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Old 05-16-2013, 06:26 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Pakistan: Lahore, Mohenjo-Daro, Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges esp. K2 etc

India: Varanasi, Varanasi, foothills of the Himalayas in Assam

Bangladesh: Dhaka, ?, Sundarbans NP

Nepal: Kathmandu, ?, Mt Everest/Himalayas

Bhutan: Thimptu, ?, Himalayas

Myanmar: Bagan, Ruins of Bagan, far northern mountains/Shan state

Thailand: Bangkok, Ayuthaya, Islands/beaches in the South like Phi Phi, Phang Nga etc

Malaysia: George Town, historic George Town, Taman Negara NP

Indonesia: Ubud (Bali), old Hindu monuments in Java, Lake Toba NP

The Philippines: Manila, Intramuros, coral reefs off Palawan

Vietnam: Hoi An, Hoi An Old Town/Purple Pagoda, Phong Nha Cave

Cambodia: Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Kulem Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary

Laos: Luang Prabang, Plain of Jars, various national parks.etc

China: Beijing, Cultural attractions of Beijing, Yunnan province

South Korea: Seoul, cultural attractions of Seoul, Jeju Island

Japan: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japanese Alps

Mongolia: Ulan Bataar, Steppes/Gobi desert

 
Old 05-16-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I'm not interested in visiting Pakistan/Bangladesh.

If i only could visit 1 city in each country...

India: Goa
Nepal: Kathmandu
Bhutan: Thimphu
Myanmar: Yangon
Thailand: Bangkok
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
Indonesia: Jakarta
The Philippines: Manila
Vietnam: Saigon
Cambodia: Phnom Penh
Laos: Vientiane
China: Hong Kong
South Korea: Seoul
Japan: Tokyo
Mongolia: Ulan Bator

I'm a city lover, i'm not someone that plans a vacation pure for Cultural/Natural attractions.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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Indonesia : Yogyakarta (Ancient Palaces, Temples /Borobudur, Prambanan etc),
Jakarta, (Old Town, Thousand Islands, Foods)
Tanah Toraja (distinctive cultures.. )
Raja Ampat (Heaven on Earth ! )
Komodo island ( World's 7 wonders )
 
Old 02-03-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Well Indonesia's cultural attraction should also include Borobudur and Prambanan these temples are 300 years older than siam reap or angkor wat! they are not just "hindu monument in java" they have name and is part of our heritage

Borobudur Temple - largest Buddhist monument on earth


yogyakarta by Mike.P.McDonald, on flickr


tourists in borobudur by Harrypwt, on flickr

Prambanan Hindu Temple (Candi Roro Kidul)


PICT0252.jpg by harmjean, on flickr


PICT0238.jpg by harmjean, on flickr
 
Old 02-03-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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and my visit list would go with anything, except Bhutan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. I would go for India but there is tendency towards racism againts east asian looking people.

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Originally Posted by Davy-040 View Post
I'm not interested in visiting Pakistan/Bangladesh.

If i only could visit 1 city in each country...

India: Goa
Nepal: Kathmandu
Bhutan: Thimphu
Myanmar: Yangon
Thailand: Bangkok
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
Indonesia: Jakarta
The Philippines: Manila
Vietnam: Saigon
Cambodia: Phnom Penh
Laos: Vientiane
China: Hong Kong
South Korea: Seoul
Japan: Tokyo
Mongolia: Ulan Bator

I'm a city lover, i'm not someone that plans a vacation pure for Cultural/Natural attractions.
As much as i love the city, i believe Jakarta will instantly turned you off as city lover, it takes patient they say to scratch what you can love about it. Many people find it characterless as their first impression and goodness the trafic! Wrost in the world! And its so pedestrian unfriendly!

But if you enjoy malls and gastronomy you might find it interesting, and the nightlife is also something else.

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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^ wow, Borobodur looks like it could rival Angkor Wat!
 
Old 02-03-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Well the complex of angkor wat is bigger, and do have more temples, while borobudur is just one huge stupa standing, but they built angkor as hindu temple not buddhist as it is today. Angkor wat and borobudur have been proposed as sister sites and flight from yogya to siam reap might be implemented.

Angkor is however better known than bobudur
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well the complex of angkor wat is bigger, and do have more temples, while borobudur is just one huge stupa standing, but they built angkor as hindu temple not buddhist as it is today. Angkor wat and borobudur have been proposed as sister sites and flight from yogya to siam reap might be implemented.

Angkor is however better known than bobudur

So Borobodur was not Hindu before? Architecture looks like it was Hindu before.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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So Borobodur was not Hindu before? Architecture looks like it was Hindu before.
Nope, it may look Hindu with the kala heads but its always a Buddhist stupa, they would put Hindu gods instead of Buddha if it was Hindu anyway, i mean literary it have hundreds of stupas at the top of the pyramid. Hinduism and Buddhism have many things in common more than you can think of actually..

It may however described that Java was Hindu dominated rather than Buddhist at the time, reason why Borobudur is built is still a big mystery.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%E1%BB%B9_S%C6%A1n

My Son in Vietnam is also worth seeing. Older than Angkor Wat and heavily damaged during the war.

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