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16 days - itinerary help

  • dseckel

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    We're a couple with 16 days in Thailand / Laos, end of August, beginning of Sept.

    Plan is coming together, just seeking advice to fill in some holes.
    So far, we're considering:
    5 days Bangkok - 3 front end, 2 back end
    4 days Luang Prabang (with 1.5 day "Live like a Mahout" elephant experience thrown in
    4 days on a beach, likely Ko Samui

    Will use discovery airpass for transit.

    With 3 extra days to fill, what should we do?
    Kicking around:
    - day trips around Bangkok (Ayutthaya, etc)
    - night or two Kanchanaburi
    - 2 days Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)
    - Chiang Mai
    - Vang Vieng / Vientiane
    - extra beach time

    Is 5-6 days in BKK too much?
    (note - my wife will just be arriving from Beijing, working a lot of hours with the Olympics, so perhaps looking not to run around too much, but also needs a certain amount of action)

    #1 Posted: 17/7/2008 - 05:53

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  • somtam2000

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    5-6 nights in Bangkok strikes me as a lot -- perhaps do a side trip to Ayutthata or Kanchanaburi to fill out one or two of the nights. Perhaps two nights in Bangkok to start, then a night or two in one of the above, with your final night back in Bangkok.

    Siem Reap works well for a three-night visit -- especially if you don't mind flying in and out.

    #2 Posted: 19/7/2008 - 08:21

  • daawgon

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    I vote for Chiang Mai, but I have to confess I have yet to go! I've booked 5 nights in Bangkok too (Baan Dinso Boutique Hostel), 3 nights Chiang Mai (Tri Gong Residence), then on to Hoi An, Vietnam and Hanoi for 2 more weeks. Vietnam is amazing - a return trip for me.

    #3 Posted: 27/7/2008 - 01:46

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