As an avid traveler, I’ve always thought about where I want my honeymoon when I get married. Manhattan City Music has done some destination events over the years such as Japan, New Orleans, Florida, Caribbean and others. For this blog post, I wanted to focus more on Asian countries! Below are 5 places in Asia I think are perfect honeymoon destinations. You can plan to go to all these places since they’re in close proximity or choose 1 or 2 countries to really hone in on.
If you’ve never been to Thailand & want to venture to Asia, Thailand is an amazing choice. I’ve been to Thailand around 15 times now and it’s always given me amazing memories. The beauty of Thailand is that you can experience all aspects of the culture depending on where you choose to go. Chiang Mai is known for their Elephant Sanctuaries, Phuket is known for their paradisal life and Bangkok is a hustling city.
Have you ever heard of the Bali curse? The Bali curse is a myth where you should only go with your partner after you’re married – otherwise bad things can happen! Therefore, it’s the perfect honeymoon location! Bali is resort style vacation that’s immensely inspired by Australian culture. Their landscapes are also to die for It’s perfect for those who love yoga retreats, mindfulness challenges, good food and have luxurious taste.
I have never been so changed by a country I’ve visited. If you choose to go to Cambodia, be prepared to dive into a culture with a lot of historical roots and tragedy. When I went to Cambodia, I worked with an organization to teach kids English in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. If you want to make your trip more meaningful, I suggest looking into volunteer work. I left the country a changed person. Angkor Wat is also one of the most breathtaking architecture I have seen!
Japan is the future of the world. If you love sushi, shopping and a vacation with a modern touch, Japan is your place. You will get to experience the city life in Tokyo, the exquisite temples/tea houses in Kyoto and divine foods in Osaka.
As someone who grew up in Hong Kong, Taiwan was always next door to me. I grew up going to their food markets consuming all the delicious foods. If you are a huge foodie, consider going to Taiwan! Taipei is the city capital, and if you’re looking for something a little more relaxing and beach-like, Kenting is the most southern tip of the island of Taiwan, accessible by public transport from the city centre. If you go to Taiwan, you should also consider going to Hong Kong.
From shopping to food to culture to beauty/skincare products, Korea is another country that does it all. If you love meat, specifically beef, no one marinates it like Korean cuisine! I’ve only been to Seoul, but there are so many sights to see you can just stay in Seoul. Make sure you eat at their local restaurants, think about living in a traditional Hanok as opposed to a hotel as well as put on a Hanbok and relish in the beauty of it.
Have a great honeymoon!