Hello, I have enjoyed reading many of the posts in this forum. My boyfriend and I are traveling to SE Asia in September and will be flying into BKK and out 11 days later. We want to see Angkor Wat, an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, and a beach area. I was originally thinking of 3 days in BKK, 4 days in Chiang Mai, and 4 days in Siem Reap. My boyfriend wants to go to a beach area, can we cut Siem Reap and Chiang Mai to 3 days each? Or is there an elephant sanctuary somewhere else in Thailand we can go instead of Chiang Mai? Is Koh Samui the best beach area in September or is there somewhere else we should be considering? We are very open to suggestions, and admittedly I have not done as much research as I should. I have the new Frommer's guide pre-ordered, but it will not arrive for another month. Thank you in advance for any suggestions!