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This beachside city has plenty to offer, from fruit orchards and botanical gardens to historic shrines and a nearby national park.

Escape from the bustle of Bangkok in just over two hours’ drive to this beachside city surrounded by tropical fruit farms. Rayong has plenty of temples and shrines to explore, farms where you can pick your own fruit and the Rayong Aquarium. Rayong City is also the gateway to the Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park.

Spend a few hours visiting the shrines and green parks of the city. Start in Shri Muang Park in the city’s center, where a Buddhist shrine, a perfect example of Thai architecture, is built atop a lake. The City Pillar Shrine on Lak Mueang Road has more Chinese elements, while Wat Pa Pradu features a 36-foot (11-meter) long reclining Buddha from the early Ayutthaya period, between the 14th and 18th centuries.

In the nearby fishing town of Ban Phe you’ll find the Sopha Arboretum, a large botanical garden with a heritage Thai stilt house that contains a ceramics museum displaying artifacts from different eras in Thai history.

Discover aquatic wildlife without the need for diving paraphernalia at the Rayong Aquarium. See reef fish and the mangrove-dwelling shellfish that provide the economic base for many of Thailand’s fishermen. The turtle pond houses hawksbills, olive and leatherback turtle species. Examine older life forms in the Fossil Museum.

Drive or take a taxi to the Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park to see the limestone geology and waterfalls that are the habitat of tigers and elephants. Get your admission permit at the tourist center and set out on a hike through the greenery.

Enjoy the fruits of the ocean, and of the orchard, two of Rayong City’s specialties. Head to Suphattra Land to taste longan and star fruit, and wander amid durian, rambutan and mango trees.

Feast on the catch of the day, fresh from the Gulf of Thailand, at restaurants you’ll find all along the beaches of Rayong City. Most of the city’s nightlife is concentrated around Ratbamrung Road. Have a relaxed drink at a bar, catch a concert or DJ session at the Rayong Brew or head out late to nightclubs.

Top Hotels in Rayong

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre
Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre
4 out of 5
554/4 Sukhumvit Road, Tumbol Noen Pra, Amphur Muang, Rayong, Rayong
¥4,963
per night
Mar 27 - Mar 28

Located in the heart of Rayong, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Passione Shopping Destination and Dr. Sarot Market. Star IT Center and Star Night Bazaar ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)

"Very new hotel, and excellent location as well. Great staff and good service."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre
The C Samet Beach Resort
The C Samet Beach Resort
3 out of 5
22 Moo 4, Ao Vongduen Pae Muang, Rayong, Rayong
¥7,704
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Located in Rayong, this beachfront hotel is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Thian Beach and Ao Wong Duan Beach. Hat Sai Kaew Beach and Ao Prao ...

3.7/5Good! (132 reviews)

"Beautiful beach and view Friendly staff and service Access road and amenities needed more works"…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

The C Samet Beach Resort
Preechana Golden Place Serviced Apartment
Preechana Golden Place Serviced Apartment
2.5 out of 5
6 Soi 14 Rajbamrung Road, Tambon Noen Phra, Amphoe Muang, Rayong
¥1,502
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated in Rayong, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Saeng Chan Beach, Passione Shopping Destination, and Dr. Sarot Market. PMY Beach and Suchada Beach are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Very quiet place to relax

"The receptionist was very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. She helped me find a good taxi not expensive and showed me places and beaches to go, really appreciate all of her help. I really enjoyed my stay but the beach too far to walk really and I was looking for clubs and beach parties and ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2018

Preechana Golden Place Serviced Apartment

Popular things to do in Rayong

Hat Sai Kaew Beach
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Hat Sai Kaew Beach

4/5(9 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Hat Sai Kaew Beach, a popular beach in Rayong. Wander the sandy beaches or discover the area's coral reefs.

Top activities in Rayong

Ko Samet Island Full-Day Excursion
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Ko Samet Island Full-Day Excursion

¥5,255
Per adult
Koh Samed 4 Islands Adventure Day Tour from Pattaya
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Koh Samed 4 Islands Adventure Day Tour from Pattaya

¥11,012
Per adult
Best of Koh Samet 3Day 2Night
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Best of Koh Samet 3Day 2Night

¥65,269
Per adult
Kaan Show - Live Action & Cinematic Experience
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Kaan Show - Live Action & Cinematic Experience

74% of travellers recommend
¥3,527
Per adult
EasyKart - Go Karting at Pattaya
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EasyKart - Go Karting at Pattaya

100% of travellers recommend
¥1,764
Per adult
Rita's Food and Farang breakfast ,Ban Phe ,Rayong,Thailand.
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Rita's Food and Farang breakfast ,Ban Phe ,Rayong,Thailand.

¥1,094
Per adult

Reviews of Rayong

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
11
5 - Excellent 35.483870967741936%
4 - Good
11
4 - Good 35.483870967741936%
3 - Okay
6
3 - Okay 19.35483870967742%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 3.225806451612903%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 6.451612903225806%

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Nov 26, 2019

The worst

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

Classic example of hyper-developing Thailand.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2019

Samed is great for a weekend or short getaway from Bangkok

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2019

Excellent facility at Rayong for ferry.

1/5 - Terrible

Reynolds

Mar 11, 2019

The resort is on au Phrao beach , koh samet island Rayong is on the mainland and is a dump.

5/5 - Excellent

Rick

Jan 14, 2019

Rayong city is quite far from here. Ban Phe is close and very nice. Very few English speaking locals. Learning some basic Thai is very helpful.