Honeymoon, where?

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1. Posted by Agatin (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Hello All
I already started to plan my honeymoon and in the beginning I can see some problem. There is a lot of places I would like to go. Me and my fiance are thinking about Thailand or Philippines. We love sightseeing, heritage, old buildings and nature. We would not like to stay all the time on beaches or swimming pools. What would You recommend to see during three weeks in this places? Have You got maybe better ideas to spend honeymoon somewhere?

Thanks a lot in avance for all reccommendations.

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 4305 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!


Bangkok, Chiang Mai and a beach area good for the month you visit. (Some beach areas better at certain time periods.) It is easy to obtain tours and side trips from these cities in person, so no need to book ahead of time. (Travel agencies and tour desks in hotels provide tours.)

How long in each location up to you. Tourists visit Thailand year round. Some do go for beach activities, many mix it up with historic temples, wildlife, nightlife, food, etc. Thailand is big enough to get a little bit of almost everything except snow related stuff!

From this forum, info on Thailand:


What month would you travel? Google will give you the weather for the month you travel. High season is roughly late November to mid January. (Higher hotel prices, sometimes higher cost for flights.) I like the rainy season. Lower prices for flights and hotels. Fewer tourists, plant life looks greener with a little rain. Usually the rain stops in an hour or two.

I usually fly round trip Bangkok. From there take train, bus or flights to other locations. I finish up again in Bangkok for a day or two. You can do your serious shopping at this time. Bangkok has good taxi service, city rail service and bus service. Bangkok is a big city with 2 airports.

  • Assuming Thailand will be more like "Pre-Covid" when you travel.

Up to you.

[ Edit: Edited on 19 May 2022, 22:47 GMT by karazyal ]

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4. Posted by andoreia (Budding Member 11 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

If you go to Thailand make sure to add both Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai to your itinerary. There are lots of temples to visit in both, I'm sure you'll love it.

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6. Posted by andoreia (Budding Member 11 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

In Thailand: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phi Phi

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8. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 4305 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

In Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket you can obtain day tours in person. For Bangkok there are tours to Ayudthaya, River Kwai and various temples, etc. For Phuket and other beach areas good for the month you visit usually you can get day tours on short notice. In Chiang Mai same thing. There are day tours to Chiang Rai and nearby temples and whatever.

In major cities of Thailand it is easy to get a day or several days tour through hotel tour desks and nearby local travel agencies. Choose where you want to visit and get picked up at your hotel and returned there. No need to buy ahead of time. *Most hotels will store some of your stuff while you are on longer overnight trips out of the city. When you check back in for another room claim your other stuff. (Good if you are traveling from a cold country and have winter clothing with you.)

  • On tours have a hat to keep the sun off your face and some sunblock. If you can only travel during the rainy season hotel rooms are cheaper and the plant life is more green and alive looking. Most often the rain stops in an hour or so.

Good luck.

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