Si Racha

Si Racha (ศรีราชา) is in Eastern Thailand, between Bangkok and Pattaya, and is the gateway to the island of Ko Si Chang.

Understand

Si Racha, (Siracha, Si Racha or Siracha), Chonburi Province. Si Racha district is about one hour's drive from Bangkok. Si Racha's port and nearby Laem Chabang, the largest port in the country serving the eastern seaboard industrial provinces. Pattaya is 30 km south. 10 km north of Si Racha is Bang Saen, a seaside resort popular with locals. Chonburi Province is one of the more industrialised provinces of Thailand, although most of the province is hilly, agricultural plantations.

Many Japanese and Korean expat workers live in the area and work on the nearby industrial estates. The town itself has a newly redone waterfront, but doesn't have much in terms of sandy beaches.

Get in

Most buses between Bangkok and Pattaya that run along Sukhumvit Rd stop at Robinson's or at Tukcom.

See

Do

Festivals

Buy

The town has a Robinson's department store and a cinema.

Eat

Si Racha is famous in Thailand for its seafood, served with a fiery chili sauce known as nam prik si racha (น้ำพริกศรีราชา Si Racha spicy sauce).

Sleep

There are a few guest houses for 200 baht/night on the stinky waterfront.

Go next

Routes through Si Racha

Bangkok Chonburi  N  S  Pattaya
Bangkok Bang Saen  W  E  Laem Chabang Trat


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