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Our guide to Chantaburi by our Pattaya local expert - Chantaburi is a small, traditional Thai city(50,000 Population), and is the administrative seat of the province. In ...
Our guide to Chonburi by our Pattaya local expert - Mueang Chonburi is the capital district of Chonburi Province. Chonburi town has been settled since the Ayuddaya Period.Chonburi has long been a popular seaside town on Thailand's East Coast. It is well known as an agricultural centre whose crops include sugar cane, cassava, and rubber. In recent years it has been developed as an industrial centre under the Eastern Seaboard development project where a significant number of factories have been built.
Our guide to Koh Chang by our Pattaya local expert - Koh Chang is the largest Thai Island in the Gulf of Siam. This deeply forested and mountainous jewel covers some 429 Square Kilometers. There are many fine beaches and plentiful marine life. Koh Chang is also rich in natural resources with multiple hills, forests and waterfalls. The many freshwater streams feed acres of fruit orchards. The best beaches and scenic bays are found on the western side of the island. A road meanders down the west coast enabling access to Ao Klong Son, Hat Sai Kao (white sand beach),Hat Klong Phrao, and Hat Kai Bae beaches. A nature trail leads on to more beaches and the Ban Bang Bao fishing community. The picturesque village is built on stilts and contains opportunities to sample freshly caught seafood.
Our guide to Koh Samet by our Pattaya local expert - Getting There
Our guide to Rayong by our Pattaya local expert - Rayong is the province adjacent to Chonburi to the north and Chantaburi to the south. The city of Rayong is an industrial center and also the jumping off point for Koh Samet (via Ban Phe). Rayong and Chonburi share the main Industrial parks on the Eastern Seaboard where huge factories produce Automobiles (Toyota, Nissan, Ford, and GM). The major car manufacturers are conveniently surrounded by related plants producing automotive parts Etc. This provides a lucrative supply of work for the Thai community, who move to the area to pursue their livelihoods. For this reason the majority of the population hail from other parts of the Kingdom. When traveling through Rayong you will also see the huge refineries which produce all manner of fuels and chemicals for domestic and industrial use.
Our guide to Sattahip by our Pattaya local expert - The Sattahip area lies on the eastern coast immediately south of Pattaya. The town and it's surrounding area are important due to the large Royal Thai Navy base here, and Utapao Airport, as well as many attractions in the surrounding countryside.
Our guide to Sri Racha by our Pattaya local expert - Sri Racha lies between Pattaya and Chonburi and because of its proximity to the 7 highway it is a dormitory town for Thai's and a base for many of the foreigners who work in the Eatern Seaboard Industrial Estates. Sri Racha is also, of course, famous as the original place of manufacture of Sri Racha sauce.
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