From Rayong Province

Another delightful resort on the eastern coast, Rayong is just beginning to gain popularity. With a 100 kilometre-long coastline, it boasts several beautiful beaches and scenic waterfalls amid natural surroundings. Rayong is also rich in sea-life resources and considered a major agricultural and industrial province.

Rayong is 180 kilometres from Bangkok and covers a total area of 3,552 square kilometres.

Administrative, it is divided into Muang Rayong, Klaeng, Ban Khai, Bang Chang, Pluak Daeng and Wang Chan districts and Khao Chamao and Nikhom Phatthana sub-districts.

Rayong Aquarium

Rayong Aquarium

THAI NAME: สถานแสดงพันธุ์สัตว์น้ำระยอง
LOCATION: Amphoe Mueang District in Rayong
GPS: 12.6102, 101.42318

Located in the Eastern Marine Fisheries Research and Development Centre, Ban Phe,  the aquarium keeps various kinds of beautiful fish and sea plants. The centre conducts study, research and testing regarding marine biology and behaviors of marine life. A large aquarium with a tunnel allows visitors to see various beautiful fish as well as economic-related creatures living in the mangrove forest such as cuttlefish, crab, giant clam, and horseshoe crab.

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Wat Lum Mahachai Chumphon

Located on the grounds of Wat Lum Mahachai Chumphon. The Phra Chao Tak Sin Shrine marks the site where he and his follower once made camp. Within the shrine is a standing statue of the great king. The 300 year old Satu tree (genus Parkia) is believed to be the very tree he once tethered his elephant.

The Sopha Arboretum

is located near the entrance into Ban Phe about 200 meters off highway No. 3 at Km. 238. The extensive grounds are home to various flowering plants. A 100 years old Thai-style wooden structure houses porcelain ware form various eras, particular of the Ban Chiang style. Open daily except Thursday between 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Tel: (038) 651688.

Suan Son

about 4 kilometres further from Ban Phe along the beach front road, offers areas shaded by verdant pine trees. The scenic beach is eminently suited for relaxation and swimming. Accommodations and food shops are also available.

Wang Kaew

is a recreational park and resort located some 11 kilometres further from Suan Son on the beach road. There are accommodation facilities and a well-landscaped park. For more information call (038) 638 067-8 or 259 4150-1 (Bangkok).

Laem Mae Phim

can be reached either from Sukhumwit Road taking a right turn at Km. 259.5, 263 or 268 or continuing for a little over 1 kilometre from Wang Kaew on the beach road. It is a popular site for relaxation and snacks.

Wat Saranat Thamaram

Near the turning at Km. 265 on Highway No. 3 is Wat Saranat Thamaram built in 1945. lt features a beautiful Ubosot housing a replica of the Highly revered Phutthachinnarat statue of major Buddhist monuments from Thailand’s four regions.

Hat Phayun and Hat Phala

32 kilometers and 34 kilometers respectively from the provincial town, offer Ban Chang’s own lovely beaches. Shaded by pine trees, it has both hotels and bungalows for visitors.

Suphattraland

Thirty kilometers from town is Suphattraland, an extensive orchard open to the public. It grows succulent mangosteen, durian and rambutan. They generally mature in late April-June. Visitors can enjoy not only the pleasant surroundings but also taste for themselves freshly-picked fruits form the trees.