Chonburi Province, Ang sila, Marine Scientific Institute, Laem Thaen, Thailand.
Khao Sam Muk - is a low hillock situated between Ang Sila and Bang Saen Beach, along
the Road, facing the seashore. A habitat of scores of wild monkeys, the hill-top
affords a panoramic view of the Bang Saen Beach. At the foot of the hill are Thai
and Chinese shrines highly respected by visitors. Legend has it that the cliff-top
was where two lovers jumped to their death because of parental objection.
Ang Sila ( See pages 58/59/60 within this section on Ang Sila ) - is a seaside fishing
village, some five km from Chon Buri. Most villagers are skilled in making implements
from granite. Items made are mainly mortar and pestle widely used in Thai households
in the olden times and figurines of animals such as lion, elephant and horse as decorative
Near the market are two European-style buildings from the reign of King Rama IV served
as a convalescence home and a retreat for the royal household and foreign high-ranking
officials. The buildings are considered the country’s very first seaside residence.
The Marine Scientific Institute - Situated in the Burapha University at Bang Saen
Beach. It is a modern aquarium with realistic underwater environment. There is a
marine science museum which is open daily, except Mondays, from 8.30AM until 4.30PM
on weekends open to 5 PM and fish feeding demonstration 2 PM Admission fee is 100
Baht for adults and 50 Baht for children. Call 0 3839 1671-3 for more information.
Laem Thaen - is in the area of Bang Saen Beach near Khao Sam Muk. It is a cape reaching
out to the sea where pavilions for relaxation and restaurants are situated. There
are a lots of people coming to do fishing in the area. Moreover, a beautiful sculpture
of a dolphin stands at this place.
Phra Phutthasihing Shrine - Situated on Wachiraprakan Road., about 500 metres from
the city hall. The shrine houses a replica of the Phra Phutthasihing cast in pure
silver. An extremely beautiful icon, it is highly revered by townspeople. Open daily
from 8.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. During the Songkran Festival, there is a procession of the
Phra Phutthasihing image around the town to provide an opportunity for the people
to conduct a water-pouring ceremony onto the Buddha image for good luck.
Wat Thammanimit - is in Tambon Ban Suan, on the Chon Buri-Phanat Nikhom Road, one
km from the town. It was constructed in 1941 and is a place where the Phra Phutthamongkhon
Nimit Buddha image resides. It is a concrete Buddha image decorated with mosaic tiles
in the Boarding a Boat posture (The image sits in the European style on the throne.
The left hand is placed on his lap, while the right one is hanging by his side.)
It is 34 metres high and is situated at the foot of the hill. Along the path to the
summit, the scenery of Mueang Chon Buri can be viewed.