Unique Wedding Destinations in Asia (4/6)
Now on to my favourite continent; the sprawling, exotic and mysterious Asia. It is hard to get your head around just how big Asia is, because it stretches from Turkey right across to where the Bering Strait divides Russia from Alaska. And in all that distance, Asia packs in cultures and ideas that are so alien to us that we can’t help but be entranced by its mystique.
You might be forgiven for thinking that a holiday in Asia could result in very basic accommodation and dining options, but learn quick, because Asia is full of cities that are not standing still. Cities like Dubai and Singapore are marching forward into the future with buildings and facilities of outstanding merit and frequently put our own offerings to shame.
Take the Burj al Arab in the United Arab Emirates, for example, the world’s sole seven-star hotel. It is a tour de force of architecture and interior design, and to make it even better – you can get married there. But it’ll cost you.
The world is full of tropical destinations, but South-East Asia really takes out the competition. It’s stunningly beautiful, it’s food and culture are divine, and to top it all off, it’s actually really cheap.
In Thailand and the surrounding countries there are hundreds, if not thousands of beautiful beaches where you can get married, but if you really want to do something different, head to Trang where you can literally take the plunge and get married under the sea. Bit odd, yeah, we know.
All over the world there are stunning views to be had from the tops of mountains. And where better to get married than what seems like the top of the world? Well, how about the actual top of the world. You can now get married on Mt. Everest in Nepal. That’s one ceremony that is guaranteed to leave both you and your guests breathless.
Asia is full of outrageously difficult places to get to. And in a way, this is a good thing. It means there’s usually fewer people there when you arrive. It means you have the beaches to yourself and it means you learn more about the real culture of that area.
I’ve actually been to El Nido in the Philippines. It took me two flights and an eight-hour bike ride to make it up the length of Palawan to the small town of El Nido. And you want to know what? It was totally worth it. I’ve never felt more like I’m in the back end of nowhere than the moment I arrived.
With beautiful blonde beaches all but empty and great limestone karsts rising up around you, I would recommend El Nido to anyone who wanted to disappear into isolation for a few weeks to get married. You couldn’t dream up a better location.
We’d love to know if anyone has been married in Asia and what they did there. All you have to do is drop us a comment in the section below and tell us all about your adventures.
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