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LP's 2016 Top Destinations in Asia list.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:56 pm

Lonely Planet recently released its annual list of top destinations to visit around the world, including the top 10 destinations in Asia.
Hokkaido, Japan, topped the list for its "year-round charms" and China’s "Shanghai" was second to Hokkaido as "the centre of the universe".
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/travel/ ... 96754.html

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No mention of Cambodia. :cry:
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Post by hanno » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:58 pm

I really have to make it to Japan one day.

Taiwan is hugely underrated, loved the place.
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Post by phuketrichard » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:08 pm

Ipoh, Malaysia.?? been once an never saw a reason to return,very unfriendly people which is unusual for Malaysia.
Outside of the above only been to two others ( HK an islands off of Trang)

One place i really enjoyed yet cant recall seeing ever on a list was; Kumming China and the stone forest nearby
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Post by bolueeleh » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:08 pm

con dao, vietnam? WTH? few cheesy cement statues in those former prison cell, a top 10? :roll:
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Post by ExPenhMan » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:14 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:Lonely Planet recently released its annual list of top destinations to visit around the world, including the top 10 destinations in Asia.
Hokkaido, Japan, topped the list for its "year-round charms" and China’s "Shanghai" was second to Hokkaido as "the centre of the universe".
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/travel/ ... 96754.html

Photos here:
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/12/trave ... index.html

No mention of Cambodia. :cry:
Good. Spread this around to the hipster/backpacker crowd they've been shamed by LP for being in Cambodia. :stir:
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:42 pm

bolueeleh wrote:con dao, vietnam? WTH? few cheesy cement statues in those former prison cell, a top 10? :roll:
A National Park with birds and turtles and unspoilt beaches ?
Protecting sea turtles on Côn Đảo Islands
Update: October, 02/2016 - 09:00
Côn Đảo National Park presently has 14 beaches, covering an area of thousands of square kilometres and providing nesting locations for various kinds of marine turtles, including green, hawksbill, leatherback and Olive Ridley turtles.

“From January to the end of August this year, the mother turtles dug about 2,000 nests on the islands, eggs from 978 nests were hatched and 79,481 baby turtles were released back into the sea,” says Nguyễn Đức Thắng, the manager of the Department of Marine and Wetland Conservation of Côn Đảo National Park.
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Post by bolueeleh » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:26 pm

didnt see any turtles when i went there, maybe it wasnt the right time
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Re: LP's 2016 Top Destinations in Asia list.

Post by sigmoid » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:22 am

Lonely Planet is basically a disinformation campaign in support of Operation Mindfuck. Whatever they put out is about 10% accurate information randomly mixed in with 90% imaginary, fantasy, inaccurate, out-of-date stuff they pulled out their collective asses.

As for this list:

1. Hokkaido, Japan. Too fucking cold, year-round radiation.

2. Shanghai, China. Huge Chinese city. What's the appeal? Poor air quality? Overcrowding? Expensive shops, restaurants and accommodation?

3. Jeonju, South Korea. I like bibimbap, but this just sounds cold and boring.

4. Con Dao Islands, Vietnam. As bolueeleh says:
few cheesy cement statues in those former prison cell
Everything in Vietnam is "hidden". CEOCambodiaNews mentions
birds and turtles and unspoilt beaches?
In other words, there's nothing there. Welcome to Gilligan's Island.

5. Hong Kong, China. Huge Chinese city. Hundreds of skyscrapers. "A paradise for food and shopping" = not much to do. The UNESCO-designated Geopark = all the nature has been destroyed, so we had to make some fake green place.

6. Ipoh, Malaysia. "a crop of boutique cafes that have sprung up in its historic quarter" = snobby, snooty and retentious. Also, did not work out so well for Jim Thompson.

7. Pemuteran, Indonesia. Actually, this place sounds OK. This must be the 10% accurate part.

8. Trang Islands, Thailand. It's located in the Circus Formerly Known as Thailand. 'Nuff said!

9. Meghalaya, India. This place also sounds pretty cool.

10. Taitung, Taiwan, China(?). Another "secret" place. Sounds a bit like a cultural zoo. "Hey, everybody! Let's go check out some primitive people's village!"
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:32 am

hanno wrote:I really have to make it to Japan one day.

Taiwan is hugely underrated, loved the place.
yeah ive been dying to go to Japan like my whole life!
finally going to go next year when my tax rebate comes in i reckon, just needs to be done
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Re: LP's 2016 Top Destinations in Asia list.

Post by hanno » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:35 am

sigmoid wrote:Lonely Planet is basically a disinformation campaign in support of Operation Mindfuck. Whatever they put out is about 10% accurate information randomly mixed in with 90% imaginary, fantasy, inaccurate, out-of-date stuff they pulled out their collective asses.

As for this list:

1. Hokkaido, Japan. Too fucking cold, year-round radiation.

2. Shanghai, China. Huge Chinese city. What's the appeal? Poor air quality? Overcrowding? Expensive shops, restaurants and accommodation?

3. Jeonju, South Korea. I like bibimbap, but this just sounds cold and boring.

4. Con Dao Islands, Vietnam. As bolueeleh says:
few cheesy cement statues in those former prison cell
Everything in Vietnam is "hidden". CEOCambodiaNews mentions
birds and turtles and unspoilt beaches?
In other words, there's nothing there. Welcome to Gilligan's Island.

5. Hong Kong, China. Huge Chinese city. Hundreds of skyscrapers. "A paradise for food and shopping" = not much to do. The UNESCO-designated Geopark = all the nature has been destroyed, so we had to make some fake green place.

6. Ipoh, Malaysia. "a crop of boutique cafes that have sprung up in its historic quarter" = snobby, snooty and retentious. Also, did not work out so well for Jim Thompson.

7. Pemuteran, Indonesia. Actually, this place sounds OK. This must be the 10% accurate part.

8. Trang Islands, Thailand. It's located in the Circus Formerly Known as Thailand. 'Nuff said!

9. Meghalaya, India. This place also sounds pretty cool.

10. Taitung, Taiwan, China(?). Another "secret" place. Sounds a bit like a cultural zoo. "Hey, everybody! Let's go check out some primitive people's village!"
I guess you haven't been to most of the places?
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