Rayong 

Thailand

62 000 inhabitants

University city

Description

Rayong Province, Located approximately 220 kilometres from Bangkok, Rayong is another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast. Most of Rayong Province is marked by mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of fruit plantations and forests. However, the province is most well known for its pristine beaches stretching along its 100-kilometres coastline and its scenic waterfalls set amidst exotic surroundings. Aside from these natural attractions, Rayong produces an abundance of seafood products, such as shrimp paste, fish sauce, and dried seafood, and grows a number of tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian are the most famous.

 Rayong province is also an industrial hub housing major developments like oil refineries and industrial plants. The province spreads beyond the mainland to encompass a string of islands that include the world-famous Koh Samet - part of the Leam Ya/Koh Samet National Park. Although the mainland features mountains and flat plains, both the islands and mainland have some absolutely stunning white sandy beaches. The area is also home to a number of dive sites with excellent underwater ridges and masses of marine life.

The government is developing new growth hubs by starting with the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) which covers Rayong, Chonburi, and Chachoengsao provinces.The EEC will be an important center for trade, investment, regional transportation, and a strategic gateway to Asia. Rayong Province is promoted as BIZ city(International Business City).The government is planning to connect Rayong To Bangkok and another airports such as High Speed Rail connects 3 main airports (Donmeang – Suwannabhumi – U tapao) and Double Track Railway to connect major ports(Laemchabang-Joogsamed- Maptaphut )

Rayong City vision : Green and Prosperous City with Sufficiently Economy in 2020

Tourist attractions : Old town(Yomchinda)/Prachedi Klangnam Pagoda/Reclining Buddha/King Taksin Shrine

Natural Resources: Rayong River /Sangchan Beach/Mangrove Forest