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Chonburi Province, Koh Loi, SriRacha Tiger Zoo, Khao Kheow Open Zoo, and other places.

Chonburi Province Page 7 Places of Interest
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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 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 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.