U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-11-2014, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
2,384 posts, read 5,845,380 times
Reputation: 796

Advertisements

I have only seen 5 countries in Asia so among the countries I've been to, I'd say China because of the lifestyle that is pretty exotic to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-11-2014, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Bulgaria
12 posts, read 7,057 times
Reputation: 13
Bhutan was already mentioned and I totally agree - in many respects this country is not very globalized and their ancient traditions have been well-preserved. It's also quite remote and its infrastructure is not especially developed. It's unlikely that the people there are used to tourists.

My first inclination was to say Turkmenistan - it has historically been at the crossroads of many different civilizations, but most Europeans don't know much about Turkmen culture (also, expatriate communities of ethnic Turkmens do not have a significant presence anywhere, in part due to the government restrictions placed on emigration). There is a certain mystique surrounding the nomadic lifestyle and in addition to that the country was until recently quite closed to the outside world (while Saparmurat Niyazov was in charge of the country). It's still the least touristy of the Turkic Central Asian states.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
10,421 posts, read 12,406,700 times
Reputation: 4846
Most to Least Exotic for me...

Tier 1:
Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, North Korea

Tier 2:
Yemen, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Tier 3:
Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Burma

Tier 4:
Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Mongolia

Tier 5:
India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia

Tier 6:
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Oman, Brunei

Tier 7:
Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Vietnam

Tier 8:
China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines

Tier 9:
Taiwan, South Korea

Tier 10:
Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2014, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
3,511 posts, read 5,454,742 times
Reputation: 2819
The remote parts of Indonesia like Borneo or Irian Jaya.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2014, 06:01 AM
 
955 posts, read 1,544,595 times
Reputation: 474
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davy-040 View Post
Most to Least Exotic for me...

Tier 1:
Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, North Korea

Tier 2:
Yemen, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Tier 3:
Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Burma

Tier 4:
Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Mongolia

Tier 5:
India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia

Tier 6:
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Oman, Brunei

Tier 7:
Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Vietnam

Tier 8:
China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines

Tier 9:
Taiwan, South Korea

Tier 10:
Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan
Why Israel? Isn't is as exotic as E.g. Turkey and the the middle east?
Why Japan? Haven't you been to historic sites like Kyoto?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2014, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
10,421 posts, read 12,406,700 times
Reputation: 4846
Quote:
Originally Posted by OZpharmer View Post
Why Israel? Isn't is as exotic as E.g. Turkey and the the middle east?
Why Japan? Haven't you been to historic sites like Kyoto?
Turkey is not that exotic.
No, only to Tokyo.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: World
3,648 posts, read 3,516,386 times
Reputation: 2477
Laos is one country which very few people visit. There are many immigrants from Laos in US in Restaurant business and many times Thai Food which we eat here is actually Americanised Laos food passed on as Thai Food.

Bhutan can also be termed as exotic.

Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan can also be termed as exotic as very few visitors go to those countries and very few visitors or immigrants from those countries are in USA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
9,781 posts, read 16,228,213 times
Reputation: 2833
Quote:
Originally Posted by munna21977 View Post
Laos is one country which very few people visit. There are many immigrants from Laos in US in Restaurant business and many times Thai Food which we eat here is actually Americanised Laos food passed on as Thai Food.

Bhutan can also be termed as exotic.

Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan can also be termed as exotic as very few visitors go to those countries and very few visitors or immigrants from those countries are in USA.
Yes although it's increasing in popularity because of it's mysteriousness, remoteness, idyllic rural countryside, rustic charm, culture.etc...unfortunately, like many places, the more people that come the more that will be ruined...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: In the heights
22,102 posts, read 23,627,108 times
Reputation: 11599
India given its vastness and all the forms of diversity (languages, people, history, geography, etc.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2014, 07:22 AM
 
41 posts, read 41,549 times
Reputation: 19
I think Tokyo is quite exotic. As well as Singapore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top