There is a lot to see in the Central Thailand Region. Most visitors arrive in Bangkok. It is a true treasure house of historical and cultural heritage where you can spend several days shopping at the many markets, visiting temples, tasting the Thai Food and relishing in the many amazing sites. One of our favorite tours of this region is our Anzac Tour which highlights the POW history in Hellfire Pass and the Bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi.
Main cities and attractions of Central Thailand
- Ang Thong – huge reclining Buddha, courageous heroes, court dolls, famous wickerwork, drum-making, and double reclining Buddha.
- Ayutthaya (Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya) – History and temples! Once the capital of the Thai Empire, it had three palaces and over 400 temples.
- Bangkok – political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual hob of Central Thailand and chaotic traffic and red lights… the naughty ones.
- Cha Am – seafood and quieter beaches.
- Chachoengsao – mangoes and dried fish
- Chainat -Bird Sanctuary, Chai Nat Muni National Museum and Buddha relics
- Hua Hin – sandy beaches, seaside seafood restaurants, lively night market, golfing
- Kanchanaburi – This part of Central Thailand is known for the WWII history of “the death railway” and the “Bridge on the River Kwai” but also contains scenic waterfalls, national parks, rivers and mountains. Read more…
- Lopburi – history and monkeys. an escape from nearby Bangkok.
- Nakhon Nayok – refreshing waterfalls and abundant varieties of fruits
- Nakhon Pathom – Phra Pathom Chedi, the first Buddhism, abundant fruit varieties and cuisine.
- Nonthaburi – close to Bangkok and is considered by many to be a suburb of Bangkok. Wat Khemaphirataram Rajaworawiharn.
- Pathum Thani – prosperous with arts and culture.
- Phetchaburi – Historic buildings and Temple junkies delight. Khao Wang, the famous old royal palace and Khao Loung Caves
- Prachuap Khiri Khan – delectable coconuts and pineapples, delightful beaches, mountains and caves, land of spiritual beauty, Hua Hin
- Pranburi – quiet beach town south of Hua Hin near Sam Roi Yod National Park.
- Ratchaburi – caves, earthen jars, a floating market, and temples
- Samut Prakan – Ancient City, the Erawan Museum, and the Crocodile Farm
- Samut Sakhon – the Sacred Bodhi Tree, Sweet Bamboo Shoots, Tasty Fruits, and Ancient Remains of Dvaravati Towns
- Samut Songkhram – Amphawa Floating market, Wat Bang Khae Noi which contains many distinctive and rare carvings.
- Saraburi – natural sites, cultural festivals, majestic temples, and historical venues. Wat Phra Phutthabat features a “Buddha footprint”
- Singburi – reclining Chakkrasi Buddha image which at 46 meters long is said to be larger than the others in Thailand. And Catfish
- Suphanburi – legendary elephant battle site, historical sites, caves, waterfalls, bird parks, fish sanctuaries, and a crocodile ‘farm’.
Central Thailand Region Image Gallery
Below are a few photos of major attractions in Central Thailand Region. Click on any image to open a cascading light-box and to see a description of the image.