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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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Is it possible to reach India from any neighbouring countries without a flight?

I am planning an overland bike journey across south Asia (beginning in Vietnam). I want to include India and Nepal in my trip. Because I'm travelling by bicycle it's difficult to include flights and I ...
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Traveling Southeast Asia - Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia - Visa Questions

I am planning a trip in December to Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. My initial plan is as follows; Karachi -> Cambodia (by air) Cambodia -> Thailand (by bus) Thailand -> Malaysia (by ferry) ...
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Which is the most obscure border crossing available to foreigners with VOA from Thailand to Laos?

I think I'll cross the border from Thailand to Laos again for the first time in years in about two weeks. I really like crossing borders at small, quiet, out-of-the-way crossings. Even if they're not ...
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What are the possible options to travel by Sea cheap, fast and best from India to Thailand? [duplicate]

I am exploring various options beyond Air to travel between India and Thailand/Indonesia, as entering via road through Myanmar seems extremely difficult at this point due to ongoing Civil situation ...
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What are the risks associated with swimming in the Mekong River?

I read (mirror) that people sometimes swim between Laos and Thailand across the Mekong River. Aside from immigration matters and possible strong streams, what are the risks (e.g., hostile piscifauna) ...
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How to know which East Asian country accepts tourists who resided in Thailand since the Covid-19 pandemic started?

I hold Israeli citizenship and passport and I am currently residing in Bangkok for nearly two years already - I haven't visited Israel since I came here. I don't hold Israeli residency status (i.e I ...
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If I one goes outside of Bangkok, can flights to nearby countries be cheaper than in Don Mueng?

As a Bangkok resident, if I need to fly to a nearby country outside Thailand, I will likely do so from Don Mueng airport in northern Bangkok, from which flight prices are (at least from my experience) ...
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Where to buy a similar Vietnam SIM card aimed for locals/expats (not for tourists) in HCMC? [duplicate]

I live in Thailand and use a dual SIM smartphone currently containing only one SIM card which is my local prepaid Thailand SIM card. I already visited Vietnam twice; each time for a few days; In both ...
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Registration process for tourists in South East Asian countries

I am traveling to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. I am struggling to find proper information about the requirement of registration. I know hotels register you automatically but I plan to stay at ...
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Return ticket from USA, is it necessary to be for country of origin?

I was travelling from Delhi to San Francisco and had return ticket from San Francisco to Singapore. I was not issued boarding pass on the grounds that I don't have tickets for Singapore to Delhi. ...
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How to clean yourself after you've used this style of western toilet in India? [duplicate]

I saw this type of toilet (see image 2) in North India. The commode is same as most of the others. But I couldn't find the jet (see image 1) which is generally attached with the seat. So I'm ...
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Fitness / Bootcamp retreats in South East Asia [closed]

I'm currently in Malaysia and have a few weeks before I have to move on. In this time, I'd like to take care of my fitness and join some sort of fitness / bootcamp retreat. So far, I found some ...
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How to organise a homestay in Myanmar?

My wife and I are planning a trip to Southeast Asia over a long period (~5 months). One of my goals of this trip is to try and engage with locals, to learn about their language, culture and just ...
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Is it possible to drive from Southeast Asia to Europe? [closed]

My band and I are wanting to buy a vehicle in Vietnam, pack it with our music gear, and drive to Europe. Can anyone give me economically efficient information on 1) the safest route to take, and 2) ...
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What are the recommended vaccines for travel to Thailand?

I think i'll be staying in Chiang Mai, Phuket and Bangkok. I'm from the UK.
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Is it possible to get Thailand visa in embassy in Malaysia or Cambodia without airline tickets or personal vehicle?

I'm travelling in Southeast Asia and going to apply for tourist visa in Thai embassy in Malaysia or Cambodia. I'm going to travel by bus, train, or maybe bus/train + cross the border by foot. Visa ...
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Can I use China's Direct Transit Visa Exemption for my trip? [duplicate]

I'm travelling through Southeast Asia at the beginning of the new year and am a little confused on the visa requirement in China. I'll be flying into Bangkok with one stop in Qingdao for an hour and a ...
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Is this road trip from India to Singapore covering entire South-East Asia in the below mentioned route were possible? [closed]

I want to travel to this countries mentioned below by road using car. India Nepal Bhutan Bangladesh Myanmar Laos Vietnam Cambodia Thailand Malaysia Singapore Yes. The Entire South-East Asia ...
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Proof of onward travel by flight from another country

Let's say country X requires proof of onward travel to permit my entry. If I had a flight out of country X within the duration of my maximum stay, I have no problem. But what if I have booked a flight ...
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Does anyone recognize this temple in SE Asia?

I'm trying to figure out what this temple is called and where it's located. Does anyone know?
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Asian ladies and older man grabbing cheeks and slapping butts for children

Ok so my kids are 'suffering' (not really, lol) from elderly people in South East Asian countries (Thailand and Cambodia). Their cheeks seem to work like magnets for the hands of old ladies and they ...
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Are there budget repositioning cruises from anywhere in East or Southeast Asia to Australia later in 2017? [closed]

Apparently not all repositionings of cruise ships are cruises and not all repositioning cruises are at budget travel prices, by which I mean a comparable price to a flight on a LCC airline. But I ...
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South East Asia - double entry without visa

I am planning on traveling to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. The idea is to fly to Bangkok, then go to Cambodia -> Vietnam -> Laos and finally go from Laos back into Thailand and fly home ...
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Bangkok for New Years Eve 2016/2017: Cheaper because of mourning? Less celebration because of mourning?

Many websites list Bangkok as one of the "top 10 places to celebrate New Years Eve". However for the best Bangkok New Years Eve experience, it might seem that a different year would be better, since ...
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Best way to travel to and inside Vietnam

I am entering Vietnam from Luang Prabang and would like to reach Ho Chi Minh city 12 days henceforth. I would like to cover as much Vietnam as possible (Sapa, Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city) What is ...
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Indian travelling by road through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

I intend to do a month-long travel through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. I think flying in/out the region from India and then travelling across these regions on road will help me get a budget trip. How ...
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Which country in South East Asia will be cheapest to import and register an imported car?

I want to drive a car from Europe to South East Asia, probably a 40-year old Volvo Laplander C304 valued at around 10000 EUR, and then leave the vehicle registered in my name anywhere in South East ...
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Direct flights between SE/E Asia and South America

Flights between South America and East Asia are very time consuming and expensive; they generally require a connection in Europe or North America, numerous connections, and long layovers. Every year ...
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Which cities are connected by direct flights between Mexico and Asia?

Please include the airlines. I'm only interested in direct flights. In particular no flight may be via USA. Any country in East Asia and Southeast Asia is OK. I'll have a Chinese visa and can enter ...
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How to judge a budget hotel's safety standards?

I will be staying at a budget hotel in southeast asia soon, I'd like to know how I can find out either beforehand or when I arrive if the hotel's safety standards are good, i.e. what to look for when '...
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Motorcycle insurance in Southeast Asia

When you rent a motorbike in almost every South East Asia (SEA) country you have no insurance at all (i.e. Vietnam, Indonesia, etc). I assume that this is due the fact that the renter has no insurance ...
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July/August vacation in Southeast Asia: any area not is dry and not affected by typhoon?

I want to take a July/August vacation this year at a beach somewhere in Southeast Asia ( except Malaysia or Singapore, for I am all too familiar with those places). I was planning to go to Boracay, ...
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Thailand customs and round-trip to Hong Kong

I'm going to travel to Thailand for about a month. Inbound and outbound flights are through BKK. What I want to do is a round-trip to Hong Kong for a shopping before leave Thailand. In particular I'...
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Getting from Laos to Hoi An, Vietnam

I am considering travelling in Laos and the northern half of Vietnam, namely Hanoi and Hoi An. After a few searches from Luang Prabang to Hoi An on Rome2Rio for terrestrial transportation, there seems ...
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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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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: well-...
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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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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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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, I'...
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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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