Asia occupies a quarter of the earth’s land mass, it spans a lot of time zones. Having a single travel guide for all of Asia is virtually impossible. Asia like any other continent, has its certain hot places to visit, here are some travel tips for a few of the popular countries in Asia.
The country’s recommended tourist spots are Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, which are both modernized. All tourists in Vietnam, except Thai and Philippine Nationals need a tourist Visa before entering the Country. Health wise, Malaria is prevalent in Vietnam, it would be best to bring with you anti-mosquito lotions to prevent being bit.
Thai people are very religious and very loyal to their King. You will see pictures of the king in the cities, do not make fun of him. The Thai also consider the head as the highest part of the body, whether spiritual or physical. Refrain from touching anyone in the head, and try not to point at anything with your foot.
It’s advisable to bring light and cool clothing in Malaysia. You would usually find food stands in the cities selling the local delicacies, “teh tarik” a creamed tea, and “roti canai” a type of pancake, are a must try when you do encounter them. Malaysia has many religions, you will surely see, a variety of Christian churches, Muslim Mosques and even Buddhist and Hindu temples in the city.
The Philippine has over 7,107 islands and islets; beaches are the main tourist spots in this country. There are several museums and Historical Landmarks in Manila, the country’s capital. Boracay Island is the boast of the country which has white sand beaches. You’ll find a “tiangge”, which is like a bazaar with stalls that sell many things, in most parts of the country, even inside malls. Tiagges are a good place to find souvenirs as well as cheap goods.
Aside from the usual prohibition of narcotics and deadly weapons, Radio cassette Players are banned in the Island of Bali, which is a prime tourist spot in Indonesia. Objects with Chinese writings were prohibited in Bali. ( This has now been changed since 2000 ) Consider traveling to Danau Toba Indonesia , the largest crater lake in the world in Medan North Sumatra Indonesia. It has the most breathaking view for a natural lake.
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General Travelling Tips
Each country in Asia has its own currency, some high end shops will accept dollars, there are very few of these around. It is best to have your foreign currency changed at the local bank. Some hotels may also offer money changing, but usually at a weaker exchange rate.
Pickpockets are present in most tourist areas, so be careful with your belongings. Separate money from checks and credit cards, have two sets if you can so that you won’t be left dry if you fall victim to a pickpocket.
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