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Bangkok has become one of the most popular destinations to visit, especially for couples. So, if you’re looking to have a romantic time here in Thailand’s capital, here’s how to do it.

A Romantic Cruise

A romantic cruise along the river with your special someone can be the perfect way to start off your romantic getaway in Bangkok. The Chao Praya river is ideal for this. Gaze at the picturesque sights Bangkok has to offer as you taste traditional Thai cuisine on-deck.

Dinner for Two

No romantic escapade is complete without an intimate dinner for two. There are plenty of options for restaurants in Bangkok, from quaint cafes to 5-star hotels, such as the Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok. Great dining options can even be found at establishments which normally supply event facilities. Bangkok is simply full of romantic dinner spots – it’s up to you to choose one.

Learning Together

What better way to solidify a relationship than by learning a few new skills together! Well, that’s exactly what you can do at the Blue Elephant. Widely regarded as one of the best cooking classes in Bangkok, the establishment offers private sessions for couples.

Relax as a Couple

Indulge in a relaxing time together at a couple’s spa in Bangkok. You can treat yourselves to centuries-old healing rituals that’ll help alleviate stress, relax your body and even set your mind at ease.

 

Apart from the usual culture, heritage, and food tours, Sri Lanka has now become a great honeymoon destination as well. Newlyweds can enjoy the rich wildlife in the country during their romantic escape, while also admiring nature together.

Bentota – a beach getaway

If you are looking for some great coastal spots to visit during your honeymoon, particularly near Colombo, you can always choose the option ‘Bentota’. Your question of ‘where to stay in Colombo?’ is answered bygreat hotel options such as Cinnamon Red Colombo that is already popular among honeymooners.

Ella – filled with serenity

Ella is a mountain village in Sri Lanka that has wonderful cool weather. Honeymooners will just love gazing at the Ella Rock through the Ella Gap and other attractions such as the Ravana’s Cave will make their days blissful.

Kandy – a cultural atmosphere

Kandy is a beautiful ancient town surrounded by mountain ranges and it truly provides a very different vibe. During your days in Kandy, you may visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic as well as the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

Hikkaduwa – days by the waves

The adventurous couples out there can, of course, try some surfing together on the Hikkaduwa Beaches in Sri Lanka. It is a fun-filled experience that has some excitement too.

 

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Honeymoon Guide

Many find Bangkok an alluring honeymoon destination as it is filled with romantic places. The enthralling cityscapes and romantic sunsets will make you fall in love with your significant other all over again! Why not have a second wedding with just the two of you at the many Bangkok wedding venues available? How romantic would that be?! Many places such as Avani Atrium Bangkok offer to plan a fairy-tale wedding just for you!

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Best Times to Visit

The best times to visit Bangkok are the months between December to February. It is the most refreshing time of the year and ideal for not only for the honeymooners but also for travellers from all walks of life.

The Packing Guide

The packing list should include all your legal documents required for international travelling. Pack lightly using clothes that are easily dried. Ensure that you pack all the electrical equipment you need, and lastly, the essentials such as bug repellents, headwear, and sunscreen.

Best Places to Visit

For a spectacular view of the skylines, you can ride on the Asiatique Ferris Wheel, and for people who adore architecture, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall will be a treat! Discover a secluded place for you at Lumpini park and have a scintillating end to your day with delicious street food at the Chinatown.

Things to Do

In Bangkok, there is a never-ending stream of activities for couples to try out, such as morning walks, dinner cruises, couple massages, nightlife, and shopping. You will leave Bangkok with a heart full of memories to cherish.

 

Honeymoon in Koh Phangan

Time to plan the honeymoon and leaning towards an island getaway? Here’s why Koh Phangan in Thailand makes an ideal choice for newlyweds looking for both relaxation and adventure!

Escape to the Beach

Sun-drenched shorelines with idyllic beaches make up one of the main attractions in Koh Phangan. Resort options can be found right by the sand and surf which sets the perfect mood for romance! Be it at the Thong Nai Pan Noi, Haad Yuan or Haad Salad beaches, there’s much coastal bliss to experience.

Activities for Couples

Couples who enjoy adventure have much to look forward to as well; embark on a longtail boat sunset cruise, try various water sports, visit local temples, shop at the Thong Sala night market and explore the Ang Thong Marine National Park. Resorts such as Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas even offer special cooking classes, the perfect joint activity!

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Indulge in Spa Rituals

Some sublime pampering awaits at a Koh Phangan spa resort, with some offering private treatment suites for couples to share in the joys of holistic healing. You can look to experience a traditional Thai massage, herbal steam and coconut scrub that aide in relaxation after what may have been a stressful wedding!

Intimate Beach Dining

Dining by the beach overlooking the ocean is as romantic as it gets and Koh Phangan offers some enchanting backdrops for such an occasion. Some resorts will specially arrange an area on the shore for you and that special someone complete with a candlelit setting, personal chef and choice selection of wine.

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A honeymoon in Bali would be nothing short of a dream come true to a happy couple about to start their romantic new future together. Whether you are here for the first time or are a seasoned traveller, here is a list of unique things to add a little zing to your life.

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1. A Beachside Movie

Watch a romantic movie on the beach. It’s the perfect moonlit date out in the open cuddled together.

2. Horseback Riding

Go horseback riding at the Bali Equestrian Centre where its not just a circular track but offers various unique experiences like riding on the beach.

3. Make a Magical Wish

Make a wish on a magical tree. There is a 700-year-old Great Banyan tree in Gesung which is about 78 km away from any luxury boutique hotel in Seminyak Bali that is believed to be inhabited by tree spirits and locals believe that if one makes a wish on it, it will come true.

4. Ride a Helicopter

Explore beautiful Bali from the sky on a helicopter ride. You will see the land below in a whole other perspective and it will really colour your experience.

5. Sunset Dinner

Enjoy a sunset dinner on the beach. At Katamama, you can arrange for a private dinner after the two of you watch the sunset together and affirm your adoration of each other in the midst of nature’s beauty.

 

Running through the heart of Bangkok, the Chao Phraya River offers a most unique perspective of the Thai capital. Here are some of the key attractions that can be found along the riverside.

Wat Arun

The magnificent Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun is a quintessential sight to behold on any Chao Phraya cruise be it day or night. Dating back to the Ayutthaya Kingdom, this stunning structure features a decorated spire (prang) that rises more than 70 metres in the air.

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National Museum of Royal Barges

Another notable riverside attraction, this museum showcases intricately decorated royal barges and boats used for auspicious or ceremonial occasions. Included on itineraries by cruise operators the likes of Manohra Cruises, the National Museum of Royal Barges also features the king’s personal barge which is known as “Suphannahong”.

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The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

Beside the banks of the Chao Phraya River you will also find the famed Grand Palace, a former royal residence home to buildings and statues of exquisite beauty. Also here is the Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha one of the country’s most sacred sites.

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Wat Kanlayanamit

Dating back to the 19th century when King Rama III was in power, Wat Kanlayanamit is a distinctive riverfront temple which has a huge Buddha statue in the main prayer hall. Kanlayanamit translates to “Good Friend” and it is believed a visit here will help you find the company of good friends!

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Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

There’s already something romantic about taking your loved one to an exotic destination but a place like Myanmar offers things to do on top of that that make it the irresistible choice. A true getaway and one you that you will never forget. Keep reading for a guide on romantic adventures in Myanmar.

1). The Ancient City of Bagan

There’s something mysterious about visiting an ancient city and especially Bagan, the place once home to over 10,000 temples, sadly of which many have been destroyed but over 2000 still stand strong today!

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2). Hot Air Balloon Ride

This will be a memorable experience that will mesmerise you and your partner! Float over the thousands of temples in Bagan or take in the views over Lake Inle for unbeaten views of the mountain range. If you’re looking for a 5-star hotel in Yangon to stay in while you embark on your adventure, there are several choices to opt for like the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon for example.

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3). Local Cooking Classes

What an experience to bond over! Cooking together can be fun but taking them together in a land far far away is perfect! Start your day by shopping together in an organic market for ingredients and then cook away!

4). Pindaya Caves

Situated on a limestone ridge, this is the site of pilgrimage for many Buddhists. This can be the perfect place for you and your partner to get in touch with your spirituality together!

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Thailand is a fabulous tourist destination, and if you’re looking to make Thailand the destination for your wedding, you need to get to planning. Here are a few tips to consider when planning a dream destination wedding.

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Selecting the setting

The atmosphere you want to set for your wedding is highly important. Are you looking at a beach wedding or something indoors? Once you decide this aspect, a lot of other things follow, but this is the very first step. Look up wedding venues in Bangkok, the likes of Chatirum Hotels & Residences, which will make the deciding process much easier.

A wedding planner

To ensure everything occurs way ahead of time so that you don’t have to fret about preparing during the very last minute, hire a wedding planner. They are the experts and know how to go about thins, especially in a land that you aren’t familiar with. This is a decision you won’t regret.

A Thai twist

The simple fact that you’re having your wedding in Thailand is amazing, however, to bring on a unique twist to things, add a Thai mix to it. It doesn’t really matter how you go about adding this twist, as far as you do. A Thai performance or Thai decor is enough to bring out the uniqueness of your wedding.

Food

The food plays a rather large role in any wedding, therefore ensure the menu at your wedding is something the guests look forward to. Thailand is a food haven, so you’re not bound to come across any issues in this regard.

 

 

 

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

 

At the stage of your wedding planning where you are looking for a honeymoon destination? Look no further than the Maldives! These are just some of the many things that newlyweds can enjoy here.

Stay at a Water Villa

Imagine being serenaded by the sounds of the waves and surrounded by breathtaking vistas at your very own Maldives water villa. Holidays or honeymoons are perfect at such abodes, perched above the ocean, offering you access to the sea below anytime you want to have a dip.

Escape to a Desert Island

A desert island experience offered by resorts such as Adaaran Prestige Water Villas offers the ultimate privacy at a place that’s completely uninhabited. Be transported on a traditional dhoni (boat) to an island where you and that special someone can enjoy champagne, a gourmet lunch and each other’s company amidst romantic seclusion.

Indulge in Spa Pampering

If you’ve had a stressful wedding, nothing beats a rejuvenating spa session for the both of you! Maldives spa resorts offer a variety of therapies for couples to enjoy including traditional Ayurvedic or Balinese treatments.

Experience Oceanside Dining

The Maldives offers some enchanting backdrops by the ocean for an intimate meal with that special someone. Be it on a deck outside or on the beach, such private dining with some fine wine certainly sets the mood for more romance on your honeymoon!

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Marriage, the beginning of a wonderful journey. Additionally, if your honeymoon is in Koh Samui, its guaranteed to be even better. Want to know more about a trip here?

1) What to see

Once you land and get settled in your Koh Samui luxury resort, which is plentiful such as the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, it’s time for you to explore. There’s plenty to see here. From temples such as Wat Phra Yai or its many beaches, you’ll find something to make the most of your trip.

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2) What to do

Ang Thong National Marine is one of the most popular attractions in all of Koh Samui. Consisting of an archipelago of 42 islands that contain beautiful limestone formations, secret coves, lengthy beaches and rainforests, there’s always something to discover. You can try scuba diving or even kayaking as well.

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3) What to eat

Delve into the world of Thai cuisine when you’re here as there is no other place to do it. Across various restaurants, you can enjoy a dinner at the beach underneath the stars, which makes it an ideal romantic activity for your honeymoon.

4) Dance away

Koh Phangan, the neighbouring island of Koh Samui is quite the party destination. So, if you’re feeling quite in the mood, especially during Hat Rin’s Full Moon Party, you can dance away the night.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

 

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