Rayong

Travel Guide
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.

Where to stay in Rayong

Tubtim Resort
Tubtim Resort
2.5 out of 5
13/15 Moo 4, Tumbol Phe, Amphur Muang, Rayong, 21160
The price is ¥5,128 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this beach hotel in Rayong. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (187 reviews)
"It was quiet"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2022

Tubtim Resort
Samed Villa Resort
Samed Villa Resort
3.5 out of 5
89 Moo 4, Koh Samed, T. Phe, A. Meang, Rayong, Rayong, 21160
The price is ¥5,802 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Rayong. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite spa services, and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (175 reviews)
"Would have given a higer rating if it wasnt for the fact that the picture of the room when we booked made it look like we had a bungalow with a front patio near the beach when in fact it was a budget room in the far rear of the property. Tried to upgrade as soon as i realized it but there were no ..."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Samed Villa Resort
Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
554/4 Sukhumvit Road, Tumbol Noen Pra, Amphur Muang, Rayong, Rayong, 21000
The price is ¥6,105 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rayong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (218 reviews)
business trip in Rayong
"Nice hotel to stay with good choices of breakfast."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Carpediem Hotel
Carpediem Hotel
3 out of 5
327/18 Sukhumvit Road, T. Noen Phra, A. Muang, Rayong, 21110
The price is ¥2,265 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Rayong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Saeng Chan Beach and Dr. Sarot Market are ...
3.8/5 Good! (4 reviews)
Good choice for you.
"The room (already renovation) was ok ,clean and comfortable but no breakfast."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Carpediem Hotel
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, 21000
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly villa in Rayong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private pools. Popular attractions Mae Rumphung Beach and Suan Son ...
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
Kantary Bay Hotel, Rayong
Kantary Bay Hotel, Rayong
4.5 out of 5
50, 50/2 Beach Road, Rayong, Rayong, 21000
The price is ¥7,780 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Rayong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (93 reviews)
"The property when new in 1999 was probably very nice. The views from the room were panoramic. We were placed in an older room where it showed visible wear in every room. The air conditioner built up ice and leaked water on the floor. We were actually asked why our room was in the older un renovated ..."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Kantary Bay Hotel, Rayong
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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