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Rayong

Rayong is tranquil paradise for sea lovers who wish to go for hideaway places near Bangkok. It is on the east coast of Thailand, 179 kilometres from Bangkok. Rayong has a tropical climate, which is warm and humid. It’s good to explore beyond Pattaya and discover the charm of beaches, coves and offshore islands in Rayong. Rayong has a number of amazing attractions, while the most famous destination is the island of Ko Samet. Beaches along the mainland coastline are also becoming increasingly popular.


Rayong is tranquil paradise for sea lovers who wish to go for hideaway places near Bangkok. It is on the east coast of Thailand, 179 kilometres from Bangkok. Rayong has a tropical climate, which is warm and humid. It’s good to explore beyond Pattaya and discover the charm of beaches, coves and offshore islands in Rayong. Rayong has a number of amazing attractions, while the most famous destination is the island of Ko Samet. Beaches along the mainland coastline are also becoming increasingly popular.

 

Climate and Seasons

Rayong has a tropical climate; warm and humid. An average temperature is 28 Degree Celsius. The best time for traveling is between November and May. During monsoon season from June to October, it is not a good time to travel to islands.

 

How to Get There

Car - Driving from Bangkok to Rayong takes around 2 and a half hours, which you can take Highway No. 34 (Bang Na-Trat) or expressway to Pattaya and then Highway No. 36 to Rayong. The whole journey is around 180 Kilometers.

Bus - Take the daily bus from the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mo Chit), air-conditioned buses depart every hour from 4.30 am to 4.30 pm. The alternative way is to take regular bus leaving from Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai), buses depart Ekkamai every 30 minutes from 4.30 am to 9.00 pm. The journey takes 3 hours.

Air - There is no direct flight from Bangkok to Rayong. In case you travel from different provinces such as Phuket, flight will be landed in U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport, which is around 35 kilometres away from Rayong. Driving from the airport to Rayong town takes around one hour.

 

Getting Around in Rayong

Song Theaw - The most common means of transportation in Rayong. It is popular for short and quick journeys. There is Song Thaeo service from the Rayong Bus Terminal 1 to Map Ta Phut, Ban Chang, Ban Khai, Hat Mae Ramphueng, Ban Kon Ao, Rayong Estuary, Ban Phe, Suan Son, Laem Mae Phim,and Klaeng (Sam Yan). Fares can be bargained in advance.

Car/Motorcycle - It is easier to reach the destination you plan to go.

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