Top 5 Things to do in Chonburi
Top 5 Things to do in Chonburi
Chonburi is predominantly known for the tourist attraction of Pattaya City, which by far and way receives the bulk of tourists whom visit from around the world. There are plenty of known and lesser known things to do in Chonburi however which makes a visit worthwhile for adventure seekers. Find out more below.
Wakeboarding Near Suvarnabhumi Airport
Wakeboarding enthusiasts don’t need to go far to experience world class wakeboarding at Wake-A-Lot, just 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi airport and an hour from Bangkok / Pattaya City. Guests can wakeboard, wakeskate and wakesurf behind their Malibu Wakesetter or learn some air tricks, hit kickers and rails on the RIXEN Little Bro cable system. There is no need to worry about accommodation either as air conditioned rooms are available with all mod-cons as well as a swimming pool, gym and restaurant all on site. Visit Wake-A-Lot for more information.
Fly Through the Tree Tops with a Zipline Canopy Tour!
Flight of the Gibbon, the leading zipline canopy tour operator in Asia is located just an hour 30 minutes from Bangkok and an hour from Pattaya within Khao Kheow open zoo. Zipline, abseil and traverse sky bridges throughout the beautiful forest and learn about the flora and fauna along the way. The package also includes transfers, lunch and a short visit to the zoo for just 3599 THB per person. For more information visit Flight of the Gibbon.
Mountain Biking Near Bangkok
People are often surprised to learn there are several mountainous regions in Chonburi, some of which make for fun mountain biking destinations. Popular XC trails include Khao Meaw Keaw, Khao Kheow and Nong Ri, all of which are easily accessible for people with their own mountain bikes and transportation, unfortunately to date there are no tour operators serving Chonburi but there are plenty of enthusiasts willing to help via local Facebook pages. Check out our Cycling Trails section for details.
Scuba Diving in the Gulf of Thailand
Pattaya is the place to go if you want to do some scuba diving in the Gulf of Thailand, with literally hundreds of diving operators you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right company. There is a wide variety of dive sites to local reefs, world class wreck diving such as the Hardeep and more pristine areas further South around Samasaen island. Visibility tends to vary between 3m – 15m depending on conditions and people are often surprised by the abundance of species, from resident turtles, batfish, rays, seahorses and usual reef species. Whilst its almost impossible to single out one dive shop, Pattaya Dive Center are a long-established diving center centrally located on beach road and offering fun dives, recreational diving and courses at competitive rates. Visit www.divecentrepattaya.com for more information.
Learn the Art of Muay Thai
People from all over the world flock to Thailand to learn Muay Thai, whether to become a skilled fighter or simply to lose weight and get fit. Chonburi is a fantastic place for those looking for a professional outfit to provide training to suit your needs. Most people head to Pattaya which has the highest concentration of Muay Thai schools in Chonburi, schools such as the Muay Thai International Club can provide customized Muay Thai courses for any duration and can even arrange local fights. Men women and children and all welcome and prices start from just 250 THB per session. Visit Muay Thai International Club for more information.