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Eastern Gulf Coast

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The Eastern Gulf Coast is a region of popular beach side resorts and the closest to Bangkok.

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  • Ban Phe — gateway to Ko Samet and some beaches of its own
  • Bang Saen — closest beach to Bangkok and an aquarium
  • Chonburi — provincial capital and industrial hub
  • Jomtien — beach town, geographically separated but administratively a part of Pattaya proper
  • Pattaya — notorious den of sleaze trying to clean up its act
  • Rayong — surfing beaches along the coast
  • Sattahip — Thailand's naval town
  • Si Racha — known for a spicy sauce and seafood

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Golf is a speciality of the region, with more than 20 courses within an hour's drive of Pattaya, many designed by some of golf's most famous names, including Nick Faldo (Great Lakes), Jack Nicklaus (Laem Chabang), Gary Player (Si Racha) and Robert Trent Jones (Eastern Star Resort and Country Club). All offer good facilities and value for money in the 500 baht (green and caddy fee) to 2,500 baht range. It is advisable to wear long trousers rather than shorts to some of the more up-market clubs.

Other well-known popular courses in the area Pattaya include the Siam Country Club, Siam Plantation, Khao Kheow, Rayong Green Valley, St. Andrews 2000, Mountain Shadow, Burapha, The Emerald, Eastern Star, The Phoenix, Crystal Bay, and Pattaya Country Club. Local golf shops can easily organise packages that also include accommodation.

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