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Best Places to Visit in Chon Buri of 2017

  • 01 Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe

    Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe
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    Sunrise beach or Hat Chao Ley as the locals call it,is a 2km stretch of white sandy, beautiful beach located along the west side of Koh Lipe with some of the most amazing sunrises in all of Thailand. Sunrise beach is the beach nearest to the small Chao Ley village on Koh Lipe. Be sure to wake up early so you don't miss the exquisite sunrise that happens every single morning, it's a fantastic way to start your day.

    Things to do: Sunrise beach is the best location on Koh Lipe for snorkeling right off of the beach; You'll be sure to find all types of aquatic life that will take your breath away.

    Best Time: Like all of Thailand, Sunrise Beach is much less visited in the low season (May-October), but once high season rolls around (November-April) you'll be sure to find plenty of foreigners and like-
    minded people

    Getting There: 
    You can get to Koh Lipe from Pak Barra Pier on Speedboats.

    Top Things To Do in Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe

  • 02 Wat Phra Yai Temple

    Wat Phra Yai Temple
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    On the very top of Pratumnak Hill, between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach, you can’t fail to notice an enormous 18 metre tall Buddha popping up through the trees. This temple was built in the 1940s when
    Pattaya was nothing more than a fishing village. The Big Buddha is extremely popular with tour groups who love to see the intricate design of the statue and the temple complex, but it is also revered by local people who come to pray at the temple. Entry to the temple is free of cost.

    :  At the top of the hill you can take pictures near the many Buddha figures in different postures, which are representative of different days of the week. Before you get to the top of the hill
    your eye will catch hoards of vendors selling caged birds, a symbol in Thailand where you have set them free and gain good Karma.

    Location: Pratumnak Hill, Pattaya

  • 03 Sriracha Tiger Zoo

    Sriracha Tiger Zoo
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    If you are an animal lover then this vacation, visiting sriracha tiger zoo, pattaya could be the best thing you could ever do to make your holidays exciting and wonderful. This zoo is known to have the largest number of Bengal tigers along with other several animals like ostriches, crocodiles, camels, kangaroos, as well as many exotic birds.

    : Pig Racing, Crocodile eggs breaking fest(May to August), Scorpion Queen, a lady with lots of venomous scorpions on her clothing, Crocodile wrestling show, Amazing circus. Having set up in a beautiful natural atmosphere, which is 30 km outside Pattaya, this is probably one of the best attraction of the Eastern Seaboard. 

  • 04 Jomtien Beach

    Jomtien Beach
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    With a 6 km stretch of sand, Jomtien beach is a perfect place to find some quiet time from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya in Thailand. You can spend a leisurely day on the sandy shores of the beach or indulge in the various activities provided near the beach. If you do not love relaxing on the beach, there are myriad of things to indulge in.  Either you can carve your hunger in some of the finest restaurants in the area or you can have a peaceful walk in the renowned botanical gardens. 

    :  If you are looking for some water sports, enthralling water parks are waiting for you near the beach. There are even some of the awe-inspiring sites, highlighting the authentic Thai culture and religion.

    Getting There
    : This beach is only 9.6 km from Pattaya. The visitors can take direct buses from the city to the beach.

  • 05 Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

    Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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    Nong Nooch Garden is a beautifully landscaped park and can easily make for an all-day trip. The entire area is more like a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodation as well as a vast area showcasing individually themed gardens. A leisurely stroll through the botanical park is like taking a journey around the world, through its many famous gardens, whether 17th-century French garden, Stonehenge, or European Renaissance garden.

    Highlights: An interesting feature is the skywalk; a shaded 1.1km elevated walkway that takes you through various gardens. Apart from the botanical park, Nong Nooch Garden features daily shows at the Thai Cultural Hall. Other activities include paddle boats, elephant rides and cycling.

    Location: Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya

    Timings: Opens from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Price: 500 Baht

  • Nearby Getaways from Chon Buri
  • 01 Bangkok

  • 02 Pattaya

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    Pattaya is one of the most famous hotspots in Thailand. It is famously known for its serene beaches, lineup of luxury resorts, casinos, shopping malls, authentic cabaret bars, clubs, as well as a religious treasures. There is no end to what you can do in Pattaya, and there is no chance that you are not going to enjoy being here.

    The things you can do in Pattaya range from enjoying the most serene of nature’s beauty on the beaches, experience adventure water sports, go around enjoying the street culture, get glamourous with the bars and night life or unwind your soul in one of the many famous luxury spas located here. Thousands of tourists flock to Pattaya every year and indeed, this place deserved all the attention it draws and it is hence, nothing less than a traveler’s paradise.

    Be it a group of friends, family with young kids or senior citizens enjoying their second inning in life, this place is an amazing place to unwind yourself and get the best from some of the best beaches in the world. A vacation to Pattaya is a perfect get away for holidays for those who are looking for nothing but sheer luxury and tranquility.

  • 03 Phra Nakhon

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    Bangkok comprises of 50 different districts that contribute to its successful economy, cultural flourishing and preservation of its unique ethnicity and identity in the world. Chief among the 50 districts is Phra Nakhon that is located right in the middle of Bangkok with the beauties of Rattanakosin Island towards the northern side.

    In fact, Phra Nakhon holds great significance and the proof lies within Bangkok’s decision to name it the Bangkok Province. Legends suggest that Phra Nakhon was originally recognized the Ampoe of Thailand or in other words, the second administrative division of Thailand.

    The Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok is bounded by beauties of nature with the Chao Phraya River lying in the west and the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem situated in the north. The rest of the surrounding in Phra Nakhon holds a large open space where grand structures that hold significant historical relevance such as the Grand Palace, the Wat Phra Kaew and the National Museum lie.

    Other significant landmarks of Phra Nakhon include the Democracy Monument, the Giant Swing, War Suthat district among the numerous other forts and palaces. There is a great deal for visitors to explore in this city. Experience history, culture, ethnicity and varied activities at Phra Nakhon by making it your next holiday destination and you will surely not regret this.

  • 04 Chonburi

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    Chon Buri or Mueang Chon in short has been a very prominent seaside town of the eastern coast since a fairly long period of time. It acquired the town status in 1935. This is also a vital agricultural site of economic plants like cassava, sugar cane and rubber trees. Chon Buri is a hub of industrial activity, second only to Bangkok in context to the output and is also the location of Eastern Seaboard Development Project.  

    If legends are to be believed, Mueang Chon Buri has been in existence ever since the Ayutthaya period. Initially it comprised only of the small tows like Mueang Bang Phra, Mueang Bang Sai, and Mueang Bang Pla Soi. It was only later that King Rama V amalgamated these small towns to form the Chon Buri Province. This capital of Chon Buri Province and the Mueang Chong Buri District in Thailand, lies 100 km south east of Bangkok towards the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand.    

    Going by the literal terms, Chon Buri means ‘city of water.’ This along with the other areas along the coast to Pattaya forms an urbane known as the Pattaya Chon buri Metropolitan Area with a total population exceeding 1,000,000.   

  • 05 Damnoen Saduak

  • 06 Chanthaburi

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  • 07 Angkor