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Fun, unusual things to do in SE Asia!!??

  • stinny

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    Hi everyone.... I'm trying to plan my trip to SE Asia for January-April 2007. I'm going to the following countries.

    -Thailand
    -Philippines
    -Cambodia
    -Vietnam
    -Laos
    -Burma
    -Southern China

    Basically, I was wondering if anyone knows about unusual, fun things to do in these countries..... For example- Philippines- I'm going to dive with the whale sharks, thailand- ride elephants, and in Cambodia, hopefully I get to shoot a rocket launcher :) I've done other cool things on previous trips, like skydiving, bungie jumping, bobsledding, etc.... I'm looking for similar experiences :)

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 3/10/2006 - 02:10

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    Hi stinny,

    Welcome to Travelfish!

    Here'sa couple -- you can ride an elephant in all four countries. I'd added a few culinary sensations as well ;-)

    Thailand:
    go to the army school in Lopburi and go parachuting and stuff like that.
    Eat ant eggs

    Laos:
    Speedboating down the Mekong
    Eat lizard

    Cambodia:
    Ride a nori in Battambang
    Motorbiking
    Eat spiders

    Vietnam:
    Fire a big gun at Cu Chi tunnels
    Kiteboarding at Mui Ne
    Phong Nha cave
    Eat dog and cat

    #2 Posted: 3/10/2006 - 05:55

  • daybreaker

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    hi!

    whale-shark or butanding watching is definitely an experience! make sure to go during may. you should check out the firefly tour too which is also in sorsogon, philippines. it's a trippy spectacle.

    #3 Posted: 3/10/2006 - 15:50

  • Tilapia

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    Apart from taking a hot air balloon over Bagan, I doubt you're going to find much of those kinds of activities in Burma (unless things have changed since I was there). However, the things you see every single day should bring on a few adrenaline rushes.

    I'd definitely head to Kyitiyo and walk up the mountain to the Golden Rock and spend the night up there. It's a good hike (about 5-6 hours) with spectacular views and plenty of sites to keep you interested on the way up. The scene on top of the mountain is spectacular. Try to get there for sunset and then be there for sunrise. Don't go up by truck. Take the pilgrim's trail from Kinpun village. Kinpun's great. The human traffic going through there has to be seen.

    The train trip from Yangon to Mawlamyaing/Moktama is excellent and, at times, nerve-racking.

    #4 Posted: 3/10/2006 - 20:17

  • hjbvet

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090316201503.htm
    http://www.animalsasia.org/index.php?UID=8HYQ1AS7DGX

    Probably eating dogs and cats is not such a smart idea to say nothing of the abject cruelty involved in these industries

    #5 Posted: 8/11/2010 - 19:39

  • goonistik

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    Hi!

    Philippines:

    Jan-Feb you can probably go white water rafting/Kayaking in Tuguegarao. I hear the rapids there are more exciting than Cagayan.

    http://www.mb.com.ph/node/63963

    Another unusual thing is to do the cave connection in Sagada. Not for the faint of heart.

    http://sagadagenuineguides.blogspot.com/2007/06/cave-connection.html

    #6 Posted: 9/11/2010 - 11:40

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