Rayong

Thailand

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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.

Known for

island, aquarium and temple

Top hotels in Rayong

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre
4 out of 5
554/4 Sukhumvit Road, Tumbol Noen Pra, Amphur Muang, Rayong, Rayong
RM163/night
6 Sep-7 Sep
4.6/5Wonderful! (134 reviews)

Located in the heart of Rayong, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Star Night Bazaar and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Wat Pa Pradu. Central Plaza Rayong and Rayongwittayakom ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (134 reviews)

"Great hotel in Rayong. Room is comfortable with nice design. Delicious food at Italian restaurant on 30th floor. Staff is friendly and help ful"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul,2019

Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre
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Tubtim Resort
2.5 out of 5
13/15 Moo 4, Tumbol Phe, Amphur Muang, Rayong
RM111/night
23 Aug-24 Aug
4.1/5Very Good! (140 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Rayong hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ao Phai Beach and Ao Wong Duan Beach. Hat Sai Kaew Beach and Ao Prao Beach are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (140 reviews)

"5 star rating for Thailand island, family friendly, mini resort with bungalows."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug,2019

Tubtim Resort
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Ao Prao Resort
3.5 out of 5
60 Moo 4, Tumbol Phe, Amphur Muang, Rayong, Rayong
RM566/night
2 Sep-3 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (162 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Rayong resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ao Prao Beach and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Koh Samet Pier. Mae Rumphung Beach and Suan Son Beach are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (162 reviews)

"Superb beach. It is a shame that guests have to park their scooters so fr away up a very steep hill."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul,2019

Ao Prao Resort

Top activities in Rayong

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

RM203

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

RM422

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

RM2,704

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

RM135

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

RM108

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.

Tiffany's Show Pattaya
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Tiffany's Show Pattaya

RM111

Tiffany's Show Pattaya has been voted number 4 in the TOP TEN BEST SHOWS to see around the world, so it has come a long way since it began in 1974 as a one man show performed for friend's on New Year's Eve in Pattaya! Every year the coveted Miss Tiffany's Universe beauty pageant is held.