Former royal capitals, national parks stuffed with wildlife, tucked away temples, WWII sites and diverse landscapes are waiting to be discovered in Central Thailand.
Bangkok is Thailand’s bustling capital and is one of the most visited cities in the world. It’s a melting pot of contrasts with so much to offer, from historical sights to street food and everything in between. North of Bangkok, you can delve into Thailand’s rich history and immerse yourself in the developing modern culture in Ayutthaya.
Out to the west lies Kanchanaburi, a province blessed by waterfalls, caves, national parks and lakes. Visit WWII sights like the Hellfire pass amongst several museums. Adventurous travellers will particularly enjoy Erawan National Park, with plenty of hiking and camping opportunities as well as an abundance of wildlife. Khao Yai National Park lies in the east and is one of the largest parks in the country and also the oldest. It’s yet another scenic part of central Thailand to immerse yourself in the wildlife and natural beauty.
Lopburi has been comically dubbed the ‘Monkey City’ of Thailand, as these cheeky, curious creatures have taken over the town and run amok around the temples and streets. If you’re here at the right time of year, your visit might coincide with one of Lopburi's exciting and vibrant festivals.
Head further north, and you’ll find Phitsanulok, with incredible landscapes, one of the country’s most prized Buddha images and plenty of temples. Sukhothai is now a small, modern city; however, travellers visit to experience Old Sukhothai. The Sukhothai Historical Park comprises over 190 impressive stupas, wats and temples scattered around villages, paddy fields and ponds.
Central Thailand is incredibly diverse and there are an array of experiences available. Dp speak to our experts about your next tailor-made Thailand holiday.
Classic Thailand Holiday Ideas:
Countryside, Rivers & Reef by Train
An overland exploration of North and Central Thailand. Take local trains to rural communities, stay in deep jungles, and relax on pristine beaches.
Luxuriate in a timeless, effortless, slow-motion Thai experience. Then head down south… and slow it down, even more, on your own… secret… paradise island.
Classic Thailand with a Culinary Twist
A taste of Thailand on this mouthwatering journey into local cuisine. Live-long-in-the-memory food experience as luxurious as your accommodation.
Classic ETG Thailand
Enjoy a calm, kind and gentle exploration of Thailand’s most beloved experiences. Gorgeous hospitality, relaxing accommodation - a unique unforgettable holiday.