Wedding In The Deep!
Trang Province, in the deep south of Thailand, celebrates love with a wedding, but with a more adventurous twist. They do it underwater!
Many people dream of a beach wedding but others give theirs a more adventurous twist: they say “I do” underwater – by joining in the now annual “Trang Underwater Wedding” ceremony.
Trang`s Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Authority of Thailand office in the municipality, other local authorities, and the local private sector are joining hands to launch the “Trang’s Underwater Wedding Ceremony” this year. The big wedding event, now marking its 20th anniversary, is usually held during the Valentine’s period.
Trang is known for its picturesque valleys, limestone stalactites and stalagmites, and waterfalls and limestone caves, which undoubtedly creates a romantic atmosphere for the soon-to-be married couples, and the location fits perfectly with the event’s “Moment of Love @Underwater Trang Station” concept. The province has been successfully showcasing its charms through this event, winch also helps in promoting international tourism opportunities.
The main venue for this year’s event is Thumrin Thana Hotel, where couples will gather for check-in and then visit some of Trang’s most famous attractions: Princess Srinakarin Park 95, Kuk Ming-Lum Phyra Cake Shop, and Dugong Fountain and Trang Clock Tower.
The first night ends with a traditional welcome dinner called “Kin-Neow” (or “wedding dinner ), as tins ritual translates to in the Southern Thai dialect.
The big day takes place on Feb. 13, during which time couples are taken from the Pak Meng Pier to the station located 18111-deep underwater at Koh Waen, where they will exchange vows and a bubbly kiss.
Many couples then continue this amazing experience at the Anantara Si Kao Resort and Spa where they can enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beach. There is also a fireworks display while couples watch a video footage of the ceremony. Other romantic activities are also available for the lovebirds. The wedding registration is legally binding and their vows are said during the evening.
Waking up on Valentine’s Day, the couples then start their journey together leaving Trang’s wonderful blue sea and sky as newlyweds.
Since its inception a few years ago, this special underwater ceremony has made Trang an acclaimed romantic destination where couples can not only exchange vows but also enjoy a fantastic honeymoon afterward