Traveling in Rayong province along the Eastern Seaboard

Traveling in Thailand

Last year I did make a posting about counting all the provinces I had been in Thailand. And I saw I have been to (stayed in) 48 provinces out of the 76. So in the coming months I will travel via my postings from the most southern province I have been to the most northern province, with some photos and information about each province. This is part 21 of the 47 (out of the 77) provinces where I have at least stayed overnight once. Rayong province is along the Eastern Seaboard and will be by most tourist be known for Koh Samet or U-Tapao International Airport. For Thai people Rayong is known as Thailands biggest industrial zone (Mathaput).

For me personal it was in 1995 that I was for the first time in Rayong province, to stay 1 night along the sea at Rayong town. Just as stop-over traveling from Koh Chang to Don Muang Airport, as we had been reading that Rayong was a popular destination for people from Bangkok. Much later (starting in 2003) I would go many times to Ban Phe, Koh Samet and Hat Mae Runphueang. Or visit the waterfalls at Khao Samao National Park. And later I would also make some motorbike tours in Rayong province.

Popular Travel Destinations 

  • Hat Mae Rumphueang (longest beach of Thailand)
  • Hat Suan Son
  • Koh Samet
  • Khao Samao National Park
  • Phala Beach
  • Phayun Beach
  • Ban Phe (ferry to Koh Samet)
  • Hat Mea Phim
  • Leam Tan
  • HTMS Phrasae Memorial
  • Phrasae Mangrove Forrest

How to get to Rayong province?

  • Not by Train as there is no rail-road. Nearest train station is in Sattahip.
  • By Car or Motorbike from Bangkok or Pattaya by route 7 & Route 36, Sukhumvit road (route 3) or Route 344
  • ✈️ By Airplane to U-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
  • By Bus from Ekmai Bus Terminal in Bangkok or from Pattaya Northern Bus Terminal
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