Situated just 2 hours away from Bangkok, you may know of Chonburi as a peaceful seaside town due to its beautiful beaches. However, there is more to Chonburi than meets the eye. From shopping to dolphin shows, here are some interesting places you should visit on your next trip.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
Hailed as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a massive garden that houses a diverse collection of over 12,000 plant species. Be prepared to soak in nature’s beauty as you enjoy Thai cultural performances and indulge in a Thai or international buffet at one of the nearby restaurants.
Ever considered getting up close and personal with dolphins? Well, now’s your chance to do so at Dolphinarium Pattaya, the only entertainment centre of its kind in Thailand.
From captivating dolphin shows to fun photo-taking sessions with seals and dolphins, Dolfinarium Pattaya is a must-visit place for marine animal lovers.
Located at the Khiri Nakhon Stone Mine, the Grand Canyon was an abandoned quarry that has now become a famous photography spot among tourists. You can relax in the viewing area or enjoy some snacks at Grand Canyon Coffee while admiring the scenic view of mountains surrounding the emerald-green lake
Wihan Thep Phra Ki Ti Chaloem
Deemed the most popular shrine in Chonburi, Wihan Thep Phra Ki Ti Chaloem is a large 4-storey Chinese Buddhist building adorned with many ornate murals, pagodas and dragon sculptures. With so many sights to see, you can expect to spend about an hour exploring the place. However, do note that photo taking is not allowed inside the buildings.
Bangsaen Walking Street
No trip to Chonburi is complete without stopping by Bangsaen Walking Street, a bustling flea market near the seafront that sells everything from local snacks to trendy clothing. Open only on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 11pm, Bangsaen Walking Street is the perfect place to frequent if you love shopping and eating.
With all these amazing places to visit in Chonburi, we hope you have been inspired to visit Thailand. For more recommendations on what to do around Thailand, visit https://tourismthailand.sg/ or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.