Viharnra Sien

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

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. Viharnra Sien copied the throne hall of the Chinese Emperor and displays many antiques that were gifts from the Chinese government such as a baked clay carriage from the Qin Emperor and many old Buddha images.

It is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm, 50 baht entrance fee. For more information, please contact 038-238-367. Have a great day and don’t forget your camera!

Visitors should also stop by at Suan Nongnut (Nongnut Garden) where there are many rare tropical plants especially palm and ferns. In addition, there is the Sanctuary of the Truth, the work of Lek Wiriyapun.

The wickerwork market at Amphur Panatnikom is also another interesting place to visit. Bamboo is made into different kinds of products such as baskets and betel boxes. At Arng Sila old market, visitors can soak up the traditional atmosphere and see old utensils such as mortars and pestles. At Plee harbor, there is a lot of fresh seafood at reasonable prices. Do not forget to buy sticky rice with coconut milk at Nhong Mon market; it is the most popular dessert of Chonburi. The market can be found at Sukhumvit Road, one kilometer away from Bang San beach.