The name "Koh Samet"is well- known among tourists as the most beautiful island of all the attractions of Rayong. Actually this province in the east of Thailand owns a great number of long beaches and wonderful islands. It is a very popular province for Bangkokian due to its location,which is only 179 kilometers from Bangkok.Although some parts of Rayong nowadays become industrial areas,the natural beauty of the coasts and the islands is still there, just like in old days.
Rayong is a province of Thailand.One of the most popular beaches, with more than 100 kilometre-long coastline. There are beautiful beaches and scenic waterfalls amid natural surroundings. Rayong is also rich in sea-life resources and considered a major agricultural and industrial province. There are three distinct attractions, firstly white sand beach on the mainland and islands. Secondary, it has a variety of fresh seafood. Lastly, regional fruits such as durians rambutans mangosteens and pineapples. The way of lifestyle and local culture are also attracted to other people especially to foreigners as they will find themselves having a wonderful trip here in Rayong.
How to Get There
There are 3 ways to travel to Rayong from Bangkok. By bus, car / taxi and airplane.
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.