Rayong

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Visit Rayong

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
RM158
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec

Located in the heart of Rayong, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Passione Shopping Destination and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Wat Pa Pradu. Dr. Sarot Market and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (146 reviews)

"This is my best hotel of Y2019. That full-field my times when I stay at this hotel. All staffs are so nice while professional. Love this hotel 3,000 times ;)"…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov,2019

Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre
Avatara Resort
Avatara Resort
3.5 out of 5
106 Moo 4, Lung Jep Beach, T. Phe, Muang, Rayong, Rayong
RM262
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

Located in Rayong, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Ao Cho Beach and Ao Phai Beach. Ao Prao Beach and Hat ...

3.9/5Very Good! (145 reviews)

"An excellent location next to the beach with spacious and clean rooms. Staff were very friendly and helpful too. Only a short walk to the main restaurant/nightlife."…"

Reviewed on 8 May,2019

Avatara Resort
Vongdeuan Resort
Vongdeuan Resort
3 out of 5
22/2 Moo 4, Ban Phe, Mueang, Ao Wongduan, Rayong, Rayong
RM325
per night
10 Dec-11 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Rayong hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ao Wong Duan Beach, Hat Sai Kaew Beach and Ao Prao Beach. Wai Beach and Ao Cho Beach are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (284 reviews)

"Great place. The only problem was stray dogs coming onto the property at night. Every single night they were barking and fighting one another. Woke up several times a night to this. Slightly concerning with people outside and stray dogs that may be potentially aggressive."…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov,2019

Vongdeuan Resort

Top activities in Rayong

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

RM207

Escape via ferryboat to the beautiful Ko Samet island off Pattaya's coast. On this full-day excursion, enjoy a tranquil getaway with plenty of time for swimming, sunbathing, and simply just relaxing. Savor a delicious local lunch, soak up the sun, and gaze at the stunning coast.

Koh Samed 4 Islands Adventure Day Tour from Pattaya
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Koh Samed 4 Islands Adventure Day Tour from Pattaya

RM431

Escape via ferryboat to the beautiful Ko Samet island off Pattaya's coast. On this full-day excursion, enjoy a tranquil getaway with plenty of time for swimming, sunbathing, and simply just relaxing. Savor a delicious local lunch, soak up the sun, and gaze at the stunning coast.

Best of Koh Samet 3Day 2Night
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Best of Koh Samet 3Day 2Night

RM2,744

Day 1: Arriving at Rayong MEAL: -/L/- Meet with Our Guide at the airport then proceed to Rayong Province. When we arrive Rayong, Phe Pier then we head to Koh Samet by ferry. Arriving at Ao Wong Duean, a beautiful island with powdery white sand which are spectacular places to watch sunsets.

Kaan Show - Live Action & Cinematic Experience
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Kaan Show - Live Action & Cinematic Experience

RM138

The Kaan Show marks a new era in the history of Thailand’s entertainment industry. This is a world-class stage performance combining live action and cinema in a purpose built theatre like no other.

EasyKart - Go Karting at Pattaya
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EasyKart - Go Karting at Pattaya

RM111

One of the Safest and most modern outdoor track in all Asia! Digital timing system - Panoramic terrace - Snack bar We have 4 different kart models on 2 Tracks to suit your needs depending on your age and height Racing Track : 800m Beginner track: 350m Make sure to fit the qualifications to be able to drive your selected kart Fast Kart(from 15 years old & 1.

Rita's Food and Farang breakfast ,Ban Phe ,Rayong,Thailand.
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Rita's Food and Farang breakfast ,Ban Phe ,Rayong,Thailand.

RM42

Itinerary You can have our Farang Breakfast, Western Style Breakfast, and Barbados Roti and Thai and other foods as well. We speak English and English Channels are available on our Fire TV and WIFI is also FREE!

Reviews of Rayong

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5/5 - Excellent

Thomas

1 Jun 2019

Nice and quiet compared to Pattaya.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 May 2019

Great place to visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 May 2019

The people

4/5 - Good

Fabio

25 Feb 2019

Close and far enough from Bangkok to be good for a weekend retreat without the crowd!