Best of Backpacking in Asia


Best "Backpacking" Categories :


Best  Backpackers' Heavens ?
No1 : Hoi An, Vietnam
No2 : Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
No3 : Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Backpackers' Choices :        Please vote !
Palolem beach, Goa, India

Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal "escape from all strange things, enjoy German bakeries and happy hours, fake 
" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Lijiang, Yunnan, China "cheap sleeps, excellent food." (Walter, Australia)
Hampi, Karnataka Country, India "good friends, good food, sweet atmosphere" (Sarathwa, Canada)

Other proposals :

Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China
Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China
Hsipaw, Myanmar
Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia


Best  Guesthouses ?
No1 : Awi's Yellow House, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
No2 : Father's Guesthouse, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
No3 : Big Drum Guesthouse, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Backpackers' Choices :        Please vote !
Dragon Town Backpacker's GH, Chengdu, Sichuan, China "in a renovated courtyard house, cheap, friendly, clean, good breakfast... I have found the perfect guesthouse" (Maike, Germany)

Other proposals :
Tara Guesthouse, Xiahe, China
Nan Guesthouse, Nan, Thailand
Lotus Village, Sukhothai, Thailand


Best  Culture Shocks ?
No1 : Public Toilets, China
No2 : Trains Stations, China
No3 : Snacks, Laos

Backpackers' Choices :        Please vote !
Village toilet, near Nam Tha river, Laos "never once cleaned, but used often"

Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal  "burning bodies beside playing children" (Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Long distance sleeper-buses, Anywhere, China "crammed in to such a small space with so many Chinese for so long ... eye opening." (Walter, Australia)
Public toilets, all over China "and these people claim to have invented the toilet paper!!" (Maike, Germany)

Other proposals :

Public Transports, Laos


Best  Budget Restaurants ?
No1 : Any night market, Thailand
No2 : 
No3 : 

Backpackers' Choices :        Please vote !
Helens Food House, Pagsanjan, Philippines "Wonderful Philippino food (not easy to find)" (Chris, USA)
Local night market, Thailand, Malaysia.... "best local food"
(Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Street noodles, Kunming, Yunnan, China "real cheap, real tasty., real quick." (Walter, Australia)
Blue Bar, BCLU campus, Beijing, China "the food is really good, and the menu comes in english, mandarin and pinyin!!" (Maike, Germany)
Bluesky cafe, Calcutta, the hostel street, India "best chicken curry" (Sarathwa, Canada)

Best Local Beer ?
No1 : Tsing Tao, Qingdao, China
No2 : San Miguel, Philippines
No3 : Beer Chang, Thailand

Backpackers' Choices :        Please vote !
San Miguel, Philippines "I never tire of it" (Chris, USA)
Bia Hoi (Draft Beer), Vietnam "It's SO cheap and tastes great. Also the locals at these places are so nice." (A)
Beer Lao, Laos "sunset Beer Lao at the Mekong is an must"
(Achim Kneifel, Germany)

Best  Local Dish ?

No1 : Chicken with peanuts (gongbao jiding), China
No2 : Satay, Indonesia
No3 : Pad Thai, Thailand

Backpackers' Choices :        Please vote !
Hainan Chicken Rice, Singapore "Yummy !! Heard it's a must-have for many celebrities who go to Singapore"
Dal Baht, every guesthouse in the Himalayan, Nepal "it's really fresh made, you always can get more..."
(Achim Kneifel, Germany)
Dao Xiao Mian (cut noodles), Anywhere, China "universally admired, these little beauties are fantastic! Easy to find in vegetarian-configuration as well, at least here in Kunming..." (Walter, Australia)
Fresh Jiaozi, anywhere in China (Maike, Germany)