Holiday Travel to Asia

Holiday Travel to Asia

Asia occupies a quarter of the earth’s land mass, it spans a lot of time zones. Having one single travel guide for all of Asia is impossible. Asia like any other continent, has its certain favorite spots, here are basic travel tips for a few of the most popular countries of Asia. Be sure to check out the Asia Travel Tales website for some amazing travel stories and ideas.

Vietnam

The country’s recommended tourist places are Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, they are both modernized. All tourists to Vietnam, except Thai and Philippine Nationals need a tourist Visa before entering the Country. Health wise, Malaria is prevalent in Vietnam, it would be best to bring with you anti-mosquito lotions to prevent being bit.

Thailand

Thai people are very religious and very loyal to the monarchy. You would surely see pictures of the king around the cities, never make fun of him. The Thais consider the head as the highest part of the body, whether spiritual or physical. Dont touch anybody in the head, and refrain from pointing at anything with your foot.

One should consider buying jewelry as Thailand produces one of the finest jewelry in the world at very competitive prices.

Malaysia

It’s better to bring light and cool clothing to Malaysia. You would usually find food stands in the cities selling the local delicacies, “teh tarik” a creamed tea, and “roti canai” a type of pancake, are a must try when you do encounter them. Malaysia has many religions, you would usually see, a variety of Christian churches, Muslim Mosques and Buddhist and Hindu temples may be present in each city.

Philippines

The Philippine has 7,107 islands and islets; beaches are the main tourist spots in the country. There are several museums and Historical Landmarks in Manila, the country’s capital.Boracay Island is the boast of the country which has nice pure white sand beaches. You’ll find a “tiangge”, which is a sort of bazaar with stalls that sell almost anything, in most parts of the country, even inside malls. Tiagges are the best place to find souvenirs as well as cheap products or gifts.

Indonesia

Aside from the usual prohibition of narcotics and deadly weapons, Radio cassette Players are banned in the Island of Bali, which is a prime tourist spot in Indonesia. Objects with Chinese writings were prohibited in Bali. ( This has now been changed since 2000 ) Consider traveling to Lake Toba, the largest crater lake in the world in Medan North Sumatra Indonesia. It has the most breathaking view for a natural lake.

General Tips

Each country in Asia has its own currency, some high end shops will accept dollars, there are very few of these around. It is better to have your money exchanged at your local bank. Some hotels may also offer money changing, but usually at a weaker exchange rate.

Pickpockets are present in most tourist spots, so be careful of your belongings. Separate money from checks and credit cards, have two sets if you can so that you won’t be left dry if you fall victim to a pickpocket.

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