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|Tips When Traveling Asia
Asian Travel Tips
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 spots, here are basic travel tips for a few of the
most happening 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.
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. Any object
with Chinese characters written on it, are also prohibited in
Thai people are very religious and very loyal to the monarchy.
You would often see pictures of the king around the cities,
never make fun of him. The Thai also consider the head as the
highest part of the body, whether spiritual or physical. Refrain
from touching anybody in the head, and try not to point at
anything with your foot.
It's best 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 would usually see, a variety of
Christian churches, Muslim Mosques and Buddhist and Hindu
temples may be present in each city.
The Philippine has 7,107 islands and islets; beaches are the
main tourist spots in the 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 a sort of bazaar with stalls
that sell almost anything, in most parts of the country, even
inside malls. Tiagges are a good place to find souvenirs as well
as cheap goods.
Each country in Asia has its own currency, although up-end
establishments will accept dollars, there are very few of these
around. It is best to have your money changed at the local bank.
Some hotels also offer money changing, but usually at a lower
Pickpockets are present in most tourist spots, so be careful
with your valuables. 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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