Phra Chudadhuj Palace

Sattahip district in Chonburi is only 120 kilometers away from Bangkok. We are introduced to the sea of Sattahip district at Nang Ram beach located fourteen kilometers from Sattahip. Turn left just before Juksamet deep sea port, and go straight for a kilometer you will find a distinct signpost. There is an entrance fee at the pike. The first stop is to pay homage to the shrine of Admiral His Royal Highness Apakorn Kietiwong Crown Prince Chumphon Khet Udomsak “the father of the Royal Thai Navy”. Read more

The short distance of 7.5 kilometers from Pattaya allows an easy access to Lan Island. Like the Andaman, the island is full of beautiful beaches with clear turquoise water, for instance, Ta-wan, Sa-mae, Tien and Ta-yai beaches. To get there by car from Bangkok, take state Highway No. 34 (Bangna–Trad) that takes you to Chonburi. Then, head to Pattaya by state Highway No. 3. Alternatively, drive along the motorway No. 36 to Pattaya. At Bali Hai port in south Pattaya, there are passenger ferries to Lan Island available at Na-baan and Ta-wan piers. On the island, taxi motorbikes are available, however, it is recommended to rent a motorbike for the whole day and manage your own trip. Read more

It is believed that the fresh and uncontaminated air at Sichang Island is second to none, compared to that of other tourist attractions in Thailand. Sichang Island has become one of the vacation sites near Bangkok that you cannot help falling for whilst visiting. Read more

Many tourists who travel to Bangsan usually stop and worship at the Chao Mae Sammook Pavillion located at the edge of Tambol Arngsila, Chonburi. Read more

Phra Chudadhuj Palace, the gorgeous palace on Si Chang Island, Chonburi Province. Read more

The temple of the current supreme Patriarch was built in 1976. The King and the Royal Family have supported this temple since then. The Supreme Patriarch has suggested that this temple be a place for practicing Dhamma since it is near Bangkok and is a very shaded, peaceful site. Read more

Viharnra Sien is a masterpiece of Ajarn Sa-Nga Kulkobkiat. The image hall was built in the Chinese style. Inside are enshrined many carved statues of gods and Chinese masters. All of them are set out in the Taoist style. Viharnra Sien is located at Tambol Huay Yai, Amphur Banglamoong, Chonburi. Read more

The temple of the current supreme Patriarch was built in 1976. The King and the Royal Family have supported this temple since then. The Supreme Patriarch has suggested that this temple be a place for practicing Dhamma since it is near Bangkok and is a very shaded, peaceful site. Read more

Phra Chudadhuj Palace, the gorgeous palace on Si Chang Island, Chonburi Province.

Phra Chudadhuj is a vacation palace on Si Chang Island and is the nearest palace from Bangkok. In the era of King Rama V, the king came and stayed for about a year. In 1888, there were three buildings, which were Wattana, Phong Sri, and Aphirom. These buildings were built for the convalescence of patients. In 1892, construction began on Phra Chudadhuj Palace named from the prince who was born on this island. Then the Franco-Siamese War broke out. The king wanted to demolish the old palace and designed a new one called Vimanmek Palace at Dusit Palace in 1899.

Phra Chudadhuj Palace is located in the middle of perfumed temple trees. Each building is beautifully situated on hillsides in descending order: the Green Building, Wattana, and Aphirom (tourists love to take photos because it is close to the seashore). In front of the palace, there is a beach named Ta Wang Beach where swimmers are able to dive into the sea.

The other attraction recommended for you is Wat Assadangnit Pagoda located on Chula Chomklao Mountain. It is a round-shaped building. The upper part of the building is designed as a combination of Western and Eastern styles. Chong Khao Khad and Hin Khom beach are attractive places to experience stunning sunsets.

Tourists can drop by and taste seafood or take some home at both Sri Racha District and Si Chang Island. There are several recommended dishes such as steamed blue swimming crab, hot and sour soup with giant catfish spawn, and omelet with oysters.