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Old 08-15-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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Is Thailand the most exotic and "hottest" destination in Asia right now?
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:40 PM
 
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I probably would just spend a couple of days in Bangkok, when you type the words concrete jungle there should be a picture of Bangkok next to it. Its not for peace and quiet.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:20 AM
 
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Is Thailand the most exotic and "hottest" destination in Asia right now?
"Hottest" as in most popular? Thailand has always been popular with a lot of tourists.

Trendy and 'hot'..ahmm...not really any more than at any other time over the last 40 years.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:25 AM
 
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Thailand is very popular because it blends the modern with the historic better than most countries in the region. As to the most exotic, I think Laos and Myanmar fit that bill in SE Asia as both countries are still highly underdeveloped and have not yet experienced the massive tourism boom of the others.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:43 AM
 
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I thought the Maldives is the new jet set hot spot.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:46 PM
 
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Hottest? Yes, it's a hugely popular destination for travelers, especially backpackers. It is exotic, and I loved it there. It's a great place to visit if you are just starting to travel in Asia. The most exotic country in Asia I have visited is Nepal.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:01 PM
 
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Is Thailand the most exotic and "hottest" destination in Asia right now?
30-50 years ago?Yes. Now, not at all.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:09 AM
 
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Is Thailand the most exotic and "hottest" destination in Asia right now?
Thailand to most Asians is like Cancun to Americans/Canadians. There is nothing exotic about it. Has always been a popular destination.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:10 AM
 
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I thought the Maldives is the new jet set hot spot.
the chinese have been shooting wedding photos in the Maldives since the 1990s. New jet set hot spot, LOL.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:52 AM
 
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Thailand to most Asians is like Cancun to Americans/Canadians. There is nothing exotic about it. Has always been a popular destination.
That depends how you define exotic? Thailand has a lot of historic monuments that survive to this day like the Grand Palace, Chiang Mai or Ayutthaya as well as cuisine that is held in high esteem.
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