Chonburi, Bangkoks nearest seaside town, is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, only 80 kilometers from Bangkok.
The area boasts abundant natural resources, which are highlighted by delightful beaches, local colors, traditions, delicacies and fresh
seafood. This is a popular resort among Bangkokians who seek the nearest escape from hectic weekly schedules as Chon Buri has
something for everyone. In addition, Chon Buri is the center of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project, with its industrial parks
and fishing villages.
||: Chachoengsao and Samut Prakan
||: Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Rayong
||: Gulf of Thailand
|Distances to Other Provinces
|Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Festivals & Events
The Annual Chon Buri Red Cross Fair
The Annual Chon Buri Red Cross Fair is held about mid-April. There is a Phra Phutthasihing Procession. Also organized
are cultural shows, exhibitions and stalls offering various types of products.
The Buffalo Race
The Buffalo Race is a long-established celebration of this most useful animal of Thai farmers. A fun-filled event, it is held
not only in Chon Buri itself but also in Ban Bung and Nong Yai districts.The beasts of burden are dressed outrageously or
with admirable creativity by owners depending on their imagination.Assembled in the courtyard in front of the townhall, the
buffaloes partake in racing, or take part in physical fitness and "fashion" contests.