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Rayong is 179km from Bangkok, 266km from Ang Thong, 140km from Chachoengsao, 210km from Chanthaburi, 43km from Chonburi, 345km from Korat, 214km from Nakhon Nayok, 192km from Nonthaburi, 207km from Pathum Thani, 186km from Prachinburi, 58km from Sa Kaeo, 162km from Samut Prakan, 272km from Saraburi, 277km from Suphanburi and 179km from Trat.

The main tourist destination in Rayong is the small island of Koh Samet, off of the coast of Ban Phe, this is a designated Thai national park so there is a charge to get in, it has many nice beaches such as Saikeaw Beach (White Sands Beach), Vongduern Bay, Noi-Nha Beach and Ao Phai Beach to name a few, it also has crystal clear waters.
Also in Rayong Province is Ban Chang, this has 3 great beaches, Had Nam Rin Beach, Had Phayun Beach and Had Phala Beach, Ban Chang also has a small street section of sex orientated bars aimed at foreign tourists.

Rayong Province shares borders with Chon Buri, Chanthaburi and to the south is the Gulf of Thailand.

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Rayong Tourist Attractions

Suan Son Beach

Suan Son Beach is inbetween Ban Phe and Laem Mae Phim Beach, pretty much undeveloped so quite peaceful.

Laem Mae Pim Beach

Laem Mae Pim Beach is slowly being developed, a few nice hotels and quite a selection of restaurants on the beach including Thai seafood and farang food.

Mae Ram Pheung Beach

Mae Ram Pheung Beach is around 6km from Ban Phe, the beach itself is around 10km long so your sure to find a bit of beach that suits you.

More on Beaches in Rayong.

Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park

Popular park with many waterfalls and rapids, also plenty of fish if your into feeding fish.

Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park

Known to most people as Koh Samet or Koh Samed it is a small island and national park off of the coast of Ban Phe, you can learn more about Koh Samet on our Koh Samet page.

Rayong Aquarium

The Rayong Aquarium is open from Wednesday to Friday during 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and on weekends from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Group visitors should call in advance. Tel. 0 3865 3741, Fax. 0 3865 1763

Sopha Botanical Park

A 32-rai park with many kinds of trees, particularly Thai flora. In the compound there are three traditional Thai houses on stilts, which are around 100 years old, also exhibits of ceramics from various periods as well as prehistoric pottery from the Ban Chiang World Heritage Site.

Wat Ban Don Shadow Play Museum

The museum is located in Wat Ban Don, exhibiting a hundred Nang Yai shadow play characters. The Shadow Play character, or Nang Yai, is a large piece of leather carved and painted into different characters. Aged over 200 years, these characters were brought from Phatthalung in 1988. For the Nang Yai performance, please contact 3 days in advance. Tel. 08 5087 0235, 08 9831 6053.

Ban Kon Ao (The Fisherman's village)

The best place in town to discover the traditional way of life is from a small but typical fisherman’s village located at the end of Hat Mae Ramphueng. Visitors can also see how they catch fish and process seafood. An additional attraction worth visiting is the Catholic Church established near the village over 100 years ago.

Suan Si Mueang

Dubbed as "Ko Klang" by the locals, Suan Sri Muang is a public park and health center. Located behind the former city hall, the park is well known for its landmark – the Phra Buddha Angkhirot (Buddhist Shrine) housed in a traditional Thai style shrine.

The Sopha Arboretum

The extensive grounds located near the entrance to Ban Phe, just about 200 meters off Highway No.3 at Km. marker 238 are home to various flowering plants. A 100-year-old Thai-style wooden structure houses porcelain ware from various periods, in particular the Ban Chiang style. The place is open daily except Thursdays from 8.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. Contact Tel: 0-3865-1688 for more information.
Ticket Fee: 50 Baht /person.

Wang Kaeo

A recreational park and resort located approximately 11 kilometers from Suan Son on the beach road, Wang Kaew provides accommodations and other tourist facilities. For more information, call 0-3863-8067-8 or 0-2259-4150-1 (Bangkok).


Thirty kilometres 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 from the trees.
Open daily from 08.00-18.00 hrs. Admission is 200 baht per person. Admission including a meal is 350 baht. Ask for more information at Supattraland Office Tel : 0 3889 2048-9 Fax : 0 3889 2255.

A Trip to Suphattraland.

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhon Herbal Garden

PTT Public Company Limited (PTT) has planted and established the first herb garden in Thailand in 1984 on the 60-rai area with the objective to conserve and develop the natural resources for people in the next generation. Various kinds of herbs are gathered and planted in the garden, which was later presented to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 18 April 1985. The landscape was developed and more herbs were planted and the 50th Birthday Anniversary in honor to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building was built on the auspicious occasion of the Princess 50th Birthday Anniversary in 2006.

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Herbs Garden comprises of 2 parts:

1. The Herb Garden
The garden of more than 260 medicinal herbs of about 20,000 herb trees which can be divided into 20 groups according to their medical properities. The garden serves as the source of Thai Herbal knowledge and the place for recreation.

2. The 50th Birthday Anniversary in honor to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building
It has an exibition hall where visitors can learn interesting knowledge about Thai herbs shown through various multimedia, exciting and encouraging the desire to learn more. The exhibition hall consists of:
- The Adventure of the Whirling Rubber Seed Room
- Thai Energy Save the World Room
- 4 essential elements of a person body room
- The Conservationist Princess Room
- House of the Village Doctor
- World of Herb Room

The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhon Herbal Garden is located within the grounds of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand, about 25 kilometers from town on Highways No. 36 and No. 3191 in Nikhom Phatthana sub-district. It is not only a center where various herbal plants are put on display it also engages in herbal research. Open daily except Monday from 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m. Tel: 0 3891 5213-5 Fax. 0 3891 5216.

Rayong Hotels & Resorts

Tamnanpar Classic Forest & Restaurant
167/6 Moo 7 Baanpae, 21160 Muang Rayong, Rayong
Tel: 66 38 652884

SaiFaa Kitchen & Guesthouse
36/4 Tanon Liap Chai Fang, Tambon Paknam, Amphoe Mueang Rayong 21000
Tel: 038 011 638

Mae Phim Resort Hotel
234/-19 Moo 3 Pae-Glang-Gram Road,T.Grum,A Klang
Tel : 038-638295-99 038-638237-385

Golden City Rayong Hotel
530/1 Sukhumvit Road, Neonpra, Muang, Rayong 21000
Tel: 038-618-701-15 038-623-101-10

Novotel Rim Pae Resort
4/5 Moo 3 Pae Klaeng Kram Road , Klaeng Rayong 23110

B.J. Garden Vill Hotel & Resort
109/1 Moo 7, Kong Din district, Klaeng, Rayong 21160
Tel: 02-279-9702

Rayong Beach Hotel
70/103 Moo 5 Tapong, Muang, Rayong Rayong 21000
Tel: 038-655-499 to 500

Ban Sang Resort
169 หมู่ 2, Tumbon Chakphong, Amphoe Klaeng, Rayong 21190
Tel: 038-638-118

Ohana Resort & Restaurant
45/7 Moo 10 Taphong, Mueng, Rayong 21000
Tel: 038-655-433

Nim Ma No Ra Dee Hotel
76/1 Moo.4 Tambon Pae Muang District Rayong 21160
Tel: 038-644-273

Baan Blue House
2/21 Moo 4, Tumbon Phe, Amphoe Mueang Rayong, Rayong 21160
Tel: 038-644-317

Bayview Resort
41/144 Moo 10 Mae Ram Phueng Beach, Tumbon Taphong, Amphoe Mueang Rayong, Rayong 21000
Tel: 038-898-678 038-645-244

163 Moo 4 Pae-Klaeng-Kram Road, Km.6, Klaeng, Mueang, Rayong 21160
Tel: 038-649-021

Kantary Bay Hotel and Serviced Apartments
50, 50/2 Beach Road, Paknam, Muang, Rayong 21000
Tel: 038-804-844 038-619-025

Sang Thian Beach Resort
58 Moo 3 Banphe, Rayong 21160
Tel & Fax: 038-644255

Pim Beach
226/1 M3 Laem Mae Pim, Ban Kram, Klaeng, Rayong 21190
Tel: 038-638-016

Skyhighinn Resort
8/1 Moo 4, Phe, Mueang Rayong, Rayong 21160
Tel: 038-644-325

Chomdao Hotel
73/109 Moo 1 Ratchachumphon Road, Tumbon Noen Phra, Amphoe Mueang Rayong, Rayong 21000
Tel: 038-611-653

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