Visit Central Thailand
Bird watching and historical sites are among the attractions of the central and western regions of Thailand, parts of which have been given over to mountainous and forested national parks where rare animal species can be seen.
This landscape was the territorial heartland of the kingdom of Siam, but also a place that saw the building of the notorious Thailand-Burma railway during the Second World War.
From the ruins and history at Ayutthaya and the Bridge on the River Kwai to the luxury beachside hotels at Thailand's oldest beachside escape at Hua Hin and the resorts further east of Bangkok on the eastern coast, central Thailand offers history, nature and beachside relaxation.
Top itineraries in Central Thailand
A crowd-pleasing concoction of culture, city and beach, has made Thailand one of the most popular destinations for travellers the world over. Wonderful food, almost guaranteed sunshine and a wealth of accommodation options to suit almost every budget has ensured Thailand's appeal.
Offering a flavour of three very different regions of Thailand, this tailor-made tour explores the vibrant capital Bangkok, before a cruise on the River Kwai and the wildlife, rainforests and beaches of the tropical south.
Experience the history and nature of Thailand's River Kwai region before heading to the former Siam capital of Ayutthaya where you'll discover palaces and temples in the beautiful valley of the Chao Phraya River.
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Top places to stay in Central Thailand
High-end resorts along the Gulf of Thailand south of Bangkok, surrounding Hua Hin include the award-winning Aleenta Hua Hin - Pranburi luxury boutique resort and spa on the secluded Pak Nam Pran Beach in Pranburi, located somewhat off the beaten track.
Where to go in Central Thailand
Coconuts, rubber and fishing are the main source of income for the inhabitants of the small island of Koh Kood, which is gradually figuring in the plans of tourists looking for even greater escapism than its sister island, Koh Chang, delivers.
Koh Chang, named after its elephant shaped headland (the name means elephant island in Thai), is a mountainous island around five hours drive from Bangkok, close to the Cambodia border.
A few hours drive from Bangkok and a short ferry ride across the Gulf of Thailand lies the pretty island of Koh Samet, known for its lovely sandy beaches and a dry climate.
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