Sunday, April 28, 2013

Thailand and Cambodia, the perfect combination for your dream honeymoon!

When thinking of a honeymoon, you have to think of a destination you will never take your children to or where you won’t wait until your 25th Wedding Anniversary to take a 2nd honeymoon.  Thailand and Cambodia are the perfect combination to choose for a dream honeymoon.   From gleaming Buddhist temples, to amazing, quiet beaches, and the bustling streets of Bangkok, it's no wonder why Thailand has been a travel paradise for many years. However, due to the luck of history and the power of past kings, Thailand has remained South East Asia's only country to never have been colonized; making it possible to retain its cultural integrity. The mountains of the north, the rice paddies of the east and some of the world's most beautiful beaches in the south make Thailand one of the best travel destinations for your vacation.
Start your journey in Bangkok City, also known as the City of Angles. This is a vibrant city with tremendous cultural. You definitely want to start your stay in one of the many amazing hotels right in the heart of the city.  Everything is right at your disposal. Gleaming skyscrapers, glittering temples, colorful street markets, sophisticated shopping malls, a bustling nightlife scene, and an energy that reflects the city's incredible economic growth over the past few years. Visit the Grand Palace, entering via a secret doorway that reveals often missed treasures in the exhibit of royal regalia. Explore its sprawling grounds dotted with over 100 ornate buildings, gardens and statues of mythological creatures. Continue to the Wat Phra Kaew, home to the famous Emerald Buddha. Then visit Wat Pho, where the 150-foot-long Reclining Buddha lies.

Bangkok's temples, the Chao Praya River and the ancient capital of Ayutthaya are three of Thailand's most iconic symbols and undoubtedly among its biggest attractions. A river cruise in a converted rice barge or modern luxury cruise is the perfect way to see all three up close and personal.

From Bangkok take a short flight up North to Chiang Mai. which is home to Thailand's highest mountains.  There is so much to do in this much more relaxing than Bangkok. One of the hottest attractions is a visit to one of the many elephant sanctuaries. Here you can interact up close with these majestic animals, take an elephant ride, and even paint with them! In addition to visiting the elephant camps, visit Chaing Mai's most famous temple, Wat Doi Suthep, their famous night market where they are more street vendors and food carts than you can imagine.

If after visiting the Northern area of Thailand, why not take a trip down to the Southern area and visit one of their beautiful beaches in Phuket or Koh Samui. Phuket offers world class diving in the Andaman Sea, golf at world-standard championship courses or exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests; Phuket is a place to extend your horizons. Take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the surrounding islands, or enjoy a serene cruise around mystical Phang Nga Bay. Are you looking for something to do in the evening, check out what Patong Beach has to offer, total enjoyment! If you want a smaller beach/village, check out Koh Samui. This beach area has everything to offer, from relaxing on white sand beaches to pristine jungles to a vibrant nightlife.

There are other areas in the north which are just as beautiful to visit, but we suggest you take a flight, via Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia. If you are looking for adventure, you could bike ride through the countryside visiting the temples, little seen villages where children will great you with excitement.  If biking isn't what you are looking for, discover Siem Reap's secrets by taking a local boat trip, visit the floating village of Chong Kneas, and take the back roads back to town. 

One of the highlights of visiting Siem Reap are the temples of Angkor including Angkor Wat, Bayon, with its 54 towers decorated with more than 200 mysterious smiling faces.  You might also want to visit Ta Prohm (the Jungle Temple) made famous in the Tomb Raider Movie. Feel like one of the early explorers as you visit this temple which has been left to be reclaimed by the jungle. If time permits finish the day climbing one of the oldest buildings in the Angkor complex, the brick temple of Pre Rup.

We hope we gave you a taste of what you might experience on your honeymoon to these two magical countries. In addition, t
here is so much more to Southeast Asia besides Thailand and Cambodia, you might want to read more. Check out our blog from February on Vietnam.  Combing all three countries would guarantee an incredible honeymoon. For more information, please contact one of our Asian Specialist at 866-720-5435 or via email at