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Cooled by a fish-scented sea breeze, the coastal town of Ban Phe is mainly known as the jumping off point for Ko Samet — few travellers spend more than a mandatory half-hour here before hopping on a ferry. Wander away from the piers and seashell stands though to get a feel for the fishing lifestyle that unfolds along vast mainland beaches. The further you go, the more interesting it gets.

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Ban Phe doesn’t make the best first impression, but give the area a chance and you might find yourself hanging around for longer than planned. Its location at the centre of Rayong province’s long coastline makes it a good base for exploring modest beaches stretching for many miles. Other nearby attractions include the scenic Khao Laem Ya cape, the well-put-together Rayong Aquarium and some incredible ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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