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

Posted by stinny on 3/10/2006 at 02:10

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

-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 :)


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Posted by somtam2000 on 3/10/2006 at 05:55 admin

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 ;-)

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

Speedboating down the Mekong
Eat lizard

Ride a nori in Battambang
Eat spiders

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

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Posted by daybreaker on 3/10/2006 at 15:50


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.

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Posted by Tilapia on 3/10/2006 at 20:17

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.

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Posted by hjbvet on 8/11/2010 at 19:39

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

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Posted by goonistik on 9/11/2010 at 11:40



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

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

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