Looking for cool destinations in south-east Asia for a trip during the christmas - new year break. Any ideas?

@codewiz Look into Siem Reap/Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai in Thailand, Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos.

@dragfyre I decided to go to Vietnam, and I'm studying an itinerary from Ho Chi Minh City to Saigon, stopping in Hoi An to meet some friends.

@dragfyre The Mekong river delta looks very interesting, but it's in the wrong direction... I don't think I can make it fit this time.

@dragfyre I went to Chiang Mai last year and totally loved it. My favorite part was visiting an elephant sanctuary where you could play and bathe with a family of semi-wild elephants, including this super-cute baby:

@codewiz Good choice! I assume you meant HCMC to Hanoi... Hoi An is a great place to stop in between, too. Love the buildings in the old town. And yeah, there's plenty to do in HCMC already, if you're pressed for time you might as well stick around the city. The Delta is nice to see if you have a more leisurely schedule.

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