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.
The town has a Robinson's department store and movie theatre.
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").
There are a few guesthouses for 200 baht/night on the stinky waterfront.
You can take the boat to Ko Si Chang.