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Chonburi, Bangkok’s nearest seaside town, is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, only 80 kilometres from the capital. The area boasts abundant natural resources, which are highlighted by delightful Beaches, local traditions, regional delicacies, and fresh Seafood. This is a popular coastal province among Bangkokians who seek the nearest escape from hectic weekly schedules, escaping particularly frequently to the seaside resort of Pattaya, though Chonburi’s smaller, quieter seaside towns are also quite popular with foreigners and Thais alike. In addition to tourism, Chonburi is the centre of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project, with its industrial parks and Fishing villages.

Best time to visit

The weather is warm all year round. Average temperatures go from 33°C (january) to 35°C (april). The rainiest months are: may, october and september. We recommende the month of january, february, december, to visit Chon Buri.

Check the below table for the general idea of Chonburi weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.6 26.6 21.9
Feb 33.4 28.3 24.2
Mar 34.3 29.4 25.4
Apr 35.3 30.4 26.3
May 34.9 30.3 26.3
Jun 34.2 29.7 26.1
Jul 33.4 29.1 25.7
Aug 33.5 29 25.6
Sep 33.1 28.6 25.1
Oct 33.1 28.4 24.7
Nov 33.3 28.2 24
Dec 32.8 27 22.4

Chonburi’s current weather and 7-day forecast


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 monkeys 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.

Read on to discover our list of amazing things to do in Chonburi.

1. Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan Buddha)

The 130-meter-high Buddha Mountain is one of the most noticeable landmarks in the region, visible to anyone from miles away. The image was originally created in 1996 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign on the throne of Thailand. The image was carved using laser technology and then inlaid with gold leaf. The mountain also has some beautifully landscaped gardens and lotus pools, giving an air of tranquility to the place.

2. Visit Long Neck Karen Village

Near Chonburi is a village of tribals called the Long-Necked Karen. These interesting folk originally came from Burma to the northwest and are famed for their extended necks, which are elongated using a system of gold rings from birth. Visits to the tribal villages also give tourists the opportunity to buy some unique souvenirs and handicrafts.

Long Neck Karen Village, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand, +66 85 347 1881

3. Koh Sichang

Koh Sichang is one of the larger islands located off the coast here and has sprawling sandy beaches and a densely forested interior. The magnificent Royal Summer Palace was originally built on the island of Koh Sichang but later shifted to Bangkok in 1900. The nearest ferry dock is located at Si Racha, north of Pattaya, from where a regular service connects to Koh Sichang.

4. Koh Lan (Coral Island)

This is an island with a beach a few miles off the coast of Pattaya. You can travel by ferry which leaves every 30 minutes. With a total of four beaches and some amazing scenery, the place is a tropical heaven and has some great options for food and drink as well. It gets pretty crowded during high season, adding to the liveliness and bubbling atmosphere.

5. Samui Beach

On Koh Lan island, just off the coast of Thailand, close to Pattaya, Samui Beach has clear waters and a 500-meter-long sandy beach. The beach is quieter than Pattaya and the overall experience is one of tranquillity, without too many interruptions in the way of bars or gaudy night time clubs. You can even rent chairs for the beach, and the restaurants nearby are happy to serve you right on the sand.

6. Wat Yansangwararam

This enormous temple complex is located about 20 kilometers south of Pattaya, with an area of 145 acres. The main building was constructed in 1976 to honor the head of the Thai Monastic Order. Ideally, Wat Yansangwararam and the Chinese temple of Viharna Sien can be visited together.

7. Viharna Sien Temple

Adjoining and almost part of the Wat Yansangwararam complex is the ancient Chinese temple of Viharna Sien. This houses a uniquely Chinese art collection that is supposed to be unmatched anywhere else in the world. This includes a collection of fine Chinese pottery from dynasties as old as 3,000 years.

8. Khao Khiao Open Zoo, Sriracha

Although not the only one of its kind, this place is definitely worth a visit. The zoo is located at the base of Khiew Mountain, and houses over 300 animal species in open enclosures, similar to the Singapore zoological gardens and other notable zoos around the world and Southeast Asia. Night safaris are also organized and highly recommended.

9. Khao Sam Muk

Located near Bag Saen Beach, this low hillock has an old Chinese temple dedicated to a Chinese goddess. The place is also the refuge of a troupe of monkeys, whose antics you can watch and enjoy. However, be careful of offering them any food or leaving around any items like caps or phones, they’ll be gone in a flash.

10. Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden

This curious and macabre garden depicts the various forms of punishment as described in the Buddhist scriptures for those who have committed sins. For each type of sin, a form of punishment is described and depicted through the use of life-sized statues. Each display has an explanation printed out detailing the torture in all its gruesomeness.

Budget options

Hop Inn Chonburi 

Add: 40/1 Moo 1 Huai Kapi, Mueang Chonburi , 20000 Chon Buri, Thailand

Hop Inn Chonburi features air-conditioned rooms in Chon Buri. This property provides both free WiFi and private parking free of charge.

At the hotel, each room is fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

Speaking Thai and English at the reception, staff are ready to help around the clock.

Rimtalay Angsila Guesthouse 

Add: 167/152 Moo. 3, Tumbon Samed, Muang, Chonburi, 20000 Ang Sila, Thailand

Located in Ang Sila, Rimtalay Angsila Guesthouse provides 2-star accommodation with private balconies. Each accommodation at the 2-star guest house has garden views, and guests can enjoy access to a shared lounge and to a garden. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking.

At the guest house every room is equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchenette, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries. All units will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

You can play table tennis at Rimtalay Angsila Guesthouse, and the area is popular for cycling.

Mid-range options

The Zleep Chonburi 

Add: 123/8 M.1 T.Napha A.Muang, 20000 Chon Buri, Thailand 

The Zleep Chonburi offers air-conditioned rooms in Chon Buri. The hotel provides a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available.

At the hotel, every room is equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

The MuG Resort 

Add: 111/52,Moo.2, Samed,Maung, 20000 Chon Buri, Thailand

The MuG Resort in Chon Buri features 3-star accommodation with a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides room service, a shared lounge and luggage storage for guests.

At the resort every room is equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchenette, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries. All units will provide guests with a microwave.

Guests at The MuG Resort will be able to enjoy activities in and around Chon Buri, like cycling.

Kilintra Residence 

Add: 153/35 Prayasajja Road, Soi Narodmontasewee 4/1, T. Samed, Mueang, Samet, Mueang Chonburi District,, 20000 Chon Buri, Thailand

Situated in Chon Buri, Kilintra Residence features 3-star accommodation with private balconies. Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The air-conditioned rooms provide a city view and come with a wardrobe and free WiFi.

At the hotel, rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All rooms at Kilintra Residence are fitted with a seating area.

Deluxe options

Rattanachol Hotel 

Add: 678/17 Sukhumvit Road Mueang Chonburi District., 20000 Chon Buri, Thailand

Rattanachol Hotel features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Chon Buri. This 4-star hotel offers a garden. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi.
Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel each room is fitted with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Guests at Rattanachol Hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

J Park Hotel 

Add: 99/9 Moo 9, Sukprayurl Road, Napa, Muang, 20000 Chon Buri, Thailand

Set in Chonburi, 14 km from Bangsaen beach and 5 km from Amata Nakorn, J. Park Hotel features a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace. The hotel has a spa centre and hot tub (Women allow to use the onsen on Thursday only), and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Some rooms include a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room has a private bathroom with a baht tub. Extras include slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk and hairdresser's at the property.

Most restaurants on Chonburi serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods, and the region’s specialty, seafood.

Chom Tha-le

Thai, Chinese, European food and seafood

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family

Address: Bang Saen Beach Resort, Amphoe Mueang, Chon Buri



Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Supper/Night Dining, Children/Family

Address: 9 Choemchomphon Road, Amphoe Si Racha, Chon Buri

Si Niyom

Chinese food

Cuisine: Chinese, Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family

Address: 850/3-4 ,Sukhumvit Road, Amphoe Mueang, Chon Buri

Tai Hi

Thai, Chinese food, seafood

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Supper/Night Dining, Children/Family

Address: 13 Sukhumvit Road, Amphoe Si Racha, Chon Buri

Saen Sombun

Thai, Chinese food

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family

Address: 229, Bang Saen Beach, Amphoe Mueang, Chon Buri


Thai food

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family

Address: 17/15 , Soi Noppharat, Bang Pla Soi, Amphoe Mueang, Chon Buri

Sang Hi


Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family

Address: 844/31 , Sukhumvit Road, Amphoe Mueang, Chon Buri

Ngo Seng Ki

Thai-Chinese food

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family

Address: 66/31 ,Sukhumvit Road, Amphoe Mueang, Chon Buri


Thai-Chinese-European food

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family

Address: 888 Sukhumvit Road, Amphoe Mueang, Chon Buri

Wang Muk


Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Type: Children/Family

Address: In front of Chao Mae Khao Sam Muk Shrine, Amphoe Mueang, Chon Buri

By car

There are many routes from Bangkok to Chonburi as follows:

  • Hwy34, Bang Na-Trat to Chonburi.
  • Hwy 304, Bangkok-Minburi, passing Chachoengsao province-Bang Pakong into Chonburi.
  • Take the old route of Sukhumvit Rd, Hwy 3, passing Samut Prakan Province to the intersection of Bang Pakong District. Enter Hwy 34 to Chonburi.
  • Take the motorway, Hwy 7, Bangkok-Chonburi-(Pattaya). Tel. 1193, +66 38 392001.

By train

From Hualamphong Railway Station, there is 1 daily train running to Phlu Ta Luang Railway Station in Chonburi. For further information, Tel. 1690, +66 2 2204444, +66 2 2224334 or Thailand State Railway.

By bus

The best way to get to Chonburi is to get a bus from the bus terminal of the Bangkok Airport Suvarnaphumi. A free shuttle bus orbits around the clock between the arrival terminal of the airport and the bus terminal. From the bus terminal it is 85 km to Chonburi and takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

From the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai), there are many air-conditioned buses to Chonburi from 05:00-21:00 every 40 minutes, Tel. +66 2 3919829. Second-class air-conditioned buses leave from 05:30-21:00 every 30 minutes. Tel. +66 2 3912504. Non air-conditioned buses leave Ekamai every 30 minutes from 05:00-21:00. Tel. +66 2 3912504. There are also air-conditioned buses leaving the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2). Air-conditioned buses take the motorway from 06:30-18:30. Tel. +66 2 9362852-66.

Additionally, there are private buses departing from the Southern Bus Terminal. Air-conditioned buses to Pattaya run daily along the Bang Na Trat route and stop at the Rot Rungrueng Company Ltd's air-conditioned bus terminal on Pattaya Nuea Rd. They leave from 05:30–18:00 every 2 hours. Tel. +66 2 8845582 or Pattaya Branch at Tel. +66 38 429877.

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International travelers to Thailand will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results from October 1st, 2022 onward.

In a new move to attract travelers during peak season, Thailand is doing away with the requirement of needing vaccination certificates or Covid-19 negative results in the case of unvaccinated passengers. Additionally, those infected with Covid-19, but have mild symptoms don’t need to isolate from next month. The same applies to those who test positive but display no symptoms.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced these changes on Thursday after the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) had a meeting on Wednesday.

Instead of isolating those who have contracted the disease would be required to wear a mask, socially distance themselves from others and wash their hands frequently for the first five days. They also need to stay away from those who are immunocompromised and vulnerable.

Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, informed that since the present Covid-19 mutation doesn’t cause serious symptoms in most people, disease control measures can be relaxed.

National Security Council secretary-general Supoj Malaniyom added that the new measures are being put in place to help improve the economic conditions of the country.

“The primary aim will be to ensure the economy is back on track so people could earn their livelihoods once more,” he said.


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