Chonburi is another popular tourist destination in Thailand. Only 81 kilometers away from Bangkok, it has long been famous for magnificent beaches and sea views. The province consists of ten Amphoes, which are Mueang Chonburi, Nong Yai, Phanat Nikhom, Ban Bueng, Phan Thong, Bo Thong, Sriracha, Bang Lamung, Sattahip, and Koh Si Chang.
Chonburi, Bangkok’s nearest seaside town, is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, only 80 kilometers 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 center of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project, with its industrial parks and fishing villages.
The province is on the Bay of Bangkok, the northern end of the Gulf of Thailand. The Khao Khiao mountain range stretches from the northwest to the southeast of the province, while the fertile plains of the north were long used for farming. In Laem Chabang, in the south of the province, is one of the few deep-water harbours of Thailand.