The Central Plain of Thailand, or just Central Thailand as it is usually referred to, is the broad alluvial plain of the Chao Phraya River in the shadow of the beautiful Phetchabun Mountains. It is the most populated and important region of Thailand, and is home to the country’s capital, Bangkok. It is a region of rich culture, fine leisure options and great food, and there will always be a humblingly warm reception when you arrive at any holiday accommodation in Thailand. It is a diverse region of stunning scenery, from dark forests to sandy beaches, and huge waterfalls to deep caves, and there is such a magnificently rich culture and wealth of entertainment that it would be impossible to cover it all in such a rough guide, or indeed sample it all from rental accommodation or a holiday villa in Thailand.
Tourism to Thailand can be of many styles. The delightful culture means that an unforgettable holiday can be enjoyed simply shopping, sampling the restaurants and immersing yourself in the ancient lifestyles and staggering monuments, especially here in the ‘cultural and economic heart’ of Thailand.
Thailand has also risen as a magnificent place for golf holidays, as the sport has taken the country by storm. Many of the golf courses in Thailand have been designed by the biggest names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo, making the quality of the sporting facilities world class.
The coral rich seas of Thailand have made scuba diving holidays to Thailand hugely rewarding. There are a range of diving courses, safaris and individual dives suitable for all levels of experience. There are a huge range of activity sports on land and the internal waterways too, including extensive white water rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing in the north of the central region, canoeing and endless walking and hiking.
Bangkok has a very oriental flavour intermingled with the workings of a global city. It is one of the most exciting cities to go on holiday, and although there are a huge number of cheap holidays and budget holidays to Thailand, especially if you take a private holiday rental, it certainly looses nothing in enjoyment, leisure and culture.
North of Bangkok, Ayutthaya gives you a real understanding of traditional Thailand, with stunning temples open to visitors, and a range of beautifully presented museums.
The Chonburi province on Thailand’s eastern seaboard is awash with idyllic white sand beaches, coral islands, magnificent sporting facilities and a huge number of tourist attractions.
To the west of Bangkok, national parks, adventure sports and the eerie ‘Death Railway’ of WWII in Kanchanaburi can be found. This is an area of unspoilt natural resources, with forests, plains and hills forming the ideal location for outdoor activities to thrive.
During the British winter, the holiday accommodation in Central Thailand is basking in temperatures in the mid 30’s (°C), with warm seas, perfect conditions for outdoor activities and exploring the beautiful countryside.
Since 2006, holidays to Thailand and reaching your holiday accommodation in Central Thailand has become much easier with the opening of the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).