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1. Posted by sassy_girl (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y

Hello!!! I'm planning to have my 5-day honeymoon in Thailand this February. Where should we head, Bangkok or Phuket? What are the must-try food, restaurants and places to go? If you can suggest an itinerary, we'll be very thankful!

2. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Well sassy, that depends on ur liking

If u love the beaches, u should head to Phuket and enjoy the surf and sand.

If u want a spiritual and peaceful atmosphere for ur honeymoon, stick to Bangkok and visit the temples of Emerald Buddha and the golden Buddha. Also dont forget to visit the floating market which is worth a visit

Regarding food, since i am not much into sea-food, so i am sorry cant comment much on that, maybe other members would throw more light on that

Have a nice honeymoon which u can cherish in the days to come

All the best!!!!

Arif

3. Posted by Ecarross (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

I think chaing mai is the best way to honeymoon b cause puket and south in thailand has storm
now chaing mai begin to winter so romanctic and beautiful

sorry my english

4. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

I suggest nothern part of thailand as well. Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai will be romantic enough for couples. Good Luck.

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Sassy,
It really does depend if you two want some alone time, culture, beach or excitement. Since the P. I has plenty of beach options, I would not go to Thailand and just hit the beach. But, if you vote that way, Hua Hin is close to BKK and is pretty laid back for a beach resort. One beach where you can ride horses. Chiang Mai for culture as others have suggested.

Now for an option that may appeal to you guys. Pattaya has affordable hotels, heaps of live entertainment, plenty of things to do, great restaurants and a nice beach on Koh Larn, just 40 minutes away. I hope you two a have a great time wherever you choose to go.

6. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 8y

Everything depends on just what you want - culture? romance a split of the two?

Certainly I'd opt for Phuket with just five days and stay somewhere nice down on Kata Beach (the nicest of the resort areas) and as far away from Phuket town as you can get.

Do the "James Bond" tour and see some of the remote islands which are so beautiful as well as seeing the monkey temple, some local wildlife and a traditional stilt village. You can also spend a day doing some kayaking or other sports as well as just relaxing and getting beachfront massages.

In Bangkok I'd certainly recommend a couple of restaurants which are special but as a rule the food is good just about everywhere. I spent a lot of time in Thailand and my favorites included a lot of non-thai places but I'll see if I can't look up some specific names for you.

As to a five day itnerary for Bangkok - aimed at a honeymooner who only has 5 days and isn't on a tiny budget. In truth there are a million places to go - but with just 5 days and not wanting to spend a lot of time on tours this isn't awful. If you want to do a tour or two a lot of people like the Tiger temple and the floating market but you'll spend a lot of time on a bus. You can mix and match these days and probably cram a lot more into each day if you want to but Bangkok has so much to see and do. these were some of my favorites. Since you are only there a few days and I assume you want to see some of the best of, I did offer some more expensive restaurant choices - though you'd be hard pressed at most to spend more than $20-30 a person. I included no ultra touristy things but since its a honeymoon you might want to do some of them.

1) Go the the temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Po - Bangkok's must see attractions. Have a romantic and special dinner at Khinlom-Chom-Sa-Phan riverfront restaurants.
2) Chinatown for a dim-sum brunch at Shangarila Jawaraj Restaurant (ask for the dim sum menu and try the shrimp wrapped in green noodle), See Wat Arun and take a river or canal ferry to get the lay of the land stopping wherever your fancy takes you. Go take a look at one of Bangkok's party districts and dance the night away. Dine on some of the delicious street food (all sorts of things). one of hte many dinner/dancing river cruises is fun - but the boats and company change enough that I won't suggest one in particular.
3) Visit the weekend market if possible then end up checking out the ridiculous shopping scene over near Siam Square (a area full of thai malls ranging from the chaotic and crazy MBK, which is full of pirated goods, to the ultra luxurious Paragon Siam Square mall which is all upscale western designer stuff). Do one of the ultra posh movie theater deals (about $20 each) which includes, cocktails, food, a massage, a private reclining couch, blankets, pillows and waiter service of popcorn and your choice of drinks in a private cinema for the movie experience of your life. If you want to try something wonderful but not Thai visit the little Tokyo area of the city inside the Oneworld Center Mall for some outstanding sushi and sashimi (Bangkok has a vast Japanese population). Finish the night with a stroll though the touristy Patpong market which at one time really was a red light district but now just pretends to be. (Head to Soi Cowboy if you want to ogle the real thing).
4) Take a stroll down Khao San Road to enjoy the Farang ghetto of backpackers - although you might save this for a night of partying and drinking and enjoy the bars along Khao San and Soi Rambutri where you can order drinks in a bar, from a minibus, or even in a gas station that converts to a bar every night. Take a walk from there over to the Golden Mount and climb to the highest point (not highest building but highest point geologically in the city). Then head out to the fancy hotels and clubs near sukhumvit (spelled wrong I know) to eat in places like Cabbages and Condoms (a fancy and expensive restaurant which is quite good and supports AIDS prevention, education and sponsors programs to help rural Thailand), or the Green Elephant atop one of the city's highest buildings for either a meal or cocktail.
5) Get some massages at a nice spa (heck, I did this everyday, although I usually went to places which were about 200 baht an hour) and spend the day just strolling about the city or one of the many beautiful parks or museums. Head to the Suan Lum Night Bazaar if it's still open (it was supposed to close in April but was still running according to some e-mails earlier this month) for dinner tonight and get a load of the thousands of Thai street dishes. Its cheap so sample a fair bit and goggle at the Thai entertainments. Have a great night and get ready for the trip home.

I hope that helps a bit.

7. Posted by mmdutt (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

go to koh samui :)
really romantic

8. Posted by sassy_girl (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y

Thank you sooooo much everybody!!! I really hope my husband (to-be) and i will never forget our honeymoon in Thailand!

:)

9. Posted by Magnibel (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Happy Honeymoon!!