Area: 4,363.0 km2
Density: 239 /km2
|Town and Districts|
|Mueang Chon Buri ,Ban Bueng ,Nong Yai, Bang Lamung ,Phan Thong , Phanat Nikhom ,Si Racha ,Ko Sichang, Sattahip ,Bo Thong, Ko Chan, |
|General Information |
|The province of Chon Buri is on Thailand�s eastern coast and shares borders with Chachoengsao Province, Chanthaburi Province, Rayong Province and the Gulf of Thailand. There is a mountain range stretching from the north-west to the south-east 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. |
This province is also the nearest beach destination to Bangkok, one of the main weekend getaways for city dwellers. The province features excellent beaches and is also the gate to world's famous Pattaya - Thailand's most famous beach destinations. Pattaya is a significant draw for foreign tourists keen to sample its nightlife, golf courses, water sports and diving around Jomtien and Naklua beaches. The area also boasts numerous restaurants, cabaret, shows, zoos- everything in fact you could possibly wish for on a holiday. A little over two hours from Bangkok, Chonburi and Pattaya can be approached as a day trip or an extended stay.
The area boasts abundant natural resources, which are highlighted by delightful beaches, local colours, delicacies and fresh seafood. In addition, Chon Buri is the Centre of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project, with its industrial parks and fishing villages.