Rayong is a scenic beach town approximately two hour drive from Bangkok. The city retains its local Thai flavour and is not influenced by the tourist culture of Thailand. Rayong is the preferred spot to enjoy peaceful beach vacation for the local students and Thai families.
The city has many attractions like aquarium, beaches, national parks, waterfalls and fruit farms. Local tourists flock to the city to enjoy vacation lazing around the secluded beaches and sip the afternoon tea in Rayong while enjoying the scenic sun set in the gulf of Thailand.
Some of the attractions in the city are
Phra chao Taksin temple
This historic temple was built to pay homage to the Great king Taksin. The temple consists of a statue of the great king and is also home to a three hundred years old Satue tree. The tree is believed to be the same tree to which the great general and king tethered his elephant.
City pillar shrine
The city pillar shrine is located on the lak Mueang road. The site consists of two buildings built in Chinese and Thai architecture.
Suan Si Mueang
This is a popular park and a town-centre located behind the city pillar shrine. Tourists can enjoy visiting the park and have their afternoon tea in Rayong at many cafes and restaurants surrounding it.
The Rayong aquarium is the best place to visit with children. The aquarium has indoor section and outdoor section. Visitors can observe the living habits of different species of marine animals. It also consists of a model fishing village that depicts the tools and life of the local fishermen.
There are a number of beautiful islands around Rayong. These islands offer the tourists amazing beaches to enjoy stunning views and clear waters and a number of water activities like scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing. Tourists can stay at Rayong and plan day trips to these islands.
Rayong has approximately one hundred kilometres of coastline. There are a number of secluded and beautiful beaches that dot the city. These beaches are the perfect places to enjoy the sun and sand and relax while having afternoon tea in Rayong at the numerous beachside restaurants.