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Places to visit in Rayong

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What to see in Rayong

Besides Koh Samet that has its own page on this website, there are many interesting and beautiful places to visit in Rayong province. Atypical temples with unique architecture such as the all pink Wat Namtok Thammarot, Wat Pra Padu temple and its reclining Buddha in a very rare position, amazing natural wonders such as the botanical garden, the mangroves, or the Khao Chamao-Khao national park Wong which partly lies on the neighboring province of Chanthaburi, a museum dedicated to Nang Yai, a traditional art of shadow theater, a small floating market, a historic district in the city... So, even if people don't talk much about Rayong in the travel guide book and on the travel websites about Thailand, there many attractions to discover while enjoying the sea and the beach restaurants and bars facing the sunset.

Must-visits in Rayong

Yomjinda Road (Old town) Rayong

Yomjinda Road (Old town)

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My opinion :
The old town of Rayong is quite famous, especially Yomjinda Road which is the prettiest street in the area and probably the most interesting to visit. There are also a few nice and delicious little local cuisine restaurants.
Wat Pa Pradu (Reclining Buddha temple) Rayong

Wat Pa Pradu (Reclining Buddha temple)

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My opinion :
It is the most visited and respected temple in Rayong City. Its long reclining Buddha, unique in its position, is very famous and makes it a must-visit places in Rayong.
Rayong Botanical Garden Rayong

Rayong Botanical Garden

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My opinion :
Despite the name of botanical garden which might not interest so many people, it is a magnificent piece of nature, mainly composed of swamps, that can be explored by boat or mountain bikes. Very pleasant !
Prasae Estuary and Tung Prong Thong Rayong

Prasae Estuary and Tung Prong Thong

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My opinion :
It is the most famous nature spot and the largest mangrove forest in Rayong province. Whether it is the area nicknamed golden meadow or the path of wooden footbridges through the shade of the mangroves, it is a superb place for a walk!
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Other places to visit in Rayong

Other visits suggestions in Rayong

  • Khao Khao Wong Chamao National Park
    twenty kilometers far from Rayong, it has many caves and a large waterfall
  • Ban Kon Ao
    Small fishermen village which has kept its authenticity 20 km far from Rayong
  • Sopha Botanical Gardens
    About fifteen kilometers from Rayong, near the pier, the gardens have a important variety of trees and plants
  • Temple of King Taksin
    It was built to commemorate the stay of King Taksin in the city and stands in front of Wat Lum Mahachai Chumphon
  • Koh Samet island
    A few kilometers from the city, the island is the main reason why tourists come to Rayong.
  • Ko Mun islands
    Small islands with white sand beaches. One of them, Ko Man Nai is a sanctuary for turtles conservation. And Ko Man Nok has a few resorts for those who want to stay on the island.

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Dan Sai during Phi Ta Khon Festival

Dan Sai during Phi Ta Khon Festival

Every year around July, the city of Dan Sai offers this amazing festival of ghosts. It lasts three days and includes parades in the city, concerts, dance performances but people mostly come for the...


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Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park

with its magnificent waterfalls, it is one of the most beautiful national parks in Thailand. Probably the most beautiful one.


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Bang Bao village

Bang Bao village

Ban Salak Phet and Ban Rong Than in the southwest of the island and Bang Bao built entirely of wood and on stilts.


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Giant Water lilies pond

Giant Water lilies pond

This pond has a species of amazing water lilies. People come here to see them of course but also... to stand on them. Because yes, they can support the weight of a man. It is the funny and curious...


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