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  • Niksput

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    14th May, 2012
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    Hey :)

    I'll be doing 12 weeks in Southeast Asia from Mid-June onwards. I have added all of the typical locations to my itinerary - Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Hue etc..

    I am however looking to go off the beaten track slightly. Could anyone offer some more good locations for me to check out, which are likely to have at least a few Westerners?


    #1 Posted: 14/5/2012 - 07:16

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  • altmtl

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    Few westerners go to Isan province in Thailand... i.e. Samphan Bok (Three thousand holes)and Konglor Cave in Laos are off the western tourist trail pretty much.

    #2 Posted: 14/5/2012 - 09:38


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    If you go up the western bank of the mekong, Khemmerat, Don Tan, Mukdahan, That Phanom, Nakkon Phanom, Nong Khai... Interesting area with no tourists. Certainly very few western tourists.

    #3 Posted: 14/5/2012 - 12:00

  • Rasheeed

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    Location Cambodia
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    Banlung, Cambodia is slightly off the track. Nice place. I like it.

    #4 Posted: 15/5/2012 - 23:40

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