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5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Thai Destination Wedding

If you are looking to have a destination wedding in Southeast Asia, here are a couple of reasons why a Thai destination wedding might be the perfect location for that unique and exciting wedding you’ve been longing for. Already hitched? Make that renewal of vows extra special. Let the many wonders of Thailand enchant you and your partner!

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  1. The most stunning beach weddings imaginable

As a tropical country blessed with beautiful shores and picturesque views of the sea, Thailand is considered as a popular, much-loved destination to have beach weddings at. Whether you choose a wedding in Phuket or Krabi with majestic views of the Andaman Sea, or Koh Samui with the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Thailand, you have many options to choose from for that perfect beachside wedding with that dreamy tropical sunset.

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2. One-of-a-kind, exotic winter weddings in Northern Thailand

If you aren’t a beach person, Thailand can still work for you and your dream destination wedding as the North of Thailand has a cool climate and features rich natural and lush landscapes, such as the province of Chiang Mai.

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3. Home of some of the best luxury accommodations and resorts in the world

The most important day of your lives deserves extra special accommodations, and in Thailand, 5-star luxury hotels and resorts are in abundance, featuring world-renowned Thai hospitality, luxurious pampering and spa services, as well as stunning architecture and the finest cuisine.

 

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4. Booming destination wedding industry

Many international couples have been drawn in by Thailand’s natural charm and beauty, and as a popular destination wedding location in Southeast Asia, it is also home to the best wedding suppliers from all over the world—expert wedding planners, talented wedding photographers and videographers, international event stylists and entertainment providers, world-class wedding caterers and pastry chefs, and much more. You can be confident that your wedding in Thailand will be the best that it can be, and that your envisioned celebration can be executed flawlessly.

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5. Wonderful Thai cuisine – A culinary experience

Thai cuisine is among the world’s best, the gem of Southeast Asian Cuisine! Featuring a wide array of rich flavors, natural ingredients, and distinct spices—a truly unforgettable culinary journey awaits you and your partner, as well as your wedding’s special guests! Thailand is also home to some of the world’s most talented international chefs that transform Thai cuisine into updated Asian-fusion dishes to give them a modern day twist. The unparalleled Thai cuisine will definitely enchant your tastebuds!

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Enjoy Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand honeymoon activities

Nowadays, outdoor activities as well as regular gym sessions are an essential part of many Westerners’ lives, for sheer enjoyment as well as the long-term health benefits. Northern Thailand boasts a plethora of fun, challenging activities set amongst its stunning natural scenery, and including several in your honeymoon plans can be an exciting option.

If you and your spouse are fans of cycling or mountain biking, the hills and remote valleys surrounding Chiang Mai offer splendidly scenic routes winding through forests, across national parks and past quaint hill-tribe villages. Chiang Dao, to the north of Chiang Mai, is a favourite, and can be explored on two wheels just for a day or on a three day/two night tour. Bicycles are easily hired from specialist bike tour companies, and routes can be easy or tough according to your own preference.

 

 

An exciting downhill ride can be had in Sri Lanna National Park, and it’s even possible to bike from Chiang Mai to Thailand’s northernmost city of Chiang Rai in around three days, passing through mountain gorges and across verdant agricultural plains. The cycle trails in Doi Suthep national park are perfect for a day’s ride, encompassing lovely Mae Sa Valley.

Kayaking in remote, fast-running rivers during the rainy season is another thrilling option offered in Sri Lanna National Park as part of a day trip or a multi-activity three day tour of this unspoilt region. For more watery delights, whitewater rafting in the Mae Tang River valley or along the Pai River can be had, again as part of an activity tour. Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain, is famed for its trekking trails as well as its rare orchid species, and sunrise or sunset from the peak itself is an unforgettable sight.

For a unique Northern Thailand experience, a guided elephant trek including bamboo rafting in the traditional manner is a must. Once Thailand’s beasts of burden and the only way to travel in the remote northern region, the giant pachyderms are now essential to the tourism industry, and are cared for by their mahouts as they were in olden times. These elephants aren’t trained to do demeaning tricks, they’re doing what they’ve done for centuries – carrying humans safely through dense jungle and across rushing rivers.

The spectacular and varied scenery around Chiang Mai is perfect for trekking and hiking. The region’s national parks with their hidden valleys, soaring slopes and dense forests are famed for their varied trails, breathtaking views and unique flora and fauna. If you’re planning to head for remote corners of the countryside, it’s best to take a guided tour, as getting lost isn’t as difficult as you might think! Bonuses include swimming in pools below rushing waterfalls, getting up close and personal with the local wildlife and experiencing the sounds and sights of Northern Thailand’s sub-tropical jungles.

If you’re fascinated by the lifestyles and traditions of Northern Thailand’s hill tribe peoples, an environmentally sensitive eco-tour will take you to authentic tribal villages in remote locations far from Chiang Mai’s night market and tourism hubs.

The Responsible Travel hill tribe tour educated its guests as regards the peoples’ culture and traditions as well as the environmental issues in each area and the difficulties faced by the small communities. Guests take part in everyday activities including cooking and farming, thus fostering relationships between the two drastically different cultures.

Adrenaline junkies will be happy to know that they’re not excluded from a quick fix during their stay in Chiang Mai. Rock climbing, bungee jumping and zip-lining through the forests are all on offer close by the city, and give thrills without spills to all those looking for wild things to do. Flight of the Gibbon is the best-known for its zip-lining trails through treetops inhabited by monkeys and endless bird species, and guided rock climbing and caving in the limestone karst region around Crazy Horse Buttress with Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures is challenging as well as a true learning experience.

A new addition to extreme adventure sports in Northern Thailand is enduro biking, provided by Thai Enduro Tours, who also offer easier options using 4-wheel buggies or ATVs. Renting a motorbike and finding your own thrills is easy here, although care should be taken as regards your choice of bike, especially of you’re planning a dirt-biking day out. Closer to home is perhaps the most unique activity experience in Thailand – an introduction to Thai kick-boxing. Lanna Muay Thai Camp is best for beginners, and focuses on daily fitness workouts as well as full training.