Explore beyond Pattaya and discover the quieter shores of the East Coast. From a traditional provincial capital to the charm of beaches, coves and offshore islands, Rayong covers the total area of 3,552 sq. km. This small but beautiful province is situated on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand and is located 179 km. from Bangkok. Less developed than the Pattaya area, Rayong combines an attractive 100-km. coastline, with beaches and offshore islands, and lush green area. Rayong town has a number of attractive attractions, while the most famous destination is the island of Ko Samet, although beaches along the mainland coastline are becoming increasingly popular.