Rayong Travel Guide - Mermaid in Koh Samet
A photo of mermaid statue in Koh Samet – Rayong Travel Guide

Introduction to Rayong Travel Guide

Rayong is a province in Eastern Thailand. Chonburi and Chanthaburi are neighboring provinces. The province is popular for peaceful beaches, including Koh Samet.

During the Burmese–Siamese War of 1766, King Taksin and roughly 500 men broke through the Burmese army and stopped in Rayong before proceeding to Chanthaburi to restore independence from the Burmese. Rayong was renamed Rayong Province in 1933 and remains so to this day.

Rayong is an excellent place for people who enjoy beaches, waves, wind, sunlight, and islands. Koh Samet is a beach lover’s paradise. Visitors may also enjoy relaxing views on the mainland’s beach by traveling to Mae Pim cape for a breathtaking perspective.

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How to get to Rayong

Map of Rayong Province

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Top Attractions in Rayong

Tung Prong Thong

Tung Prong Thong (Golden Meadow)

A vast mangrove field recognized for its scenic beauty.

Fire Performance at Koh Samet

Koh Samet (Samed Island)

A favorite vacation spot for Bangkok residents.

Lan Hin Khao

Lan Hin Khao (Mae Ram Phueng Beach)

A popular viewpoint of seashore in Rayong.

Koh Talu (Rayong)

Koh Talu (Rayong)

A lovely tiny island near Koh Kut that is popular for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Wat Pluak Ket

Wat Pluak Ket

A Buddhist temple known for its beautiful golden chapel.

Side Trips

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Rayong Travel Guide - Tung Prong Thong Walkway
A beautiful walkway at the golden mangrove field (Tung Phrong Tong) – Rayong Travel Guide

Summary of Rayong Travel Guide

While enjoying the turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and delicious seafood on Koh Samet is a must, it is also recommended to visit Rayong’s inland attractions. Despite the lack of international visitors, the shore is popular with Thai tourists who make the two-hour journey from Bangkok to get away from the city and enjoy some beach time. Still not sure where to go? Feel free to visit other places in Thailand:

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