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Bangkok

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Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is also its largest city by a large margin with over 8 million inhabitants. As the political, social, and economic centre of Thailand, Bankok also plays a leading role in trade, commerce, culture, the arts, education, healthcare and transport for the entire Indochina region. Bankok is Thailand's major tourist gateway and provides cultural adventurist honeymooners historical attractions like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun, as well as more contemporary attractions, such as the National Gallery of Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art, Thailand Creative & Design Center, the Thailand Cultural Centre and the National Theatre.

Honeymooners will definitely want to take a canal tour to see the Chao Phraya River and original canals of the city. Most of these special boat trips start at the eastern bank of the river and head through the backwaters of Thonburi, taking in Wat Arun, the Royal Barges National Museum and a floating market. All honeymoon couples should avail themselves of a traditional Thai massage at least once during their stay. Most all hotels have spa services, but you can get the traditional Thai massage on any street corner massage parlor for much less. You should also be able to distinguish the true massage parlor from its brothel imitator quite easily.

If you're going as far as Thailand for your honeymoon, even if your ultimate destination is Phuket or Chiang Mai, you should spend at least a couple of days in Bankok taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia's friendliest metropolis.

 

 

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Highlights
Over 400 glittering Buddhist temples, palaces, and the timeless 'Venice of the East' canal and river scenes are a few of the must-sees. Buy some Thai silk and gemstones for that special someone in your life.
Geography/Environment
Bangkok is approximately 1,500 km2 (600 square miles). Bangkok is divided by the Chao Phraya River into two large cities, Bangkok and Thon Buri. There are several bridges that connect these two areas to each other, the Krungthon Bridge, the Phra Pinklao Bridge, and the Memorial Bridge are a few.
Activities
Bangkok has the usual array of sporting and fitness possibilities you'd expect in a city of this size, including golf, swimming, squash, bowling, gyms and even polo. For those looking for a more cultural experience, you can learn traditional Thai massage (or better yet, experience one first-hand) and even sign up for a course in Thai cooking. You can also learn one of several strains of Thai martial arts.
Climate and Weather
Average temperatures are about 29°C, ranging in Bangkok from 35°C in April to 17°C in December. There are three seasons: the cool season (November to February), the hot season (April to May), and the rainy season (June to October), though downpours rarely last more than a couple of hours.

Other Important Information
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Destination Wedding Information
FEE: None
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: None
NECESSARY DOCUMENTS: Passports; proof of divorce and/or death certificate for former spouses/s (if applicable); "Letters of Certification" from the embassy of those getting married, translated and certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MORE INFO: U.S. Embassy in Thailand at fax (011) 66-2-205-4103