Chon Buri
About Chon Buri

Chonburi is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, only 80 kilometers from Bangkok. Chonburi is a popular coastal province for weekend warriors from Bangkok who seek the nearest escape; Chonburi, which has something for everyone, rarely fails to disappoint.

The most famous beach town in Chonburi province is Pattaya, one of Asia's premier beach resorts, which caters equally to families, couples, and single visitors. Both Pattaya and Chonburi’s other coastal towns feature a variety of accommodation ranging from luxurious beachside resorts to simple guesthouses. Dining on seafood is one of the region’s top activities, although sports enthusiasts will find numerous golf courses and the full spectrum of beach activities to participate in.

How to go

To Chonburi:
The 1.5-hour journey from Bangkok can be made on regular busses originating from the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai). Air-conditioned busses leave Ekkamai every 40 minutes from 5.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2391 9829. Non air-conditioned busses leave Ekkamai every 30 minutes from 5.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. Tel: 0 2391 2504.

There are also air-conditioned busses leaving Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road from 6.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Call: 0 2936 2852 for more information. In addition, Si Racha Tour, Tel: 0 2936 4029 operates air-conditioned bus services to Chonburi and Bang Saen.

To Pattaya:
Air-conditioned and regular busses depart from the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) and Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) on Kamphaengphet Road daily. Busses (air-con) depart the Eastern Bus Terminal every 30 minutes from 5.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. and from Mo Chit 2 (Northern Bus Terminal) from 5.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Departure times and fares may be obtained from the Eastern Bus Terminal, tel: 0 2391 2504, 0 2391 8097 or the Northern Bus Terminal, tel: 0 2936 2852-66.

There are also minibuses that travel directly from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya at 9.00 a.m., 12.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. daily. For more information, contact the Bangkok International Airport, tel: 0 2535 1111. In addition, most hotels in Bangkok provide bus services to Pattaya. Contact the tour desk at your hotel for details.
The State Railway of Thailand offers a daily train service departing Bangkok's Hua Lumphong Station at 06.55 a.m., tel: 0 2621 8701. It takes about 5 hours to reach a station located near the Siam Country Club.
Bangkok Airways provides daily flights connecting U-Tapao Airport (Approximately 30 kilometers south of Pattaya) to Koh Samui and Phuket (www.Bangkokair.com).

The Institute of Marine Science of the Burapha University

The University operates a modern aquarium with real underwater environment and a marine science museum which opens daily, except Monday, from 8.30a.m.to 4.30 p.m. For more information, call (038) 391671-4.

The Institute of Marine Science of the Burapha University

The Khao Khiao Open Zoo

Covering a vast tract of forest land, the zoo is located approximately 20 kilometers south of Chon Buri from Sukhumvit Road. To get there,

The Khao Khiao Open Zoo

The Si Racha Tiger Farm

The farm, which is situated at Km. 20 marker on highway No. 36, raises a large number of Bengal tigers, as well as large crocodiles.

The Si Racha Tiger Farm