February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day in Thailand arrives with many couple promotions. There are plenty of romantic places in Thailand for couples. Thailand is a top honeymoon destination. These are truths universally acknowledged. Most couples choose one of Bangkok’s many rooftop bars for dining and wining, but there’s much more to Valentine’s Day in Thailand and romantic experiences than that. Don’t you want to avoid clichés and be somewhere less crowded?
So how about celebrating your love at romantic places in Thailand for couples and honeymooners that you probably never thought or heard of? The good news is that, most of these unique romantic destinations in Thailand are located close to the popular attractions. Plus they are great almost all year round.
9 Romantic Places in Thailand for Honeymoon That You Probably Never Thought Of
1. Bangkok Old Town and Thonburi Hidden Gems
We all visit the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho in Bangkok Old Town. Then we cross the Chao Phraya River on a ferry to Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn. Don’t just end your Bangkok date like that. For a much more peaceful stroll, explore Kudi Jeen and Khlong San multicultural communities. Both are close to Wat Arun. Khlong San has the historic green space Princess Mother Memorial Park and hip lifestyle spaces The Jam Factory and Lhong 1919 while Kudi Jeen is home to Chinese shrines, Buddhist temples, pink Santa Cruz Church and cute local cafés with Portuguese-influenced cakes called Kanom Farang.
In the evening, go back to Bangkok Old Town and visit the lesser known temples that are no less charming like Wat Saket (Golden Mount) and Wat Ratchanaddaram (Metallic Castle). These two temples offer stunning panoramic views, especially at sunset. Then walk to the Giant Swing and Wat Suthat. Opening till 9pm, the temple makes a very unique night experience.
2. Bangpu Recreation Center in Samut Prakarn
Sunset is in and of itself one of the most romantic things to see in Thailand and everywhere else. Sunset by the sea is even more romantic, but for one of the most romantic places in Thailand to watch sunset, head for Bangpu Recreation Center in Samut Prakarn. Close to Bangkok, Bangpu Recreation Center is a temporary home to thousands of Siberian seagulls from November to May. Go there late in the afternoon, so you have time to enjoy the verdant mangrove forests.
3. Mahasawat Canal in Nakhon Pathom
Farm life is more romantic than you think. Did you know a scene like this was a popular setting among classic Thai romance dramas? Khlong Mahasawat or Mahasawat Canal in Nakhon Pathom is within two hours from Bangkok, but with its rural charms, the close-knitted community feels a world away from Thailand’s capital. When in Khlong Mahasawat area, go on a rowboat trip in a lotus pond, hop on a tractor at fruit orchards and experience a local life at an orchid farm and a local rice village. It isn’t only one of the most unique but also local romantic destinations in Thailand.
4. Bang Pa-In Palace and Wat Niwet Thammaprawat in Ayutthaya
The ruins of palaces and temples in Ayutthaya Historical Park are hauntingly beautiful, but if you’re looking for glory restored, visit Bang Pa-In Palace. The royal summer palace complex has served Thailand’s kings of multiple dynasties. Photo ops abound thanks to colorful buildings in various architecture styles, from Thai and Chinese to European.
After the fairytale-like palace complex, stop by Wat Niwet Thammaprawat. This Buddhist temple is home to Gothic church-inspired buildings, both on the outside and the inside. One-of-a-kind experience, isn’t it?
5. Koh Sichang in Chonburi
Most travelers know Pattaya. Few travelers know that Pattaya is actually part of Chonburi Province. Even less travelers know that Chonburi has less crowded, more peaceful beaches and islands. Among said beaches and islands, Koh Sichang or Sichang Island takes the crown as one of the most romantic places in Thailand. While not the best beach for swimming, Sichang Island has a very romantic atmosphere. It’s also close to both Bangkok and Pattaya.
As a site for a royal summer palace, it’s obvious Koh Sichang must be perfect for relaxing. Gentle waves lapping against the clean beaches and the towering cliffs, teal-colored European-style royal mansion, the cliff-side Vashiravut Bridge… It’s all picture-perfect. Sichang Island also has the white wooden bridge that reaches out into the sea, Asadang Bridge. Isn’t that dreamy? Don’t miss some of the most romantic places in Thailand like these places on the island.
6. Pranburi Beach Area and Phraya Nakhon Cave in Prachuab Kirikhan
Not too far from the popular beach resort Hua Hin in Prachuab Kirikhan Province is Pranburi. It’s a more laidback seaside district with pristine beaches. Plus you can enjoy the local life since Pranburi is a charming fishing village, complete with an evening walking street every Saturday in Pranburi Old Market area.
For couples with adventurous spirits, Phraya Nakhon Cave in Pranburi combines both adrenaline rush and romance. After quite a strenuous hike, you’ll find yourselves inside the cave and before the gorgeous Kuha Kharuehat Pavilion. Make sure you get there around 9.30am-11am and lo and behold, the sunlight shining down through the hole in the cave ceiling! Trees also grow around the pavilion. If that’s not enchanting, then we don’t know what is.
TakeMeTour’s Tip: You can take a boat to cut down the distance, but you’ll still have to hike for about 450 meters.
7. Mon Jam in Chiang Mai
The idea of conquering the top of Thailand together at Doi Inthanon National Park is beautiful, but Doi Inthanon isn’t the only beautiful mountain in Chiang Mai. Only about 45 minutes from Chiang Mai Old City stands Mon Jam, a local favorite getaway. With vibrant flower fields, endless valley views, Thai-style thatched-roof pavilions to relax in and perfect weather all year round, you’re guaranteed a romantic time together.
If you’re a foodie couple, all the more reason for going there. Strawberries, cabbages and other produce straight from hill tribe farms as well as freshly-cooked meals await.
8. Choui Fong Tea Plantation in Chiang Rai
Chiang Mai’s neighbor is where the famous White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) is, but there are a lot more to see and do in Chiang Rai. Going strong for over 50 years, Choui Fong Tea Plantation isn’t only one of the most famous tea plantations but also the most beautiful and romantic destinations in Thailand for couples. Walk on rolling hills of green tea plants. Then sip and savor green tea and tea-flavored desserts at Choui Fong Cafe. Sounds like a perfect spot for your date or honeymoon already.
9. Similan Islands in Phang Nga
We love Phuket’s quieter beaches and Krabi’s beautiful islands, but neighboring Phang Nga is drop-dead gorgeous and is one of the most romantic places in Thailand. Blessed with some of the most pristine beaches and waters in the country, Similan Islands are also abundant in marine wildlife. Dive into the underwater world and enjoy colors of the corals, fish and other marine creatures. It isn’t hard to see why it’s one of the world’s best diving spots.
Every day can be romantic as long as you’re with your loved one, but it will be much easier if you’re in the right place. Visit one of our picks for unique romantic places in Thailand for honeymoon and create your magic moments together. TakeMeTour wishes you a happy Valentine’s Day in Thailand, but if you’re reading this on any other day, happy travels anyway!