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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.

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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.

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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.

Located approximately 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong is another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometer coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions, Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.

Historically, in the late Ayutthaya period following the razing of the capital city by the invading Burmese, General Tak (Phaya Tak) led a troop of patriots who broke through the cordon of besieging troops and marched to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding onto Chanthaburi. Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local population anointed him as "King" in Rayong. Once he had built up sufficient troop strength, King Taksin returned to Ayutthaya, routed the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi, across the river from modern-day Bangkok.


Boasting indispensable sea-life resources, Rayong is one of the country’s major agricultural and industrial provinces. On the other hand, the province has maintained its traditions and customs in the daily lifestyles of the locals. Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu Koh Samet National Park, Rayong is a popular beach getaway destination for Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods.

Key Tips

  • The best months to visit Rayong are from November to February.
  • Both coastal Rayong and the islands offshore, including Koh Samet, have a variety of accommodation for visitors including luxury hotels, guesthouses, and home stays.

    In addition to its great historical attractions, Rayong boasts national parks with abundant vegetation and beautiful waterfalls, as well as many undeveloped beaches.

    Although a quieter seaside destination than Pattaya or Hua Hin, Rayong still has a number of activities to participate in and visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Rayong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Rayong:

    Most restaurants on Rayong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

    As in most provincial capitals, Rayong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    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.

    Located approximately 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong is another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometer coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions, Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.

    Historically, in the late Ayutthaya period following the razing of the capital city by the invading Burmese, General Tak (Phaya Tak) led a troop of patriots who broke through the cordon of besieging troops and marched to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding onto Chanthaburi. Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local population anointed him as "King" in Rayong. Once he had built up sufficient troop strength, King Taksin returned to Ayutthaya, routed the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi, across the river from modern-day Bangkok.


    Boasting indispensable sea-life resources, Rayong is one of the country’s major agricultural and industrial provinces. On the other hand, the province has maintained its traditions and customs in the daily lifestyles of the locals. Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu Koh Samet National Park, Rayong is a popular beach getaway destination for Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods.

    Key Tips

  • The best months to visit Rayong are from November to February.
  • Both coastal Rayong and the islands offshore, including Koh Samet, have a variety of accommodation for visitors including luxury hotels, guesthouses, and home stays.

    In addition to its great historical attractions, Rayong boasts national parks with abundant vegetation and beautiful waterfalls, as well as many undeveloped beaches.

    Although a quieter seaside destination than Pattaya or Hua Hin, Rayong still has a number of activities to participate in and visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Rayong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Rayong:

    Most restaurants on Rayong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

    As in most provincial capitals, Rayong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    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.

    Located approximately 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong is another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometer coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions, Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.

    Historically, in the late Ayutthaya period following the razing of the capital city by the invading Burmese, General Tak (Phaya Tak) led a troop of patriots who broke through the cordon of besieging troops and marched to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding onto Chanthaburi. Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local population anointed him as "King" in Rayong. Once he had built up sufficient troop strength, King Taksin returned to Ayutthaya, routed the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi, across the river from modern-day Bangkok.


    Boasting indispensable sea-life resources, Rayong is one of the country’s major agricultural and industrial provinces. On the other hand, the province has maintained its traditions and customs in the daily lifestyles of the locals. Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu Koh Samet National Park, Rayong is a popular beach getaway destination for Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods.

    Key Tips

  • The best months to visit Rayong are from November to February.
  • Both coastal Rayong and the islands offshore, including Koh Samet, have a variety of accommodation for visitors including luxury hotels, guesthouses, and home stays.

    In addition to its great historical attractions, Rayong boasts national parks with abundant vegetation and beautiful waterfalls, as well as many undeveloped beaches.

    Although a quieter seaside destination than Pattaya or Hua Hin, Rayong still has a number of activities to participate in and visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Rayong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Rayong:

    Most restaurants on Rayong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

    As in most provincial capitals, Rayong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    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.

    Located approximately 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong is another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometer coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions, Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.

    Historically, in the late Ayutthaya period following the razing of the capital city by the invading Burmese, General Tak (Phaya Tak) led a troop of patriots who broke through the cordon of besieging troops and marched to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding onto Chanthaburi. Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local population anointed him as "King" in Rayong. Once he had built up sufficient troop strength, King Taksin returned to Ayutthaya, routed the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi, across the river from modern-day Bangkok.


    Boasting indispensable sea-life resources, Rayong is one of the country’s major agricultural and industrial provinces. On the other hand, the province has maintained its traditions and customs in the daily lifestyles of the locals. Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu Koh Samet National Park, Rayong is a popular beach getaway destination for Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods.

    Key Tips

  • The best months to visit Rayong are from November to February.
  • Both coastal Rayong and the islands offshore, including Koh Samet, have a variety of accommodation for visitors including luxury hotels, guesthouses, and home stays.

    In addition to its great historical attractions, Rayong boasts national parks with abundant vegetation and beautiful waterfalls, as well as many undeveloped beaches.

    Although a quieter seaside destination than Pattaya or Hua Hin, Rayong still has a number of activities to participate in and visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Rayong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Rayong:

    Most restaurants on Rayong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

    As in most provincial capitals, Rayong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    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.

    Located approximately 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong is another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometer coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions, Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.

    Historically, in the late Ayutthaya period following the razing of the capital city by the invading Burmese, General Tak (Phaya Tak) led a troop of patriots who broke through the cordon of besieging troops and marched to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding onto Chanthaburi. Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local population anointed him as "King" in Rayong. Once he had built up sufficient troop strength, King Taksin returned to Ayutthaya, routed the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi, across the river from modern-day Bangkok.


    Boasting indispensable sea-life resources, Rayong is one of the country’s major agricultural and industrial provinces. On the other hand, the province has maintained its traditions and customs in the daily lifestyles of the locals. Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu Koh Samet National Park, Rayong is a popular beach getaway destination for Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods.

    Key Tips

  • The best months to visit Rayong are from November to February.
  • Both coastal Rayong and the islands offshore, including Koh Samet, have a variety of accommodation for visitors including luxury hotels, guesthouses, and home stays.

    In addition to its great historical attractions, Rayong boasts national parks with abundant vegetation and beautiful waterfalls, as well as many undeveloped beaches.

    Although a quieter seaside destination than Pattaya or Hua Hin, Rayong still has a number of activities to participate in and visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Rayong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Rayong:

    Most restaurants on Rayong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

    As in most provincial capitals, Rayong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    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.

    Located approximately 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong is another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometer coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions, Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.

    Historically, in the late Ayutthaya period following the razing of the capital city by the invading Burmese, General Tak (Phaya Tak) led a troop of patriots who broke through the cordon of besieging troops and marched to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding onto Chanthaburi. Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local population anointed him as "King" in Rayong. Once he had built up sufficient troop strength, King Taksin returned to Ayutthaya, routed the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi, across the river from modern-day Bangkok.


    Boasting indispensable sea-life resources, Rayong is one of the country’s major agricultural and industrial provinces. On the other hand, the province has maintained its traditions and customs in the daily lifestyles of the locals. Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu Koh Samet National Park, Rayong is a popular beach getaway destination for Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods.

    Key Tips

  • The best months to visit Rayong are from November to February.
  • Both coastal Rayong and the islands offshore, including Koh Samet, have a variety of accommodation for visitors including luxury hotels, guesthouses, and home stays.

    In addition to its great historical attractions, Rayong boasts national parks with abundant vegetation and beautiful waterfalls, as well as many undeveloped beaches.

    Although a quieter seaside destination than Pattaya or Hua Hin, Rayong still has a number of activities to participate in and visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Rayong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Rayong:

    Most restaurants on Rayong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

    As in most provincial capitals, Rayong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    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.

    Located approximately 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong is another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometer coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions, Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.

    Historically, in the late Ayutthaya period following the razing of the capital city by the invading Burmese, General Tak (Phaya Tak) led a troop of patriots who broke through the cordon of besieging troops and marched to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding onto Chanthaburi. Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local population anointed him as "King" in Rayong. Once he had built up sufficient troop strength, King Taksin returned to Ayutthaya, routed the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi, across the river from modern-day Bangkok.


    Boasting indispensable sea-life resources, Rayong is one of the country’s major agricultural and industrial provinces. On the other hand, the province has maintained its traditions and customs in the daily lifestyles of the locals. Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu Koh Samet National Park, Rayong is a popular beach getaway destination for Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods.

    Key Tips

  • The best months to visit Rayong are from November to February.
  • Both coastal Rayong and the islands offshore, including Koh Samet, have a variety of accommodation for visitors including luxury hotels, guesthouses, and home stays.

    In addition to its great historical attractions, Rayong boasts national parks with abundant vegetation and beautiful waterfalls, as well as many undeveloped beaches.

    Although a quieter seaside destination than Pattaya or Hua Hin, Rayong still has a number of activities to participate in and visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Rayong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Rayong:

    Most restaurants on Rayong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

    As in most provincial capitals, Rayong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    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.

    Located approximately 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong is another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometer coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions, Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.

    Historically, in the late Ayutthaya period following the razing of the capital city by the invading Burmese, General Tak (Phaya Tak) led a troop of patriots who broke through the cordon of besieging troops and marched to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding onto Chanthaburi. Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local population anointed him as "King" in Rayong. Once he had built up sufficient troop strength, King Taksin returned to Ayutthaya, routed the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi, across the river from modern-day Bangkok.


    Boasting indispensable sea-life resources, Rayong is one of the country’s major agricultural and industrial provinces. On the other hand, the province has maintained its traditions and customs in the daily lifestyles of the locals. Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu Koh Samet National Park, Rayong is a popular beach getaway destination for Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods.

    Key Tips

  • The best months to visit Rayong are from November to February.
  • Both coastal Rayong and the islands offshore, including Koh Samet, have a variety of accommodation for visitors including luxury hotels, guesthouses, and home stays.

    In addition to its great historical attractions, Rayong boasts national parks with abundant vegetation and beautiful waterfalls, as well as many undeveloped beaches.

    Although a quieter seaside destination than Pattaya or Hua Hin, Rayong still has a number of activities to participate in and visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Rayong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Rayong:

    Most restaurants on Rayong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

    As in most provincial capitals, Rayong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.