Travel Destination Guide for Thailand

HOME | Tourist centres | Print this page. | Facts & figures | Thai history | Emergency No's | Thai food | Missing persons | Link to us | Other Services | Travel Agents | Festivals / holidays | Web Search | Blog
Travel Destination Guide for Thailand
 
Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Thailand

An introduction to  Thailand

 Thailand's Tourist Centre's

Central and East  |  North  Northeast  |  Southern Regions    all distances (kms) are from Bangkok
     Khao Wang Phetchaburi Khao Wang Phetchaburi

Bamboo Rafting Kanchanaburi
Bamboo Rafting Kanchanaburi

Praya Nakhon Cave
Praya Nakhon Cave

The Central area:

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a metropolis where one can find both old and new, East and West, traditional and fashionable, blended together in a harmonious way. There are several magnificent Buddhist temples inside the city and well-known attractions on its outskirts. The old capital from 1350 to 1767, Ayutthaya (76 km from Bangkok), is today visited chiefly as a historical site, especially the ancient ruins left by the Burmese invasion of 1767. Bang Pa-in Palace, and Bang Sai Folk Arts and Crafts Centre are places recommended for inclusion in a one-day tour. Kanchanaburi (128km from BKK.), a good place for nature lovers, where they can raft down the stream watching enchanting scenery. The Death Railway and the Bridge over the River Kwai are also located here. On a trip to Saraburi (107 km), Buddhists should not fail to pay homage to the Buddha's Footprint there. Lop Buri (153 km) is famous for shrines in the Khmer style, and the remains of King Narai's palaces of the 17th century. Nakhon Pathom (56 km) is the town that boasts the tallest Buddhist pagoda both in Thailand and in the world. Phetchaburi (123 km) has many tourist attractions, including scenic mountains, limestone caves, historical sites, ancient temples and quiet beaches. Cha-am is the most famous beach resort of Phetchaburi with its long and clean beach.

Map of Thailand with tourist centres

AyutthayaPrachuap Khiri Khan (281 km) is well known for the Klai Kangwon Palace, a summer palace of the King and the Royal Family, and the oldest beach resort, Hua Hin. Apart from the tranquil beach, Hua Hin also provides several other attractions, such as the 18-hole golf course, Takiap Hill, Krailat Hill, and Khao Samroi Yot National Park.
         Ayutthaya
THE EAST:    Just 2 hours' drive from Bangkok is Pattaya,
the renowned recreation centre on the east coast. Its fine sand, blue sky and limpid sea are among many other good things that prove irresistible to both foreign and domestic tourists. There, they can enjoy themselves either quietly or by engaging in aquatic sports such as swimming, fishing, sailing, water skiing, diving, windsurfing, etc. Although Pattaya is the cream of Chon Buri, other places of interest are plentiful in this province - Khao Sam Muk, where stands the Chao Mae Sam Muk Shrine highly revered by Thais; Bang Saen, the nearest-to-Bangkok beach resort for the families; Koh Sichang, a paradise island whose name has become the title of a song. Chanthaburi (245 km), a coastal province famous for its gemstones, fruits, hot pepper and Chanthabun mats. Rayong (179 km), where the most attractive tourist spot is the Samet Island, which has become very popular among foreign visitors. Trat (315 km), the most far-flung province on the eastern coast, is well known for its Koh Chang National Marine Park.
Samet Island near Rayong
Samet Island near Rayong
 Buffalo races in Chon Buri
Buffalo races in Chon Buri

Koh Chang Trat
Koh Chang Trat

Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Thailand

top

Privacy Policy | Bank Details | Contact Details | Contact us | Awards | Free eCards
Legal | Real-estate | Insurance | Online Hotel Booking | Website Hosting  |  Expat Food Items
Travel guide | online Casino | online Sportsbook | Templates | Communications & Internet Services
Free Flash Games | Cheap domain names | contents
Copyright 1998 - 2011 PCT Thailand All rights Reserved.

worldwide car hire