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The province of Chonburi

General information about the province of Chonburi

Province capital: Chonburi
Name in Thai: ชลบุรี

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Province of region Central Thailand

The province of Chonburi, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, is popular for a seaside getaway not far from Bangkok. Foreigners generally do not know Chonburi, the capital of the province, but Pattaya, its most popular seaside town.

If foreign tourists are very numerous in Pattaya, particularly attracted by its nightlife and, let's say it, the facilities for finding priced relationships, Thais also go there but many choose Bang Saen beach instead. In the province of Chonburi, there are also interesting islands, such as the superb Koh Larn, with much more beautiful beaches than opposite South Pattaya but very busy during the day, or Koh Sichang, less known to foreign tourists. We will also note the majestic Sanctuary of Truth and the Big Buddha of Pattaya among the most visited places.

Destinations to visit in Chonburi


Pattaya's reputation as the number one hub of sex tourism in Thailand remains even if there was attempts to make that tourism coexist with family tourism. It didn't sucvceed. Gogo bars and other establishments to facilitate meetings or provide other sexy services are everywhere and not only in the famous Walking Street. Beaches of Pattaya are not that exceptional and consists in a forest of umbrellas and lounge chairs. In short, if you are not fans of sassy nightlife, Pattaya is not for you ! Or...

Koh Sichang

Small lovely island, Koh Sichang is off Si Racha 120 km southeast from Bangkok and 20 km north from Pattaya. This is an unspoiled. Every weekend and holidays many Thai come to relax and eat seafood there. Stony, surrounded by a turquoise sea, Ko Sichang offers splendid landscapes and small lovely beaches uncrowded on weekday. This is also an interesting place to visit with its temples perched on hills offering a beautiful view of the port and its former roya...

Koh Larn

The island of Koh Larn is located 8 km off Pattaya. It is a very popular destination among tourists who are mostly Thai on weekends. Many come from Bangkok, only 2 hours away to spend the end of the week or holidays. Koh Larn means the Coral Island. It has the sandy beaches and the turquoise sea the nearest from the Thai capital city. It is also a more enjoyable and relaxing place than the bustling Pattaya on the continent and its not that pretty beaches.
Koh Larn is 4 km long and has a sma...

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