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Short side trip ideas to Indochina out of Bangkok

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I will be in Bangkok to attend a business meeting in late February. My wife will travel with me. This is an unplanned trip, with short notice. Because of other obligations, we can only have about 8 additional days on the ground, not counting days for international travel and business meeting. Both of us have visited Bangkok in the past. As such, we plan to use the 8 days to take a "side trip" from Bangkok. We are interested in history (ancient and more recent), culture, and food. So far I have some general ideas:

1) Siem Reap + Luang Prabang
2) Siem Reap + Phnom Penh
3) Hanoi + one of (Halong Bay, Hue, HCMC)

I have been to Angkor Wat and absolutely loved it. But that was many years ago, before I met my wife. We visited Myanmar in 2014 and my wife really likes Bagan. I am fairly sure she will enjoy Angkor Wat equally, if not more. On the hand, neither of us has been to Vietnam. We are very interested in Vietnam, but it does not do justice with only 8 days. Can you comment on:

- If we choose to visit Angkor Wat, is it better to combine it with Luang Prabang or Phnom Penh? I read about burning season in northern Laos/Thailand. Is it a significant concern for LP?
- Now if we decide to visit Vietnam instead, I would want to spend some time in Hanoi. We could include one more destination (2 will probably be rushed). What will you suggest?

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