Thai Term Glossary
Amphoe : District
Ban : Village
Chedi : Stupa or Pagoda
Hat : Beach
Khao : Mountain
Khlongj : Canal
Ko : Island
Mueang : Town or City
Namtok : Waterfal
Tambon : Sub-district
Tham : Cave
Ubosot or Bot : Ordination hall in a temple
Viham : Image hall in a temple
Wat : Temple
Note : English spelling here given tries to approximate Thai pronunciation. Posted signs may be spelled dgferently. When seeking help from a Thai for direction,point to the Thai spellings given after each place name.
Chon Buri, in short “Mueang Chon,” has been a popular seaside town of the eastern coast for a long period of time. It is also an agricultural site of economic plants such as sugar cane, cassava and Para rubber trees, as well as, a location of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project and significant industrial factories.
From historical evidence, Mueang Chon Buri has been settled since the Ayutthaya period. Originally, it comprised of many small towns such as Mueang Bang Sai, Mueang Bang Pla Soi, and Mueang Bang Phra. Later,King Rama V combined these towns together into Chon Buri province.
Only 80 kilometres from Bangkok and covering an area of 4,363 square kilometers, the province is administratively divided into the Amphoe Mueang Chon
Buri Amphoe Non g Yai Amphoe Phanat Nikhom Amphoe Ban Bueng Amphoe Phan Thong Amphoe Bo Thong
Amphoe Si Racha Amphoe Bang Lamung (Pattaya) Amphoe Sattahip Amphoe Ko Sichang and Amphoe Ko Chan As for Pattaya, it is an international tourist destination with a rapid growth. Therefore, a special local administration as Mueang Pattaya is necessary. It was separated from the Bang Lamung Administration, Chon Buri.
North borders Chachoengsao
and Sumut Prakarn
South borders Rayong
East borders Chanthaburi
West borders The Gulf of Thailand
HOW TO GET THERE
Travel from Bangkok
By Car: There are many routes from Bangkok to
Chon Buri as follows:
1. Take Highway No. 34, Bang Na-Trat to Chon Buri.
2. Take Highway No. 304, Bangkok-Min Buri,passing Chachoengsao province-Bang Pakong into Chon Buri.
3. Take the old route of Sukhumvit Road,Highway No. 3, passing Samut Prakan province to the intersection of Bang Pakong District. Enter Highway No. 34 to Chon Buri.
4. Take the Motorway, Bangkok-Chon Buri002DPattaya. Tel. 1193,0 3839 2001.
By Bus : From the Eastern Bus Terminal(Ekkamai), there are many air-conditioned buses to Chon Buri from 5.30 a.m.-9.00 p.m. every 40 minutes,
Tel. 0 2391 9829. Also, the second-c1ass air-conditioned buses are provided from 5.30 a.m.-9.00 p.m. every 30 minutes. Tel. 0 2391 2504. Non air-conditioned buse:
leave Ekkamai every 30 minutes from 5 .00 a.m.-9.00 p.m Tel. 0 2391 2504. Otherwise, there are also air-conditioned buses leaving the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mochit 2).
Air-conditioned buses take the Motorway from 6.30 a.m.-6.30 p.m. Tel. 0 2936 2852-66 or www.transport.co.th.
Additionally, there are private buses departing from the Southern Bus Terminal. Air-conditioner buses to Pattaya run daily along the Bang Na-Trat route and stop at the Rot Rungrueng Company Limited’s air-conditioned bus terminal on Pattaya Nuea Road
They leave from 5.30 a.m.—7.30 p.m. every 2 hours. Tel.
0 2894 6363 or Pattaya Branch at Tel. 0 3842 9877.
By Train :
From Hua Lamphong Railway Station, there is
1 daily train running to Phlu Ta Luang Railway Station
in Chon Buri. For further information, please Tel. 1690
0 2220 4444,0 2222 4334 or www.railway.co.th.
Distances from Amphoe Mueang(Chon Buri Town) to Other Districts
Ban Bueng 14 kilometres.
Phanat Nikhom 22 kilometres
Phan Thong 24 kilometres
Si Racha 24 kilometres
Ko Sichang 35 kilometres
Bang Lamung (Pattaya) 45 kilometres
Nong Yai 51 kilometres
Bo Thong 56 kilometres
Sattahip 86 kilometres
Distances from Chon Buri to Neighbouring Provinces
Chachoengsao 43 kilometres
Rayong 98 kilometres
Chanthaburi 164 kilometres