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Best Places to Visit in Chon Buri of 2017

  • 01 Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe

    Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe
    Image Credit : Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe
    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
    Image Credit : Wat Phra Yai Temple
    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.



    Highlights
    :  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
    Image Credit : Sriracha Tiger Zoo
    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.



    HIghlights
    : 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
    Image Credit : Jomtien Beach
    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. 



    Highlights
    :  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
    Image Credit : Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
    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

    The capital city of Thailand is known for its vibrant street life and ornate shrines. It’s a place where one can choose to get lost in the myriad din of sights and sounds. It is an international hub for Entertainment, arts, fashion, transport and healthcare. t’s a city of contrasts that has a variety of experiences that is full of activities and experiences. It’s a place where ornate Buddhist temples share the space with sleazy neon joints; the ancient native village homes are side by side the modern mega malls; where traffic congestion can be skipped by taking a leisurely boat ride across the river. Here, the fine dine can be experienced in the majestic restaurants in the skyscrapers and delicious street food can be enjoyed with an equal relish. In its race to the future, it’s these contrasts that give the city its character. Such are the tourist places in Bangkok.

     

    The locals are extremely pleasant and welcoming. Despite the language barrier, most Thai people have a contagious smile that is bound to make one feel the warmth and comfort. Everyday tasks are full of playfulness and fun. Be ready to shed every preconceived notion and apprehension you have had about Bangkok as there so much more to the city. The city is fairly safe minus some petty crimes, fairly organised despite its chaos and there are several hidden gems just worth exploring.

     

    Tropical plants and fruits are found in abundance and the famous Thai cuisine is both delicious and affordable. A well connected public transport makes the city fairly navigable. The famous, rather infamous nightlife is increasingly transitioning from sleazy to more cosmo. The new year celebrations around the mid of April are a sight to behold, and all the tourist places in Bangkok are decorated with myriads of lights and lamps. While there several factors that make it a less than ideal city, its very character leaves one experiencing so much more.

  • 02 Pattaya

    Tourist places in Pattaya are probably the first to come in the mind of every person when they think of an exotic vacation on a beach. Thailand is a very popular for its tourism and millions of people visit Thailand every year to enjoy its beautiful beaches and resorts. Pattaya boasts one of the best beaches in the whole world. Due to the presence of such high tourism, there are a number of resorts in Pattaya. These resorts are very highly rated and one can be sure of being blown away by the luxurious service they provide to their customers. One is left speechless by the picturesque view of the beautiful beaches which Pattaya has to offer.

     

    Along with the beautiful beaches, one can also enjoy in Pattaya by doing several activities available here like parasailing, paragliding, scuba diving, snorkeling, and the likes. Paragliding is a very popular adventure activity in Thailand. It provides a very beautiful experience to people, as one gets to enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains and the terrains of the place. One also gets a feeling as if they are flying because they float in the air while doing this activity. Since Pattaya is blessed with so many water bodies having marine life, scuba diving becomes a very popular activity here. One can’t stop but marvel at the beauty of life and nature when they are underwater.

     

    Swimming with fishes, being able to hold them in one’s hand and the observing them, it all seems like a dream when is down there. One activity which makes Pattaya special is skydiving. One is made to fall from a height of approximately 13000 feet with nothing but a parachute. The adrenaline rush which one gets during the free fall cannot be described in words. Pattaya is a beautiful city and is a must for every person looking to enjoy themselves to the fullest.

  • 03 Phra Nakhon

    Phra Nakhon is an old city in Bangkok. It is one of the 50 districts of the beautiful Bangkok districts and it is a central one. About 80 kilometres to the North of Bangkok, the capital of the Kingdom of Siam is a prosperous international trading port. Offering one of the best tourist places in Phra Nakhon, the place is going to leave you mesmerised.

     

    The modern city of Bangkok surrounds the ruins of the old city. The city kept flourishing until it was taken over by the Burmese. The old city now is an archaeological site which host monasteries, temples, statues and palaces. The city kept flourishing until it was taken over by the Burmese. The old city now is an archaeological site which host monasteries, temples, statues and palaces. Archaeological temples inside the Central Park of the ruins have elaborate pavilion and domes. Boat trips around the park to view the temple are a chanting experience. It is surrounded by enriching nature on all sides. It is famous for its greenery, museums, temples, universities, and palaces. According to the history of Phra Nakhon, it was once an Amphoe, the second administration of Thailand named Amphoe Chana Songkhram. With landmarks like Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Grand Palace. If you're looking for a new favourite getaway, look no further than Phra Nakhon.

     

    Phra Nakhon is a filled with lots of cultural heritage. It hosts many festivals in the Khao San Road which is the town centre. Tourist places in Phra Nakhon are an absolute delight for all those who wish to unwind and relax from their busy schedule. It is absolutely the right kind of place for a weekend getaway. It is like mini Cambodia with ancient beautiful structures that entice you. Being ardent Buddhist you will find many Buddha idols and statues here. This being a picturesque location you will find many locations to take stunning photos. This place is easily reachable from Bangkok. You will find many trains from Bangkok that leave half hour once from the railway station. Many tourists visit this place and explore its natural wonders and attractions making their trip a memorable worthwhile one.

  • 04 Chonburi

    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

  • 07 Angkor