Tourist Areas You Should Avoid in Southeast Asia

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Tourist Areas You Should Avoid in Southeast Asia

Post by General Mackevili » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:46 am

PATTAYA, THAILAND; VANG VIENG, LAOS; MANILA, PHILIPPINES and KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA make the list:

SOUTHEAST ASIA is the favourite playground of Australians, with huge numbers of us travelling to Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos and the Philippines each year.

But if you’re a tourist who wants to avoid large groups of fellow tourists, you might want to know which destinations to steer clear of. One Quora user recently posed this question on the website: “I am doing the usual route of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and want to avoid places crowded with tourists where it is no doubt beautiful but everyone is just boozing. What tourist areas should be avoided in Southeast Asia?”

Dozens of people wrote back, advising against travelling to parts of Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and the Philippines.


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http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-tra ... 89986c6054

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Re: Tourist Areas You Should Avoid in Southeast Asia

Post by hanno » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:02 am

What a useless article..... The criteria used would put pretty much every town in SE Asia on the list.
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Post by phuketrichard » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:43 am

what bullshit;
there many more places i would avoid in the states ( can u image a tourist going to Harlem or east l La) and europe
Parts of Amsterdam and Zurich at night

although i do agree about Manila a bit, :-)
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Post by bkktrapper » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:27 am

Feminist australia want any where with cheap booze and hookers banned
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Post by crummyjuggler » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:02 am

Been to all of them and mostly agree but take Vang Vieng off this list. All the bars along river but two have been shut down and rope swings of death removed so no more dead tourists. I rented a mountain bike and crossed the bridge and found some of the most beautiful country side in SE Asia. Plus cheap food and lodging, even found a brothel out on the highway north of town. Love it there.
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Re: Tourist Areas You Should Avoid in Southeast Asia

Post by TheGrinchSR » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:41 am

phuketrichard wrote:what bullshit;
there many more places i would avoid in the states ( can u image a tourist going to Harlem or east l La) and europe
Parts of Amsterdam and Zurich at night

although i do agree about Manila a bit, :-)
Amsterdam is the only place on earth that I feel completely unsafe at any time of day. I was mugged outside a McD's at 9 a.m., on a bridge on a canal in the afternoon, and was steamed by a group in the late evening. Fortunately in the first instance a copper came along and broke it up before I lost my shirt, in the second an Indian gentleman drove the miscreant off with a stick and in the third a taxi happened by and I managed to pull my mates into it before things got really bad.... comparatively S E Asia is a doddle.
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Post by General Mackevili » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:57 am

hanno wrote:What a useless article.....

phuketrichard wrote:what bullshit;
Haha, yeah. I would have our total shitholes on that list, like Johar Baru, Malaysia.

It was a list of places that the author and friends just don't like.
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:26 pm

YES! no mention of Shitsville? must be a +1 for Sihanoukville right??? hahaha
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Post by CowshedCowboyRedux » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:45 pm

Any article that discourages more Australians coming to Pattaya I'm in favour of. :thumb:
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Re: Tourist Areas You Should Avoid in Southeast Asia

Post by Jerry Atrick » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:00 am

TheGrinchSR wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:what bullshit;
there many more places i would avoid in the states ( can u image a tourist going to Harlem or east l La) and europe
Parts of Amsterdam and Zurich at night

although i do agree about Manila a bit, :-)
Amsterdam is the only place on earth that I feel completely unsafe at any time of day. I was mugged outside a McD's at 9 a.m., on a bridge on a canal in the afternoon, and was steamed by a group in the late evening. Fortunately in the first instance a copper came along and broke it up before I lost my shirt, in the second an Indian gentleman drove the miscreant off with a stick and in the third a taxi happened by and I managed to pull my mates into it before things got really bad.... comparatively S E Asia is a doddle.
When did that happen? The 1970s or 80s? Doesn't seem like the Amsterdam I know. Worst thing that ever happened to myself in 20+ visits and all kinds of states was an altercation with a crackhead panhandler who tried to hustle me.
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