We are looking for suggestions of must see places in Vietnam. For our plan: We will fly into Bangkok and spend a few days acclimating to time change (been before and know our way around). From BKK we will go to Siem Reap where we would like to spend 2 days at Angkor Wat (we arent huge all day temple fans and wont lat more than 2 days). From there we would like to go to Phnom Penh and the rest is up to our list of Vietnam and Laos.
For our interests: we will be 4 adults, my husband and I mid-30's and my parents mid-60's, rather adventurous and prefer experiencing LOCAL flavor, sights, sounds and food. Since we have done parts of Thailand, my parents are mostly concerned with visiting Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam that are different than Thailand and I think that they will all vary in their own people, food and culture. We are not HUE beachy people and often get bored on a beach more than 2 hours. For example we loved Thailands Phang Nga Bay and its limestone rocks but didnt love the busy Phuket and Phi Phi islands, although beautiful - just busy. We took a private guided tour of the hill tribes in Northern Thailand and handmade wooded boat trip down the Mekong and it was amazing and stunning and wonderful and we hope to do more of that.
Bay sound totally "up our alley".
So please give us some recommended Must do's based on our information.
Thanks so much in advance!