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    1 day / night in Rayong

    Driving down to Rayong on Sunday.

    Me, swmbo and our two 5yo boys.

    Only been there once and that was to transit to the island.

    No idea where we are staying, swmbo booked it.

    Any 'you must/try that' things to do, places to visit?

    Also, driving down from Swampy (airport), anything for a short stop on the way?

    After Rayong we're up to Jomtien (pattaya) for a night.

    Thanks in advance

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    Certain times of year are Durian times ( Not currently). Hopefully you are staying at the new Holiday Inn. We stayed there. Awesome roof top lounge and swimming pool.

    Short of that there is a nice popular scenic road (Name escapes me).

    I posted some pics on my " Road Trip" thread.

    Have fun and let us know what you did while there.

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    Rayong is a huge province. Depending on what you want to do here, there is something for everyone. Apart from Samet, there are other islands to visit and stay also.

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    Still waiting for your PM David.

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    Depends on what time you are leaving Swampy, but if you fancy a Sunday roast before hitting Rayong, I would recommend this place 100%

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ValleyViewRestaurantRayong/

    Google map - https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Suva...3957!3e0?hl=en
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    ^ thanks for that suggestion, I haven't had a roast for ages and my boys never have had.


    ^^ PM sent LT


    ^^^ Mate, sorry, I should have been clearer. Rayong City, not the provance.

    Swmbo has an unmet Facebook friend there with twins the same age ... yippee (not)
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    I suggest a coast drive to Leam Maipim beach.
    From Rayong town take road 1001 off Sukhumvit rd.to follow the coast to Ban Phe , a must visit with kids is the Rayon aquatic animal husbandry station ( Aquarium)
    From there a coast drive to San Son (my home village) and onto Mae Pim beach.
    To return back to Rayong there are plenty of exits to get back to Sukhumvit rd.
    Hope this helps David
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUGBEAR View Post
    I suggest a coast drive to Leam Maipim beach.
    From Rayong town take road 1001 off Sukhumvit rd.to follow the coast to Ban Phe , a must visit with kids is the Rayon aquatic animal husbandry station ( Aquarium)
    From there a coast drive to San Son (my home village) and onto Mae Pim beach.
    To return back to Rayong there are plenty of exits to get back to Sukhumvit rd.
    Hope this helps David
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    Mate, roughly howfar from Rayong City to Mae Pim Beach

    Juust being mindfull that we only have a day there.

    We've been to the Aququrium at Bang San. But good to know.

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    Maybe 35 k's roughly
    If you plan on getting some fresh seafood , Suan son is the go , market on coast road

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    ^ thanks for that suggestion, I haven't had a roast for ages and my boys never have had.


    ^^ PM sent LT


    ^^^ Mate, sorry, I should have been clearer. Rayong City, not the provance.

    Swmbo has an unmet Facebook friend there with twins the same age ... yippee (not)
    If you fancy a Sunday roast / carvery, this family-friendly place in Banchang is pretty good. https://www.facebook.com/FinnegansBC/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

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    ^Kmart is that Stewie's (ex Camel Pub) place?. What's it like?. Will give it a go after golf at Eastern Star some time if you rate it.

    David if you need any suggestions on where to eat in Jomtien just let me know what type of food you and the tribe like, and maybe I can help.

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    ^Yep, Terry is the ex-owner of the Camel (now sadly defunct), opened Finnegan's about 1 year already. Stewie the chef has moved on, but the food, service and draught Guinness is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    driving down from Swampy (airport), anything for a short stop on the way?
    Khao kheow open zoo is well worth a stop, well a succession of stops as you drive through it. If you can hide yourself in the boot you can save a few quid on that old farang price too I thought it was really good, you can get right close to and feed drugged up fallow deer and watch Somchai ride an elephant underwater which gets it some bad reviews off tree huggers on trip advisor so ignore those, we loved it.

    Not much to do in Rayong compared to Pattaya for kids, sit on the beach or go to Central Mall. Luigi did a thread about the place and some dodgy looking Mermaid Land or similar kind of place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    If you fancy a Sunday roast / carvery, this family-friendly place in Banchang is pretty good
    Hang on, why was it called the Camel Toe?

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    Here's Lulu's trip report
    Strawberry Town was what I was thinking of...
    http://teakdoor.com/thailands-travel...ayong-pic.html (3 Day Trip Around Rayong Pic Report)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Here's Lulu's trip report
    Strawberry Town was what I was thinking of...
    http://teakdoor.com/thailands-travel...ayong-pic.html (3 Day Trip Around Rayong Pic Report)
    Thanks I'll my eye over it.

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    Headworks, thanks for the offer.

    I don't even know if breakfast is included yet with thr Hotel book9ng yet.

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    Its been a bit overcast in Jomtiem the last couple of days because of that storm over Samui I think.

    This is the place now...








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    ^ nice to see Katie making a cameo

    I looked @ the first page of Lulu's trip report ... can' t even see 1 photo from that thread on this tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    nice to see Katie
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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    I looked @ the first page of Lulu's trip report ... can' t even see 1 photo from that thread on this tablet.
    Looks like he's deleted them all

    You'll have to take the boys to Strawberry Town yourself now to find out what you're missing

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    postimage.org, may they rot in a cell with Texxy and Butterballs. Only use Imgur now.


    Lulu, the big footstamping, image deleting, drama queen.


    Strawberry town was crap and deserted.
    The beaches were rubbish tips.
    The only good thing was the 180 degree seaview from the condo. Forget the name, Dildo has it written down after spending time stalking us on booking sites. Was thinking of retiring down there. 3 days was enough. Sattahip and Bang Saray were much nicer.

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    Yep, the combination of garbage strewn beaches and some hardcore industrialisation has left Rayong in a very poor state compared to 20 years ago.

    It was the last place we visited when house searching before we switched our attention to the north.

    It's still not quite as fucked up as Bang Saen, but they're getting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Yep, the combination of garbage strewn beaches and some hardcore industrialisation has left Rayong in a very poor state compared to 20 years ago.

    It was the last place we visited when house searching before we switched our attention to the north
    What are the beaches like up North?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Khao kheow open zoo is well worth a stop, well a succession of stops as you drive through it. If you can hide yourself in the boot you can save a few quid on that old farang price too I thought it was really good, you can get right close to and feed drugged up fallow deer and watch Somchai ride an elephant underwater which gets it some bad reviews off tree huggers on trip advisor so ignore those, we loved it.

    Not much to do in Rayong compared to Pattaya for kids, sit on the beach or go to Central Mall. Luigi did a thread about the place and some dodgy looking Mermaid Land or similar kind of place.
    Love that zoo. They used to have AC tents you could stay in but I think they closed them.

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