This is part 19 of the 48 (out of the 77) of all the provinces in Thailand I have stayed at least 1 night. Chonburi province is the first province along the Eastern Seaboard, the capital town is Chonburi town. The northern side of Chonburi is an industrialised area with Chonburi town, Sri Racha, Leam Chabang harbour and Bo Win. The souther part is mostly famous as Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua. And nowadays also more Bang Saray and Sattahip (home base of the Royal Thai Navy).
Personally I came to Chonburi province to go for weekend to Bang Seang or Pattaya when I was living in Bangkok begin 2000. In 2002 I moved to Pattaya and lived there for about 9 years and travelled lot in the nearby area. And really there is much more in Chonburi province as what Pattaya is famous for. Of course you do not go to Chonburi for tropical beaches with crystal clear sea-water. But the real Thailand starts just a few km from Pattaya. Following is some information and photos I made while living in Pattaya.
Popular travel destinations
- Ang Sila Fish Market (near Chonburi town)
- Bang Sean Beach (near Chonburi town)
- Bang Saray Beach
- Jomtien (south suburb of Pattaya)
- Sri Racha Open ZOO
- Sattahip (home town of the Royal Thai Navy)
- Koh Si Chang (at Sri Racha)
- Koh Larn (at Pattaya)
- Naklua (North suburb of Pattaya)
- Nong Nooth Tropical Garden (near Jomtien)
- Sanctuary of Truth (Pattaya Naklua)
How to get to Chonburi province?
- By Car or Bus Chonburi province and all places within are easily reached by Motorway 7 and Sukhumvit road (route 3).
- By Train you can travel from Bangkok to Chonburi town, Pattaya and all the way to Sattahip.
- ✈️ By Airplane you more or less can get to Chonburi as U-Tapao International Airport is just over the provincial border in Rayong and Suvarnabhumi International Airport is just over the other provincial border in Samut Prakan.
- By Ferry you can travel between Pattaya and Hua Hin.