General Information about Rayong
Rayong is above all a point of passage to other destinations and the first of them is obviously Koh Samet island (departure of the boats from Ban Phe). Yet its ''old town'' and in particular its most famous street, as well as one of its temples, especially the Reclining Buddha temple, are worth devoting a short day to visit. Otherwise, the province on the land side, often shunned by international tourists in favor of Koh Samet, has some interesting places for those who will give it a chance and like to go out of the beaten tracks. Its coastline also offers some pleasant beaches which, apart from weekends, are far from overcrowded. The most famous is probably Mae Ramphung Beach, about 15 km away from the city but there are several others like Suan Son Beach, Laem Mae Phim Beach or the more confidential Ao Kai. Between temples unique in Thailand, the tradition of shadow theater, nature, national park, and mangroves, Rayong province, apart from Koh Samet, is certainly not a flagship destination in Thailand but is worth devoting a few days to discover it.