gateway to various coastal towns n the East. Chon Buri is about 80
kilometers southeast of Bangkok. Administratively, there are ten Amphoe
(districts), namely, Muang Chon Buri, None Yai, Phanat Nikhom, Ban
Bung, Phan Thong, Bo Thong, Si Racha, Bang Lumung, Sattahip and Ko
is 147 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, and faces the Gulf of
Thailand. Pattaya is Asia's premier beach resort, and caters
with equal appeal to Pattaya's relaxing tropical ambience is
synonymous with every ingredient for memorable holidays.
Theme and amusement parks, offbeat museums
and lush botanical gardens offer numerous forms of leisure activities
and cultural entertainment for all family members.
And after dark, Pattaya offers all the allure
and magic of a truly vibrant nightlife with a spectacular variety
of restaurants, night clubs, bars, discotheques, cocktail lounges
and carbarets. Pattaya can be brash, bold, beautiful and bucolic,
and offers everything an authentic international beach resort
situated to the West of Pattaya Strait,
about 7.7 Kilometers from the shore, covering an area of about
4 square kilometers. There are beautiful beaches, clear water,
and an abundance of coral.
is a km.-long beach and only 4 kilometres
from pattaya. A beach road runs parallel to the shore along
which are hotels and other accommodation facilities Less noisy
than Pattaya, It is popular as a site for relaxation, swimming
and water sports.
Racha Tiger Zoo
It boast Thailand's largest number of
Bengal Tigers, bred successfully by farm ifself. There is also
large number of other animals such as crocodiles, ostriches,
single hump camels, kangaroos and an aviary of exotic birds.
is a famous beach that has enjoyed lasting
popularity. Approximately 13 kilometers fromthe city of Chonburi,
it branches off to the right-hand side from Sukhumvit Highway,
at kilometers 104. for a distance of 3 kilometers. Stretching
along the beachfront, is a 2.5 kilometers road. Along the beach,
one finds vendors offering drinks and seafood snacks such as
squid, mussels and spicy steamed-fish-cakes for sale. One can
rent deck chairs and rubber rings for swimming. Fresh water
bathing facilities are also available.
Kiew open zoo
The open zoo operated by Dusit Zoo Authority
(Khao Din Wana) in Bangkok, has a large number of animals such
as deer, bulls, monkies, gibbons, hippopotami, bears, kongaroos,
banteng, elephants and peacocks etc. Visitors can stroll around
the grounds and observe the animals closely. there is also a
large aviary with hundreds of varieties of birds covering and
area of around 5 rai that visitors can also enter for close
is a small hill in between Ang Sila
village and Bang Saen Beach, along the beachside road from
Ang Sila that winds up Sam Muk Hill. At the foot of the hill.
Chao Mae Khao Sam Muk) who is widely venerated by the public.
The cliff overlooking the sea has become a tourist spot where
legend has it that a couple tragically ended their lives together
after having vowed their eternal love for each other. The
Sam Muk Hill area is inhabited by a larger number of wild
monkeys and beautiful cactuses garden.
of Marine Science of the Burapha University
The University operates a modern aquarium with real underwater
environment and a marine science museum which opens daily,
except Monday, from 8.30a.m.to 4.30 p.m. For more information,
call (038) 391671-4.
Nong Mon Market
This market is located on Sukhumvit Road along the way to
Bang Saen and has gained popularity over the years. Nong Mon
Market offers a vast variety of locally produced seafood products
such as fish, squid, and shrimp, both fresh and preserved.
In addition, sweets and other local sweetmeats are also popular
with the most popular item being Khao Larm – a traditional
thai-style dessert cooked and served in a bamboo tube.
Chon Buri Buffalo Race is a long-established celebration of
this most useful animal of Thai farmers. A fun-filled event,
it is held not only in Chon Buri itself but also in Ban Bung
and Nong Yai districts. The beasts of burden are dressed outragerously
or with admirable creativity by owners depending on their
imagination. Assembled in the courtyard in front of the townhall,
the buffaloes partake in racing, or take part in physical
fitness and “fashion” contests.