Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Vietnam - Quy Nhon
  2. 2 Feedback--First Time in Japan, 3 weeks
  3. 3 Is this crazy?
  4. 4 1 Month SE Asia itinerary.
  5. 5 Travel Itenary
  6. 6 Halong Bay cruise
  7. 7 Vietnam - 15 day Visa Waiver extended until 30 June 2017
  8. 8 Japan & WiFi
  9. 9 2 gals and 2 weeks in Bali
  10. 10 Struggling with SE Asia Itinerary for November
  11. 11 Japan 1 day Trek in Winter
  12. 12 Passport for Indonesia
  13. 13 Fabric shops in India
  14. 14 Bali airport transportation
  15. 15 8 Days in Central/South Vietnam
  16. 16 thai baht allowance
  17. 17 japan itenirary help
  18. 18 New Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa
  19. 19 Trip Report A 6-week waking dream in North and South India.
  20. 20 JFK to BKK sale on Qatar
  21. 21 Fodor's Boston GTG
  22. 22 David's First Draft Itinerary for Sakura 2017
  23. 23 6 days itinerary advise - which company to book ?
  24. 24 1 day in Bangkok Itinerary for Honeymoon
  25. 25 China visa 60 day limit--leave for weekend?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Mongolia versus Nepal/Tibet versus Japan/Korea

Jump to last reply

Hi there,

I need some input from fellow travelers. I was initially on going to Rajastan in about two months time for three weeks, but because of some unavoidable issues have had to choose an alternative destination at the last minute for dates that I can't change.

I'm interested in cultural destinations (spiritual, ethnic, historical, but not contemporary) and was thinking of an Asian destination and have narrowed it down to Mongolia, Nepal/Tibet, and Japan/Korea.

I'm young and like travel independently. Mongolia in particular I'm not sure where to start with--most reports mention natural landscapes, but I'm more interested in the cultural side of things, e.g. if there are monasteries I could visit, etc. Nepal/Tibet sound like a good alternative option, but I'm less sure of safety (by which I'm mainly concerned about my DSLR) and ease of moving about. Is it similar to Bhutan minus the expense? (I haven't been to Bhutan, but have loved reading trip reports on it!)

Japan/Korea would be the easy option in as far as the aforementioned aspects are concerned, but obviously more pricey.

Appreciate input from anyone who's been to above places--mainly your general impression of what the travel experience was like (e.g. if the highlight was cultural versus natural, etc).

Cheers

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement