With its incredible scenery, wonderful beaches, and unbeatable hospitality, Thailand is an ideal destination for a romantic holiday. This is a country that is easy to fall in love with and we want to share with you some of the reasons that make Thailand such a romantic location.
Getting married in Thailand
If you’re looking for the ultimate in romantic wedding locations, Thailand has got you covered. Imagine exchanging your vows on a tropical white-sand beach with the gentle sound of the ocean and a backdrop of palm trees. Choose a traditional Thai wedding ceremony for a memorable and beautiful experience, but if you prefer to do things differently you can even take part in an underwater wedding ceremony.
Spend a fortnight or more in Thailand on honeymoon and you can experience the diversity of this amazing country. Enjoy a romantic evening dinner cruise in Bangkok, walk hand in hand along quiet beaches in the South and watch the sunrise over the mountains in the North. To help plan your perfect Thailand honeymoon, see the links below:
Pop the question
For all you incurable romantics, there are some amazing ways to propose to your loved one when you are in Thailand. Take a romantic balloon flight over the scenic Chiang Mai countryside or pop the question on one of Thailand’s gorgeous beaches or islands.
Go Thai, Be Free
Thailand is an inclusive destination that celebrates diversity. Love is love and to underline that important message, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched the Go Thai Be Free website for LGBT visitors.
There are so many stunning islands in Thailand to choose from for a romantic break. Travel to the East Coast and the beautiful Ko Chang archipelago or head south to the lovely Gulf Coast islands. Over on the Andaman Coast you are spoilt for choice with something to suit every style and budget. From the perennially popular Phuket to less well-known beauty spots like Tarutao National Marine Park. And if you want to capture someone’s heart, what better way than to take them to a heart-shaped island like Ko Kaeo Yai near Phuket.
Say it with flowers
Just as it is in the West, Valentine’s Day is a time for romance in Thailand. But unlike the UK or Ireland, you won’t have to break the bank to buy your loved one a dozen red roses. Pay a visit to any flower market at any time of the year and you’ll find another reason to fall in love with Thailand. In Bangkok, head to Pak Khlong Talat and if you’re in Chiang Mai, visit the colourful flower market that lines the road adjacent to the Ping River near Lam Yai Market and Warorot Market (known locally as Kad Luang). And if you’re travelling to Thailand in February, look out for the beautiful Chiang Mai Flower Festival.
Cruise through the flower lakes
Continuing the flower theme, there are a number of locations in Thailand where Mother Nature puts on some dazzling displays. Two of the most memorable spots can be found at opposite ends of the country. In the north-east of Thailand there is the Red Lotus Lake (Talay Bua Daeng) in Udon Thani. And in the south of the country in Phatthalung is the majestic Thale Noi, the largest waterfowl reserve in Thailand and a breathtaking location for a boat trip through the carpets of pink water lilies.
Of all of Thailand’s many festivals, Loy Krathong is regarded as the most romantic. Celebrated nationwide with a display of lights and colourful krathongs floated on the water, Loy Krathong is a special time to be in Thailand with your loved one.
Village of love
Long before Bangkok became a modern metropolis there was a village called ‘Bangrak’ which translates as the ‘Village of Love’. The district of Bangrak still exists and is the location for a number of superb hotels including the Mandarin Oriental and W Bangkok. This historic area was once settled by European traders and the Old Customs House and Assumption Cathedral are amongst the many fascinating reminders of Bangkok’s European heritage. Bangrak may no longer be a village, but romantic couples still flock here to have their marriage registered at the Village of Love.
Shrine to love
A shopping mall in the heart of Bangkok’s commercial district is not an obvious candidate for a romantic location. But Thai people in search of love come to the Central World Plaza to pay their respects at the Trimurti Shrine. In their quest for love, people of all ages will place red roses and light red candles at the shrine in honour of Lord Trimurti.
Plan the perfect romantic break
Whether you want to find a romantic restaurant, an idyllic island or are just looking for inspiration for a special holiday in Thailand, we’re here to help. Feel free to ask our resident Thailand expert any questions you may have and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more Thailand inspiration.
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