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How To Plan A Luxury Thailand Honeymoon For $5,000

This young couple traveled through the entire country on just about $5,000.

Thailand has been a longtime honeymoon hot spot for a good reason. There is so much to discover: exotic landscapes, crystal blue waters, ancient ruins, bustling cities, thousand-year-old temples, and incredible food — in other words, everything a new couple needs to start their marriage off on the most exciting foot.

On this episode of Seekers, Bustle’s video series that takes us along covetable trip itineraries while keeping track of every dollar spent, we joined NYC-based video producers Amy and Jonathan on their honeymoon adventure through Thailand. It was the trip of a lifetime, and the entire thing cost $5,000.

Like most honeymooners embarking on a trip to Thailand, the pair started in Bangkok, taking in all the sights and sounds the city has to offer. What struck them the most was the incredible (and very affordable) street food.

From there, they flew to Chiang Mai (pro-tip: Domestic flights in Thailand are generally super cheap). The had plenty of adventures there — trying new foods, visiting temples, and even hanging out at an elephant sanctuary. After Chiang Mai came Phuket, where they got an amazing rental to hang out and relax in the sun — then on to the Phi Phi islands, Krabi, Ao Nang.

"One of the highlights of the trip was this cooking class in Krabi," the couple explains. "They taught us how to make all of these traditional Thai dishes... curries, pad thais, mango sticky rice, egg rolls. We were really full."

To hear more about their trip — and to do some travel fantasizing of your own, check out the video above.

Executive Producer: Whitney Buxton

Executive Creative Director: Lauren Sofair

Supervising Producer: Irina Dvalidze

Editor: Amy Adair

Design Director: Andenew Ayele

Motion Designer: Jeff Donlan

Video Assistant: Sasha Mahmood

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