Rayong and Koh Samet Attractions - Top things to see
in Ban Chang district about 33 and 36 kilometers respectively from Rayong
Town. Both beaches are connected, peaceful and eminently suitable for
swimming. Here visitors have choice of accommodation from luxurious hotel
to economy bungalows.
in Pluak Daeng district, 35 kilometers from Rayong Town. This is the center
of development projects under the advice of H.M.King Bhumipol Adulyadej
on agriculture, fishery, irrigation, land and farm animals. The reservoir
covers 20,000 rais of land, is surrounded by the natural beauty ideal
for relaxing, camping and educational tour.
The beach, some 10 kilometers ng, is located between Ban Tapong and Ban
Kon Ao,11 kilometers from town, and sited within the Khao Laem Yah - Ko
Samet Group National Park. This is a particularly beautiful spot with
a headland forming a magnificent backdrop to a crescent shaped bay with
broad sandy beaches which are ideal for swimming.
This is a typical fishing village, some 22 kilometers from town, which
is dominated by a temple with seats a top hill overlooking the shoreline.
The area is subject to wind and sea erosing. The palm trees appear to
be standing on sand pedestals, which appear to be help together only by
the roots of the trees.
1981 the area known as Khao Laem Ya and the island of Ko Samet was designated
as a nature reserve. It is an area of great natural beauty which is enganced
by the tranquillity of the surroundings.
Khao Laem Ya is located about 6.4 kilometers from the fishing village
of Ban Phe. Ko Samet, on which Sunthorn Phu, Thailand'greatest poet based
his most famous work, the story of Pra Apaimanee, lies about 40 minutes
boat journey offshore. The park also covers Mae Rumphueng Beach, Ban Kon
Ao and some islands near Ko Samet such as Ko Kudee, Ko Kruai, Ko Khangkhao
Ban Phe, 22 kilometers from town, is a busy fishing port and the center
of local marine produce. The town of Ban Phe is characterised by narrow
streets of shops and houses, It is a stopping off points for tourists
en route to the island of Ko Samet. Boats leave regularly for the island
from the piers. Shop in the main street stock a wide variety of marine
produce and many souvenirs and trinkets fashioned from shells of different
shades and sizes.
It is the most well-known attraction of Rayong offers beautiful beaches
with charming white sand, strange-shape rocks, suitable relaxation, water
sporting, exploring the coral reefs beneath the sea. Ko Samet is located
some 6.5 kilometers from Ban Phe. There are boat services available all
day and many kinds of accommodation there.
It lies approximately 6 kilometers offshore. Besides Ko Kudee there are
two smaller islands, one is Ko Khangkhao and another is Ko Ruesee Cave.
All three islands lie a little to the east of Ko Samet. The islands have
beautiful natural landscapes and ringed by fine beaches which are ideal
for swimming and camping on.
This is agreeably one of the most picturesque part of the east coast and
used to be the most famous tourist spot. Wang Kaew is a beautifully landscaped
headland with a fine beach and accommodation available in cottages and
bungalows. It is 38 kilometers from town
It is 1 kilometer from Ban Phe and also know as the Casuarina (pine) gardens.
These splendid tress line both verges of the road for a distance of 1
kilometer. It is a popular picnic place with ahady areas.
At KM. 26 on the coastal road between Ban Phe and Klaeng, 48 kilometers
from town, is Laem Mae Phim. This is a popular beach attracts Thai tourists.
There are many bungalows for rent at the site and along the roadside there
are vendors selling a wide range of product. Such as fruits, coconuts,
fried squid and skeweres oysters, Boats can be hired to visit the nearby
Ko Mun island group.
Lying off the coast near Kram is the Ko Mun island group which consists
of three islands, namely Ko Mun Nai, Ko Mun Klang and Ko Mun Nok which
mean inner, middle and outer Mun islands. These islands are located about
5 kilometers off Laem Mae Phim and take about 50 minutes to reach by boat.
The cost is about 500 baht per round trip. The islands are worth while
exploring, each one having fine sandy beaches which offer secluded sports
for sunbathing or swimming.
It is about 17 kilometers off the main highway at KM. 274, 76 kilometers
from Rayong and
abounds with various types of trees and plants, as well as species highly
valued as decorative plants. The Khao Chamao waterfall has eight levels.
It is not too difficult to reach the top.
To reach Khao Wong take the turning at KM. 288 on the Sukhumvit Road and
travel a distance of 12 kilometers to find the caves. At Khao Wong, there
are about 60 caves around the base of the mountain, many of the cave are
occupied by Buddhist monks, and one has been turned into a shrine with
a replica of the Buddha's footprint.
shrine is located of Wat Lum Mahachai Chumpon which commemorates King
Taksin the Great's brief sojourn in Rayong. In front of the shrine is
a large tree of the genus, Parkia, where according to local legend, his
elephant was believed to be stabled. It is highly revered by the people,
particularly those of Chinese ancestry, and attracts large crowds during
Chinese New year celebrations.
This temple was constructed during the Ayutthaya period Enshrined in the
temple is a large reclining Buddha, measuring 11.95 meters long by 3.60
meters high. This differs from other similar images in that it reclines
on its left side.
The Chedi (Pagoda) is located about 2 kilometers from town center and
in sited on an islet at the mouth of the Rayong River. The Chedi, stands
about 10 meters high, and is an ancient structure, though there is no
evidence of when it was built and by whom. An annual celebration is held
during the twelfth lunar - month (November) featuring exciting boat races.