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Central Thailand

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.


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Top itineraries in Central Thailand


Cultural Highlights of Thailand & Krabi Beach Break

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,405 pp

From cultural highlights and historic sites to the sheer indulgence of one of Krabi's finest resorts, this is an incredible introduction to the best of Thailand.

Top places to stay in Central Thailand

Hotel Cha-Am

Hotel Cha-Am, Thailand


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.

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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