Rayong is a popular beach vacation destination located on the Eastern part of Thailand. The city is approximately two hour drive from the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. The city has a number of tourist attractions like national parks, splendid waterfalls, pristine beaches, beautiful islands and innumerable fruit farms.
Rayong is popular destination for the Thai families and students, who wish to spend peaceful weekend away from the chaotic touristy places of the country. They throng the city during weekends and vacations. There are many hotel suites in Rayong that offer luxurious facilities to the guests.
Some of the interesting sightseeing spots in the city are
- Khao Chamo- Khao Wong National park
The National park is spread around a vast area of twenty thousand acres. The gigantic national park is home to rich flora and fauna and is covered by lush green tropical forests. The national Park is home to the beautiful Khao chamo waterfalls spread over three kilometres and flowing in seven stages. Tourists can stay at luxurious hotel suites in Rayong and visit the national park to enjoy nature trails and explore the park.
HRH Princess Sirindhorn herb garden
This is a must visit attraction near Rayong. The herb garden is named after the Thai princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The garden has a collection of twenty thousand herbs that are mostly used inn Thai cuisine and Thai herbal preparations. The garden is divided into twenty different sections with the plants grouped according to their uses. The herb garden is situated on the route between chon Buri and Rayong. Visitors to the Rayong city, can book their stay at the hotel suites in Rayong and enjoy a sightseeing trip to the herb garden.
Tourists visiting the city with families can visit the Rayong aquarium to have fun with children. The aquarium consists of a large collection of sea creatures arranged in indoor and outdoor sections. Visitors can watch different species of sea animals in the different tanks in the indoor arena and observe the living habits of these animals. The aquarium also consists a model fishing village to know about the life of local fisherman.
A must visit attraction in Rayong city is the Yomjinda walking street. This is a great place to explore the historical architecture of the city. The walking street also has a host of activities for the tourists. This is the best place to sample the local street food, enjoy the puppet shows and dance shows and shop for the local artefacts. Visitors staying at hotel suites in Rayong can visit the walking street at evening and shop at the night market.