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Q: Vacation ideas in or around mainland china?

So im looking to go on a 3-week vacation after the Chinese new year. So I'm asking where people have gone that they enjoyed and tell about the experience. I've been to most countries in SE Asia and I am looking for more "off the beaten path"  type places. Like some lesser known places in China or neighboring countries. 

 

I find when I search for places online I get the same run of the mill type shit....like Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing, Manila blah blah blah.

 

Any ideas are welcome and thanks to you in advance for your input, except the regular trolls on here.

15 weeks 6 days ago in  Transport & Travel - China

 
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Singapore. Fantastic place.

Other than that, I have always fancied places along the Russian border, sounds very interesting. 

Or even Nepal or Bhutan. I bet not many here have been to Bhutan.

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I suppose it depends on how far off the beaten path you want to go. If it's just avoiding Bangkok, Manila etc that's easy.

 

What level of 'off the path' are you looking for? 

 

For example, I personally like Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in Thailand. Three islands close together, convenient  to get to and you can easily jump on a ferry and move between islands. They're nothing like Bangkok and once you're in the area you can decide which beach to go to depending on what you feel like doing and how much human contact you want.

You have the convenience of a tourism infrastructure so there are no hassles with lack of ATM machines or language problems, going places is easy and well organized, there is an abundance of great food for most tastes and the beaches are awesome. If you're looking for a place with a nightlife it's right there, if you're looking for quiet evenings on the beach with not many people that's right there too.

I like to go and have a decadent few nights drinking and eating then head to a quiet,undeveloped  place with no nightlife or crowds and lax out on the beach for the rest of my stay. 

 

If you want to get further off the beaten path that's easy too. Indonesia or the Philippines spring to mind, you just need to choose your level of 'the path'.

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Cambodia, Laos. I especially recommend Cambodia (the capital city) they use the dollar there which is great for me.

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Bicycle across the Takla Makan. 

 

   *my dream goal before I broke my darn leg in 2014

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I have been contemplating Inner Mongolia. During New Years is probably not the best time, from my coworker from the region, quote "It's really cold. Really pretty. Really Cold". It loses something without the serious look on their face when say cold.

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Holiday in Russia - you at least have a chance of avoiding the mass migration followed by closed businesses for the duration.

 

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Singapore. Fantastic place.

Other than that, I have always fancied places along the Russian border, sounds very interesting. 

Or even Nepal or Bhutan. I bet not many here have been to Bhutan.

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I went to Cambodia last year and then made my way to Vietnam last year. It was a great holiday. This year, I am headed to Laos/Thailand. Mongolia is on my list for a summer vacation.

I really had a great time in Cambodia. Ankor Wat was the best part of the trip. There is a unique, quiet museum nearby that features war materials found throughout the area. You get to actually hold them and inspect them, versus just peering at them through a glass panel. I also did the Killing Fields and the Detention Camps tours which was very educational. At the camp, they have some of the survivors from that horrid period are still alive and you get to talk with them.

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