Chon Buri Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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Chon Buri Things to Do

  • The Tigerzoo

    There is a zoo of tigers and other animals as well where we had spent some time, while exploring the area around Chon Buri. Agaist some fee you can touch or feed the tiger and do other things that are totally impossible in other Zoos, this is what we had been told. I also found it quite unusual to see these 2 men sitting next to a sleeping tiger....

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  • Visit the Long Neck Karen Village

    Another sight closeby Chon Buri is the small village of a tribe called "Long Neck Karen". This tribe used to live in the mountains of Myanmar before they had been taken here, where they sell their selfmade Souvenirs to tourists, who mainly get there in order to see their golden rings around the neck and other parts of the ladies Body.

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  • The Giant Budda

    There is a drawing of a Giant Buddha on a small hill close to Viharnra Sien / Wihan Sian Temple. We saw it only from some distance so I am not sure what kind of material was used in order "to draw" that giant Budda there.We have been told it is the biggest drawing of Buddha on earth.You will find a large carpark there, a modern temple and a small...

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  • dragons on the roof

    Viharnra Sien / Wihan Sian Temple has some interesting and colorfull dragons and other mythical creatures standing on top of the roofs of various temple-buildings.The idea behind these dragons is giving the buildings and its inhabitants protection against bad and evil ghosts.

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  • Fighters on the roof of Viharnra Sien

    On one of the flat roofs of Viharnra Sein temple you will see lots of sculptures of fighters, showing among others the nineteen types of Shaolin Martial Arts, Shaolin Kungfu, represented by the temple's fighting monks.In my last Picture: Ta Feng-Kung Tsu-shih, the famous monk in Sung Dynasty.

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  • Chess & more on the roof of Viharnra...

    A large group of life-size sculptures are placed like chess pieces on the flat Roof of the temple Viharnra Sein. One of them is Han Kao-tsu ( Liu-pan ) the Great Emperor of the Han Dynasty in my second and third Picture.

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  • Viharnra Sien & the Chinese Exhibits

    There is an interesting small-scale model of the Chinese Wall at Badaling shown in Viharnra Sein and they have as well a small-scale model of the famous Terrakotta Army of the tomb of Qin Shi Huang. Maybe that was just a temporary Exhibition, I have no idea !In my other Pictures: bronze chariots of the tomb of Qin Shi Huang

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  • Viharnra Sien / Wihan Sian Temple

    Viharnra Sein is a temple that we visited on our way to the Giant Budda. There is a colorfull mixture of sculptures and statues, works of art and some interesting exhibits like a smallscale model of some part of the Chinese Wall. It was interesting to walk through, even when I did not understand any of its meaning.

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  • Khao Kheow open zoo

    Located on the foothill of Khiew mountain. An open zoo with 300 kinds of animals in natural style. A big bird cage covered the forest style garden where you can see a lot of birds.Admission fee : Adult 20 B /Child 5 BService : riding ostrich for 30BShow : Markaw bird and bear show.Open : 8.00AM – 6.00PM

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Chon Buri Restaurants

  • A restaurant with a view

    Everytime we had lunch and dinner..I can see many different views from this restaurant! I won't wonder there are many locals go visit this place..aside from the view, they serve great and delicious foods and another one is that, it's very affordable! They have also a English speaking Jazz band! Can't ask for more though...;-)

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  • Local Dessert

    Robinson in Sriracha is a newly finished one! Still very clean, don't have much people compare to MBK and the food court in there is clean and the fork and spoons as I've noticed are cleaner compare to any other Food courts in Bangkok! The foods too are more cheaper than in Bangkok again. Per meal is only 25baht/serve a combo serve! I like this...

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  • Buffet

    After you toured all around the resort, there is a buffet lunch in the main building which is the main restaurant. The buffet is only 200 baht/person. And is worth anyhow but drinks are not included in the 200baht. When we visited it was too crowded as it was raining..people don't seem to care about paying extra as long as they have a place to stay...

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Chon Buri Nightlife

  • by yen_2 Written Aug 26, 2003

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    Actually, this isn't a bar or something but a very nice spot just to gaze out stars...lol..Anyway, I'm not really a nightlife gal and would probably stay in the room or in the pool to see some nightlights in the neighbooring place...Like this one here, the hotel has a pool by the bay so, it is expected to have a nice night and of course it depends on the weather, if it rains, it pours! But when we got there, we had a calm night and a orange juice in the side of the pool is pretty, is it? or you like something else? Well, can't recommend any..:(

    Dress Code: When you're in the pool, shorts or anything you're comfy with..

    View from the window...
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Chon Buri Transportation

  • Bus

    There are alot of travel agencies that caters good and sometimes not good price for a tour going to Pattaya or Sriracha but mostly in Pattaya as its a whole lot of a hub in everything...From where you are they have a day tour to go aome sightseeings in around Chonburi. But if you like to travel without hassles in waiting for another people to when...

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  • Van or Car

    Sriracha, Chonburi is about 1 1/2 hour from Bangkok by van or car! They have a great skyway that makes your travel more faster than before. There are alot of local agencies that caters transporatation to any destinations around Thailand. So you can hire a van or you can rent a car. Either ways it's okey.You can also contact Winston...

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  • Taxi Motorcycle

    As their main mode is Tuktuk, most of the family have their own motorcycle or else Taxi motorcycle is one of the best modes around the town. I also noticed that Sriracha, Chonburi is a very small city that most of the families have their own car..because there isn't too much traffic..

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Chon Buri Shopping

  • by yen_2 Updated Aug 27, 2003

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    A deparment store in the middle of the small city! I didn't believed hubby at first but geeezz, they really have! I guess, it's a newly opened store for a year or 2 yet..It's a bigger Robinson's compare the ones in Bangkok and there are alot of small shops inside. Either what you like to buy. They have a Tops food center in the ground floor and a 4 or 5 floors of Robinsons Store inside..Everything you will find in Bangkok is in there too!

    What to buy: I bought a pair of slipper as I forgot to brign mine, it's only 129baht or $3..

    Robinson's Department Store
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Chon Buri Local Customs

  • Long Neck Karen

    "Long Neck Karen" is the name that is used now for Padaung, a tribe of People who used to live in the mountains of Myanmar. They were taken to Thailand and you are able to visit them more or less almost like in a "zoo" I have to say, but most of them seemed to be happy.Already in very young ages women get ironrings around the neck that seems to...

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  • They are more friendly

    I've noticed that some provinces in Thailand is rather more friendly than the other people in Bangkok! They are more preserved and more smiling...They have a simple living but I don't know maybe years to come, this place will be full of huge apartments and hotels..

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Chon Buri What to Pack

  • by yen_2 Written Aug 27, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Bring a small luggage with you as you will quite like the first stop which is Bangkok, I guess..

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring some lighter clothes to feel you comfy as Thailand is a humid place if you're from western and european countries!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It's advisable to bring along your own toiletress as haven't found a free in there!

    Photo Equipment: If you like to have a hundred pictures or even thousands, bring your digital cameras!

    My share of the things we usually bring!
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Chon Buri Off The Beaten Path

  • Bang-Saen Bay view

    I've never thought that the driver knew some very peaceful place to just sit around and if you have alot of time specialy during the early Saturday morning, you can jog around the bay area. It shouldn't be missed if you will be staying in Chonburi for awhile!

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  • Flowers

    Sorry...but, donot forget to take some flowers in around the Tiger Zoo as they have a very rich and colorful ones..in every side of the street they have a different colours of orchids and you should take one then...

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  • Sunset behind the cloud!

    Of course, you wouldn't want to miss these sunset that is behind the cloud? The city itself is just along the bay. The park or the plaza has a very nice spot for the sunset freak..while waiting you can jog around...The people are very friendly too!

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Chon Buri Sports & Outdoors

  • You can go fishing!

    Actually, I've asked a man if can I go with them fishing? then they just smile...maybe tey understand me or not? Well, I don't know if it's possible but I got this fishing boat in the bay while waiting for the sun to come down and I saw this...Do you have any idea what is this boat for? For all those things they put in there..don't have an idea...

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  • With the Stick

    I've seen old ladies and young ones used a stick and with a pair of yellow t-shirts of them all. They were just exercising but with a step to perform. I find it very hard as you have the stick with you with all the steps that you're gonna be performing. It's kind of hard compare to the dancing routine! A yellow shirt and a stick;-)

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  • Sipak Takraw

    In my home country, this is called Sipak Takraw so, it sounds like I'm promoting my own country not Thailand! Right? But honestly, I tried to ask them what was it but they just give me a smile..I would really like to know but no luck though...But just now, found out that it is "TAKRAW As far as I can remember, a friend told me that Thailand has...

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Chon Buri Favorites

  • To be with hubby..

    It's nice to be with hubby of course and take pictures like this!heheh..I took this one in my left hand...hubby don't know how to do it! So, I did... This one is in the Bang Saen bayside that stretches very long until the other side..There were alot of the locals strolling around...

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  • A HE not a SHE!

    When we went to the park they have a small festival as they have a program in the side of the park facing the road. Then, I saw a couple of dance groups waiting and some already finished dancing but when another started to dance, I know that this one(see the pic) is not a girl! She is a He! And all of the audience were smiling and some were...

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  • At the side of the bay

    As you can see in the pic, it's in the side of the bay. Sriracha has a very nice park that stretches very long and that you can do all sorts of sports of activity wether you like to jog, to sit & wait for the sunset, and if you're lucky enough like me,lol you can witness a program that they have school teenagers dancing with traditional...

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