Rayong

RAYONG

An Exotic Eastern Escape

Another of Thailand’s delightful seaside retreats, this east coast province features the kinds of picturesque views you see on postcards. Besides providing suntans and smiles, Rayong is a major producer of exotic fruits and delicious seafood. The locals have maintained many of the customs and rituals of traditional daily life. Close to Rayong, Koh Samet National Park is a popular beach-getaway destination for Bangkok residents. It is also another dimension to what is on offer here for anyone who seeks for leisure, meetings and incentives functions.

FAST FACTS

REGION

East

POPULATION

700,223 people (Male: 344,310 people, Female: 355,913 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

Drive out of Bangkok on famous Sukhumvit Road, or catch a bus from Ekkamai Station. There are also daily flights from Phuket and Koh Samui to U-Tapao Airport, which is only 30 km. away from Rayong city.

ACTIVITIES

Squid Fishing, Paragliding, Horse Riding, Cycling along Taphong bike route, Fruit orchard sightseeing

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

National Park, Klong Pla Kang Waterfall, Koh Kloy Market, Ban Pae, Prasae Estuary, Koh Kudee, Koh Talu, Koh Samed, Khao Lam Ya National Park, Phra Chedi Klang Nam, Sang Chan Beach

INTERESTING INFO

The father of Thailand’s greatest poet, Sunthorn Phu, was born in Rayong. On June 26th, the province commemorates the writer with a celebration in his honor which features a student poetry competition and light & sound presentations.