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Activities and tours on Thailand's east coast

Here at Manot's House, Hat Mae Ramphung beach, we offer various exciting trips to islands and in the local surroundings with our Minibus or Tuk Tuk!

 

Below you find a list of activities, festivals, interesting places, beaches, temples and other sightseeing opportunities in the Rayong province. 

 

Well-known for its pristine beaches and fruit: rambutan, mangosteen and durian. Rayong thrives on agriculture and industries. The province is 179 kilometres from Bangkok. The average temperature is 29,5 degrees Celcius.

 

Hat Mae Ramphung

Khao Laem Yat Mu Koh Samet National Park

South of Hat Mae Ramphung. Further beyond from Ban Kon Ao, with a cape jutting into the sea. Along one side is a long stretch of beach where the national park headquarters is placed.

 

 

Ban Kon Ao (The Fisherman’s Village)

See how they catch fish and process seafood.

 

 

Classic Forest & Restaurant

A short drive from Manot's House, this is one of Thailand's most unique and exciting restaurants: designed as a rain forest, with small water falls, fantastic tropical flowers and birds, and with a huge fish imported from the Amazonas jungle!

 

Ban Phe

Ban Phe

19 kilometres south of the city, it is a major fishing community. A wide range of fresh and preserved seafood products or other local products is on offer. Ban Phe also has a beach with several resorts where you can stay.

Ban Phe is also where you depart for the island Koh Samet.

 

 

The Sopha Arboretum

Near Ban Phe. Home to various flowering plants.

 

 

Koh Samet

One of Thailand’s most well-known resort islands. 30 minutes by boat from Ban Phe this small, charming island offer abundant choices of accommodation with restaurants where you can directly on the white sandy beach in the evenings.

 

 

Suan Son

Five kilometers south of Ban Phe towards Laem Mae Phim. This 11-kilometre pine plantation stretching along the coast, is a popular picnic place. Accommodation is available of reasonable standard.

 

Rayong Province

Koh Man / Man Island Group

Consists of three islands, Koh Man Nai, Koh Man Klang and Koh Man Nok, located 5 kilometres from Laem Mae Phim. It takes 30 minutes by boat to get there. Koh Man Nai is a Sea Turtle Preservation Sanctuary that is open during the day. Accomodation is available.

 

 

Laem Mae Phim, Klaeng

48 kilometres from Rayong. This beach retreat has crystal clear white sand and a sparkling blue-green sea. Local transportation with ‘songtaeo’ taxi from Rayong is available: Rayong-Ban Phe-Laem Mae Phim.

 

 

Tham Khao Wong Cave

80 big and small chambers. About 77 kilometres from Rayong and 12 kilometres from a left turn at kilometers 285 Sukhumvit highway.

 

  

Kho Chamao – Khao Wong National Park

The last piece of virgin forest in Rayong, located in Klaeng district, 71 kilometres from the city. 83.6 hectare of forest. Home to, it is stated, tigers, wild elephants and bears. Limestone mountains, caves, high cliffs, verdant forests and waterfalls. Under one of the water falls, you can swim together with the carp fish, Pluang, protected by law.

Pha Sawan (Heaven Cliff) is a scenic lookout including camping sites with tents and some bungalows. Bungalows must be reserved well in advance on ph. +66 (0) 38 894378.

Khao Wong has more than 30 caves of which about half are open for visitors. Camping is available.

Direction: About 8 kilometres before Klaeng on highway 344, turn left onto highway 3004. After about 20 kilometres there is the intersection of Ban Si Yaek Phattana. Turn right onto highway 3377 and follow the sign to Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park.

 

  

Temples

Wat Lum Mahucha, Chumphon

“Wat Lum Market” nearby.

 

 

Wat Pa Pradu

This temple has a reclining Buddha, 12 metres long, and contstructed during Ayutthaya era. Unlike other reclining Buddhas this Buddhas lies on the left.

 

 

Wat Saranat Thammaram

Located at the entrance to Klaeng and built in 1944 with a replica of the highly venerated Phra Buddha Chinarat of Phitsanulok.

 

Festivals

Rayong Fruit Fair May – June

To promote and market fruit and other products made from fruit and seafood. Fruit contests and agricultural exhibitions take place.

 

 

Loy Krathong – November

The Robing of the Phra Chedi Klang Nam

 

 

 

 
 
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