Experience Chiang Mai, Thailand, Like Becca Kufrin on 'The Bachelorette'
Chiang Mai, Thailand, dates back more than 700 years, and this Thai city’s history, culture, food, and romance feel tangible as you walk down its stunning streets. Chiang Mai poses as the perfect backdrop for falling in love, whether you’re visiting the gold-domed temples or petting elephants at an animal sanctuary.
Becca Kufrin traveled to Chiang Mai on Season 14 of “The Bachelorette” for her Fantasy Suite dates, and now you can visit the historic city just like her.
Turn your fantasies into reality as your vacation in Chiang Mai begins. There are accommodations for all types of travelers, whether you ventured to Chiang Mai for a relaxing, secluded vacation or a getaway at the center of the action. For the ultimate romantic experience, we recommend booking a stay at the Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai.
No matter where you check in, we recommend starting your day at Tha Pae Gate, the city’s former fortress that now serves as an epicenter for tourism. Step through the gates and open a new door in your relationship as you head out to explore Chiang Mai.
One-on-one date: Bamboo with your boo
When the time comes to take a breather from the urban pace, you can rent a bamboo raft and completely relax in nature. Glide down the Mae Ping River, sit in each other’s arms as you stare at the wonders around you, and let all worries float away.
If camping after a day on the river sounds perfect to you, channel your inner glamping enthusiast at Campiness Camping & Farmsook. Don’t overlook this glamping destination because unlike other campgrounds, this one is located in an elephant sanctuary! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be enhanced by sharing it with your loved one.
One-on-one date: Hike into your heart
Chiang Mai is fortunate enough to offer the excitement of the city but also the seclusion of nature. If you’re looking to incorporate the spirituality of Thailand’s culture, take a hike up the Monk’s Trail and land at Wat Pha Lat, a beautiful temple and monastery in the middle of a forest. Your relationship might even experience a rebirth.
When you get back to Chiang Mai, follow up your spiritual day with a romantic candlelit dinner, just like Becca and her date at the Shangri-La Hotel. You can even hand your date a special note with a key to your very own Fantasy Suite.
Chiang Mai brought Becca one step closer to her happy ending, and it could do the same for you!