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Rayong is a city (thesaban nakhon) located on the shore of the Gulf of Thailand, in the east coast region of Thailand. It is the capital of Rayong Province, and covers the tambon Tha Pradu and Pak Nam and parts of tambon Choeng Noen and Noen Phra, all within Mueang Rayong district. As of 2005 the population was 54,641.

Main industry is fishing, and it is the main producer of Thailand's fish sauce. It is also a center for the chemicals and auto industries.

Coordinates: 12°40′27″N 101°16′44″E / 12.67417°N 101.27889°E / 12.67417; 101.27889


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

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Rayong (ระยอง) is the provincial capital of Rayong Province.

Get in

There are 3 ways to travel to Rayong from Bangkok. By bus, car / taxi and airplane.

By Bus Rayong is the gateway from East to the North and Northeast of Thailand. As such, there are many regular Bus services connecting Rayong, Bangkok and other province such as Chiang Mai, Nong Khai, Nakon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani.

The new airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (the new BKK)., is located east of Bangkok, 150 kilometer from Rayong, Transport by car / taxi and bus take about 2 hours.

Intercity Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Rayong. Service hours from 06 to 21.

Take a Shuttle Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport at Level 2 or 4, Entrances 3, 6 and 9 to the Public Transportation Center, free of charge, go to the Intercity Bus Counter and buy your ticket to Rayong. Take care of hustlers.

Bus from Bangkok City to Rayong City, Bus leaves from Eakamai bus station and Morchit bus station, Start from 04 until 22, every 40 minutes and take about 3 Hours. VIP Bus – Air Condition Bus - Non Air Condition Bus.

By Car / Taxi

From Bangkok City by main road No. 3, Sukhumvit road, in 3 Hours. You can hire a Taxi from the Bangkok area to Rayong province for about 3.000 bth. Only use Taxi by meter.

By Air Plane

45 minutes from Bangkok airport to Utapao International Airport by Orient Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airway. For more information contact travel agencies in Rayong.

  • Traditional Thai massage at Wat Don. Good value authentic Thai massage by fully trained and qualified masseurs. Body massage costs about 150 baht for around 1.5 hours.

Buy

Fruit at Tapong fruit market.

Eat

Seafood at Laem Charoen Restaurant at a coast in Rayong downtown.

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