Romantic Central Thailand awaits: its temples, food, castle, and more!

Explore the family-friendly area of Central Thailand—sacred temples, shopping, and popular sights from Wat Phra Si Sanphet to Ayutthaya Historical Park.

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Where to stay in Central Thailand

Sukhumvit
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Sukhumvit

Shopping, Bars, Dining

Street markets and sparkling malls, parks, nightlife districts and museums await at this bustling boulevard, which is one of Thailand’s longest roads.

Bangkok City Centre
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Bangkok City Centre

Temples, Shopping, Monuments

Known for its stunning river views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Bangkok City Centre. Check out top attractions like MBK Center and Jim Thompson House, and jump on the metro at Hua Lamphong Station or National Stadium BTS Station to see more of the city.

Silom
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Silom

Temples, Shopping, LGBT-Friendly

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Silom. Check out top attractions like Patpong Night Market and Lumphini Park, and jump on the metro at Chong Nonsi BTS Station or Sam Yan Station to see more of the city.

Siam
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Siam

Urban, Temples, Shopping

Travelers love Siam for its popular shops, and you can see more of Bangkok by jumping on the metro at Ratchadamri BTS Station or Siam BTS Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Siam Paragon Mall and Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World.

Khao San
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Khao San

Temples, Castles, Monuments

The fantastic nightlife and popular shops are just a few highlights of Khao San. Make a stop by Wat Ratchanadda or Wat Saket while you're exploring the area.

Pathumwan
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Pathumwan

Shopping, Temples, Urban

Siam Center and Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World are top sights in Pathumwan, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Siam BTS Station or Rachathewi BTS Station to see more sights in the area.

Top Hotels in Central Thailand

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point
4.5 out of 5
662 Rama IV Road, Bangkok, Bangkok
¥6,145/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Excellent! (5,075 reviews)

Located in Bangkok City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lumphini Park and MBK Center. Siam Center and Pratunam Market are also within 3 mi ...

4.2/5Excellent! (5,075 reviews)

"Servicemind & Good location and very clean. Good👍"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point
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lebua at State Tower (The World's First Vertical Destination)
5 out of 5
State Tower 1055/111 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok
¥10,548/night
Sep 8 - Sep 9
4.5/5Wonderful! (7,762 reviews)

This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located on a river, within 1 mi (2 km) of Sri Mariamman Temple and Iconsiam. Asiatique The Riverfront and Siam Paragon ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (7,762 reviews)

"Great location, kind friendly staff. Professional service. Sky bar great however overpriced and not value for money in comparison to other sky bars in Bangkok."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

lebua at State Tower (The World's First Vertical Destination)
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Shangri-la Bangkok
5 out of 5
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok
¥14,379/night
Sep 13 - Sep 14
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,938 reviews)

This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located on a river, within 2 mi (3 km) of Bangkok Riverside, King Power MahaNakhon, and Iconsiam. Patpong Night Market ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,938 reviews)

"staff service was very good and I would like to go back there again when I visit Bangkok. will also recommend to my friends."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Shangri-la Bangkok

Popular things to do in Central Thailand

Grand Palace
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Grand Palace

The majestic European/Asian-style complex was once the home of the kings of Siam and is now both a place of worship and a must-see Bangkok landmark.

Wat Pho
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Wat Pho

The “Temple of the Reclining Buddha” is the largest temple in the country and has more Buddha statues than any other Thai temple.

Wat Arun
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Wat Arun

Wat Arun is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Bangkok. Stroll along the riverfront or visit the notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Bridge Over the River Kwai
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Bridge Over the River Kwai

Take a walk over this historic landmark, which has become the symbol of the infamous Thailand-Burma railway.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha
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Temple of the Emerald Buddha

A small but extremely important Thai religious icon sits on a golden pedestal within the ornate Wat Phra Kaew structure on the grounds of the Grand Palace.

Khaosan Road
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Khaosan Road

This “anything goes” street is a hot spot for budget travelers who want to buy cheap clothes and souvenirs, people-watch or party all night.