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Sattahip is on the gulf coastline of Eastern Thailand, at the southwest tip of Chonburi Province.

For U-Tapao Airport see Pattaya | By Air | U-Tapao.

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Bang Sa-re (บางเสร่) This is a fishing village some 16 km south of Pattaya, with a right turn at km164. South of Bang Sa-re is a deep bay suitable for angling. To the north are accommodation and dining facilities along the beach.

Chong Samaesan Village (หมู่บ้านช่องแสมสาร) Chong Samaesan is a village offering good fishing opportunities. It is located some 17 km from the Sattahip deep-water port. There are bungalow-type accommodations and tourists can charter boats to enjoy fishing around the nearby islands. These small islands are under the jurisdiction of the navy.

Hat Dong Tan (หาดดงตาล) Next to Sattahip Market is the curvy bay with lines of fan-palms called “tan” trees from which the name of the bay is derived. The peaceful and quiet atmosphere of the bay attracts local regulars looking for a tranquil spot.

Hat Nang Ram (หาดนางรำ) Situated close to the Sattahip deep-water port, Nang Ram beach is about 200 m long. At the tip of the beach stands the shrine of Kromluang Chumphonkhetudomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy. The atmosphere is very peaceful with shadowy pine trees and lines of frangipani trees.

Hat Nang Rong (หาดนางรอง) is a little beyond Hat Nang Ram. It is a 200 m long beach with pine trees, suitable for swimming and relaxation. There are various beach accessories for rent such as hammocks for 30 baht, footballs for 20 baht. It is open every Saturday and Sunday, as well as, public holidays. The entrance fee is 20 baht for a car, 10 baht for a motorcycle.

Hat Sai Kaeo (หาดทรายแก้ว) is a beautiful beach under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy and is near the Naval Rating School. Accommodation for tourists is provided. For more information, Tel. +66 38 436 187 Ext. 2201-2.

Hat Thian Tale (หาดเทียนทะเล) is under the supervision of the Air and Coastal Defence Command, Royal Thai Navy. It is a sandy beach studded with rocks, covering a length of 900 m. It is a panoramic sightseeing point, with bizarrely shaped cliffs where a view of sunset on the horizon can be admired. Moreover, there are various kinds of marine plants for study, kayaks for rent, as well as restaurants for food and beverage. For more information, please contact the Queen Sirikit Hospital, Air and Coastal Defence Command at Tel. +66 38 245 760.

Hat Toei Ngam (หาดเตยงาม). Lines of toei trees (Pandanus kaida Kurz) on the 200 m crescent beach add to the tranquillity of the atmosphere. On the northern side of the beach is a naval museum and monument. Toei Ngam Beach is under the navy’s supervision. It is open to the general public from 06:00 to 21:00 everyday.

HTMS Chakri Naruebet (เรือรบหลวงจักรีนฤเบศร) is an offshore Patrol Helicopter Carrier anchored at the Chuk Samet Deep Seaport. The king named the ship “Chakri Naruebet” meaning "Sovereign of the Chakri Dynasty". It was constructed in Spain in 1994. It is an 11-storey ship measuring 182 m in length and 30.5 m in width. It is equipped with modern weapons, as well as long-range surveillance radar. The important missions during wartime are the flagship of the fleet, controlling and commanding the fleet in the sea, as well as the aircraft carrier and air defence mission. It is open daily from 08:00-16:00. It is closed only on Wednesdays from 08:00-12:00. Admission free. International visitors seeking admission must write a letter to the Commander of the Royal Thai Fleet, Sattahip, Chonburi, 20180. For more information, Tel. +66 38 438 547-62 ext. HTMS Chakri Naruebet.

The Laser Beams Cast Buddha Image of Khao Chi Chan (พระพุทธรูปแกะสลักเขาชีจรรย์) is on the same route as Wat Yanasangwararam, 6 km from km160 of Sukhumvit Rd., The image is in the subduing Mara posture, cast by laser beams on the Khao Chi Chan cliff. It is a combination of Sukhothai and Lanna arts with a height of 130 m and a width of 70 m at the lap of the image. The image, called “Phra Phuttha Maha Wachira Uttamophat Satsada”, was constructed in 1996 to honour the king. Inside the chest of the image resides a Buddha relic.

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Resort (สวนนงนุช) [1] About 18 km south of Pattaya, with a left turn from Sukhumvit Rd., at km163. Nong Nooch Garden is a sprawling recreation park in a typical Thai setting. Groups of traditional Thai houses and gardens of different plants, an orchid garden, a palm garden, a banana garden, a bonsai garden, a cactus garden, and a heliconia garden, are dotted around the beautifully landscaped site. A zoo and a butterfly garden also. There are daily cultural and elephant shows. Show times are 09:45, 10:30, 15:00, 15:45, and, on holidays, at 14:45. Admission: 400 baht. Tel. +66 38 429 321. Admission to the garden is 100 baht.

Suan Chunlakan Sathit Sathan Banphachon Siam (สวนจุลการสถิตสถานบรรพชนสยาม) is a park built for Admiral Prince Krommaluang Chumphon Khet Udomsak in 1995. It is situated at Mu 1, Tambon Phlu Ta Luang where a shrine and statues of Prince Krommaluang Chumphon Khet Udomsak and significant persons in Thai history as well as revered Buddhist monks in the past are situated. The park is open daily from 07:00-18:00.

Turtle Conservation Centre, the Royal Thai Navy (ศูนย์อนุรักษ์พันธุ์เต่าทะเล กองทัพเรือ) [2] is a source of knowledge on the biology of the sea turtle lifecycle for governmental agencies and other groups. The centre also provides lectures and exhibitions. Visitors can admire the cuteness of the sea turtles in the nursery ponds. Its objective is to create love and the preservation awareness towards Thai sea turtles. The centre is open everyday from 08:00-17:00. Please contact the Air and Coastal Defence Command in advance. Tel. +66 38 431 477, ext. 1035-6, +66 38 245 760, ext. 066-3809.

Wat Sattahip or Wat Luangpho I ((วัดสัตหีบ หรือ วัดหลวงพ่ออี๋) is in Sattahip sub-district. Its back side is next to the sea. It was constructed during the reign of King Rama V by Luangpho I or Phrakhru Worawet Muni who possessed knowledge of meditation and was the comforter for locals during difficult times. Therefore, the monk was highly respected. In tribute, they cast a life-size statue of him residing inside the Ubosot.

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