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The province of Rayong

General information about the province of Rayong

Province capital: Rayong
Name in Thai: ระยอง

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Province of region Eastern Thaïlande

The province of Rayong, located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, seduces with its beaches and its peaceful atmosphere. Close to Bangkok, it offers an ideal seaside getaway from the capital. Tourists, in general, mainly go to the island of Koh Samet from the port of Ban Phe but on the land side, there are also interesting places and beaches.

If tourists go to Ko Samed more than Rayong, the city has some interesting places like Yomjinda Road and Wat Pa Pradu. We will also note the large botanical garden of Rayong and its swamps; exploring them by boat or kayak is a great adventure. The province of Rayong is certainly not the most popular with tourists but has nice beaches and you can even go surfing there. The waves are not impressive but it is ideal for beginners. There are clubs which give courses.

For a few days of beach and relaxation far from the very touristy places, outside Koh Samet, very popular on weekends, it is a destination which has its charm.

Destinations to visit in Rayong

Koh Samet

The island of Koh Samet near Rayong is very popular for its sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise waters. Weekends and holidays, many Thais come here to relax, enjoy the sea and eat seafood. The island is part of a National Park and has remained relatively wild. Most of the roads are dirt roads. You can make beautiful walks along the shore and discover small beaches full of charm....


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 ...

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