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Things to see and do

Khao Laem Ya

Khao Laem Ya reaches into the Gulf of Thailand like a long finger pointing straight at Ko Samet. Boasting a prime sunset viewpoint along with a pretty mainland beach, the rugged peninsula is worth a side trip if you’re hanging around Ban Phe and Haad Mae ... Read more about Khao Laem Ya .


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Haad Suan Son and Laem Mae Phim

Beaches extend for 25 kilometres to the east of Ban Phe, interrupted only by the occasional cape or cluster of rocks. While Haad Suan Son and Laem Mae Phim don’t stack up to Ko Samet’s beaches from an aesthetic standpoint, the seafood is fresh and the working-class Thai holiday atmosphere can be a lot of fun. A day trip or overnight stay rewards travellers who are tired of the big-name beach ... Read more about Haad Suan Son and Laem Mae Phim .

Haad Mae Ramphueng

Stretching for 12 kilometres to the west of Khao Laem Ya, Haad Mae Ramphueng is the longest beach in Rayong province. The tan sand and teal water doesn’t hold a candle to Ko Samet and other islands, but it tops the charts when it comes to long walks at sundown. Clusters of pine-like casuarina trees stretch immediately behind the beach in many places, providing top-notch places to chill out ... Read more about Haad Mae Ramphueng .

Rayong Aquarium

Complimented by well-put-together displays in Thai and English, Rayong Aquarium has an excellent collection of tropical fish and other marine life found in the region. We reckon it’s one of the better aquariums in Thailand. Dozens of individual tanks are home to painted sweetlips, spangled emperors and many other extravagantly named tropical fish. In the largest tank, black-tipped sharks ... Read more about Rayong Aquarium .


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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ban Phe? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


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