Beautiful beaches, bustling cities, cultural treasures and enough incredible activities to fill a thousand honeymoons…Thailand is a mystical world where dream honeymoons come to life.
With so much to see and do in this exotic destination, planning a honeymoon in Thailand can be a bit overwhelming! The easiest way to ensure your romantic getaway to Thailand goes absolutely perfectly is by using a tour operator to plan and arrange your trip! To get yourselves started, however, keep reading for our top ten must-see honeymoon sights in Thailand. If you’ve got some great suggestions you think should be on this list, sound off in the comments section below!
10. Patong Beach – Phuket
The most developed beach in Phuket, Patong Beach is not only beautiful, but full of great places to stay and tons to see and do. Try your hand at Batik painting, rollerball, bungee jumping, wakeboarding and even go-karts. Sample from an array of couple’s beach activities, then delve into local nightlife like great discoteques and romantic restaurants. Whatever you do here, Patong Beach is a must-see stop on your Thailand honeymoon tour.
9. The Golden Triangle – Chiang Mai
This area is at the boundary between three countries: Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Once a hotspot for opium growers, the beautiful region is now a hub for the cultivation of different types of tea. This makes the Golden Triangle a site that combines intriguing history, modern culture and incredible natural beauty.
8. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar – Chiang Mai
Take to this street shopping mecca and browse a seemingly-endless array of handicrafts, from leather purses to sparkling jewelry. There’s even more shopping in the surrounding area, along with great restaurants, hotels and street food vendors ready to give you a literal “taste” of the local culture!
7. Mae-Sa Elephant Training and Conservation Camp – Chiang Mai
Easily one of Thailand’s most popular attractions, this area allows visitors to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Like a petting zoo Thailand-style, you can ride and feed elephants and even see a show where the animals paint, play football and basketball, dance, pull lumber and even play music! If you like zoos, you’ll treasure the honeymoon experience of witnessing the majestic Thai elephant.
6. Doi Suthep Temple – Chiang Mai
The most famous temple in Chiang Mai, visitors can enter the complex through 309 magnificent steps leading to the temple entrance. Learn about the religious significance of Doi Suthep and get a breathtaking view of Chiang Mai from the top!
5. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Ratchaburi
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is central to the cultural identity of Ratchaburi, and is well known to travel connesseurs across the world. Vendors haggle with potential customers for their stock of fresh fruit, veggies and more from their “storefronts”: floating canoes that they paddle up and down the city canal. Experiencing Thailand’s floating markets will show you a key aspect of the local culture, and an ancient tradition that you can’t miss on your romantic getaway to Thailand .
4. Ancient Cities – Ayutthaya
This site is the former capital of the old Kingdom of Siam, and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adventurous couples will find ancient ruins of stone temples and palaces, offering a breathtakingly-beautiful glimpse into Thailand’s rich past.
3. Food Stalls – Bangkok
Bangkok was named one of the best cities in the world for street food by Forbes magazine, and anyone who’s been knows exactly why! Take your honeymoon to the Thai capital and explore the wonderful world of exotic street food. Sample everything from spices, snacks and desserts to full meals, and all at rock-bottom prices. There are world-reknowned street food hotspots all around the city, from Bangkok’s China Town to Silom and the Pathum Wan District.
2. The Monumental Grand Palace – Bangkok
Located in the heart of the capital, the Monumental Grand Palace is still used for major national events in Thailand like royal ceremonies and official state functions. The palace is a complex of open pavilions, grand halls, sprawling courtyards and magnificent gardens. It has been rebuilt and maintained by a succession of Thai kings over the course of 200 years, a tradition that continues to this day!
1. Temple of the Emerald Buddha – Bangkok
This is the most valued Buddhist temple in all of Thailand, and a must-see cultural experience for honeymooning couples. The central main building houses the statue of the Emerald Buddha, carved from a single jade stone. No one is allowed to touch the sacred figure except for the Thai King, and the room’s balconies are guarded by 5-meter tall gatekeeper giant statues. This temple is a Thailand honeymoon experience you don’t want to miss!
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