Chiang Mai Honeymoon

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Following the floating islands and the one-of-a-kind skyline of Hong Kong, we enjoyed the next two nights of our Chiang Mai honeymoon at the elegant retreat of the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort. The hotel is located on the banks of the renowned Mae Ping River and has all the pleasures of resort living in the heart of the historical city.

Chiang Mai, known by locals as the “Rose of the North” in Thailand for its beauty and charm, offers unforgettable combination of adventure, culture, and relaxation. Founded in 1296, Chiang Mai is a cultural and religious center and a home to hundreds of Buddhist temples. Our Chiang Mai honeymoon trip was only 3 days but we did manage to see the Waroros Market, the Wat Phra Singh, the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the night bazaar, and to get a couples massage.

Things to Do in Chiang Mai

See the Waroros Market, one of Chiang Mai’s Busiest Indoor Marketplaces

Many locals know the market as “Kard Luang” which translates as “market owned by a royal”. Waroros was co-founded by Princess Dararasmi and Prince Intaraworos over a century ago. No longer owned by royalty, today’s market (which opens at 6am) is the best destination in the city to find typical Northeastern produce such as Isaan sausage, crispy pork, and Northern-style clothing and textiles.

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Visit the Impressive Wat Phra Singh

You can take a trishaw ride along the famous Tapae Road through the ancient city walls and along Rajdamnern Road to Wat Phra Singh, one of Chiang Mai’s most revered and famous temples. The Buddhist Temple is dominated by an enormous, mosaic-inlaid wí·hăhn (sanctuary). Built in 1345, the Wihan Lai Kham building houses the sacred Phra Buddha Singh statue (the Lion Buddha), the main attraction at the temple. The ancient complex is very impressive site with gilded rooftops and golden chedis. Wat Phra Singh is also a living and working temple and very much part of the local community with a monastery and school contained within the grounds.

See the Scenic Sunset from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep rests on Doi Suthep Mountain. Constructed in 1384, the temple is located 3,500 feet above sea level and is considered the most important temple in Chiang Mai. Local legend claims the temple was built after a bone of Buddha was carried up Doi Suthep Mountain on the back of a white elephant, who trumpeted three times before dying on the site. This was interpreted as a sign and King Nu Naone ordered the construction of the temple that stands today.

The temple is reached by climbing 309 steps, but should you wish to avoid climbing the stairway a tram is also available for a small additional cost. As well as some striking examples of architecture, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep also offers exceptional sunset views over Chiang Mai. While at the exquisite temple you will be able to make merit if you so choose, and in return receive a blessing from one of the senior monks. Once the sun has set you will have the wonderful opportunity to experience the temple’s monks perform their evening prayers.

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Following our Chiang Mai honeymoon, we headed to the Golden Triangle Elephant Camp which was definitely one of the most exciting parts of our trip.

Have you been to Chiang Mai? How did you spend your Chiang Mai honeymoon? Any tips and recommendations? Comment below!



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  1. Christina Gould May 11, 2018 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    These pictures are stunning. Constructed in 1384 and still standing. Wow. Thanks for posting!

    • Kinleysings April 27, 2019 at 12:04 am - Reply

      i totally agree

  2. Nigel Soper May 13, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    A staggering level of culture and art from a time that most in Europe were serfs; thanks for the post.

  3. Calvin August 14, 2018 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Never been here, looks like a great destination with tons of history.

  4. Minta Boggs September 24, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Wow!! beautiful pictures and what an awesome place to honeymoon!!

  5. Dana Rodriguez October 29, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Wow these photos are amazing! What a beautiful place to visit!

  6. Paula D October 29, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Was there any location you visited that you would say was the highlight of your honeymoon? I have aways wanted to see Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Japan — so if I had to narrow it down, do you have any recommendations?

  7. Gabrielle November 19, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous locale for a honeymoon. Wow!

    • Jatoia April 27, 2019 at 12:38 am - Reply

      Such a beautiful place to have a honeymoon

  8. Phyllis Huebbe November 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous scenery, must have been an amazing honeymoon.

  9. Maria juarez November 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Nice it looks so pretty

  10. Maria juarez November 30, 2018 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I would live there cause it’s so pretty

  11. Kelly M. December 3, 2018 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Looks like an absolutely amazing place! Would LOVE to go there, one day.

  12. Paty January 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful place cant wait to go

  13. Michelle​ Damon January 23, 2019 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I never had a honeymoon – this looks amazing!

  14. Ronald Gagnon January 27, 2019 at 3:33 am - Reply

    Incredible..what beauty and history…I envy you

  15. Paula Pennachio January 31, 2019 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Looks amazing great pictures

  16. Ron Weinberg February 17, 2020 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    This is looks so spectacular!

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