CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY BY CLIMBING 1,325 METRES TO THE SUMMIT OF PHU KRADEUNG, ONE OF THAILAND'S TALLEST MOUNTAINS WIT YOUR BELOVED AND DECLARE/RENEW YOUR LOVE TO THE UNIVERSE WHILE SOAKING IN THE BREATHTAKING VIEWS!
KEE@FSWMAG.COM LOVE SELDOM RUNS SMOOTH BUT IT CAN ALSO BE VERY STEEP, TIRING AND CHALLENGING...IF YOU DECIDE TO CLIMB PHU KRADEUNG TO GET MARRIED AT ITS PEAK! But after this grueling exercise, the rest of your marital life should be a walk in the park!
Phu Kradeung and marry at the peak
Thailand’s Phu Kradeung and marry at the peak
Tuesday 04 February, 2014
A great poet
once wrote, “The course of true love never did run smooth” but in
Thailand, the path is also a rather steep one. This is especially true
for couples getting married on top of Phu Kradeung, one of the highest
mountains in the northernmost part of the Thailand’s northeastern region.
Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the Tourism
Authority of Thailand said, “Hiking to the summit of Phu Kradeung, which
means climbing some 1,325 metres above sea level, has long been the
ultimate test for many Thai trekkers.
“It is a test of true love for couples who want to
tie the knot on the mountain’s peak. If couples can tackle this hard and
steep trail then the path of marriage and true love will always seem
smooth in comparison. They will also enjoy a stunning location in which
to make a commitment to their partner and they’ll enjoy a day to remember
Phu Kradeung’s steep slopes are home to different
types of topical forest and bamboo, so the 9 km trek from the foot of the
mountain to the sandy pine savannah at the peak can be made among
pleasant greenery, but the path is still steep and will certainly test
the dedication to a relationship and partnership. The people of Thailand
have always seen the hike as a way of proving true love and even true
And if the walkers do reach the summit’s plateau,
still hand in hand and still in love, they will find it was well worth
the climb. The plateau is roughly square-shaped and an impressive 60 sq.
km in size. There are scented pine forests, meadows of wild flowers and a
pleasantly cool climate all year round. This magical mountaintop has to
be one of the most memorable places in Thailand to celebrate the
With that character, the Tourism Authority of
Thailand (TAT) Loei Office in association with Phu Kradeung National Park
and the Phu Kradeung District Office is holding a romantic wedding
ceremony for couples who wish to wed on the mountaintop on this
Valentine’s Day. The wedding ceremony gives lovers, young and old, the
chance to tie the knot with the person they love in a venue of
outstanding natural beauty.
On 13 February, 2014, between 07.00 – 14.00 hrs.,
all happy lovers are invited to don their walking boots before taking the
steep path that leads to the peak of Phu Kradeung. With a wedding to
celebrate at the top, the walk proves their dedication and commitment to
their lover. Those who make the trek will have plenty of time to relax on
the summit and get ready for the big day and all the couples will receive
a gift that marks their happy union.
sunrise at the summit of Phu Kradeung
On Valentine’s Day itself, couples will proceed at
05.30 hrs. to Pha Nok Ann Cliff, the most famous spot on the summit, to
watch a romantic sunrise. There is also the chance to take part in a
Buddhist merit-making ceremony and give food to the local monks who will
be there to bless the unions. Then, at the auspicious time of 09.09 hrs.,
the wedding ceremony will take place. Local officials will even arrange
for the marriage registration formalities to be completed on the
mountain. Then the happy couples can spend their first day as man and
wife at the summit of Phu Kradeung while feeling on top of the world.
Any loving couples wanting to prove their true love
with a hike to the peak of Phu Kradeung can register at the Sri Than
Tourist Centre up until the 12 February, 2014. It is suggested that only
couples be at a reasonable fitness level if they wish to take part. For
more information, contact: +66 (0) 42 871 093 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org