Eastern Thailand

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Eastern Region
Pattaya in daytime
Port of Laem Chabang
Khao Khitchakut National Park
Ko Chang Long Beach Road
Wat Sothonwararam
Eastern Region in Thailand
Eastern Region in Thailand
Largest cityChaophraya Surasak City
 • Total34,380 km2 (13,270 sq mi)
 • Total4,743,840
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Thailand)
Eastern Thailand according to the six-region grouping system

Eastern Thailand is a region of Thailand bordering Cambodia on the east, Northeastern Thailand in the north, and central Thailand on the west.


Eastern Thailand lies between the Sankamphaeng Range, which forms a natural border with the Khorat Plateau to the north and the Gulf of Thailand to the south. The geography of the region is characterised by short mountain ranges alternating with small basins of short rivers which drain into the Gulf of Thailand.

Fruit is a major component of agriculture in the area, and tourism plays a strong part in the economy. The region's coastal location has helped promote eastern seaboard industrial development, a major factor in the economy of the region.[1]

Islands off Eastern Thailand's coast include Ko Sichang, Ko Lan, Ko Samet, and Ko Chang.

Administrative divisions[edit]

According to the six geographical regions established by the National Research Council of Thailand, the eastern region includes the following provinces:

  1. Chachoengsao (ฉะเชิงเทรา)
  2. Chanthaburi (จันทบุรี)
  3. Chonburi (ชลบุรี)
  4. Prachinburi (ปราจีนบุรี)
  5. Rayong (ระยอง)
  6. Sa Kaeo (สระแก้ว)
  7. Trat (ตราด)


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Coordinates: 13°27′N 101°36′E / 13.450°N 101.600°E / 13.450; 101.600