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Rayong
About Rayong

Rayong is a province on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand with 100-kilometer-long coast.  The city is a center of seafood and various kinds of fruits.  With its richness of food and beautiful places, Rayong is one of must-see cities responding to various styles of visitors.  For those who like historical tourism, they are recommended to pay homage to the Shrine of King Taksin the Great, see the 30-year Crudia chrysantha tree, visit a 10-meter-high pagoda on an island in Wat Samut Khongkha or Wat Pak Nam.

Rayong is a suitable city of visitors who love beaches, seas, wind, sunlight and islands.  Koh Samet is the island for beach lovers.  Hat Sai Kaew is a beach for having fun and parties, while Hat Praow gives you a peaceful beach.  Visitors can also enjoy chilling view in on the beach in the mainland by going to Mae Pim cape for stunning view.  They can also go swimming with the clear water and gentle waves.

Apart from tourist attractions, Rayong owns joyful festivals and traditional activities especially Rayong Fruit Festival occurring annually during May when fruit reaches its peak season.  There are a lot of activities such as fruit parade, fruit competition, Miss Fruit Gardener Contest, and also selling fruits in a cheaper price. 

Once visiting Rayong, you cannot miss eating fresh seafood which is available along the beaches and in the restaurants.  Shrimp paste, dried salted shrimp, dried squid and salted fish from Ban Phe market are popular products which are well-packed for convenient transport.

How to go

Rayong is the eastern gateway to the north and northeast of Thailand. As such, there are many regular bus services connecting Rayong and Bangkok and other provinces such as Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Nong Khai. Busses from Bangkok to Rayong depart regularly from Ekkamai eastern bus terminal (near BTS Ekkamai). There are specific busses for those who wish to go to Koh Samet that terminate at Ban Phe opposite the boat pier.

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Bangkok Airways operates flights from Phuket and Koh Samui to Rayong/U-Tapao. For more information contact Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com) in Bangkok, tel :66(0)2-265 5555 or travel agencies in Rayong.

Recommended

Ban Phe

A seaside town located approximately 19 kilometers southeast of the city, Ban Phe is the best place to enjoy relaxing on a long white sandy beach while sampling sumptuous seafood. Ban Phe is a major fishing community in the province,

Ban Phe

Laem Mae Phim

This cape can be reach either from Sukhumvit Road by taking a right turn at km.

Laem Mae Phim

Sunthon Phu Monument

The monument was built to commemorate Sunthon Phu, a leading poet in the early Rattanakosin era, two centuries ago. There are statues of Sunthon Phu and characters from his famous literature.

Sunthon Phu Monument
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