A Tropical Way to “Thai” the Knot

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Interested in a destination wedding, or simply looking for a romantic honeymoon spot? Either way, Thailand is the ideal place for this exceptional event in your life!

Believe it or not, Thailand is among the most popular places in the world to “tie the knot”. Tourism experts estimate more than 100,000 engaged travellers will become husband and wife within the Kingdom, and another million plus will embark on a honeymoon trip in Thailand.

And let’s face it, Thailand has all the elements needed to make for unforgettable memories during either of these exceptional events in a couple’s life. First, there’s the legendary quality of service that Thai people provide, along with their innate sense of hospitality. Secondly, organising a wedding in Thailand is generally cheaper than in most other countries in the world, as luxury is affordable and competition is high amongst hotels. Finally, there are superb resorts in all of Thailand’s most well known destinations, and they generally have a specialist on staff who looks after the organisation of wedding ceremonies and receptions. Having a chapel set up on the beach—facing the Andaman Sea, or the Gulf of Thailand—or getting married in traditional Thai outfits, as part of a lavish Thai ceremony, is all possible here. Even underwater weddings can be arranged.

Urbanites might flock to get hitched in Bangkok, but Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Pattaya, and Phuket are also among the most in-demand destinations for future marriage-minded travellers. But these are by no means the only options. Less crowds mean that secondary destinations often provide a more intimate experience for both honeymoon getaways and wedding ceremonies. Whether you choose your backdrop to be the ancient temples of Sukhothai, a Mon or Karen hilltribe village in Chiang Rai, or perhaps one of the charming cities found along the Mekong River, all are guaranteed to bring lasting memories as you enjoy this precious time.

See our full cover story “Say ‘I do’ in the lande of smiles” on 24Life’s 21st issue https://issuu.com/24lifemagazine/docs/24life_magazine_issue_21

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