Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 YAHOO 1:888:260:2909 password reset CONTACT ☎ YAHOO TEC*h 24*7
  2. 2 Buying jewelry in India
  3. 3 Bangkok hotels/neighborhoods
  4. 4 Trip Report travel in Vietnam for for Hong Kong citizens
  5. 5 Help with SEAsia itinerary
  6. 6 Trip Report Nywoman an older single traveler explores Taiwan and Japan
  7. 7 First time to Japan - tour or independent trip?
  8. 8 Trip Report Tasting Sri Lanka
  9. 9 Hotel in Hanoi
  10. 10 Trekking outside Sapa
  11. 11 Hoi Ann hotel
  12. 12 Place to stay Hue
  13. 13 Good fare for US west coast to Japan?
  14. 14 Three Week Trip to Japan
  15. 15 Need help filling out my itinerary
  16. 16 Water Towns near Shanghai
  17. 17 Four Days in South Korea (Incheon and Seoul) with Baby
  18. 18 6-8 Weeks in South East Asia
  19. 19 Go to Pai or not?
  20. 20 Thai Silk in Bangkok
  21. 21 Trip Report The Princess Journeys To Sri Lanka and South India
  22. 22 Thai Island Itinerary
  23. 23 Trip Report Thailand
  24. 24 Aomori to Hirosaki
  25. 25 Asian Pillows
View next 25 » Back to the top

Northern Thailand vs. Burma vs. Angkor Wat vs. Pnomh Penh

Jump to last reply

My wife and I will arrive in Bangkok on a Sunday in February 2013 and have 7 days in southeast Asia. We envision two or three nights in Bangkok but would appreciate recommendations on where else to go.

Angkor Wat/Siam Reap seems like a "must" given that it seems to be on everyone's top 10 list of places to go before you die, so we were thinking a day or two there, which might give us enough exposure to temples for the rest of the trip.

If folks agree Bangkok and Angkor Wat are the two "must see" places, and we are interested in local folks, scenery, hiking, local food (and not so much for shopping, museums, guided tours) where might we spend our other 2-3 days?

I'm leaning to Northern Thailand, Chiang Ma perhapsi, for a third destination, as the Thai infrastructure seems good, and there seems to be a variety of things in Northern Thailand to do that are different than what we would have seen in BK or Angkor Wat. Burma sounds fascinating but it looks like we'd have to spend one day in Yangon (an unattractive sounding place) before trying to get to Bagan or Inle Lake on what sounds like unreliable airline bookings. If one has been to Angkor Wat, will be Bagan be sort of more of the same? Any experiences in Burma that would trump what we might experience in Northern Thailand? Phonmh Penh would be an easy hop from Angkor Wat but it sounds less interesting than northern Thailand. True?

All I know of all of this is what I've read, so would appreciate any input from those who have been to a couple or more of these places. Thanks!

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement