Honeymoon In Asian

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

How long are you honeymooning for? Thailaind itself is pretty big, you could spend months there and not see everything. I would stick with one country–two at most, depending on how long you have. If you do go to two countries, I’d do Thailand and Cambodia since they’re neighbors. I’d definitely save Japan and Eastern China for separate trips, same with Bali (since Indonesia is massive).

As far as Thailand goes, the islands in the southwest part of the country are gorgeous (Koh Phi Phi, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Lanta, etc.). Don’t spend much time in Bangkok. Chiang Mai is amazing but it’s up north and would require a plane trip from the islands (or Bangkok) if you don’t want to spend too much time traveling.

Post # 3
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Worker bee

I wanted to honeymoon in Cambodia! But my Fiance wanted a relaxing caribbean vacation. Regardless my vote is there 100%. You could also check out Maldives! Soo beautiful. But it might be a little bit further than what you’re looking for.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Check the ZIKA report for these countries! We ditched Thailand for a honeymoon for that reason. 

Hands down, I’d stick to Thailand. It is such a beautiful country with so many islands – my absolute favorite was Koh Mook.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Stick with honeymooning in Thailand if you are going for just 1 or two weeks. All of those countries are pretty big and you will lose a day of travel just going from one to the other. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

HoneysHoney :  Oh just saw your update. Spend the honeymoon in Japan. It’s sooo different from Thailand if you want to experience something new from that.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

We just booked for Thailand and Cambodia ourselves. Little over a week in Thailand on a private resort island/ and part in Phuket cost near karon beach. Then like half a week in Cmabodia in Siem Reap since I’ve wanted to see the ruins forever. The other days of the 2 weeks trip are flying :/

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

pnwlove :  What about one week in the Thai islands, one week in Chiang Mai, and one week in Cambodia?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Siem Reap and the temples are amazing, but really no more than 4-5 days worth (I did 4.5 days, and a lot more than just the temples and was ready to move on to see other places after that), also depends on the time of the year- you do get a rainy/cloudy season which makes the temple sighseeing not so great.  If you are interested in a beach area, I have heard great things about the beach towns in Cambodia, but haven’t had the opportunity to visit (yet).

Agree that Japan is amazing, and there are so many different things to see there- again depends on the time of the year what is best to see but there are options for everything.  I have done a lot of long work trips to the Tokyo area and there is a ton of things to see/do that are within a few hour train ride depening on what you are looking for.

I realize I may be in the minority, but I didn’t love Bali, and I am not at all interested in returning.  I have a lot of friends that go back over and over again, but I think there are more interesting beach towns to explore.  If you are set on Indonesia as a destination, and you like history I would look at Yogyakarta for the Borobudur and Prambanan temples (but this could be an even shorter trip than Siem Reap) as I did a long weekend there and saw pretty much all the tourist sites.

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I worked on a cruise ship that toured southeast Asia for a couple months. I actually liked Vietnam a lot more than Thailand- scenery was equally beautiful, everything was cheap, and the people were lovely. Although Thailand wins for food in my book! I have a friend that is doing a mekong river cruise and it sounds incredible. It ends in Cambodia where they’re doing angkor watt. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Cambodia… If you’ve got 3 weeks, I’d say do 10 days in Siem reap (Angkor) maybe 3 in Phnom Pehn and then a week on the Beach down south 🙂

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