Monday, 10 December 2018

The Central

 

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. Samut Prakan (29 km) has countless tourist attractions such as historical sites, old markets and indigenous lifestyles along the canals. The largest crocodile farm in the world is situated here. Samut Songkhram (63 km) highlights King Rama II Memorial Park and Amphawa Floating Market. Those who love to experience the local lifestyles have many choices of homestay programmes to choose from. The old capital from 1350 to 1767, Ayutthaya (76 km from Bangkok), is today visited chiefly as a historical site, especially the World Heritage Historic City of Ayutthaya and associated Historic Towns. Bang Pa-in Palace, and Bang Sai Folk Arts and Crafts Centre are places recommended for inclusion in a one-day tour. More about Ayutthaya, see A Memorable Cruise from Ayutthaya to Bangkok

Kanchanaburi (128 km), 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, the remains of King Narai's palaces of the 17th century, and the sunflower fields.

Nakhon Pathom (56 km) is the town that boasts the tallest Buddhist pagoda both in Thailand and in the world. The greatest Elephant Show in Thailand can be seen here. Phetchaburi (123 km) has many tourist attractions, including the famous Cha-am Beach and many other beaches, scenic mountains, limestone caves, historical sites, and ancient temples. Prachuap Khiri Khan (281 km) is well known for Klai Kangwon Palace, a summer palace of the King and the Royal Family, the oldest beach resort, Hua Hin, and Khao Samroi Yot National Park. Another famous attraction is the 12-km-long Ban Krut Beach. Prachuap Khiri Khan Bay is scenic and suitable for sport activities.

 

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