Home to internationally famed Pattaya, Chon Buri boasts other fine attractions, both inland and offshore too. Due to its excellent seaports, Chon Buri, the provincial capital just 81 km. southeast of Bangkok, has served as a centre for commercial and cultural exchange for genera- tions. Nowadays, it is becoming appreciated for its tourism potential with its splendid beaches, crystal clear water, offshore islands, abundant marine life, and unspoiled vistas. While inland, the verdant forests and cascading waterfalls create a lush, tropical atmosphere. Get off the beaten path and discover the less visited delights of the East Coast.