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Old 05-03-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Most Thai cities are LGBT-friendly too.
Yeah true. The Philippines as well.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:36 PM
 
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Depends on why you wanna go there.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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which is the best for "old asia" art and feel (ala red lanterns, etc.)?
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:28 PM
 
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which is the best for "old asia" art and feel (ala red lanterns, etc.)?
they are usually catering to tourists. This is Lijiang, China. Pretty? Yes, authentic? No.

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Old 05-09-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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they are usually catering to tourists. This is Lijiang, China. Pretty? Yes, authentic? No.
Haha. I have been there. Authenticity is hard to find in China, it's hard to know what is real and what is touristy.

Lijiang is very pretty and the air is sooo clean after being in northern China. I loved it, but the food wasn't that great compared to other places and the local people were not friendly compared to other Chinese people.

Kunming has wonderful weather and clean air too, but again the people weren't very friendly and the food was really disappointing. I don't know what's going on with Yunnan people, but they are not friendly like other Chinese people. That would keep me from ever living anywhere in that province.
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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I've been to Lijiang, would I go again? No its for tourists. And pretty crowded. If you want the real China exp go to a small town no one has ever heard of, or a very very small city. You will be transported to another world.
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Question for anyone who knows;

I love Asian Lantern type places as seen above, is there anywhere like that in Japan ( I've seen the in Singapore, China, etc. but not Japan yet)?
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:51 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I only know East and Southeast Asian.

Of major cities, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Bangkok with Taipei, Seoul and Shanghai closely behind.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:39 PM
 
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My Top 5

Tokyo
Hongkong
Singapore
Seoul
Kyoto
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:30 PM
 
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Dali is better then Lijiang as its not as touristy, but it takes longer to get to.


Lijiang is now like a theme park it became so touristy...ha
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