I am planning a honeymoon and really want to see Angkor Wat / Siem Reap. We would be travelling from Europe so I am trying to build a 2+ week itinerary around it. I have been to Thailand (Bangkok, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phi Phi), Vietnam and Singapore before and so ideally would like somewhere new.
I'd expect to spend ~4 days around Siem Reap and 2 in Phnom Penh. After that, I'm all ears. We're interested in the usual mix of history, culture, city sights, beach and good food and in late 30s aged backpackers at this stage!. (Our long haul gateway cities would likely be Bangkok, KL or Singapore). Mid range budget.
Your thoughts on time of year would be great too. I know best time of year for Angkor Wat is Nov - Feb but more interested in ensuring a few nice days at a beach!
While also interested in Laos, I'm not sure how feasible it would be to cover much there in the available time we would have and I've found that flights from PP to Vientiane or Luang Prabang either don't exist or are too expensive.
Your ideas would be much appreciated.