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Thailand

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Thailand

Thailand is often described by travelers as "the most exotic country in Asia." Honeymooners call it the "most romantic." Whatever your interests are, you'll find this a unique land and a place of kaleidoscopic wonders unseen elsewhere. It is colored by a distinct culture with a rich and varied heritage and it possesses a remarkable range of scenic beauty. Phuket and Bangkok are two must-sees for a Thailand honeymoon, but if you're looking for a more sedate island retreat, then Ko Samui might be more your style. The romantic hot spot is Chiang Mai, which should be added to your itinerary if time and budget permit. Amazing Thailand will always amaze you!

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Highlights
Instead of a taxi, take a tuk tuk (the three-wheeled mode of transportation) down to the water. Then go for an exhilarating ride in a long-tailed speed boat. Thailand offers some of the best hotels, service and food in all of Asia.
Geography/Environment
The Kingdom of Thailand, covering an area of 514,000 square kilometers, lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, roughly equidistant between India and China. It shares borders with Myanmar to the west and north, Lao P.D.R. to the north and northeast, Cambodia to the east and Malaysia to the south.
Activities
Thais are passionate sports enthusiasts, both as spectators and participants, and prize the art of sanuk, or having fun. Several Thais have become world-class athletes, including marksmen, badminton players, sprinters, and boxers with several world champions in the lighter divisions. Try out a traditional Thai sport or plan a day of rock climbing, sailing, or golfing.
Climate and Weather
Average temperatures are about 84ºF, ranging in Bangkok from 95ºF in April to 62ºF 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

January 2014: Attention, there has been political demonstrations and a certain amount of discord that makes travel to Thailand a riskier endeavor currently as opposed to a year ago. If you choose to go, take precautions and stay away from anything that looks like a demonstration.

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Destination Wedding Information
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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