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Posted by salgado88 on 28/11/2009 at 19:44

Hi all,

I need some help with organizing a backpacking trip in 2010 ... we will spend 19 days in Thailand (12)/Laos(3)/Cambodia(4)
Can anyone help me with a making a route plan? Basically it has to look like this:
- 3 days in Bangkok
- 3 days in some beach area (Thailand)
- Luang Prabang and Vientiane
- Angkor Vat and Phnom Phen
The main idea would be to have some fluid itineray, which should cover all of the above mentioned points
Arrival/departure is Bangkok

Thanks a million!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 29/11/2009 at 12:21 admin

Hi,
I'd say it isn't really practical to visit Luang Prabang and Vientiane in three days -- pick one or the other. Most would suggest LP over VTE.

Three days on a beach out of Bangkok, Ko Samet is the best fit.

Four days for Phnom Penh and Siem Reap is also a bit of a push.

I'd suggest shaving some of your 12 days off Thailand and giving say 3 more days to Laos and 2 more to Cambodia. That will allow you to do all what you've suggested, but you'll prob need to fly in/out of Laos and at least into Phnom Penh, as otherwise you'll lose too much time to travel.

Hope that helps.

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