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Chon Buri Province

Short Facts

Name: Changwat Chonburi
Area: About 4,363 km²
Inhabitants: About 1,100,000
Location: East Thailand, next to the Gulf of Thailand.
Capital: Chonburi
Neighboring provinces: Three (3): Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Rayong.
Amphoe / Districts: Ban Bueng, Bang Lamung, Bo Thong, Ko Chan, Ko Sichang, Mueang Chon Buri, Nong Yai, Phanat Nikhom, Phan Thong, Sattahip, Si Racha.
Popular tourist destinations: Pattaya, Koh Sichang, Khao Sam Muk, Koh Loi and Si Racha.

About Chon Buri

Chon Buri, is located about 80 kilometers east of the capital, Bangkok. The province has a long coastal strip and Koh Si Chang is the area's largest island, King Rama V build his European styled summer palace on the island. Ferries from Si Rach goes here regularly.

The (undoubtedly) most popular destination in the province is the beach town of Pattaya. Here you'll find a huge range of hotels (one of the worlds largest), nightclubs and lots of various tourist activities, several high-class golf courses, museum and a zoo with Bengal tigers, are just some examples. You should also know that the city's "red light district" is one of Asia's "most notorious". The beaches are not particularly "idyllic" in Pattaya, but the range of water sports is quite large.

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Pattaya is a popular tourist destination with a long beach and all sorts of activities. Good shopping and extensive nightlife.

Koh Si Chang is a "quiet" island suitable for a holiday filled with bathing and relaxation.

Buffalo Day is held each year with a buffalo race on the program in which farmers compete in buffalo riding. The competition is a event held in honor to the farmers' most important tool, the buffalo.

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