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AMAZING THAILAND TRAVEL GUIDE | COLORS OF THE EAST ITINERARIES FOR RAYONG, CHANTHABURI, TRAT, BANGKOK
Yes, on its Year 3, I made it again for Thailand Blogger Relations Campaign. I first won its inaugural campaign in 2016 which made me experience the northern part of Thailand: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
Being one of the six winners of this year, I was made to visit another 3 beautiful provinces of Thailand which probably many hasn’t visited yet: Rayong, Chantaburi, and Trat.
I will be posting a series of articles on my trip to Thailand for 2018 as I experienced the Amazing Colors of the East. Meanwhile, let me share with you the entire itinerary of the trip plus my early tour around Bangkok before I depart back to the Philippines.
6 Blogger Winners at Immaculate Heart Cathedral in Chanthaburi: Allan Wilson (Live Less Ordinary), Ashlea Wheeler (A Globe Well Travelled), Tereza Kube (Miss Travel Fairy), Joanna Szreder (The Blond Travels), Ching-Hui Fu (Maomi), and Jojo Vito (The Happy Trip). Photo by TAT Newsroom [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide and Itineraries ]
COLORS OF THE EAST 7-DAY TRAVEL ITINERARIES FOR RAYONG, CHANTHABURI, TRAT, BANGKOK
Day 1. Amazing Thailand: Bangkok
Arrival In Bangkok
We were housed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand at Grande Centre Point Terminal 21. Our accommodation was really amazing you should try this place when visiting Bangkok.
Yours truly with the snake fruit at Suphattra land. The place is one of the biggest and popular orchards in Rayong. We had the chance to explore a local fruit plantation via a tram with a tour guide. The orchard is loaded with tropical fruits like mangosteen, durian, papaya, and rambutan and much more. [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide and Itineraries ]
a romantic view at Sundunes Chaolao Beach Resort in Chanthaburi, Thailand [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide and Itineraries ]
Day 2. Amazing Thailand: Bangkok – Rayong – Chanthaburi
8.30 am. Checkout from the hotel and depart to Rayong
11.30 am Lunch at J-Tai Pu Pen Restaurant at Baan Pae Beach, Rayong. I love seafood so I really enjoyed our meal which includes shellfish, steamed blue crabs, curry crab wrapped in banana leaf and some veggies.
See them at Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/8S7RzdV7HBn
Enjoyed our lunch at J-Tai Pu Pen Restaurant at Baan Pae Beach, Rayong which includes steamed blue crab, Deep Fried Sea Bass with Fish Sauce, Haw Mok Crab, Stir Fried Shells with Roasted Chili paste, Stir Fried Cabbage with Fish Sauce
J-Tai Pu Pen Restaurant at Baan Pae Beach, Rayong
Dishes Price: 100-600 Bath
Location: Ban Pae, Mueang Rayong District, Rayong 21160
Open : 9AM-10PM
Tel. 099-456 9332, 081-715 0132, 098-456 2822
13.30 PM. Orchard Tour at Suphattra Land, Rayong
Price: 450 Baht/person (Orchard tour & buffet). Fruits buffet: Durian, Dragon Fruit, Pineapple, Rambutan, Longan, Starfruit, Mango, Banana, Longkong, Watermelon, Jackfruit, Papaya, Snakefruit and Guava
Suphattra Land, Rayong
Location: Nikhom Phatthana, Ban Khai District, Rayong 21180
Tel. : 081-5881519, 089-9365933
15.30 PM. Depart to Chantaburi
17.30 PM. Check-in at Sundunes Chaolao Beach Resort in Chanthaburi, Thailand
Sundunes Chaolao Beach Resort is perfect for honeymooners, family travel as the place is quiet and nice.
18.30 PM. Dinner at a restaurant of the resort
A quick stop at this spot at Noen Nangphaya Viewpoint in Chanthaburi province. (Photo by TAT Newsroom) [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide and Itineraries ]
We had a delicious Thai traditional lunch at Ban Namprik Kaosauy in Chanthaburi. I personally love the food presentation and all of their serving staff were wearing traditional Thai costumes.
Founded in 1982, the Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center the place is responsible for studying and researching the natural ecosystem in order to find proper ways to develop the coastal area in Chanthaburi Province. We experienced how to harvest crab eggs and oysters; fed the marine animals which included sharks and turtles and much more. (Photo by TAT Newsroom)
Chantaboon Riverside Community used to be Yaowarat or Chinatown of Chanthaburi, the center of trade and businesses. While traversing the narrow street you will see old structures in bricks and wood with so much French influence in its architectural designs. This place is now home to various cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops and much more. [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide and Itineraries ]
Day 3. Amazing Thailand: Chanthaburi
09.00 AM. Checkout from the hotel and depart to Kung Krabaen Bay Royal
Development Study Center
09.10 AM. Visit Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center for fish feeding, blue crab preservation activity, and oyster housing workshop.
11.00 AM. Depart from Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study
12.00 NN. Lunch at a restaurant
14.00 PM. Sightseeing in Chantaboon Riverside Community, including Gems Market, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Chanthaburi, Thai egg cake and Thai shortbread cookies workshop, and gems polishing workshop.
17:00 PM. Check-in at D Varee Diva Rim Naam, Chanthaburi.
18.00 PM. Dinner at a restaurant
A visit to Uncle Tom’s Oyster Farm / or Pa Louise Lung Thom oyster farm. Uncle Tom is 69 years old, he and his wife (Auntie Louise) started the oyster farm 30 years ago, he also won the award for the biggest oyster. And they have a resort on the land and floating homestay. [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide and Itineraries ]
Chanthaburi’s Gem and Jewelry Center. The place is regarded as the biggest gems trade and production center in Thailand and Southeast Asia. The center is composed of a gem museum, a multimedia room, gem exhibition hall, gem cutting and inlay demonstration room and a showroom where I got a blue sapphire ring as a souvenir for my trip.
Exploring the mangrove forest of Baan Tha Ranae. We experienced mud clam breeding and enjoy mangrove bowling. Baan Tha Ranae is an award-winning community for mangrove preservation. Using only the local natural and cultural resources, the community is well developed to be a model of sustainable community and the community of a sufficient economy.
The boat tour is 250 Baht per person which also includes the sampling of local food products. They also have homestay here which is 250 Baht per person. Or you can pay 950 Baht and you will also get the boat tour and three meals. Call Khun Saichon on 081-1616694 [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide, and Itineraries ]
Day 4. Amazing Thailand: Chanthaburi – Trat
09.00 AM. Checkout from the hotel and depart to Paa Louise Lung Thom
09.30 AM. Visit Paa Louise Lung Thom Homestay for oyster farm sightseeing and fresh oyster tasting
Bang Kachai, Laem Sing District, Chanthaburi (Open: daily 6 AM-5 PM; Tel. 089-803-0020)
10.30 AM. Depart from Paa Louise Lung Thom Homestay
11.00 AM. Visit Chanthaburi Gem and Jewelry Center for gems and jewelry exhibition
12.30 PM. Lunch at a restaurant Restaurant
13.30 PM. Depart to Trat
15.00 PM. Visit Baan Tha Ranae community for exploring the mangrove forest through a boat tour, mud clam breeding and enjoy mangrove bowling
17.30 PM. Depart to the hotel in Trat
19.00 PM. Dinner at a restaurant
20.30 PM. Back to the hotel
Experiencing food preparation at Baan Huai Raeng, an ecotourism group. Huai Raeng Eco-tourism Group welcomes guests and offers a set of activities that the villagers and tourists can do together and enjoy. The community also has local research in the eco-tourism management project in order to recover natural resources and make the environment sustainably by villagers in the community and involved with organizations.
Our visit to Ban Huai Raeng Community allowed us to experience the following: Boat tour for nipa palm on the Khlong Kud canal; Learn how to cook a local delicacy “Khanom Kuai Ta Aui such as or Grandpa Aui’s penis dessert and Nipa palm dessert; Betel Leaf Wrapped Rice.
The community also produce the following products: Mangosteen soap, Mangosteen gel soap Butterfly pea shampoo, Thai herb oil Mangosteen facial mask [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide and Itineraries ]
A portion of Wat Buppharam in Trat, the oldest wooden hall since the mid-17th century, and the murals created in the early Rattanakosin. Inside is also a great museum in the temple displaying many ancient relics, Buddha images in different postures, and Chinese and European porcelain. The temple was built in 1652 (366 years old)
Day 5. Amazing Thailand: Trat
09.00 AM. Checkout from the hotel and depart to Baan Huai Raeng
09.30 AM. Visit Baan Huai Raeng community for Mangosteen soap, Nipa Palm Desert and Betel Leaf Wrapped Rice workshop.
Ban Huai Raeng Community
Location: Huai Raeng sub-district, Maung Trat District, Trat
Open: daily 10AM-8.30PM
12.00 NN. Lunch at a restaurant
Khon Plat Thin Restaurant with Thai food in local style restaurant and sightseeing a more than 200 red hawk flying over the pond.
Location: Nong Khan Song, Mueang Trat District, Trat
13.30 PM. Depart from the restaurant
14.00 PM. Visit Wat Buppharam to see the oldest temple in Trat at Wang Krachae, Mueang Trat District, Trat
15.00 PM. Depart from the temple
16.00 PM. Check-in at Mango Beach Resort in Trat
18.00 PM. Dinner in the hotel
The Leam Ngob Light House scenic point. This landmark of Trat is located on the eastern apex. [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide, and Itineraries ]
The bloggers at one area in Leam Ngob Light House
With my fellow bloggers at Trat Museum. The building was established in 1922 and was renovated in 2007 as a museum and as a learning resource of history, culture, and lifestyle of Trat local people. The building was a former Trat town hall since King Rama VI. [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide, and Itineraries ]
Day 6. Amazing Thailand: Trat – Bangkok
Morning Experience beach activities, such as Kayaking and skim boarding at your preference.
10.30 AM. Checkout from the hotel
12.00 PM. Lunch at Sa Eng Fah Restaurant
Open : 10AM-10PM
Location: Mueang Trat District, Trat
13.30 PM. Depart from the restaurant
14.00 PM. Visit the town of Trat National museum
Opens: Tue-Fri 9 AM-4 PM, Sat-Sun 9 PM-4:30 PM
Location: Bang Phra, Mueang Trat District, Trat
15.30 PM. Arrive at Leam Ngob Light House scenic point for sightseeing
Location: Laem Ngop District, Trat
16.00 PM. Depart to Trat Airport
17.00 PM. Depart to Bangkok by Bangkok Airway PG308 (18.15-19.15 hrs.)
18:00 PM. Check-in at Grande Centre Point Terminal 21
The amazing Pak Khlong Talat a huge flower market in Bangkok, Thailand that sells numerous kinds of flowers. The place has been cited as a “place of symbolic values” to the people of Bangkok. The place is open 24 hours and is busiest before dawn, the time where I visit the place for the first time. [ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide and Itineraries ]
A must-visit destination for first-timers in Bangkok, the Grand Palace is situated at the center of Bangkok. It used to be the former residence of King Rama I until the reign of King Rama V of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Now, the place is utilized for hosting royal ceremonies and for hosting important guests of Thailand.
Day 7. Amazing Thailand: Bangkok
05:00 AM. Depart Hotel to Bangkok Flower Market
06:00 AM. Democracy Monument
06:30 AM. Breakfast
07:30 AM.Giant Swing
08:00 AM. Visit tourist spots/temple around the Grand Palace, Coffee, and Souvenir Buying
09:00 AM. Visit the Grand Palace
[ Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Bangkok | Amazing Thailand Travel Guide and Itineraries ]
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