With incredible cities, culture, beautiful beaches, temples, friendly people and exotic wildlife it is no wonder Asia has been with popular with international tourists for decades. Every country is different and you will also get to see history and spectacular sights around every turn.
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Most cities in Asia are easily accessible from major worldwide airports and there are lots of choice with internal travel. There is a good train / bus service running throughout the continent, whilst Air Asia provide cheap flights throughout the region. Asia has a good transport system for visitors which is cheap and offers a lot of choice, if you are struggling for time you can catch internal and external flights with low cost airlines. For a budget experience you can catch a bus, or if you are in a larger country like India or China we recommend taking an overnight sleeper train. Like most countries the more you pay the better level of comfort you will enjoy.
In South-East Asia there is a really established bus service connecting countries, from Bangkok for example you can get anywhere. Always shop around for the best prices are they can vary by a lot. Try to get an overnight service which arrives at a destination in the morning or afternoon, this makes finding accommodation and everything easier and safer than in the dark at night. Also be prepared for long journeys, we recommend taking lots of water and also food with you so you don't get hungry. Sometimes the food on trains isn't the best and also this is the same as when you are travelling by bus and stop off for a break, usually this food caters for local people and might not be very appealing to you.
In Bangkok you can find lots of travel agents around the Koh San Road, here you will be able to book buses - shop around as prices can vary. You can fly cheaply via AirAsia but countries like Sri Lanka is a bit out the way and will be more expensive getting there. It really depends on time scale and budget for how much and how long you can travel for. Angkor Watt in Cambodia is possible one of the most stunning temples in the world, aim to arrive for sunrise and you won't be disappointed. The Perinthian Islands in Malaysia is a great destination with stunning beaches, no cars and a lot less people than Thailand. Air Asia offer cheap internal flights in Asia, but overland buses and trains are also recommended.