Bamboo Rafting Kanchanaburi
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,
(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.
(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.
is the most famous beach resort of Phetchaburi with its
long and clean beach.
Map of Thailand with tourist centres
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
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.
Just 2 hours' drive from Bangkok is
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
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.
(245 km), a coastal province famous for its gemstones,
fruits, hot pepper and Chanthabun mats.
Rayong (179 km), where the most attractive tourist spot
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
National Marine Park.