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== Understand ==
 
== Understand ==
  
On the eastern gulf coast of Thailand, 179 km from Bangkok. Modest beaches dotted around Rayong Province are tranquil paradises for sea lovers who wish for hideaway places near the capital. Months of monsoon allow lush forest as well as fruit orchards to cool the heat of the day, and give produce during May of each year, so fruit lovers always travel here for various tasty fresh tropical fruits, particularly durian, rambutan and mangosteen.  After the end of the monsoon season in late-October, the crystal clear waters off Rayong along its hundred kilometre coastline welcomes all visitors.
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On the eastern gulf coast of Thailand, 179 km from Bangkok. Modest beaches dotted around Rayong Province are tranquil paradises for sea lovers who wish for hideaway places near the capital. Months of monsoon allow lush forest as well as fruit orchards to cool the heat of the day, and give produce during May of each year, so fruit lovers always travel here for various tasty fresh tropical fruits, particularly durian, rambutan, and mangosteen.  After the end of the monsoon season in late-October, the crystal clear waters off Rayong along its hundred kilometre coastline welcomes all visitors.
  
 
== Get in ==
 
== Get in ==
  
There are 3 ways to travel to Rayong from Bangkok.
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There are 3 ways to travel to Rayong from Bangkok: by bus, car/taxi, and airplane.
By bus, car / taxi and airplane.
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===By bus===
 
===By bus===
  
Buses leave the Eastern Bus Terminal at Ekamai to Rayong and its districts via many routes. You can select to go to Rayong, Ban Phe, Klaeng, Laem Mae Phim, Map Ta Phut, or Prasae. For more information, Tel. +66 2391 2504, Rayong Bus Terminal, Tel. +66 3861 1379. Rayong Tour Co, Ltd., privately-owned buses, operates a faster bus service via Highway 7. For more information, Tel. +66 2712 3662 or Rayong branch at Tel. +66 3886 1354–5, Cherdchai Tour Co.,Ltd., Bangkok, Tel. +66 2391 2237, Rayong branch, Tel. +66 3867 4144. Buses serving Rayong are also available from the Northern Bus Terminal Tel. +66 2936 1216, +66 2936 0199
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Buses leave the Eastern Bus Terminal at Ekamai to Rayong and its districts via many routes. You can select to go to Rayong, Ban Phe, Klaeng, Laem Mae Phim, Map Ta Phut, or Prasae. For more information, Tel. +66 23 912504, Rayong Bus Terminal, Tel. +66 38 611379. Rayong Tour Co, Ltd., privately-owned buses, operates a faster bus service via Hwy 7. For more information, Tel. +66 27 123662 or Rayong branch at Tel. +66 38 861354–5, Cherdchai Tour Co.,Ltd., Bangkok, Tel. +66 2 3912237, Rayong branch, Tel. +66 38 674144. Buses serving Rayong are also available from the Northern Bus Terminal Tel. +66 2 9361216, +66 2 9360199
  
Rayong is the gateway from the East to the North and Northeast of Thailand. As such, there are many regular bus services connecting Rayong, Bangkok, and other provinces such as Chiang Mai, Nong Khai, Nakon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani.
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Rayong is the gateway from the east to the north and northeast of Thailand. As such, there are many regular bus services connecting Rayong with Bangkok, and other provinces such as Chiang Mai, Nong Khai, Nakon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani.
 
   
 
   
 
Suvarnabhumi Airport is located east of Bangkok, 150 km from Rayong. Transport by car/taxi and bus takes about 2 hours.
 
Suvarnabhumi Airport is located east of Bangkok, 150 km from Rayong. Transport by car/taxi and bus takes about 2 hours.
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Intercity buses from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rayong. Service hours from 06:00 to 21:00.
 
Intercity buses from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rayong. Service hours from 06:00 to 21:00.
 
   
 
   
Take a shuttle bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport from Level 2 or 4, at Entrances 3, 6 and 9 to the Public Transportation Center, free of charge. Then go to the Intercity Bus Counter and buy your ticket to Rayong. Beware of hustlers.
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Take a shuttle bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport from Level 2 or 4, at Entrances 3, 6, and 9 to the Public Transportation Centre, free of charge. Then go to the Intercity Bus Counter and buy your ticket to Rayong. Beware of hustlers.
 
   
 
   
 
Bus from Bangkok to Rayong: Bus leaves from Ekamai bus station and Mo Chit bus station. Service from 04:00 until 22:00, every 40 minutes and takes about 3 hours.  
 
Bus from Bangkok to Rayong: Bus leaves from Ekamai bus station and Mo Chit bus station. Service from 04:00 until 22:00, every 40 minutes and takes about 3 hours.  
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From Bangkok, driving to Rayong is easy.
 
From Bangkok, driving to Rayong is easy.
 
 
#Via Sukhumvit Rd, Hwy 3: drive via Bang Pu, Bang Pakong, Bang Saen,Si Racha, Pattaya, Sattahip, Ban Chang to Mueang district of Rayong. This route totals 220 km.
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# Via Sukhumvit Rd, Hwy 3: drive via Bang Pu, Bang Pakong, Bang Saen, Si Racha, Pattaya, Sattahip, Ban Chang to Mueang district of Rayong. This route totals 220 km.
  
#Via Bang Na-Trat Rd, Hwy 34: drive through Bang Phli and Bang Bo districts of Samut Prakan province before entering Hwy 3 at km70 in Bang Pakong. Then continue in the same direction as the first route. The route is a total of 220 km.
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# Via Bang Na-Trat Rd, Hwy 34: drive through Bang Phli and Bang Bo districts of Samut Prakan Province before entering Hwy 3 at km70 in Bang Pakong. Then continue in the same direction as the first route. The route is a total of 220 km.
  
#Via Hwy 36: drive on the second route till km140, in Bang Lamung, and turn left to Hwy 36. Rayong is 70 km away. This route totals 210 km.
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# Via Hwy 36: drive on the second route till km140, in Bang Lamung, and turn left to Hwy 36. Rayong is 70 km away. This route totals 210 km.
  
#Via Hwy 344, from Chon Buri: drive through Ban Bueng, Nong Yai, Wang Chan, to Klaeng district of Rayong. This route is 180 km and suits those who are going to visit attractions in Klaeng or continue their journey to Chanthaburi and Trat Provinces. Rayong is 42 km away by
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# Via Hwy 344, from Chonburi: drive through Ban Bueng, Nong Yai, Wang Chan, to Klaeng district of Rayong. This route is 180 km and suits those who are going to visit attractions in Klaeng or continue their journey to Chanthaburi and Trat Provinces. Rayong is 42 km away via Hwy 3.  
Hwy 3.  
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#Via Hwy 7, from Phattanakan Rd: drive to Chon Buri then use Hwy 36 to reach Rayong. This route is a distance of 175 km.
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# Via Hwy 7, from Phattanakan Rd: drive to Chonburi, then use Hwy 36 to reach Rayong. This route is a distance of 175 km.
 
   
 
   
 
From Bangkok City by Hwy 3, Sukhumvit Rd is 3 hours.
 
From Bangkok City by Hwy 3, Sukhumvit Rd is 3 hours.
  
You can hire a taxi from the Bangkok area to Rayong Province for about 3,000 baht. Only use taxis with metres.
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You can hire a taxi from the Bangkok area to Rayong Province for about 3,000 baht. Only use taxis with metres. You can negotiate a cheaper fare with the taxi driver. This will work out cheaper and you are unlikely to be taken a slower, longer route. You will still have to pay the expressway tolls if you take that route.
 
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You can negotiate a cheaper fare with the taxi driver. This will work out cheaper and you are unlikely to be taken a slower, longer route. You will still have to pay the expressway toll if you take that route.
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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
 
   
 
   
45 minutes from Bangkok airport to Utapao International Airport
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45 minutes from Bangkok airport to Utapao International Airport by Orient Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airways. For more information contact travel agencies in Rayong.
by Orient Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airway.
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For more information contact travel agencies in Rayong.
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== Get around ==
 
== Get around ==
  
 
== See ==
 
== See ==
 
 
  
 
== Do ==
 
== Do ==
  
* '''Traditional Thai massage''' at Wat Don. Good value authentic Thai massage by fully trained and qualified masseurs. Body massage costs about 150 baht for around 1.5 hours.
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* <do name="Traditional Thai massage" alt="" address="Wat Don" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="150 baht for around 1.5 hours">Good value authentic Thai massage by fully trained and qualified masseurs.</do>
  
 
== Buy ==
 
== Buy ==
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== Drink ==
 
== Drink ==
  
* <drink name="The Love Club" alt="" address="170/26 Rajbamrung Rd" directions="" phone="+66 86-337-7866" email="" fax="" url="" hours="17:00-04:00" price="">A stage full of Thai girls dancing in short-shorts and bikini tops alternate with live bands.  Whiskey and other liquors available by the bottle with mixers of your choice. They also have hookah pipes.</drink>
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* <drink name="The Love Club" alt="" address="170/26 Rajbamrung Rd" directions="" phone="+66 86 3377866" email="" fax="" url="" hours="17:00-04:00" price="">A stage full of Thai girls dancing in short-shorts and bikini tops alternate with live bands.  Whiskey and other liquors available by the bottle with mixers of your choice. They also have hookah pipes.</drink>
  
 
== Sleep ==
 
== Sleep ==
  
* <sleep name="Purimas Beach Hotel and Spa" address="34 Payoon-Namrin Rd" phone="+66 38 630382-90" url="http://www.purimas-rayong.com/" price="From 2,300 baht">Purimas Beach Hotel & Spa is located in Banchang, Rayong. It is 170 km or about 3 hours drive from Bangkok. Rooms equipped with air-conditioning, Balcony/lanai, Internet connection and mini-bar. Some of its facilities and services are the Spice Garden Restaurant, fitness room/gym, beauty parlor, swimming pool, room service, airport and city transfers. The province of Rayong abounds with mountains, flat plains, vast forests, and rubber and fruit plantations. Nearby are many well-known islands such as Ko Samet and Ko Mun, as well as these distinctively Thai landmarks: The Shrine of King Taksin the Great, Supphatra Land Orchard, and the Sobha Botanical Gardens.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Purimas Beach Hotel and Spa" address="34 Payoon-Namrin Rd" phone="+66 38 630382-90" url="http://www.purimas-rayong.com/" price="From 2,300 baht">Purimas Beach Hotel & Spa is located in Banchang, Rayong. Rooms equipped with air-conditioning, balcony/lanai, Internet connection and mini-bar. Some of its facilities and services are the Spice Garden Restaurant, fitness room/gym, beauty parlour, swimming pool, room service, airport and city transfers.</sleep>
  
 
== Get out ==
 
== Get out ==
  
There are two bus stations, No. 1 (centre of town) and No. 2 (out of town). Bus 9904 goes from Rayong Bus Station to Suvanarbumi Airport (starts from No. 1 bus station and calls at No. 2, ends up at Mo Chit). Cost to airport (Nov 2011) 150 baht, time to airport 3.5 hrs, bus is direct on highway after first hour of travel. Minivans go to BKK airport from Ban Phe. Songthaews to Ban Phe from Rayong Bus Station cost 25 baht and take about 20 mins.
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There are two bus stations, No. 1 (centre of town) and No. 2 (out of town). Bus 9904 goes from Rayong Bus Station to Suvanarbumi Airport (starts from No. 1 bus station and calls at No. 2, ends up at Mo Chit). Cost to the airport is 150 baht, time to airport 3.5 hrs. The bus is direct on the highway after the first hour of travel. Minivans go to BKK airport from Ban Phe. Songthaews to Ban Phe from Rayong Bus Station cost 25 baht and take about 20 min.
  
  

Revision as of 07:19, 2 January 2013

Rayong (ระยอง) is a city on the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand.

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Understand

On the eastern gulf coast of Thailand, 179 km from Bangkok. Modest beaches dotted around Rayong Province are tranquil paradises for sea lovers who wish for hideaway places near the capital. Months of monsoon allow lush forest as well as fruit orchards to cool the heat of the day, and give produce during May of each year, so fruit lovers always travel here for various tasty fresh tropical fruits, particularly durian, rambutan, and mangosteen. After the end of the monsoon season in late-October, the crystal clear waters off Rayong along its hundred kilometre coastline welcomes all visitors.

Get in

There are 3 ways to travel to Rayong from Bangkok: by bus, car/taxi, and airplane.

By bus

Buses leave the Eastern Bus Terminal at Ekamai to Rayong and its districts via many routes. You can select to go to Rayong, Ban Phe, Klaeng, Laem Mae Phim, Map Ta Phut, or Prasae. For more information, Tel. +66 23 912504, Rayong Bus Terminal, Tel. +66 38 611379. Rayong Tour Co, Ltd., privately-owned buses, operates a faster bus service via Hwy 7. For more information, Tel. +66 27 123662 or Rayong branch at Tel. +66 38 861354–5, Cherdchai Tour Co.,Ltd., Bangkok, Tel. +66 2 3912237, Rayong branch, Tel. +66 38 674144. Buses serving Rayong are also available from the Northern Bus Terminal Tel. +66 2 9361216, +66 2 9360199

Rayong is the gateway from the east to the north and northeast of Thailand. As such, there are many regular bus services connecting Rayong with Bangkok, and other provinces such as Chiang Mai, Nong Khai, Nakon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani.

Suvarnabhumi Airport is located east of Bangkok, 150 km from Rayong. Transport by car/taxi and bus takes about 2 hours.

Intercity buses from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rayong. Service hours from 06:00 to 21:00.

Take a shuttle bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport from Level 2 or 4, at Entrances 3, 6, and 9 to the Public Transportation Centre, free of charge. Then go to the Intercity Bus Counter and buy your ticket to Rayong. Beware of hustlers.

Bus from Bangkok to Rayong: Bus leaves from Ekamai bus station and Mo Chit bus station. Service from 04:00 until 22:00, every 40 minutes and takes about 3 hours.

There is also a minibus that leaves from Victory Monument. It leaves approximately every 45 minutes. The minivans are parked at the Century Mall and you can buy a ticket in the basement of the mall. The minivan will drop you off by the Clock Tower in Rayong.

By car or taxi

From Bangkok, driving to Rayong is easy.

  1. Via Sukhumvit Rd, Hwy 3: drive via Bang Pu, Bang Pakong, Bang Saen, Si Racha, Pattaya, Sattahip, Ban Chang to Mueang district of Rayong. This route totals 220 km.
  1. Via Bang Na-Trat Rd, Hwy 34: drive through Bang Phli and Bang Bo districts of Samut Prakan Province before entering Hwy 3 at km70 in Bang Pakong. Then continue in the same direction as the first route. The route is a total of 220 km.
  1. Via Hwy 36: drive on the second route till km140, in Bang Lamung, and turn left to Hwy 36. Rayong is 70 km away. This route totals 210 km.
  1. Via Hwy 344, from Chonburi: drive through Ban Bueng, Nong Yai, Wang Chan, to Klaeng district of Rayong. This route is 180 km and suits those who are going to visit attractions in Klaeng or continue their journey to Chanthaburi and Trat Provinces. Rayong is 42 km away via Hwy 3.
  1. Via Hwy 7, from Phattanakan Rd: drive to Chonburi, then use Hwy 36 to reach Rayong. This route is a distance of 175 km.

From Bangkok City by Hwy 3, Sukhumvit Rd is 3 hours.

You can hire a taxi from the Bangkok area to Rayong Province for about 3,000 baht. Only use taxis with metres. You can negotiate a cheaper fare with the taxi driver. This will work out cheaper and you are unlikely to be taken a slower, longer route. You will still have to pay the expressway tolls if you take that route.

By plane

45 minutes from Bangkok airport to Utapao International Airport by Orient Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airways. For more information contact travel agencies in Rayong.

Get around

See

Do

  • Traditional Thai massage, Wat Don. Good value authentic Thai massage by fully trained and qualified masseurs. 150 baht for around 1.5 hours.

Buy

Fruit at Tapong fruit market.

Eat

Seafood at Laem Charoen Restaurant in Rayong downtown.

Drink

  • The Love Club, 170/26 Rajbamrung Rd, +66 86 3377866. 17:00-04:00. A stage full of Thai girls dancing in short-shorts and bikini tops alternate with live bands. Whiskey and other liquors available by the bottle with mixers of your choice. They also have hookah pipes.

Sleep

  • Purimas Beach Hotel and Spa, 34 Payoon-Namrin Rd, +66 38 630382-90, [1]. Purimas Beach Hotel & Spa is located in Banchang, Rayong. Rooms equipped with air-conditioning, balcony/lanai, Internet connection and mini-bar. Some of its facilities and services are the Spice Garden Restaurant, fitness room/gym, beauty parlour, swimming pool, room service, airport and city transfers. From 2,300 baht.

Get out

There are two bus stations, No. 1 (centre of town) and No. 2 (out of town). Bus 9904 goes from Rayong Bus Station to Suvanarbumi Airport (starts from No. 1 bus station and calls at No. 2, ends up at Mo Chit). Cost to the airport is 150 baht, time to airport 3.5 hrs. The bus is direct on the highway after the first hour of travel. Minivans go to BKK airport from Ban Phe. Songthaews to Ban Phe from Rayong Bus Station cost 25 baht and take about 20 min.


Routes through Rayong
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