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Si Racha is in Eastern Thailand, between Bangkok and Pattaya, and is the gateway city to the island of Ko Si Chang.

Understand[edit]

Si Racha, (Siracha, Si Racha or Siracha), Chonburi, Thailand. Si Racha district is in Chonburi Province of Thailand about one hour's drive from Bangkok. Si Racha's port and nearby Laem Chabang, is the largest port in the country serving the eastern seaboard industrial provinces. Pattaya is 30 km south. 10 km north of Si Racha is Bang Saen, a seaside resort popular with locals. Chonburi Province is one of the more industrialised provinces of Thailand. Most of the province, however, is hilly agricultural land.

Many Japanese and Korean expat workers live in the area and work on the nearby industrial estates. The town itself has a newly redone waterfront, but doesn't have much in terms of sandy beaches.

Get in[edit]

Most buses between Bangkok and Pattaya that run along Sukhumvit stop at Robinsons or at Tukcom.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Saithip Butterfly Garden, 79/5 Moo 11 Bangpra-Khaokheow Rd, +66 99 365-339. 08:00-17:00 daily. 100 baht/adult, 60 baht/child.  edit
  • Sriracha Tiger Zoo, 341 Moo 3, Nongkham, +66 38 296-556, [1]. A zoo with various shows. 350 baht.  edit


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Festivals[edit]

  • Ancestral Spirits Ceremony Festival. April. This festival is based on an old custom of the people from Chonburi. It is held every year between April 19 - 21 on Ko Loy Sri Racha. Activities include: a parade, traditional folk costume, spirit ceremonies, demonstrations and lots of local delicacies.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

The town has a Robinson's department store and movie theatre.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Si Racha is famous in Thailand for its seafood, served with a fiery chili sauce known as nam phrik si racha ("Si Racha spicy sauce").

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are a few guesthouses for 200 baht/night on the stinky waterfront.

  • The City Hotel. Has very clean rooms. Swimming pool, two restaurants, shuttle bus to take you on selected stops in the city.  edit

Get out[edit]

You can take the boat to Ko Si Chang.


Routes through Si Racha
BangkokChonburi  N noframe S  Pattaya
BangkokBang Saen  W noframe E  Laem ChabangTrat





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