Chonburi, in short "Mueang Chon", has been a popular seaside town on the eastern coast for a long period of time. It is also an agricultural site of economic plants such as sugar cane, cassava, and rubber trees, as well as a location of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project and a significant number of industrial activity, second only to Bangkok in industrial output.
From historical evidence, Mueang Chon Buri has been settled since the Ayutthaya period. Originally, it was comprised of many small towns such as Mueang Bang Sai, Mueang Bang Pla Soi, and Mueang Bang Phra. Later, King Rama V combined these towns together into Chonburi Province.
There are several routes from Bangkok to Chonburi:
From Hua Lamphong Railway Station, there is 1 daily train running to Phlu Ta Luang Railway Station in Chonburi. For further information, Tel. 1690, +66 22 204 444, +66 22 224 334 or 
The best way to get to Chonburi is to get a taxi (approx 300baht) or skyrail to the Eastern Bus Station from Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi. Earlier reports on this page of a free shuttle to the bus station from the airport are in correct, this seems to have been cancelled. From the bus terminal it is 85 km to Chonburi centre and takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
From the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai), there are many air-conditioned buses to Chonburi from 05:30-21:00 every 40 minutes, Tel. 0 2391 9829. Also, the second-class air-conditioned buses are provided from 05:30-21:00 every 30 minutes. Tel. +66 23 912 504. Non air-conditioned buses leave Ekamai every 30 minutes from 05:00-21:00. Tel. +66 23 912 504. Otherwise, there are also air-conditioned buses leaving the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2). Air-conditioned buses take the motorway from 06:30-18:30. Tel. +66 29 362 852-66 or 
Additionally, there are private buses departing from the Southern Bus Terminal. Air-conditioned buses to Pattaya run daily along the Bang Na-Trat route and stop at the Rot Rungrueng Company Limted’s air-conditioned bus terminal on Pattaya Nuea Rd. They leave from 05:30–18:30 every 2 hours. Tel. +66 28 845 582 or the Pattaya Branch at Tel. +66 38 429 877.
In Chonburi, there are many public transports such as the red pickup (Roddang) which is transport between Bangsaen and Chonburi. Furthermore, its path also passes to Ang Sila and you can go by the brown pickup (Rod Namtan). Next is the orange pickup (Rodsom). Its path covers between Bangsaen and Sri Racha. Cost of pickup transport is approximately 15 baht. Motorcycle public transport, that is, Win Mo Psy, is a good choice to go somewhere that is not so far. Service fees start with 15 baht and increase depend on the distance. Motorcycle services are everywhere in Chonburi.
Silverlake Vineyard is the first famous and only vineyard in the East of Thailand. There are beautiful view for photo and drama shooting. Grape and vine products are also sell and it plenty of the colorful flowers. Silverlake becomes popular owing to spectacular natural views. Visitors, they can relax with colorful of flowers, what’s more the activity that attract visitors are riding an ATV, horse-drawn carriage, Elephant, bicycle and look around the yard by a round trip by bus. Visitors can go there by a metered taxi, Songthaew or own car. For own car go on Sukhumvit Road to the Sattahip direction. Contact information +66-3893-8250.
Walking Street is at Bangsaen, Chonburi. It is one of most popular shopping place in Bangsaen. Administrators of Bangsaen introduced Walking Street in 2009.Walking Street Bangsaen started from small size of market and beginning has not many people. However, the number of visitors have increasing every year. The night market is located from the fish statue at Laemtan to a large parking area on Bangsaen Soi 1 Road. If you have applications such as Google Maps, you can search “Bangsaen Walking Street” to see a navigation. The Bangsaen Walking Street is open at 17:00 - 24:00 every Friday and Saturday. In general,this night market is open every week unless there would be the special event. If you go around Chonburi or Bangsaen Beach you should not miss Bangsaen Walking Street. This place has many interesting things, for example, toys, shoes, clothes, food. Some booths also sell old collections of music records, and some booths sell handmade keys. Old car models decorate some booths and the other products. You can buy them and give them to their lovers because some products are rare items and beautiful items. Bangsaen Walking Street has concerts every Friday and Saturday. You will enjoy the concert while you walk in night market.
You will find that Chonburi has serveral malls for shopping. First mall is the Central Plazar Chonburi which is similar to the mall in Bangkok. It has brand name restaurants such as Fuji, Sizzler and Oishi buffet. Luxury clothes can be bought at this mall also. You can withdraw or deposit money from holiday bank. Beneficial place is here. Next, if you are near Bangsaen Beach, you can do shopping at Laemtong Bangsaen. It’s near Burapha University. Close to Laemthong, Nongmon Market is the popular place to buy souvenirs. Delicious food from Chonburi which many people come to buy it is Khao Lam Nongmon. At night, beside beach, Bangsaen Walking Street is the night market which is so beautiful. It sells various fashion clothes, food and so on.
You can eat at Central Plaza Chonburi or Laemthong Bangsaen. But around Burapha University, it also has recommended restaurants which are cheap, delicious and clean.
There is a good nightspot in Chonburi called Buzz Killington's. It is great place for a pint of Guinness but be warned this place closes quite early. The owner is Scott, an expat from Australia.