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What To See And Do In Central Thailand

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Often bypassed by tourists rushing to the mountains in the north or the beaches in the south, central Thailand is the country’s cultural heartland. Fed by the Chao Phraya River, the fertile plain north of Bangkok births much of the nation’s rice crop while towns such as Ayuthaya and Sukhothai were formerly capitals of once-mighty Thai kingdoms. Steeped in colorful history, the majestic ruins at both towns reward exploration by bike or by foot. Other highlights include the beach town of Hua Hin.
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55 Moo 5 Tambol Wangkrajae,, Amphur Saiyoke, Kanchanaburi, อำเภอ ไทรโยค กาญจนบุรี 71150, Thailand
On a sunny day, it was difficult to imagine the death and destruction caused by bombers that destroyed the railway between Myanmar and Thailand on the River Kwai. Restored to carry mostly tourists to and fro' on short rides along the historic...
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99/9 หมู่ที่ 1 Tambon Bang Muang Mai, Amphoe Mueang Samut Prakan, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
Staircase inside of the second floor of the Erawan Museum in Bangkok, Thailand. The Erawan Museum is located in Samut Prakan Province (on the outskirts of Bangkok) and was built by Lek Viriyaphant, an eccentric Thai millionaire who was also...
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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand
While you're in Thailand, be sure to escape the colorful chaos of Bangkok and head toward the historic capital of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The best option to get there would be by train and they run frequently from Bangkok's...
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Ko Kret, Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand
Koh Kret is a small island just outside of Bangkok located in the Chao Phraya River. A taxi (about an hour from Silom) will take you to the boat where it is literally a 2 minute boat ride across the river. Koh Kret is a community of Mon people and...
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Amphawa, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram 75110, Thailand
On the weekend, escape the bustle of central Bangkok for the Amphawa Floating Market, a bohemian trading post nestled along the Mae Khlong River canal network. Meander along the waterway and browse local crafts, retro kitsch, and delicious...
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1 Moo 9 Baankhok Chang Patana, Nong Plup, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
A full-day journey for food and wine lovers includes an elephant ride through Hua Hin Hills Vineyard followed by a culinary experience in The Sala for wine tastings with the vineyard’s sommelier and exquisite dishes prepared by The Peninsula...
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Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai, Thailand
There were a lot of things that made me stop in utter disbelief in Thailand, but the Buddha at Wat Si Chum in the Sukhothai Historical Park was probably one of the most goosebump inducing moments. The sheer size of the Buddha completely...
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Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
On a writing assignment to Hua Hin, Thailand, we discovered this wooden walkway built by the Parks Department that allows visitors to do a one-km circuit through the mangrove forest in the area. Located only 30 kilometres south of Hua Hin, at the...
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Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
The town of Sangkhlaburi, near the border of Myanmar, is increasingly becoming a destination to visit when holidaying or backpacking in Thailand. I spent 4 months there volunteering in the earlier part of 2012, and having been back recently, it...
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Nakhon Luang, Nakhon Luang District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13260, Thailand
Tall grasses line a dulled concrete path leading to Prasat Nakorn Luang, an old summer retreat for the royal family. It’s not very popular with the tourists, explains the head monk. It seems most visitors stick to main temples in town when they...
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ตำบล ประตูชัย อำเภอ พระนครศรีอยุธยา พระนครศรีอยุธยา 13000, Thailand
Go check out the Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokaya Suttharam on the west side of the inner island portion of the ancient city, and former Thai capital, Ayuttaya. The complex at this wat was leveled during a war with the invading Burmese, so all that...
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เลขที่ 2/3, ถ.พหลโยธิน, ต.ทะเลชุบศร อ.เมืองลพบุรี จ.ลพบุรี, 15000 Tambon Tha Hin, Amphoe Mueang Lop Buri, Chang Wat Lopburi 15000, Thailand
Even after living in Thailand for almost a year now it never ceases to amaze me. I have always thought of Kansas as the sunflower capitol of the world but the scenery of Lopburi make it, to me, pale in comparison.
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Tha Kradan, Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi 71250, Thailand
Famous for its seven-tiered waterfall, Erawan National Park is one of the most picturesque spots in Central Thailand. Be warned, however, it is no secret spot and it teems with visitors at weekends. Come during the week to se it at its best and...