Introduction to Eastern Thailand

Eastern Thailand is a region located in the eastern part of Thailand, on the Gulf of Thailand. The region is split into nine provinces (according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand) from Bangkok to Cambodia.

Although there aren’t many provinces in Eastern Thailand, there are some beautiful landscapes and attractions to explore. The region is also home to a number of cultural and historical attractions, including temples, museums, and traditional markets. The cuisine in Eastern Thailand is also a highlight, with a variety of local dishes and seafood specialties.  Thailand’s eastern region is a fantastic vacation location, with easy access from Bangkok and a broad choice of attractions to visit.

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Credit: Pattaya City & Attractions Thailand (4K) by MBS Travel & Photography

Provinces in Eastern Thailand

Top Attractions in Eastern Thailand

Chonburi - Pattaya Beach

Pattaya City

Fire Performance at Koh Samet

Koh Samet

Koh Chang

Koh Chang

Prasat Sdok Kok Thom

Prasat Sdok Kok Thom

Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan

Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan

Chonburi - Sanctuary of Truth

Sanctuary of Truth

Namtok Phlio National Park

Namtok Phlio National Park

Samut Prakan - Mueang Boran Museum

Mueang Boran Museum

Erawan Museum

Erawan Museum

Eastern Thailand - Chonburi - Pattaya at Night
Nighttime view of Pattaya’s city harbor – Eastern Thailand

Summary of Eastern Thailand

Ultimately, visitors to Thailand’s eastern region can expect a diverse range of experiences. The region is famous for its beautiful beaches. Pattaya, for example, is the region’s main city and is well-known for its beach resorts. Aside from that, visitors can immerse themselves in the culture of Chanthaburi, experience the local way of life in Trat, and travel to Koh Chang for adventurous activities. Still cannot find your ideal destination? Please do not hesitate to visit the other regions in Thailand for more information:

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