Bangkok plus Laos,Cambodia or?

Jul 30th, 2005, 03:51 PM
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Bangkok plus Laos,Cambodia or?

I have six days after Bangkok. We are two women traveling in January 2006. Vietnam or Laos or Cambodia? What recomendations?
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Jul 30th, 2005, 04:48 PM
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Well, that's a tough choice. All are great destinations. No matter which one you choose, with just six days, expect to get a small sample of the country.

I love Luang Prabang, Laos, and, personally, would spend all six days there. But you could fly to Vietienne for a day or two then spend the rest of your time in Luang Prabang.

If you opt for Cambodia, consider that the length of time it takes to see the major temples at Angkor is three days. If you love temples, you'd what your whole six day there (I spent a week and loved every minute). But you could combine a couple of days in PP with the temples at Angkor.

If you opt for VN, I'd recommend that you chose one city or area and do day trips. Hanoi is a good choice, as there is lots to do in the city as well as some special day trips to choose from (Perfume Pagoda, Halong Bay for example). Another option would be to go to central VN and visit Hue and Hoi An. HCMC is not as interesting as Hanoi in my opion, but you could do a two day trip to the Mekong Delta while you were there.
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Jul 30th, 2005, 08:20 PM
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I suggest you do Luang Prabang and/or Siem Reap. My reasoning is Vietnam is well connected from other parts of Asia eg HK so you can easily tag that onto another trip. LP and SR are best connected out of Bkk. I would say if you are not huge temple biffs do 3 days in SR followed by 3 days in LP. The 3 days in LP will be just the down time you need after hectic temple sightseeing in Cambodia.
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Jul 31st, 2005, 02:38 AM
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We are doing Bangkok in February along with 3 days each in Siem Reap and Luang Prabang.
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Aug 2nd, 2005, 09:46 AM
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Thank you all for your replies. Very helpful.
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Aug 2nd, 2005, 11:10 AM
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I would save Vietnam for another time since it deserves 2 or 3 weeks. I'd divide my time between Cambodia and LP.
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Aug 2nd, 2005, 07:13 PM
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i'll take a different tact....i would add a couple of days to bkk and then go to siem reap for 4 full days....unless you hate ruins---great ruins...
i would find 6 days in luang prabang too long...
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