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Chonburi – a province which is also known as changwat of Thailand – Part 2

Chonburi is a province which is also known as changwat of Thailand. It is second in economic output to Bangkok. Mueang Chonburi has been settled dating back to Ayutthaya period. It is comprised of many small towns. Later, King Rama V combined these towns together. They were merged into Chonburi Province. The word Chon comes from the Sanskrit word Jala. The word means water. The word buri comes from Sanskrit Puri. The word means town or city. The name of the province when combined means the City of Water.

Places to see in and around Chonburi

6. Wihan Thep Sathit Phra Kitti Chaloem or Nacha Sa Thai Chue Shrine
• It is a Chinese shrine.
• This is a 4-story building.
• This building is decorated in Chinese architectural art.
• It encloses many Chinese deity images.

7. Khao Sam Muk
• This is a low hillock.
• This hillock is located between Ang Sila and Bang Saen Beach.
• This is along the Road which faces the seashore.
• One can see a habitat of wild monkeys.
• There is a hill-top view that descends on the Bang Saen Beach.

8. The Marine Scientific Institute
• It is located in the Burapha University.
• This university is based at Bang Saen Beach.
• There is a modern aquarium.
• It is equipped with underwater environment.

9. Bang Saen Beach
• This is a well-known holiday beach.
• This beach is about 14 kilometers from the provincial town.
• The government built the first holiday resort in the country here.
• They built it in 1943.
• The building is now under the supervision of Saen Suk Municipal Administration.
• Website :

10. Laem Thaen
• This is located in the area of Bang Saen Beach.
• It is in the vicinity of Khao Sam Muk.
• It is a cape reaching out to the sea.
• Here many restaurants are situated.
• People enjoy fishing in the area.
• A big part of Laem Thaen has been constructed over the sea.
• This area is used for many festivities.
Following things are held here:
– Concerts
– Markets
– “Bangsaen Walking” street: Friday and Saturday evenings
– Big events like Bangsaen Bikeweek

11. Sriracha Tiger Zoo
• This zoo is located at 20 km on Highway No. 3241.
• This is placed between Pattaya and Bang Saen Beach.
• It can be reached at 10 kilometers from Si Racha District.
• This is a well established and well-maintained zoo. There are:
– Hoards of crocodiles
– Bengal tigers
– Camel
– Deer
– Scorpions

Best time to visit / climate

• Thailand is largely tropical.
• It’s hot and humid all year around with temperatures in the 28-35°C range (82-95°F).
• From November to the end of February, it doesn’t rain much and temperatures are at their lowest.
• From March to June, Thailand swelters in temperatures as high as 40°C (104°F).
• From July to October, although it only really gets underway in September, tropical monsoons hit most of the country.

Location on Google Maps:

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Or click and paste the URL below on your browser:,+Thailand&gl=in&t=m&z=9

How to get there?

1. By Car
There are many routes from Bangkok to Chon Buri as follows:
• Take Highway No. 34 to Bang Na-Trat to Chon Buri.
• Take Highway No. 304, Bangkok-Min Buri.
• This passes Chachoengsao province-Bang Pakong into Chon Buri.
• Take the old route of Sukhumvit Road, Highway No. 3.
• This passes the Samut Prakan province to the intersection of Bang Pakong District.
• Enter Highway No. 34 to Chon Buri.
• Take the Motorway, Bangkok-Chon Buri-Pattaya.
• Tel. 1193, 0 3839 2001.

2. By Train
• From Hua Lamphong Railway Station, there is a daily train running to Phlu Ta Luang Railway Station.
• Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2222 4334

3. By Bus
• The best way to get to Chonburi is to get a bus from the bus terminal of the Bangkok Airport Suwarnaphumi.
• A free shuttle bus plies around the clock.
• This is between the arrival terminal of the airport and the bus terminal.
• From the bus terminal it is 85 km to Chonburi center.
• It takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
• From the Eastern Bus Terminal, there are many air-conditioned buses to Chon Buri.
• It is from 5.30AM-9PM every 40 minutes.
• Tel. 0 2391 9829.
• The second-class air-conditioned buses are provided.
• It is from 5.30AM-9PM every 30 minutes.
• Tel. 0 2391 2504
• Non air-conditioned buses leave Ekkamai every 30 minutes.
• It is from 5AM-9PM
• Tel. 0 2391 2504
• There are also air-conditioned buses leaving the Bangkok Bus Terminal.
• Air-conditioned buses take the Motorway.
• It is from 6.30AM-6.30PM
• Tel. 0 2936 2852-66
• There are private buses.
• They depart from the Southern Bus Terminal.
• Air-conditioned buses to Pattaya run daily.
• They go along the Bang Na-Trat route.
• They then stop at the Rot Rungrueng Company Limted’s air-conditioned bus terminal which is on Pattaya Nuea Road.
• They leave from 5.30AM–6.30PM.
• They depart every 2 hours.
• Tel. 0 2884 5582
• Pattaya Branch at Tel. 0 3842 9877

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

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Blogs / Sites about Thailand – Chon Buri

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Images and photos of Thailand – Chon Buri

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Videos of of Thailand – Chon Buri

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