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Rayong ระยอง is the main town as well as capital of Rayong Province on the east coast of Thailand. It is about 179 kilometers from Bangkok. Rayong is a seaside resort, but as it is farther away compared to Pattaya, it receives fewer visitors. As such, its beaches are transquil and prefect for those seeking some solitude.

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Travel to Rayong

You can get to Rayong by bus from Bangkok. There are buses from the Eastern Bus Terminal at Ekkamai in Bangkok. The journey takes about 3 hours.

There are also flights (not necessary for most tourists, in my opinion) from Bangkok to the U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport, provided by Orient Thai Airlines. From here, you can get to Rayong by taxi. Personally, I find it rather time consuming to fly and then take a taxi.

Travel within Rayong

The town itself can be explored on foot. For greater distances, hail one of the songtheaws (passenger pickup trucks).

Places of Interest in Rayong

  1. City Pillar Shrine
    The shrine for the founding of Rayong.

  2. Khao Laem Ya
    Hill with a scenic viewpoint.

  3. Laem Charoen Beach
    Nearest beach to Rayong town.

  4. Mae Ramphueng Beach
    Beach about 11 km from Rayong town.

  5. Saeng Chan Beach
    Beach about 7 km from Rayong town.

  6. Si Mueang Park
    Park where prisoners were once executed.

  7. Shrine of King Taksin the Great
    Shrine dedicated to the king of Siam who established the Siamese capital at Thonburi.

  8. Wat Ban Don Shadow Play Museum
    Museum exhibiting shadow play puppets.

  9. Wat Pa Pradu
    Ancient Thai temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period.

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