Eastern - Koh Samet & Koh Chang & Rayong
The most attractive & complete seaside destinations:
The Rayong province is known for its fine beaches tasty food and delectable durians. About 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong offers a lot of sight-seeing and pleasure. Do not forget visit: The King Taksin Shrine-commemorates the occasion when he was rallying Thai fighters to liberate the country from Burmese occupation. Wat Pa Pradu – main chapel houses a large reclining Buddha, measuring 11.95 meters. Rayong City Pillar – highly respected by town people, is located at the Lak Muang Road. Originally the shrine housing the pillar was made of wood but subsequently reconstructed in brick and mortar. Phra Buddha Angkhirot – the principal Buddha image of Rayong. Hat Laem Charoen & Hat Sang Chan – are 2 beaches connected as long line beach and is located 5 kms. away from town to the south. Several nice and very delicious seafood restaurants and cozy bungalow can be found along this beaches.
Not so far from Rayong you can get to Ban Phe< – busy fishing port and center of local marineproduce. It is a stopping off points for tourists en route to the island of Koh Samet. Shops in the main street stock a wide variety of local products such as fish souse, cuttle-fish, dried shrimp and shrimp paste. 30 minutes by shuttle boat from Ban Phe you are in Koh Samet which offer beautiful beaches with charming white sand and strange-shaped rocks, suitable for relaxation.
The climate is always pleasantly cool with abundant rains in August and windy monsoons in May. Koh Samet is well-known in Thailand as greatest poet based his most famous work, the story of Phra Aphaimani.
If you go little bit more far, you can get to Trat – Thailand’s eastern-most province, about 400 kilometers from Bangkok. Hemmed in by mountains, the Khao Banthat range severs as the natural boundary with Cambodia. There are many islands and islets with delightful natural sceneries.
From Laem Ngob Pier – main vessel at the cape’s end you can get to Mu Koh chang National Park, which consisting of 52 isles, Koh Chang is the most important and biggest island (third to Phuket). It is a peacefor and tranquil seaside destination. Most mangificent beaches are on the island’s western coast such as Hat Khlong Son; Hat Sai Khao; Hat Khlong Phtrao; Hat Kai Bae & Hat Bang Bao. There is a big waterfall called Than Mayom, which is only 500 meters from national park office.