when traveling in southeast Asia? [closed]

While it's mostly very hot in southeast Asia, I plan to do some hikes that can go up and above 3000m. Considering some of these hikes will be at night in order to catch the sun rise, it'll be pretty ...
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Are there any online search engines for buses in Southeast Asia? I wish to plan a bus trip in Thailand

I am planning a trip in Thailand. As public buses or so called government buses seem to be more reliable I'm focusing on these bus operators. The website 12Go is good for researching which bus I have ...
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is there any good source for the baggage (carry-on) requirements for airlines around the world? [duplicate]

I want to know more about the baggage requirements/limits of low cost airlines around the world. I'm particularly interested in South-Asian and Southeast-Asian airlines. Is there any place where this ...
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What to do on east coast of Sri Lanka in May [closed]

I'm going to Sri Lanka with my wife for 1 week early May. I think we will stay Trincomalee/Nilaveli as we enjoy beaches and snorkeling, but are there any day trips that we can do from there. I was ...
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How do I find travel partners for a bicycle touring trip? [duplicate]

I am looking for people interesting in going bicycle touring in S.E.Asia. Having travelled by bike before alone and with a partner, I'm keen this time to find someone likeminded to go through the ...
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Are trains unsafe in Asia/SE Asia? [closed]

I want to travel via train from Beijing to Paris. How safe is this? Do the trains ever get held up, robbed, people kidnapped, etc? What about in Southeast Asia--trains in Thailand, Laos, Burma, ...
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Which routes are possible from anywhere on peninsular Southeast Asia to The Philippines without flying?

First up, don't submit answers or comments telling me to "just fly". I don't care if that's easier or even cheaper. That would not be a question requiring travel experts. Secondly, I know full well ...
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What is the cheapest way to get to Laos / Thailand from the UK? [closed]

I want to start a cycle tour in Laos or Thailand. Anyone know the cheapest way to get there from the UK? P.s. I'm more than happy to combine different modes of transport. For example, in the past, ...
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Is there any specific destination in Southeast Asia famed for dentistry?

I've heard in the past that certain countries or cities are popular "medical tourism" destinations, but not paid a whole lot of attention. But this morning just three days before my next overlanding ...
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Which countries in Southeast Asia require travel insurance proof?

I've heard that some countries may require some travel insurance proof when entering to the country. Which countries require that and what kind of insurance? Do they accept any standard travel ...
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How to apply for Vietnam tourist visa

My passport is Canadian, and I live in Japan. I have a 10 hour stopover in Hanoi and a 16 hour stopover in Ho Chi Minh 2 weeks later. I'd like to explore the cities during at least one of these ...
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Are there any package tours that run from Singapore via Malaysia to Siem Riep/Angkor Wat?

My wife and I love Singapore and I'd like to introduce her to some more of SE Asia. The easiest way to do that is to start in Singapore and play the history card to go through places like Malacca and ...
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Looking for a zen place in the Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam Area where i can be incredibly productive [closed]

Headline basically says it all - i'm a Software Developer and i need to get away from all the noise to focus on a project. The only thing required is a good internet connection and fresh food. Beach ...
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Is it possible to motorcycle through Southeast Asia? [closed]

I would like to motorcycle through all of Southeast Asia over the course of a few months. I would buy a bike over there and travel as cheaply as possible. I would like to see all 11 countries of ...
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If I had 1 hour to explore Kuala Lumpur, what should I not miss? [closed]

Considering I get only 1 hour free time to experience the city of Kuala Lumpur, what is that one thing I should not miss? UPDATE I apologize if my question raised questions like '1 hour from where` ...
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Where in Southeast Asia in July is it always sunny, without rain, and with few clouds?

What are some places in Southeast Asia in July where it is sunny, without rain, and with few clouds? I know that in the south of Viet Nam it is the rainy season then. Same with northern Thailand, ...
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Extended (~24 hours) layover/stopover in Hong Kong

I'm traveling from Thailand to LAX in May and would really like to find an extended layover in Hong Kong, just enough time to see the city and I heard people doing that, but haven't been able to find ...
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Is December & January a good time to visit East Malaysia (sabah region, Borneo) for its wildlife? [closed]

Area: the sabah region in Borneo (Malaysia) Time: end of December or begining of January Activity: wildlife (Orangutan Center, Monkey Sanctuary, Turtle Island) related Backpacking to East Malaysia, ...
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Cellphone service in Southeast Asia?

I am travelling to various destinations in Southeast Asia. What is the best way to go about getting cell + data service? Is there a telecom that offers cheap roaming throughout a broad region, or will ...
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Cheaper Contiki-style trips than Contiki

I want to go on a Contiki-style trip while I'm young enough to do so. However, I looked at Contiki's web site, and found the prices a little bit high. For example, Beaches and Reefs (Start Cairns) is ...
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Closest skiing to Indochina

From a developed, connected part of SEA - oh, let's say, Thailand - where is the nearest skiing? Mostly thinking of shortest travel time (eg, to go for a long weekend), but would also be interested ...
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Are there any guest houses close to the Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos?

In a recent question I was looking for day trips or weekend trips near Vientiane. One of the very good answers was the Buddha Park (Wat Xieng Khuan), which is about 25 km from Vientiane. Now one ...
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Day trip or weekend trip from Vientiane, Laos?

I'm looking for somewhere for a day trip or weekend trip not far from Vientiane, the capital of Laos. WikiVoyage doesn't offer anything specifically as it does for many other cities. The obvious ...
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Is sleeping outside really illegal in Laos? If so does that mean no camping too?

In the HitchWiki entry for Laos it says: It is illegal to sleep outside in Laos. If you are caught, you will be fined. [source required] As you can see nothing is offered to indicate the ...
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What is typical (traditional) Lao / Laotian food?

When travelling in Laos, I was disappointed at how similar the food seemed to Thailand. Obviously, there's bound to be some overlap (b/c both proximity (like any neighbours) and the relevant history ...
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What is cheapest way to fly around SE Asia in a circuit - hub with roundtrip tickets or sequence of oneway tickets?

Is it better (cheaper) to hub out of Singapore and buy round trip tickets from hub or buy one way tickets around the region? (I fly to SG Thursday. I am planning to visit SG, Bali, Jakarta, Vietnam, ...
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What happens if you don't have a passport photo when you get to the Laos border for a visa-on-arrival?

I've read online that one of the requirements for getting the visa-on-arrival when entering Laos at a border crossing is that you must have a passport photo. But what happens if you are unaware of ...
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Is there a way to know if a spring/water has sulfur?

Is there a quick way or a cheap test (like some kind of strip which would change its color if sulfur is present) to know if the water in a spring has sulfur content in it ? Specifically, I am ...
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Can a normal backpacker obtain a multiple-entry Chinese visa while on the road?

I'm an Australian citizen backpacking around Southeast Asia, currently in Bangkok. I would like to criss-cross China several times on this trip to visit some of its neighbouring country by crossing ...
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Last minute / standby air travel options in Asia?

I've seen a few questions about 'staff standby' tickets - where you get a cheap ticket with 'low priority' - eg, if there's an empty seat, you can fly. I call it "staff standby" because the ...
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Are there international ferries between Pontianak/Borneo and neighbouring countries?

I'm "planning an unplanned trip" around Asia starting in about a week and I keep finding out I've got more travel friends around the place who I should try to visit. I want to avoid flying as much as ...
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How often do cameras get stolen while someone is using them in SE Asia?

I'm traveling to Vietnam and was wondering how much I should be on gaurd about theives looking to cut my camera strap and run off or grab it while driving by? It's a nice looking SLR camera with a ...
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Where can I get free maps? (particularly of Southeast Asia)

Are there any places I can obtain free printed maps of SEA or countries within? I'm travelling from San Francisco, USA and am going to Thailand and Bali, Indonesia. Feel free to extend this question ...
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Is any Southeast Asian country easier for obtaining a visa for China?

In my experience it can make a lot of difference at which consulate in which country you apply for a visa in an upcoming country on your trip. For instance I seem to recall that it was easiest to get ...
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Cheapest place to fly from China, Taiwan, or Southeast Asia to Ishigaki, Japan?

I'm pondering meeting up with a friend in Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan on my upcoming trip. I'll be on a tight budget hitchhiking from Singapore to China with no real plan or itinerary so any departure ...
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If travelling with luggage in SE Asia and not staying in hotels, where can I leave my belongings?

I'm wondering whether it is possible to live in hostels, airBNB, and bungalows and yet still be unencumbered with a "rollaboard" type luggage one might bring along. Typically, do these places allow ...
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Where in Southeast Asia is free camping permitted?

I've been inspired by the success of my old question "Where in the Balkans is free camping permitted?" and soon to embark on a similar kind of trip in a very different part of the world. Do any of ...
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Are there any countries in South-East Asia that don't require a motorcycle licence to ride one?

I only have an European car drivers licence and I'm wondering if it is possible to rent/buy a motorcycle somewhere in South-East Asia and ride it. Is it allowed in some countries in that area? Or are ...
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Overland route from Southeast Asia (Malaysia) to South Asia (India, Nepal, or Pakistan)

I'm contemplating an overland advernture trip starting in Southeast Asia (possibly Malaysia or Singapore) to South Asia, ideally to the Hunza Valley in Pakistan, but just getting as far as any entry ...
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Cheap flights in South-East Asia

What companies offering domestic flights in Thailand and countries near it like Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Burma? Currently needed directions are: Bangkok-Angkor Chiang Mai- Angkor Angkor-Hanoi ...
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Which (South) East-Asian contries are the cleanest? [closed]

I had been in Thailand recently and I was negatively surprised with how dirty the country is. Garbage was everywhere - along the roads, in the temples and museums, even in the sea. I expected the ...