Si RachaEastern Thailand, between Bangkok and Pattaya, and is the gateway to the island of Ko Si Chang.
Many Japanese and Korean expat workers live in the area and work on the nearby industrial estates. The town itself has a newly redone waterfront, but doesn't have much in terms of sandy beaches.
phone: +66 38 318444address: 235 Moo 7, Bang PhraThe zoo is a blend of forests, wild animals, aviary, and responsible animal management. Sponsored by HM Queen Sirikit, the zoo has grown in size, scope and importance. More than 300 species and 8,000 animals populate the 5,000 rai sanctuary. Six of the newer residents of the zoo are rare white tigers from the Memphis Zoo in the US. Khao Kheow is described as a "wildlife bank" as many animals are on the endangered species list. The zoo is known for success in breeding some of these endangered animals. One such project is breeding the rare clouded leopard. Other endangered mammals at the zoo include the Asian wild dog, Malayan tapir, and tiger. Rare Asian bird species draw bird watchers from around the world. The walk-though aviary is Asia's second largest with over 80 species. Endangered bird species at the zoo include the black necked stork and white crested laughing thrush. The zoo features a daily 'penguin parade' show and a night safari into the African Savanna and Cats Complex zones.
phone: +66 38 296556address: 341 Moo 3, NongkhamSi Racha Tiger Zoo has up to 400 Bengal tigers as well as other animals on show.
Ancestral Spirits Ceremony FestivalApril. This festival is based on an old custom of the people from Chonburi. It is held every year between 19-21 Apr on Ko Loy Sri Racha. Activities include a parade, traditional folk costume, spirit ceremonies, demonstrations, and lots of local delicacies.
Jay Nong'sBut if you want to eat seafood prepared home-style, nicely cooked and very inexpensive, go to Jay Nong’s Restaurant, which is beside the road. Each dish is cooked to order. It is roughly across the road from the pier fishermen use to land the catch from their boats. Order the food at the shack-like shop and then cross over to sit at the tree-shaded stone tables and chairs near the pier. Only a few dishes are available, and they include pla het khone dipped in batter and fried, the same fish prepared as a pad cha, fried with fresh basil, chillies and garlic, or as a tom yam and khao pad pu (crab fried rice). Superb gaeng pa pla het khone (het khone fish prepared tom yam or spicy curry style) and pla het khone dipped in batter and fried.
phone: +66 38 322700-28address: 6/126 Sukhumvit RdHas very clean rooms. Swimming pool, two restaurants, shuttle bus to take you on selected stops in the city.
phone: +66 3831 6600address: 99/9 Thetsaban 1 RoadThe property has studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Offers housekeeping, Wi-Fi, an electric safe, a LCD television and steam iron and board for each apartment.
Cityview Residencephone: +66 38327700address: 107/2 Surasak Sanguan Road
Seaview Hotelphone: +66 38327700address: 50-54 Jerm Jom Pol Road
- Take the boat to Ko Si Chang.