Volunteering...Chiang Mai, Thailand

Voluntourism is a rapidly growing industry, and a great way to dive into a particular culture. So why not share that special experience with your special someone? While there are loads of destinations around the world interested in getting couples to give back, our favorite destination to volunteer is Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai offers plenty of opportunities for couples to work in orphanages, teach Buddhist monks to speak English and perform building renovations, and it's also a hot spot for people looking to care for elephants. That, and don't forget the tasty food, charming people, unique Thai architecture and heavily influenced Buddhist culture.

( PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images / April 27, 2012 )

Voluntourism is a rapidly growing industry, and a great way to dive into a particular culture. So why not share that special experience with your special someone? While there are loads of destinations around the world interested in getting couples to give back, our favorite destination to volunteer is Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai offers plenty of opportunities for couples to work in orphanages, teach Buddhist monks to speak English and perform building renovations, and it's also a hot spot for people looking to care for elephants. That, and don't forget the tasty food, charming people, unique Thai architecture and heavily influenced Buddhist culture.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook