Hipmunk City Love: A Guide to Romantic Bangkok

Experiencing an Asian adventure as a couple might be thrilling and unique, especially if you know where to find the most romantic spots of a city. Bangkok is one such exotic destination that you should definitely share with your partner. Start by staying in a luxurious room at a Bangkok hotel, delight yourself with an intimate en suite dinner, then prepare for a city that’s history rich, unique, and romantic to the core.

Emerald Buddha Temple

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Dinner Cruises and Green Getaways

Bangkok is the right place for an intimate, candle lit dinner cruise. Chao Phraya River is home to several companies providing dinner cruises that will delight you with sea food and breathtaking views of the night skyline of this busy Asian getaway. There is no better way to relax after a busy day exploring the colorful and vivid neighborhoods of Bangkok, but if you need to get away from the skyscrapers and the bustling streets of Bangkok, Ko Kret island and Bang Krachao, the “lungs” of the city, are where you need to head first. Enjoy the rustic island and areas filled with tasty sea food, sweets, historic landmarks, and culture of  Burmese Mons. 

Spas and Panoramic Views

If you like to indulge in body wraps, couples massages, and ancient Asian relaxation techniques, your loved one and you are in the right place. There is no shortage of well-known spas in Bangkok, such as CHI and Banyan Tree Spa. Another great choice is a Japanese onsen; you can experience the hot spring experience in a local bathhouse at Yunomori Onsen.

Once you are fully relaxed, enjoy dinner or drinks at the top of Bangkok’s highrise buildings. Try the Red Sky on top of Centara Grand, Park Society on North Sathorn Road, or the world largest all open-air restaurant and bar, Sirocco Restaurant, on the 64th floor of the State Tower. Another favorite is Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Hotel, which offers a stunning 360-degree view of Bangkok.

If you enjoy your culinary experience, you can sign up for a couples’ cooking class. A professional chef from Romsai Restaurant will introduce you to the secrets of Thai cuisine.

How Kings Lived and a Little Shopping

A trip to Bangkok is not complete without a visit to charming and history-rich Grand Palace, one of the most venerated sites in the country. The one thing you should remember is that it tends to get crowded, so an early start is in order. The palace built by King Rama I is also home to the Emerald Buddha, a statue that’s only 31 centimeters, but also the most revered in the country. It is in Wat Phra Kaew temple, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, as it is commonly called.

If you want a truly genuine Bangkok shopping experience, you have to take your partner to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Canoes carrying fresh fruit, vegetables, and other Thai wonders float along the city canal, an age-old custom that you definitely should not miss!