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.
Chonburi is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, only 80 kilometers from Bangkok. Chonburi is a popular coastal province for weekend warriors from Bangkok who seek the nearest escape; Chonburi, which has something for everyone, rarely fails to disappoint. The most famous beach town in Chonburi province is Pattaya, one of Asia's premier beach resorts, which caters equally to families, couples, and single visitors. Both Pattaya and Chonburi’s other coastal towns feature a variety of accommodation ranging from luxurious beachside resorts to simple guesthouses. Dining on seafood is one of the region’s top activities, although sports enthusiasts will find numerous golf courses and the full spectrum of beach activities to participate in.