Central Thailand is commonly known as the central plain of Thailand. It covers four main areas: Bangkok Metropolitan area, the Chao Phraya Basin, the Northern Gulf Coast and the area to the West of Bangkok (which itself stops at the border with Myanmar/Burma) and it is the most populated region of Thailand. Outside the Metropolis Central Thailand is mainly dedicated ... More>to agriculture: rice paddies, shrimp farms, fruit orchards; but also counts a large number of national parks due to its diversity of landscape that counts forested hills, plains, swamps, mountains, and coastal zones. The Central Thailand Region has a lot to offer by way of historical sites as well such as ruins, and museums. The most important events in Siamese and Thai history have occurred in this area. Of course, names such as Ayutthaya or Kanchanaburi ring a bell for people passionate about great history but less-known places like Lopburi and Samut Prakan also have interesting sites and museum to be discovered. Accommodation is as varied as the region.