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is blessed with its abundance of nature beauty. It
has a well deserved reputation for producing seafood products
such as shrimp paste, fish sauce and dried seafood, and
tropical fruits of which rambutan, mangosteen and durian
are the most famous.
In general the geography of Rayong is marked by a series
of mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts
of land under forest, rubber and fruit plantation.
Offshore, there are many islands which are well-known by
the tourist, such as Ko Samet and Ko Mun.
Rayong is located in the east coast of Thailand on the
northern shoreline of the Gulf of Thailand, about 179 kilometers
from Bangkok.Rayong has an extensive coastline stretching
for approximately 100 kilometers, and some 3,552 kilometers
square in area, and is divided into 6 administrative districts
and 2 sub-district.
To the north and the west they are bordered by the province
of Chonburi, the east by Chanthaburi Province and the south
by the Gulf of Thailand. The total population of the
province is about 508,398 persons. (In 1996)
The climate is tropical, generally warm and humid with
abundant rainfall, average temperature is around 28 C.
The best months are November through February.
Rayong was mentioned in the Thai history during the late
Ayutthaya period, when the former capital was razed to the
ground by the invading Burmese. At this time Phraya Tak,
later to become King Taksin of Thonburi, led a band of patriots
and broke out through the cordon of besieging troops who
has surrounded the capital.
Then he made this way towards the coast stopping in Rayong
to build up his navy before proceeding on to Chantaburi.
Because of his courage and bravery, the soldiers and local
populations anointed him as "King" in Rayong.
Once he has built up sufficient troop strength, Phraya Taksin
returned to Ayutthaya and routed the Burmese and set up
a new capital in Thonburi.
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