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Chonburi, in short "Mueang Chon", has been a popular seaside town on the eastern coast for a long period of time. It is also an agricultural site of economic plants such as sugar cane, cassava, and rubber trees, as well as a location of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project and a significant number of industrial activity, second only to Bangkok in industrial output.
From historical evidence, Mueang Chon Buri has been settled since the Ayutthaya period. Originally, it was comprised of many small towns such as Mueang Bang Sai, Mueang Bang Pla Soi, and Mueang Bang Phra. Later, King Rama V combined these towns together into Chonburi Province.
There are several routes from Bangkok to Chonburi:
From Hua Lamphong Railway Station, there is 1 daily train running to Phlu Ta Luang Railway Station in Chonburi. For further information, Tel. 1690, +66 22 204 444, +66 22 224 334 or 
The best way to get to Chonburi is to get a taxi (approx 300baht) or skyrail to the Eastern Bus Station from Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi. Earlier reports on this page of a free shuttle to the bus station from the airport are incorrect, this seems to have been cancelled. From the bus terminal it is 85 km to Chonburi centre and takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
From the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai), there are many air-conditioned buses to Chonburi from 05:30-21:00 every 40 minutes, Tel. 0 2391 9829. Also, the second-class air-conditioned buses are provided from 05:30-21:00 every 30 minutes. Tel. +66 23 912 504. Non air-conditioned buses leave Ekamai every 30 minutes from 05:00-21:00. Tel. +66 23 912 504. Otherwise, there are also air-conditioned buses leaving the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2). Air-conditioned buses take the motorway from 06:30-18:30. Tel. +66 29 362 852-66 or 
Additionally, there are private buses departing from the Southern Bus Terminal. Air-conditioned buses to Pattaya run daily along the Bang Na-Trat route and stop at the Rot Rungrueng Company Limted’s air-conditioned bus terminal on Pattaya Nuea Rd. They leave from 05:30–18:30 every 2 hours. Tel. +66 28 845 582 or the Pattaya Branch at Tel. +66 38 429 877.
In Chonburi, there are many public transports such as the red pickup (Roddang) which is transport between Bangsaen and Chonburi. Furthermore, its path also passes to Ang Sila and you can go by the brown pickup (Rod Namtan). Next is the orange pickup (Rodsom). Its path covers between Bangsaen and Sri Racha. Cost of pickup transport is approximately 15 baht. Motorcycle public transport, that is, Win Mo Psy, is a good choice to go somewhere that is not so far. Service fees start with 15 baht and increase depend on the distance. Motorcycle services are everywhere in Chonburi.
Silverlake Vineyard is the first famous and only vineyard in the East of Thailand. There are spectacular views for photo and drama shooting, aswell as an abundance of colorful flowers. Grape and vine products are also for sale. Visitors have many activities to choose from including ATV riding, horse-drawn carriages, elephants, bicycle rentals, and a bus tour around the property. Visitors can go there by a metered taxi, songthaew, or by rental car.
Walking Street is at Bangsaen, Chonburi. It is one of most popular shopping place in Bangsaen. Administrators of Bangsaen introduced Walking Street in 2009.Walking Street Bangsaen started from small size of market and beginning has not many people. However, the number of visitors have increasing every year. The night market is located from the fish statue at Laemtan to a large parking area on Bangsaen Soi 1 Road. If you have applications such as Google Maps, you can search “Bangsaen Walking Street” to see a navigation. The Bangsaen Walking Street is open at 17:00 - 24:00 every Friday and Saturday. In general,this night market is open every week unless there would be the special event. If you go around Chonburi or Bangsaen Beach you should not miss Bangsaen Walking Street. This place has many interesting things, for example, toys, shoes, clothes, food. Some booths also sell old collections of music records, and some booths sell handmade keys. Old car models decorate some booths and the other products. You can buy them and give them to their lovers because some products are rare items and beautiful items. Bangsaen Walking Street has concerts every Friday and Saturday. You will enjoy the concert while you walk in night market.
Koh Samaesan Island is an island in Sattahip district, Chonburi. Koh Samaesan is a source of learning and a conservation open to education of the youth. The island can be toured only a one day trip. There are many activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and you can ride a bike to see the nature.
Date and time of opening: 9.00 am-4.30 pm Open to visitors every day.
The boat departs at specific times. On the weekend, the first departure begins at 9.00 a.m. The last boat departs from the island at 4.00 p.m. Price of one day tour ticket
- 3-15 years old 220 baht
- Adult 300 baht
- Foreigners 600 baht
There are two beach for visitors do swim of including Tien beach and Luk lom beach:
Tien beach - The beach is about 500 meters. There are no rocks on the beach, clear sea, rarely wave. You can swim, but you shouldn't go deep because there are many sea urchins.
Luk lom beach. A beach with clear water, there are many rocks and sea urchins. Overall atmosphere and more beautiful than Tien beach. There is a photo point because you can see around Luk lom beach. Tourist like to do some activities at Luk Lom beach such as diving, seeing fish, and playing beach volleyball.
Chonburi has several malls for shopping. The largest mall is Central Plaza Chonburi which is similar to the mall in Bangkok. It has brand name restaurants such as Fuji, Sizzler, and Oishi buffet. Luxury clothes can be bought at this mall also. You can withdraw or deposit money from holiday bank.
Next, if you're near Bangsaen Beach, you can shop at Laemtong Bangsaen near Burapha University. Nongmon Market is a popular place to buy souvenirs. Along the beach at night is the beautiful Bangsaen Walking Street. Various items are sold ranging from fashionable clothing to local food.
You can eat at Central Plaza Chonburi or Laemthong Bangsaen. But around Burapha University, it also has recommended restaurants which are cheap, delicious and clean.
There is a good nightspot in Chonburi called Buzz Killington's. It is great place for a pint of Guinness but be warned this place closes quite early. The owner is Scott, an expat from Australia.