East of Thailand Region:

The Eastern Thailand comprises of 7 provinces namely, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Prachinburi, Rayong, Sa Kaeo, and Trat. It lies between the Northeastern plateau and the Gulf of Thailand stretching some 500 kilometers from Chao Phraya River in South to the Cambodian border. The east coast is filled with a series of bays and beaches including Pattaya, Asia’s leading beach resort. This part of east Thailand map is filled with many natural gifts such as exquisite islands, beaches, gemstones, orchards, dense forest, and several national parks with natural waterfalls. Tourism plays a significant role in the economy of the east of Thailand.


Some of the picturesque places in the east of Thailand which magnetize thousands of tourists across the globe are Pattaya, Bangsaen, Bang Sare, Rayong, Trat, and Chanthaburi.


Pattaya is positioned nearly 148 kilometers to southeast of Bangkok. Luxurious accommodation, sparkling nightlife, and a variety of water sports are some of the best things Pattaya offers to the tourists. Pattaya, once a small fishing village has become a globally renowned beach resort for beach vacations.

Bang Saen:

Bang Saen is just 100 kilometers to the southeast of Bangkok and the nearest resort of Bangkok in the east of Thailand. The semi-circular beach, the palm-lined walkway, the water amusement park, and the luxurious hotels are the magnetism of this place.

Bang Sare:

Bang Sare is a small fishing village, only 20 minutes drive from Chonburi, Thailand. The island is famous for sharks, marlin, tuna, Sattahip, and other Gulf dwellers. It’s an entertaining destination for eastern Thailand tourists and short trip-makers.


Rayong is about 220 kilometers from Bangkok. It holds 10 islands and has more than 100 kilometers of beach connecting with the gulf of Thailand. Koh Samet is the largest island in Rayong. The beaches surrounded by vibrant coral reefs are best for water sports like swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.


Trat is located at about 315 kilometers from Bangkok in the east of Thailand. The sandy beaches and unspoiled coral reefs create delightful scenery for the beach lovers. The moderate climate right through year is really exceptionally comfortable for the tourists.


Chanthaburi (also known as Muang Chan) is about 245 kilometers from Bangkok and 110 kilometers from Rayong. With an area of 6337 sq. kilometers, the city is rich in natural resources, thick forests, gems, and tropical fruits. Chanthaburi Fruit Fair is held in the middle of May every year to celebrate the juicy ripeness of local fruits like durian, rambutan, zalacca, and mangosteen.