Asia’s Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

To properly enjoy your once in a lifetime vacation, look no further than Asia. Asia is a land of enchantment and many unique honeymoon destinations can be found on this beautiful and diverse continent. From the urban centers of Hong Kong and Beijing to the jungles of Vietnam, many beautiful honeymoon destinations are waiting for you to explore. Here are 5 of the most popular today.

1: China

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One of the most popular Asian honeymoon destinations is China. It is a country that still has remnants of an ancient civilization that can still be seen today. Some of these are the Great Wall, Terra-Cotta warriors, and the Yangtze river. Honeymoons in China could include tours of the modern city of Beijing which was made even more modern during its preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics. You could also include a tour of the country’s vast interior where you will come in contact with many of China’s friendly people and ancient customs while you enjoy regional cuisine at one of the many neighborhood teahouses. No visit to China is complete without a cruise up the Yangtze River. Today’s China is not only home to many international hotels such as Ramada, Sheraton, Hyatt, and Hilton, but also many hotels that are managed by Chinese firms to cater to the international travelers. Many of these hotels offer luxurious packages that include romance packages and spa packages so that you can enjoy time of relaxation while enjoying the sights of the beautiful and diverse country.

2: Thailand

Maya Bay of Koh Phi Phi
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Another great place to consider as one of your Asian honeymoon destinations is Thailand. This is a very popular destination for Americans because of its beaches, ornate religious temples, and destinations within the country such as Phuket and Chiang Mai. Many different honeymoon packages can be found that offer the best of this beautiful and enchanting country. Many hotels in Bangkok and Phuket offer the spa option where you can enjoy ultimate relaxation between visits to the cities. Tour the many temples and palaces of Bangkok that take you back 1000 years to early Thailand, and experience a traditional dance show like no other in the world. No trip to Thailand is complete without a visit to the floating market of the Karan people.

3: Japan

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Japan is another one of the great Asian honeymoon destinations. Its relationship with the United States since World War II and it being the closest Asian country to the U.S. makes it a favorite tourist destination. It is appealing to honeymooners because it has urban cities, tropical beaches and islands, amazing countryside, and snow covered mountains as well as an ancient culture. A great way to tour Japan for your honeymoon is by taking a self-guided tour. These can range from the more romantic hot springs where you can get pampered with assorted spa treatments in between city excursions to one of the bustling cities of Kyoto or Tokyo. It can include a ride on the famous bullet train or a stay on the famous Japan sea coast in the Lamp-No-Yada hideaway which will provide you with a very unique romantic experience. There are also many opportunities to enjoy the beautiful tropical countryside in the shadow of the snow-capped Mt. Fuji.

4: Hong Kong:

Hong Kong
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Now a part of China, Hong Kong is near the top of Asia’s popular honeymoon destinations. Though small, Hong Kong has many opportunities for romance on your once in a lifetime vacation. You can enjoy packages that include hiking in the country’s interior and dolphin and bird encounters at one of its parks. Maybe you have always wanted to cruise on one of the famous junks in the harbor on your island getaway or in the bustling city where you can experience the world renown nightlife of this modern city-state.


5: Vietnam:

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Rounding out the top 5 honeymoon destinations in Asia is the country of Vietnam. This has become a top honeymoon destination in more recent years because there is much diversity within the country. You can enjoy a spa vacation at one of the luxurious resorts or you can enjoy a romantic honeymoon within the countryside where you can get a taste of the Vietnamese food and culture. You can spend time at the beach sinking your toes in the sand and then take a tour through the dense jungles that the country is known for.

Its your honeymoon, your vacation, your experience. Enjoy the enchantments of Asia.

How to Achieve Your Ideal Asia Honeymoon Without Going Bankrupt


Some couples end up paying ?6k for two-week Asia honeymoons – a sum easily stretched for months by frugal backpackers. Unless you’re a couple of investment bankers, such anecdotes could easily deter you from trying to honeymoon in the Far East, however longingly you dream about it.

Yet your honeymoon is an ideal opportunity to actually achieve your dream holiday. With friends and family on hand to potentially help out with the budget, it seems a shame to compromise. So how do you keep the cost down?

Research is a great place to start. You may groan at the prospect, especially if you’re already fretting about wedding arrangements. Many couples feel pressured by their families’ expectations. This may seem unfair – this is your special day, right? Not exactly. Two clans are
uniting, here. You’ve made a lot of people very excited. Some may be feeling a little lonely. If you’d like them all to celebrate the union, you must realise that the wedding itself is very much a family affair.

The honeymoon, on the other hand, is absolutely all about you two. Researching destinations, seeking inspiration, and creating your ideal post-wedding bubble is one of the most satisfying aspects of the wedding. Even a few hours research will improve your chance of spending less. Doing it well in advance will drastically increase the number of deals available.

To give you a head start, Vietnam is rapidly modernizing but epically beautiful, its convenient scenic railway spanning from Hanoi, in the north, to bustling Ho Chi Min City – Saigon – in the very south. For a less modern but no less iconic experience, Cambodia offers some of the most hauntingly sacred places in South East Asia, Angkor Wat the most famous of many.

Head to Thailand for a classic Asian blend of vivid culture, amazing shopping and hidden tropical beaches, while Laos is laid-back and ecologically-minded, full of stunning conservation areas. Try Borneo for full-on rainforest adventure, with the chance to meet orang-utans and cruise up jungle riverways, with neighbouring Malaysia perfect for accessible jungle and affordable glamour.

Browse mainstream travel guides, like Lonely Planet or CN Traveller until you have a shortlist of destinations, then look for candid first-hand coverage of these places. Individual traveller blogs are excellent for this, especially if the blogger uploads their own photos, which often give the most realistic view of a place.

This may all sound daunting if you’re really busy or shy about phoning foreign hotels to make deals. Don’t worry – a growing number of travel companies will tailor-make the arrangements for you while staying tactfully aware of your budget. Some even run wedding-list services. These let guests pay gift money straight into your honeymoon fund, letting your advisor know exactly how much money you have to play with.

Whether you decide to do it yourself or get help from experts, make sure you sit down together first, and really mull over what you do and don’t want from your experience, whether it’s glamorous beach-side seclusion or treks into the rainforest.