Photo: Rayong old town.

Things to see and do

Yomjinda old town

A reaction, perhaps, to Thailand’s push for modernisation over the past 60 or so years, a handful of previously neglected Thai neighbourhoods have been reinvented as artsy “old towns” that celebrate rather than reject their heritage. Rayong’s most venerable road, Yomjinda, is the site of one such revitalised old ... Read more about Yomjinda old town .

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Haad Saeng Chan

Rimming the south coast of a long and narrow island that’s squeezed between the Rayong River and the Gulf of Thailand, Haad Saeng Chan is the most easily reached mainland beach from Rayong town. Though not great for swimming, it stretches for more than five kilometres with no shortage of seafood restaurants. A big part of the Haad Saeng Chan experience is the fishing community that you’ll ... Read more about Haad Saeng Chan .

Wat Pa Pradu
Opposite Sukhumvit Soi 49.

Centrally located Wat Pa Pradu is a Thai forest tradition temple with an unusual mix of halls and Buddha images. Established during the Ayutthaya period, the wat became a mid-grade Royal temple in 1990. The highlight is a 12-metre-long reclining Buddha that lies with its head placed on the left hand -- supposedly the only left-leaning reclining Buddha in Thailand. Covered in gold leaf, it ... Read more about Wat Pa Pradu .

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Where to next?

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

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