Central Thailand Region:

Central Thailand is divided into 4 regions consisting of 22 provinces: Ang Thong, Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Chai Nat, Kanchanaburi, Lop Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phetchaburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Prachinburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi, Sakaeo, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Saraburi, Sing Buri and Suphan Buri. It is the most populated region in the country and holds the Thai capital of Bangkok. Because of the vast rice farms and fruit orchards spread all over this region; it’s known as the rice bowl of the country.

 

Central Thailand has always been traveler’s favorite destination because of the existence of affluent and renowned historical sites. Some of these places fascinating visitors are: Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Bang Pa-In, Saraburi, Lop Buri and Bangkok (Thailand’s capital).

Bangkok:

Bangkok airport is one of busiest airports of the world. Tourists come to Bangkok from all over the world to cherish the everlasting travel experience. Some of the major tourist attractions of Bangkok include: Vimanmek Palace, favorite residence of King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910); Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha); Wat Saket (Golden Mount); Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn); Wat Benchamabopitr (Marble Temple); the marvelous Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Buddha Chapel), and the world’s largest golden teak building.
In the Pasteur Institute’s Snake Farm poisonous snakes are fed daily and venom is milked from kraits and cobras to prepare serum. The world’s largest Crocodile Farm; Jim Thompson’s House Museum; a 200-acre open-air museum; and Suan Pakkard Palace’s lacquer pavilion ornamented with medieval gold leaf murals are attracting the tourists.

 

For amusement, there are entertainment and recreational complexes such as Dusit Zoo, Safari World, King Rama IX Park, and Siam Water Park. For an incredible shopping experience, it provides world’s most admired handicrafts. An exceptionally fine dining in gourmet restaurants is one of the world’s finest cuisines.

Ayutthaya:

This place is located at some 70 kilometers from Bangkok. It was the Siamese capital from 1350 to 1767.The ruins of temples, crumple fortresses, and places such as Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Mahathat, Wat Si San Phet, Wat Panan Choeng, Phu Khao Thong and the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum are really alluring the visitors.

Kanchanaburi:

This major city is located at some 170 kilometers west of Bangkok. This place is renowned for the “Bridge over the River Kwai” and the Allied war cemetery. The Saiyok Yai, Saiyok Noi, Erawan, 12th-century Khmer Prasat Muang Sing and Huai Khamin Waterfalls are important places for a valuable trip. The countryside surrounded by waterfalls, oversize fertile valleys, and caves (once inhabited by Neolithic man) make the Central Thailand really a great tourist spot.

Lop Buri:

Lop Buri is located at some 150 kilometers north of Bangkok. This is an ancient city existing from the 9th century. The city holds some major Hindu and Khmer ruins, the Khmer Phra Prang Sam Yot, the Hindu San Phra Kan, and Wat Phra Si Mahathat. The magnificent Ramratchaniwet Palace was constructed by King Narai of Ayutthaya during the 1600s as a summer retreat.

Phetchaburi:

Phetchaburi is located at some 120 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. This place is renowned for the hilltop Phra Nakhon Khiri palace, the Buddha-filled Khao Luang Caves, murals and scriptural repository, Wat Suwanaram with its Ayutthayan meeting hall, and the mountainous Kaeng Krachan, Thailand’s largest national park. Another thing most exciting about Phetchaburi is it’s exotic sweets.

Nakhon Pathom:

Nakhon Pathom is located just at 30 minutes drive from Bangkok. This place is famous for the world’s tallest Buddhist monument. Another significant object is the 380foot high Phra Pathom Chedi and this place represents the mark where Buddhism was introduced, some 2,300 years ago.

Bang Pa-In palace:

It was the summer residence of early Chakri kings and located to the south of Ayutthaya. The local Wat Niwet Thamaprawat is one of Thailand’s most unusual Buddhist temples, the chapel resembling an English Gothic church.

Damnoensaduak:

This is located at 40 minutes drive from south of Nakhon Pathom. It is Thailand’s most vibrant floating market and the farmers gather together here each morning in produce-laden boats.

Phra Buddha Bat:

This shrine of the Buddha’s footprint is situated at some 110 kilometers north of Bangkok. Some 350 years ago the Buddha’s Footprint was discovered here when a deer hunter found a pool of water with an enlarged human foot had healing powers.

Hua Hin:

Hua Hin is located at 198 kilometers from Bangkok. It is Thailand’s oldest beach resort and the summer residence of Thai royal family. The resort is an outstanding accommodation with facilities for swimming, sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, riding, waterskiing, parasailing, and playing tennis and golf.

Prachuap Khiri Khan:

This is located at some 280 kilometers from Bangkok. It is a fishing town with a scenic bay. The beachside Khao Chong Krachok (Mirror Mountain) retains a small pagoda and a resident monkey tribe.

Cha Am:

This is 173 kilometers away from the southwest of Bangkok and has a public beach with a lavish resort hotel. Sam Roi Yot National Park is one hour south of Hua Hin and extends some 60 square kilometers of coastal land.

 

The Rose Garden located at one hour west of Bangkok is a riverside country club with an 18-hole championship golf course and an excellent accommodation. The folk dancing, the Thai wedding ceremony and elephants at work in the nearby Thai village make your tour memorable.