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If you love to explore unique culture, food, fashion and people, without having to spend a fortune, then Thailand is a perfect choice for your honeymoon. Read on to know what makes Thailand a brilliant choice for the most memorable honeymoon.
Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand can without a doubt be called the heart of this region. The wonderful part about its location is that it is surrounded by beautiful views, like the mountainous border that it shares with Burma that extends from the north to the west, Mekong River stretching to separate the country from Laos, and Dongrak Mountains, along with the Mekong, forming the border of Cambodia to the east. A part of Thailand extends down the Malaysian peninsula, between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. This quite a diverse geography offers the most beautiful landscapes and picturesque locales, offering a liberal treat to the eye.
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Thailand is a destination that makes for a beautiful honeymoon at a great price. There are numerous, reputed travel agencies that offer great honeymoon deals, inclusive of the travel and accommodation, from Rs. 25,000, for 4-5 days. Of course, you can make changes in the packages if you are willing to spend more. But the options are many, and you and your partner will be spoilt for choice!
If you are booking the trip without the help of an agent, you can still avail huge discounts and deals that are offered online for the flights. As for the accommodation, Thailand offers numerous choices, ranging from budget-friendly hotels and local beach cottages that are run by the locals, to luxury resorts to quaint bungalows in fishing villages. Apart from saving you a huge amount, living with the locals will give you the chance to enjoy their culture and hospitality to the fullest.
This tiny country has been a honeymoon favourite for several years. Needless to say, there is no dearth of romantic places to explore. Here is what you absolutely cannot miss when here:
They say that if you have not seen the Grand Palace, you have not been to Bangkok. The magnificence of this former residence of the Thai royal family will blow your mind. The antique throne used for the coronation can be seen as well. The palace is regularly upgraded with new structures being added.
The brightly coloured buildings at the Wat Phra Kaew temple, with glittering mosaics and golden spikes, give an instant glimpse into the vibrant and lively Thai culture. It is located in the historic centre of Bangkok, well within the area of the Grand Palace. The huge Buddha, carved in Lanna style meditating posture, and considered most scared. The temple dates back to 1782, and has been the most important religious and political symbol of Thailand.
These two are the most revered places that you just cannot miss when it comes to experiencing the Thai culture.
Koh Muk is probably the most outstanding attraction in the Trang Sea, and an ideal destination for you if you are a nature lover. This island has impeccable beaches that are best for you to take a dip in the pristine sea, or plan a little picnic with your partner. There are some fantastic cliffs facing the sea to the west, and a fishing village on the east, giving it an interesting mix of views.
Hidden in the thick greens, among the cliffs is the awesome Tham Morakot or the Emerald Cave, which has a small passage accessible by boat during low tide. You cannot miss visiting this stunning place with your spouse if you wish to experience some really fabulous times in the embrace of nature.
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If you wish to have a relaxing time, away from all the hustle-bustle, vibrancy and noise of a busy Thai town, you can choose to spend your time at the 4 km straight beach of Hat Karon.
All it has is a few restaurants and some beer bars. So, you can simply lay on the beach with a few drinks and spend time holding hands, or just take a long walk after an eventful day.
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Thailand is known for its unimaginable shopping options, and the Chatuchak Weekend Market offers you the perfect opportunity to test these. It has the widest assortment of every good possible; home décor items, clothing and accessories, art, books, antiques, food- you name it and you will get it here! Many people visit for the huge variety of silk scarves available here. Apart from that, you can experience the local Thai foods and a range of popular massages here.
The night market at Chiang Mai on the Thanon Chang Khlan, is also another place, you must visit for an exclusive night-time shopping experience. The colour, light and vibrancy is unique to this place and you will love strolling along with your sweetheart here.
Damnernsaduak Floating Market, is another favourite among tourists, located about 100 kms from Bangkok. Delicious local meals sold on the boat are a specialty of this place.
Thai cuisine is famous throughout the world, and the best part is that you don’t have to spend in a 5 star restaurant to try the food. The best of Thai food can be tried only on the streets, and at unbelievably low prices. Dishes that should make in your must-try list are, Som Tam (sweet, tangy papaya salad), Pad Thai (stir-fried noodles with shrimp and tofu in tamarind sauce), and their signature desserts that include sticky mango rice, coconut and bean ice cream, and fried bananas.
The best places in Bangkok to try typical Thai food are the street market at Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thong Lor skytrain station, and Lumpini Park on Ratchadamri Road.
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Thailand has something to offer for all tastes and choices, from natural beauty to exotic local culture. It should make to the top of your shortlisted places for the perfect honeymoon destination, we say.
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