than one hundred kilometres from Bangkok on Bang Na-Trat Highway,
Chonburi is not only a well-known seaside destination, it is also
major agricultural and industrial producer, with extensive sugar-cane,
tapioca and coconut plantations, shallow and deep water fishery,
as well as manufacturing plants.
How to get there
There are several buses both air and non
air-conditioned leaving from the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai), Sukhumvit
Road.Non air-conditioned buses leave every 15 minutes, starting from 05.30-20.00
Fare is 22 Baht. (Tel. 66-2-3912504).
Ang Sila Ang Sila a small fishing village about five
kilometers from Chonburi Town, has been one of the oldest seaside
vacation spots noted for its products in stone mortars.
Sam Muk Hill Sam Muk Hill is situated mid-way between Ang Sila and the Bangsaen Beach. The
Chao Mae Sam Muk Shrine atop the hill is widely revered by the local
Hat Bangsaen Hat Bangsaen is a well-known
beach only 10 kilometers from Chonburi on a right-turn at km. 104.
Highly popular with local tourists, a part of the beach front area
is set aside for vendors of local foods and snacks. Canvas chairs
and inner tire tubes are available for rent, as well as shower room
facilities. Eminently suitable for a one-day outing from Bangkok.
Accommodation can be reserved at Bangsaen Beach Resort Tel:
66-2-(038) 381675-7, Bangsaen Villa Tel: 66-2-(038) 382088, Saensuk
Resort Tel: 66-2-(038) 381009, Seaside Palace Tel: 66-2-(038)
381117, S:S. Bangsaen Beach Tel: 66-2-(038) 381670.
the central market one kilometer further on from the entrance to
Bangsaen. Here can be found all types of fresh and dried sea
local sweets and fruits (both fresh and preserved) as well as fine
rattan wares from nearby Amphoe Phanatnikhom.
Science Institute Marine
Science Institute located on the campus of Burapha University at the entrance to the Bangsaen Beach,
is divided into three components: Marine Aquarium, Marine Science
Museum and Marine Science Laboratories. The Aquarium has a large
selection of fish and other marine animals which are to be found
in the waters around Thailand. The museum is devoted to fish and
fishing in Thailand. Open daily from 8.30-16.00 hrs. on weekdays,
8.30-17.30 hrs. on public holidays and closed on Monday. Admission
fee is 20 baht per person. More