Chon Buri
About Chon Buri

Chonburi is another popular tourist destination in Thailand. Only 81 kilometers away from Bangkok, it has long been famous for magnificent beaches and sea views. The province consists of ten Amphoes, which are Mueang Chonburi, Nong Yai, Phanat Nikhom, Ban Bueng, Phan Thong, Bo Thong, Sriracha, Bang Lamung, Sattahip, and Koh Si Chang.

Tourist attractions in Chonburi, Thailand, can serve all types of visitors. The adventurous may choose to visit Khao Sam Muk, where there are a Chinese shrine and cactus gardens on the hilltop and many wild monkey along the hillsides. Chonburi is also a heaven for beach lovers, with hotspots like Bang Saen, Pattaya, and Koh Lan. Nong Mon Market is where you can shop for local souvenirs such as handcrafted products and delicious foods like Ho Mok or Thai steamed fish curry, Khao Lam or sweet sticky rice in bamboo, sweet banana and taro chips, and candied fruits.

Other suggested places in Chonburi travel guides include Jomtien Beach, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Sriracha Tiger Zoo, Prasat Sajja Tham (Sanctuary of Truth), Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Four Regions Floating Market, Koh Samed, Koh Si Chang, Koh Samae San, and Mini Siam.

With this great variety of attractions and activities to offer, this is a city you should not miss!


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