is blessed with its abundance of nature beauty. It has a well deserved
reputation for producing seafood products such as shrimp paste, fish
sauce and dried seafood, and tropical fruits of which rambutan,
mangosteen and durian are the most famous.
In general the
geography of Rayong is marked by a series of mountains interspersed by
flat plains and large tracts of land under forest, rubber and fruit
plantation. Offshore, there are many islands which are well-known by the
tourist, such as Ko Samet and Ko Mun.
is located in the east coast of Thailand on the northern shoreline of
the Gulf of Thailand, about 179 kilometers from Bangkok.
has an extensive coastline stretching for approximately 100 kilometers,
and some 3,552 kilometers square in area, and is divided into 6
administrative districts and 2 sub-district. To the north and the west
they are bordered by the province of Chonburi, the east by Chanthaburi
Province and the south by the Gulf of Thailand. The total population of
the province is about 508,398 persons. (In 1996)
climate is tropical, generally warm and humid with abundant rainfall,
average temperature is around 28 C. The best months are November through
was mentioned in the Thai history during the late Ayuttaya period, when
the former capital was razed to the ground by the invading Burmese. At
this time Phraya Tak, later to become King Taksin of Thonburi, led a
band of patriots and broke out through the cordon of besieging troops
who has surrounded the capital. Then he made this way towards the
coast stopping in Rayong to build up his navy before proceeding on to
Chantaburi. Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and
local populations anointed him as "King" in Rayong. Once he
has built up sufficient troop strength, Phraya Taksin returned to
Ayuttaya and routed the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi.