Chonburi is a province of Thailand settled during Ayuthaya period. Its name comes from the Sanskrit meaning ‘the city of water’. The province is situated in the Bay of Bangkok, at the northern end of the Gulf of Thailand. Chonburi Province offers three main different landscapes: plains in the north, mountains from northwest to southeast, and beaches on the ... More>west coast. The southern coastal part of the province hosts Laem Chabang, one of the few deep-sea ports of Thailand. The provincial slogan is ‘beautiful beaches, delicious khao Lam, sweet sugar cane’ and the region produces delicate basketry products, and buffalo racing. Agriculture – mostly in the fertile plains of the north – and fishing were the two main economic activities in Chonburi Province until tourism became a significant source of revenue during the last 20 years after some heavy investment in infrastructures such as the Bangkok-Pattaya motorway, or more recently the opening of Suvarnabhumi Airport – which is located outside but close to the province. The main resort of Chonburi Province is the world-famous city of Pattaya. The number of significant man-made and natural attractions in Chonburi Province is pretty high: zoos, aquariums, temples, shrines, fishing villages, amusement parks, museums, beaches and offshore islands, there’s no doubt that everyone could find something to see or do in Chonburi Province. Accommodation-wise Chonburi has also enough options to satisfy the choosiest travelers, from five-star resorts to bamboo shack-like bungalows.