Ultimate Travel Bucketlist: East Asia

From China, through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket), Malaysia (Borneo), Singapore, Indonesia (Bali), Philippines, Japan, Taiwan... East Asia is a backpacker's right of passage. Click through to see my Ultimate Travel Bucketlist for an epic adventure!

So East Asia is a backpacker’s right of passage. I come from an area where lots of middle class kids go on their gap yah and stroke tigers/ride elephants (but you should NEVER do those things), but since joining the travel community, I’ve come to think of it as more of a legitimate destination.

The elephant in the room/blog post is North Korea. I really want to go to North Korea out of a severe burning curiosity to see what it’s like, but I don’t want to come across as detached to what’s going on over there. I don’t want to be that entitled white girl from a privileged background who just thinks she can flit into the country, look at the residents like it’s a zoo and fly back home again. Places like this shouldn’t be treated as an exhibit, when things like this are happening there.

Anyway, If i’ve missed anything off, please comment!

Bhutan

Bhutan
via Earth Trekkers on Trover

Cambodia

Cambodia
via Maya Uyan on Trover

China

China
via Carl Anderson on Trover

East Timor

Timor-Leste
via LaDameEnRouge on Trover

India

India
via Canonrat on Trover

Indonesia

Indonesia
via Imanuel Aaron Mogie on Trover

Japan

Japan
via James Ng on Trover

Laos

Laos
via Kostas Brejaart on Trover

Malaysia

Malaysia
via Swiss Nomads on Trover

Maldives

Maldives
via Michael Lee on Trover

Mongolia

Mongolia
via Bryan Tighe on Trover
  • Stay in a yurt
  • Genghis Khan statue, Ulaanbaatar

Myanmar

Myanmar
via Travis Richardson on Trover

Nepal

Everest Dreams
via Colby Brown on Trover
  • Climb to Mount Everest base camp
  • Or, just climb Mount Everest???
  • Bhaktapur
  • Visit Kathmandu

Philippines

Phillipines
via Thijis on Trover

Singapore

Singapore
via Egle Zuzaite on Trover

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
via Rakitha Perera on Trover

South Korea

South Korea
via James Ng on Trover

Taiwan

Taiwan
via saki-chi on Flickr

Thailand

Thailand
via The Adventure is Calling on Trover

Vietnam

Vietnam
via Jade Johnston OurOyster.com on Trover
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Liz Wilson

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