Chon Buri is a province bordering the Gulf of Thailand, one of the eastern provinces of Thailand. There are many famous tourist attractions located. In addition to the tourism industry and also an important economic province of the eastern region. In addition, it is also both in commerce and various industries.
It’s only 80 kilometers from the capital. The area boasts abundant natural resources, which are highlighted by delightful beaches, local traditions, regional delicacies, and fresh seafood. This is a popular coastal province among Bangkok who seek the nearest escape from hectic weekly schedules, escaping particularly frequently to the seaside resort of Pattaya, though Chonburi’s smaller, quieter seaside towns are also quite popular with foreigners and Thais alike. In addition to tourism, Chonburi is the center of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project, with its industrial parks and fishing villages.
Chonburi is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, only 80 kilometers from Bangkok. Chonburi is a popular coastal province for weekend warriors from Bangkok who seek the nearest escape; Chonburi, which has something for everyone, rarely fails to disappoint. The most famous beach town in Chonburi province is Pattaya, one of Asia’s premier beach resorts, which caters equally to families, couples, and single visitors. Both Pattaya and Chonburi’s other coastal towns feature a variety of accommodation ranging from luxurious beachside resorts to simple guesthouses. Dining on seafood is one of the region’s top activities, although sports enthusiasts will find numerous golf courses and the full spectrum of beach activities to participate in.
Chon Buri Local Products
- Famous handicrafts of Chonburi include Ang Sila’s granite mortars and Phanat Nikhom’s basketry. Chonburi has a variety fresh and dried seafood.
- Chaeng Lon (แจงลอน) – This is Chonburi’s special delicacy which uses the same ingredients as Ho Mok (ห่อหมก) with coconut shreds to replace coconut milk. The mixture is hand-molded into small buns on a stick, and charcoal-grilled until cooked.
- Hoi Cho (หอยจ้อ) – This Chinese delicacy is Chonburi’s famous dish because a special kind of sea crabs is used as the main ingredient.
- Khao Lam (ข้าวหลาม) – This specialty is made with sticky rice, sugar and coconut cream cooked in specially-prepared bamboo rods.
- Stone Products (ผลิตภัณฑ์จากหิน) – such as a mortar, whetstone, engraved stone into animal shapes such as lions, elephants, horses and others are widely offered at Ang Sila, on the way from Chonburi to Bang Saen.
- Products from Pineapple Paper (ผลิตภัณฑ์จากกระดาษใยสับปะรด) – are produced in Tambon Nong Kham, Si Racha District. Examples of the products include wine boxes and bags, boxes of tissue paper, perfume boxes, photo albums, folders, sets of envelopes, and boxes of paper note.
- Basketry Market (ตลาดจักสาน) – Long known for its fine basketry products, Amphoe Phanat Nikhom originally made them for daily use. The products were gradually developed into more elaborate and marketable hand-crafted items.
- Artificial fruits made of clay (ผลไม้ดินปั้น). Various kinds of artificial fruits made of clay in miniature size are made, dried by sunlight and painted in actual colors. Then, they are wind dried again.