Located approximately 220 kilometres from Bangkok, Rayong
is another delightful
seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province
is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit
plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its
pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometres coastline and its scenic
waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions,
Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste,
fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of
which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.
In the late Ayutthaya period following the razing of the
capital city by the invading Burmese, General Tak (Phaya Tak) led a troop
of patriots who broke through the cordon of besieging troops and marched
to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding onto Chanthaburi.
Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local population anointed
him as "King" in Rayong. Once he had built up sufficient troop strength,
King Taksin returned to Ayutthaya, routed the Burmese and set up a new capital
in Thonburi, across the river from modern-day Bangkok.
Boasting indispensable sea-life resources, Rayong is one of the country’s
major agricultural and industrial provinces. On the other hand, the province
has maintained its traditions and customs in the daily lifestyles of the
locals. Most renowned for its quiet and unspoiled beaches, including Mu
Koh Samet National Park, Rayong is a popular beach getaway destination for
Bangkok residents and a renowned producer of seafood related goods.
||: Amphoe Nong Yai, Amphoe Bo Thong, and Amphoe Si Racha, Chonburi
||: Ao Thai
||: Amphoe Na Yai Am, Amphoe Kaeng Hang Maeo, Chantaburi
||: Amphoe Sattahip, and Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chonburi
|Distances to Other Provinces
|U-Tapao International Airport
|Distances from Amphoe Mueang to Other Districts