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Central Thailand

Visit Central Thailand

Introduction

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.

Special offers in Central Thailand

Bangkok, the River Kwai & Elephant Hills

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,485 pp

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offer

Flight offer – Save up to £150 pp
Book by: 31 January 2018

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.

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Top itineraries in Central Thailand

Hidden treasures of Thailand

13-day tailor-made journey from £1,980 pp incl. flights

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.

Bangkok, the River Kwai & Elephant Hills

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,485 pp

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £150 pp
Book by: 31 January 2018

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.

River Kwai & Ayutthaya

4-day itinerary

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

Aleenta Hua Hin, Pranburi, Thailand

Accommodation

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.

Hotel Cha-Am, Thailand

Accommodation

Hotel Cha-Am is the first boutique resort in the quaint town of Cha-Am, located along the northwest coast of the Gulf of Thailand.

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Where to go in Central Thailand

Koh Kood

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

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.

Koh Samet

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.

Hua Hin and Cha-Am

Long sandy beaches and easy access from Bangkok (200km away) have made Thailand's oldest resort, Hua Hin a popular getaway for Thai royalty ever since King Mongkut visited in 1868 to watch an eclipse of the sun. Cha-Am, a little further up the Gulf of Thailand coast is, likewise, well known among …

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