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Love Bali! Where next?

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Love Bali! Where next?

I love Bali and have enjoyed several trips over the years. We usually stay away from kuta area spending time in ubud, Sanur and Candi dasa. We love the food, the people the simple beauty.

So, my question is where to next? My husband wants to see something else. Any suggestion of a place that has the magical feel of Bali with the beauty and relaxing atmosphere?

I was thinking maybe Cambodia, but would love suggestions.

Thank you

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1. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

Hi,have you been to Chiang Mai,& also Chiang Rai in North Thailand?

Amazing places,great sights to see.

Not near beaches but we went & did lots of sightseeing then flew down to Phuket for a few beach days.

Also Hua Hin is a great beach area to chill out for a few days.About a 3 hour drive from Bangkok,not full of tourists like Phuket,lots of Thais go on holiday there.

Cambodia is is my to do list aswell.

Lil

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2. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

We really loved Penang!

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3. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

To me, nowhere has the magic of Bali. But for that feel of an island with distinct resort choices where you can spend a few days here and there I personally like Koh Samui.

I would factor in cost of flights and time of year to inform your decision.

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4. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

Cambodia is amazing! My favourite place in the world. Significantly cheaper than Bali, delicious food and amazing people. The beaches at Sihanoukville are nice and the temples around Siem Reap breathtaking! I seem to alternate between Bali and Cambodia as my holiday destinations... PM me if you want any info

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5. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

We also loved Cambodia. It's a lot dirtier and further behind Vietnam but the people are absolutely gorgeous. They ask for reasonable prices and even the beggars take no for an answer. We did a 3 day 2 night boat trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap which was fantastic. It's a lot more confronting than Bali with land mine victims, very few old people, a horrific recent history and corruption is out of control but we loved it and are planning our next trip. HoiAn in Vietnam is also a fabulous place.

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6. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

We were looking at Vietnam next, a tour from the south to the north. But eventually we decided on a month in China and we leave next March. Very excited. Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin, Yanghsuo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau. Not exactly tropical... Nor an island, but there is so much to do.

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7. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

Vietnam or ChiangMai

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8. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

Anywhere in Thailand, Vietnam, Penang.

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9. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

Have done 2 trips to Vietnam and absolutely LOVE HoiAn. Also, just spent some time in Langkawi, Malaysia. Stayed at the Meritus Pelangi, and it was magical, with an amazing beach.

Also love Thailand, especially Koh Samui.

Unfortunately Cambodia did not do it for me, probably because hubby was so ill with food poisoning........

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10. Re: Love Bali! Where next?

Try Koh Samui we had our honeymoon there had a great time