Chonburi Province, Koh Loi, SriRacha Tiger Zoo, Khao Kheow Open Zoo, and other places.
The Mangrove Forest Conservation and Study Centre for Eco tourism - is located
at Mu 3, Tambon Samet, covering an area of approximately 300 rai. It is an interesting
eco tourism attraction. The centre has prepared a 2,300-metre-long wooden boardwalk
for visitors to wander in the mangrove nature where its ecological system still remains
in perfect condition. Moreover, there are also a bird-watching scaffold and various
kinds of mangrove plants such as Kongkang (mangrove), Samet, Samae, Lamphu, etc.
Also, there is marine life such as fiddler crab, “Yok Fa”, a new species of crab,
as well as, various kinds of fish-eating birds. In front of the centre is also a
health park. The admission fee is 10 Baht for adults and 5 Baht for children. It
is open daily, as well as, on public holidays from 8:30 AM-6:30 PM. For more information
call 0 3839 8268, 08 1713 9683.
How to get there: Take Sukhumvit Road from Mueang Chon Buri, the similar route to
the Chon Buri Provincial Administration Office. Go straight on for 4 km until the
end of the road.
Koh Loi - This is a small islet near the northern shore of Si Racha. Connected to
the mainland by a bridge, it is a popular location for recreation by the local people.
Visitors can enjoy feeding sea turtles in a pond. A flight of stairs leads up to
the breezy hill-top temple which offers a delightful view of the sea.
Sriracha Tiger Zoo - At km 20 on Highway No. 3241 between Pattaya and Bang Saen
Beach, or 10 km from Si Racha District, this is a well-maintained zoo with hoards
of crocodiles, Bengal tigers, camel, deer, scorpions and more. There are four different
shows at various times during the day, including crocodile and tiger shows. Visitors
also see how friendship can be possible among tigers, pigs and dogs that live together.
The park is open daily from 8 AM-6 PM. Admission: 300 Baht for adults and 150 Baht
for children. Tel. 0 3829 6556-8 Bangkok, Tel. 0 2934 7841, 0 2934 7841 or www.tigerzoo.com
for more information.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo - Local in Tambon Bang Phra This famous zoo operated by the Zoological
Garden Organization and covers a vast tract of forest land. It is Located 19 km after
a left turn at Bang Phra, about 20 km south of Chon Buri on Sukhumvit Road. There
are more than 200 species of wildlife living in their natural habitual. They include
both domestic and imported types. Open daily from 8 AM until 6 PM, the zoo is also
put on shows of well-trained animals and birds. Until 11 AM-4 PM. Admission fee is
300 Baht for adults and 150 Baht for children. Night Safari tours by auto-trams.
Tel. 0 3829 8188, 0 3829 8270 or www.zoothailand.org for more information.
Nong Mon Market - On Sukhumvit Road., near the entrance Road, to Bang Saen Beach,
is the widely popular Nong Mon Market. It offers a vast range of local products but
mostly foodstuffs, both fresh and preserved. Among its well-known buys are different
types of dried seafood's and local specialties.