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Somewhere beautiful.

I'm looking for something beautiful, somewhere without much tourism, somewhere fantastic! But I'm not quite sure where to travel, I haven't been to Asia before so I need some help.
16 years ago, October 2nd 2007 No: 1 Msg: #20347  
In February I'll be traveling to Indonesia for study, further known as Bali, Jimbaran.
After I'm done schooling I was thinking about traveling around Asia, and just open my mind and suck in some experience.
Sure, I will visit Bangkok and all these "need-to-experience" places. But what I'm REALLY looking for, is ending up somewhere where tourism are weak. A place where there are few people, and a beach with waterfalls and maybe some monkeys jumping in the trees. Am I just dreaming or can I really find a place like this?

There must be a place that's unfamiliar and beautiful and where where the people are nice 😊 Almost like in the movie "The Beach" just not with the terrible ending :P haha that's to good to be true, but I hope what you mean by not much tourism and just amazing..

Hope you guys will be able to help me 😊

If you guys need some help with Europe, I'll be thankful to help 😊

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16 years ago, October 2nd 2007 No: 2 Msg: #20348  
* but i hope you understand what i mean by not much tourism and just amazing.. sry for sloppy english ;p Reply to this

16 years ago, October 3rd 2007 No: 3 Msg: #20366  
Well, you could try Khao Yai national park? Try researching that. Reply to this

16 years ago, October 3rd 2007 No: 4 Msg: #20406  
If you're already in Indonesia, why not travel around there? Sumatra is beautiful and there are hardly any tourists in the country anymore it seems. Try the northern part of Sumatra like Bukit Lawang, Lake toba, and then try some lesser traveled spots.

It's beautiful, cheap, not many travellers, and the people are very friendly! Reply to this

16 years ago, October 3rd 2007 No: 5 Msg: #20408  
Thank you guys for many good answers 😊

But keep them coming! Reply to this

16 years ago, October 10th 2007 No: 6 Msg: #20688  
Hi Pleks,

Not much tourism,..well i know a place that does not have well many tourist and the water fall and monkeys are there try Maliau basin we call it the lost world..not many ppl go there. Even getting in the area is challanging as you have to use a 4x4 check out site on Maliau basin or go to my site.

you may find what you want.

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16 years ago, October 10th 2007 No: 7 Msg: #20693  
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if you like the beach I recommend you to Thailand

Thailand has more island such as Phi Phi , Koh Tao, Samui,Pa-ngan, Phuket. Reply to this

16 years ago, October 11th 2007 No: 8 Msg: #20780  
I would also like to recommend Vietnam, especially Danang, where the beaches are endless and it's still not very touristy. We also loved Bintan, an Indonesian island not far from Singapore that has quiet beaches and romantic resorts.
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16 years ago, October 12th 2007 No: 9 Msg: #20823  
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Have you thought of visiting Hong Kong? It is a tiny city and mixed of different cultures-- eastern and western. Different life styles can be found there, e.g. you can choose to walk around a crowded and busy district like Mongkok or touch the nature through hiking, it is hard to imagine there would be a big country park just hidden from those tall buildings on Hongkong Island...
I shared some of my personal experiences and feeling here: , if you want to know more about this place or share your experience, welcome to drop me a line.
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16 years ago, January 5th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #25064  
There are two places in China as the Yangshuo and Shangri-la, these two places are very beautiful scenery and without many people but a little far away the mainly cities, they are small villages. Best recommended reason is that their u can easily find the great pandas and many wild animals at this itinerary. Reply to this

16 years ago, January 8th 2008 No: 11 Msg: #25225  
If you are in Indonesia, then take the opportunity and explore Indonesia- it is the most amazing country with the friendliest people on earth. Like posters in Message 6 said try Sumatra it is simply amazing.
Here are photos of places like Bukit Lawang and from there you can go down to Tangkahan on back of a motor bike to Tangkahan and down there it is SHEER BLISS. I spent 3.5 months in Sumatra in 2006.
And as a female travelling alone in Indonesia for almost 6 months it was perfectly safe. I do not even speak language but that did not prove to be a big problem at all. Another breath taking area is Ketembe in south Aceh and Pulau Weh off Banda Aceh.
So many places to go and so much to do.
Pamela. Reply to this

16 years ago, January 25th 2008 No: 12 Msg: #26034  
Recently I read this article from newspaper about travelling to one remote island with the tagline of "For a short holiday somehere nearby, and not overflowing wih tourists, try Koh Ngai Island in Thailand"

I am just gonna sump up what the whole article about or you can visit the following website for the whole story and few pictures as well.


It is a quiet island with nice accommodation and lots of leisure activites - sun & sandy beaches. One big draw here is it is not yet swarming with tourists. Memorable experience in Emerald Cave on Ko Muk, for some snorkelling trip, visit Koh Chuek (Rope Island) and Koh Ma. Besides, get yourself a refreshing soak in Bor Nam Rawn Hotspring.

I hope you'll find the info useful for your trip planning. Reply to this

16 years ago, January 28th 2008 No: 13 Msg: #26202  
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Yes, Koh Ngai and around there has a lot of islands that are beautiful . It's easy to go fr. BKK -Trang by train , bus or flight. Reply to this

16 years ago, January 28th 2008 No: 14 Msg: #26237  
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If your willing to travel to sri lanka, try kandalama hotel in dambulla. one of the most beautiful places ive been too. truly amazing

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16 years ago, February 3rd 2008 No: 15 Msg: #26616  
Its only our G8 India........

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16 years ago, February 4th 2008 No: 16 Msg: #26663  
Have you ever hard of Myanmar(Burma). If you are interested to see hidden world and less tourist places you can visit Myanmar then. I am sure you will enjoy and see pleasant people in Myanmar. Reply to this

16 years ago, February 4th 2008 No: 17 Msg: #26666  
Hello Pleks 😊

I am off to Kyrgyzstan this September.
Although they are trying to boost their tourism to generate some cash flow in a not very rich country it is still not even nearly heavily tourised.
The good thing about it is the tourist board has set up a homestays system. They are all around Kyrgyzstan and a very good price. They also include staying in yurts.

But if u want to go to Thailand to a place like in the beach u could try Ko Tarutao Marine Park.
There u can stay in a longhouse just like the folk in the beach and there are no bars, clubs 7 11 shops or any of the other things that are in the touristed islands of Thailand.

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16 years ago, February 4th 2008 No: 18 Msg: #26667  
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Yes, that 's like for Tarutao Island. Reply to this

16 years ago, February 4th 2008 No: 19 Msg: #26669  
Nice to hear that it hasnt changed Onn. 😊
I have not been there yet and want it to stay untouristed until I at least manage to get there.

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