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Top 5 Routes for An Unforgettable Road Trip

1. Southeast Asia Trail

Bangkok → Phuket → Satun → Taiping → Kuala Lumpur → Singapore

Suitable for: Young travellers
Countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore
Mode of transport: Motorcycles or Road bicycles
One of the most popular routes in Southeast Asia designed for travellers who prefer a slower pace of travel. This trail covers 3 countries and is typically taken by bikers and road cyclists who love to be on the road! We recommend travellers to carve out approximately 15 days, as this trail covers a lot of ground.
Starting the trip at Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, through the charming seaside resort town of Phuket, this route will take travellers through Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital before finally reaching Singapore. Be sure to visit the half-fish and half-lion sculpture also known as the Merlion before you conclude this great road trip!

2. Mekong Trail

Chiang Mai → Chiang Rai → Luang Prabang → Hanoi → Danang → Ho Chi Minh

Suitable for: Travellers who crave adventure
Countries: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam
Mode of transport: Buses, Cars, Trains
The Mekong trail takes its cue from the trans-boundary Mekong River that runs through Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. It requires you to take different modes of transport, from buses to cars to trains, giving you an all-rounded experience of being on the road!
Enjoy the views such as the breath-taking grand palace of Luang Prabang, the majestic Wat Huai Pla Kung Temple at Chiang Rai, Dragon Bridge at Danang and more! Not forgetting the sights and sounds of the unique Hanoi Old Quarter and the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City at the end of this trail.

3. Indian Subcontinent Trail

Amritsar → New Delhi → Agra → Varanasi → Kathmandu → Dhaka

Suitable for: Novices
Countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh
Mode of transport: Buses, Trains
The subcontinent is an enchanting region filled with many surprises; from highest mountains in the world, to the most flavourful food you’ll ever taste. Not to mention, travelling in this region is exciting yet affordable which sets the stage for an adventure of a lifetime. The trail brings you through India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, giving you an interesting and varied sample of South Asia.
Some of the sights to behold on this journey include the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the India Gate at New Delhi, Taj Mahal – one of 7 wonders of the world at Agra, and of course, Mount Everest in Kathmandu.

4. Greater China Trail

Beijing → Tianjin → Shanghai → Xiamen → Hong Kong → Macau

Suitable for: Novices
Countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh
Mode of transport: Buses, Trains
Experience the best of East meets West as this trail brings you through the alluring Chinese culture in Mainland China, the rich British history in Hong Kong and finally, the fascinating Portuguese history in Macau. With the rapid development of highways and railways, China is now more connected than ever which makes it a great destination for road trips. 
Starting from the north of China in Beijing, and ending at the south in Macau, this trip will take about 2 to 3 weeks to complete. Gain a deeper appreciation of the diversity of this nation as you juxtapose cultural sites like the Great Wall of China with modern architectural wonders like the Oriental Pearl Tower.

5. Indochina Trail

Phnom Penh → Siem Reap → Bangkok → Phitsanulok → Vientiane

Suitable for: Adventurous travellers
Country: Cambodia, Thailand, Laos
Mode of transport: Buses, Trains
Rounding off the list is the Indochina trail, widely known as Southeast Asia’s most famous travel route. It is highly recommended by travellers all around the world because it takes you through a multitude of landscapes, sights and cultures.
Tick off your travel bucket list as you visit the majestic Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, the historical Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok and That Luang (The Great Stupa) in Vientiane all in this 20-day road trip!

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