Rayong

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Rayong showing a beach

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.

Samed Villa Resort
Samed Villa Resort
3.5 out of 5
89 Moo 4, Koh Samed, T. Phe, A. Meang, Rayong, Rayong
The price is ¥3,594 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
With direct access to the beach, this Rayong hotel is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park, Ao Wong Duan Beach, ...
4.4/5Excellent! (156 reviews)
Solid mid range option on beautiful Koh samed
"Booked Samed Villa on the recommendation of others. Koh Samed has beautiful beaches and this hotel is a great location to base yourself at to walk to many of the beaches. Hotel Breakfast was tasty and plentiful. The beachfront villas looked great although we booked the cheaper room at the back which ..."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

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Private Pool Villa Rayong House
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
3.5 out of 5
81/26 Soi Panthong 2 Moo 5, Neonmayong Rd T.Taphong, Rayong
Situated on the boardwalk, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park and Mae Rumphung Beach. Ao Prao Beach and Sri Ban Phe ...
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Saikaew Beach Resort
Saikaew Beach Resort
4 out of 5
8/1 Moo 4 Tumbon Phe, Amphur Mueang, Rayong, Rayong
The price is ¥19,566 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Nestled on the beach, this Rayong hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park and Hat Sai Kaew Beach. Koh Samet Pier and Ao ...
4.3/5Excellent! (467 reviews)
Good experience
"A quick overnight trip from Pattaya. 1 hour taxi ride to a half hour boat ride. Hotel picked up at the dock. Check in was a breeze. Nice white sand beach and good amenities."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

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Mae Rampung Beach House 2
Mae Rampung Beach House 2
3 out of 5
166/29, Nhong Yai In Soi 1/3, Phe, Mueang Rayong District, Rayong
The price is ¥9,825 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Situated on the beach, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Mae Rumphung Beach. Rayong ...
Mae Rampung Beach House 2
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
3.5 out of 5
81/26 Soi Panthong 2 Moo 5, Neonmayong Rd T.Taphong, Rayong
Situated on the boardwalk, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park and Mae Rumphung Beach. Ao Prao Beach and Sri Ban Phe ...
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Baan Must Sea
Baan Must Sea
3 out of 5
179/34 Mae Ram Phueng-Sukhumvit, Taphong, Mueang, Rayong, Rayong
The price is ¥15,265 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated near the beach, this villa is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Mae Rumphung Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ao Prao Beach and Rayong Aquarium. Suan Son Beach and ...
3/5 (1 review)
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Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Baan Must Sea
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