Only 80 kilometres from Bangkok. Chon Buri is its nearest seaside province on the eastern coast. The area is rich in natural resources, complete with pretty beaches and clean air. It is a popular resort among local regulars who seek a brief recluse form weekly strain and stress. A gateway ot the East Coast, Chon Buri is also a centre of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project, with its industrial parks and fishing villages. Its local colours, delicacies, and traditions are its addtional charms.
Chon Buri Red Cross Fair is held about mid-April. There is a Phra Phutthasihing Procession. Also organized are cultural shows, exhibitons and stalls offering various types of products.
Chon Buri Buffalo Race is a long-established celebration of this most useful animal of Thai farmers. A fun-filled event, it is held not only in Chon Buri itself but also in Ban Bung and Nong Yai districts. The beasts of burden are dressed outragerously or with admirable creativity by owners depending on their imagination. Assembled in the courtyard in front of the townhall, the buffaloes partake in racing, or take part in physical fitness and “fashion” contests.