Rayong

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Rayong
ระยอง
City Municipality
Beach in Rayong
Beach in Rayong
Location in Rayong Province
Location in Rayong Province
Coordinates: 12°40′27″N 101°16′44″E / 12.67417°N 101.27889°E / 12.67417; 101.27889Coordinates: 12°40′27″N 101°16′44″E / 12.67417°N 101.27889°E / 12.67417; 101.27889
Country  Thailand
Province Rayong Province
Amphoe Amphoe Mueang Rayong
Population (2005)
 • Total 54,641
This article is about the city Rayong. For other uses, see Rayong (disambiguation).

Rayong (Thai: ระยอง, pronounced [rā.jɔ̄ːŋ]) is a city (thesaban nakhon) on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers the tambon Tha Pradu and Pak Nam and parts of tambon Choeng Noen and Noen Phra, all within Mueang Rayong district. As of 2005 the population was 54,641. The main industry is fishing, and it is the main producer of Thailand's fish sauce. It is also the center of the chemical and auto industries. In 2012 Ford Motor Company opened an assembly plant in Rayong to expand Ford's presence in the ASEAN area, employing some 2,200 people.[1]

History[edit]

During the late Ayutthaya period, when the former capital of Thailand was being destroyed by the invading Burmese, general Phaya Tak marched his troops to Rayong in order to build up his navy before proceeding on to Chanthaburi. He was later anointed "King" in Rayong. Phaya Tak later became King Taksin of the Kingdom of Thonburi, after which he returned to Ayutthaya, defeated the Burmese and set up a new capital in Thonburi.[2]

Landmarks[edit]

Rayong is growing as a tourist destination, particularly among Thai people living in Bangkok who see Pattaya as too becoming overrun by Western tourists.

Attractions include:

  • Rayong Aquarium
  • Beaches such as Seang Chan and Mae Ramphueng
  • King Taksin Shrine, dedicated to King Taksin, who spent a long period of time in Rayong during the war with the Burmese
  • Rayong's Old Town
  • Sri Muang Park
  • Traditional fishing port of Paknam Rayong

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Rayong (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.0
(98.6)
37.5
(99.5)
37.9
(100.2)
40.0
(104)
39.5
(103.1)
38.0
(100.4)
38.0
(100.4)
38.0
(100.4)
37.3
(99.1)
37.2
(99)
37.3
(99.1)
37.5
(99.5)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 31.9
(89.4)
32.5
(90.5)
33.2
(91.8)
34.3
(93.7)
33.6
(92.5)
32.7
(90.9)
32.3
(90.1)
32.0
(89.6)
31.9
(89.4)
32.3
(90.1)
32.6
(90.7)
32.0
(89.6)
32.6
(90.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
27.9
(82.2)
29.0
(84.2)
30.0
(86)
29.8
(85.6)
29.4
(84.9)
29.0
(84.2)
28.8
(83.8)
28.2
(82.8)
27.6
(81.7)
27.2
(81)
26.0
(78.8)
28.3
(82.9)
Average low °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
24.5
(76.1)
26.2
(79.2)
27.1
(80.8)
26.9
(80.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.5
(79.7)
26.4
(79.5)
25.4
(77.7)
24.5
(76.1)
23.3
(73.9)
21.3
(70.3)
25.0
(77)
Record low °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
16.5
(61.7)
17.5
(63.5)
22.6
(72.7)
22.3
(72.1)
21.5
(70.7)
22.0
(71.6)
22.5
(72.5)
21.7
(71.1)
18.3
(64.9)
17.0
(62.6)
13.3
(55.9)
13.3
(55.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 20.7
(0.815)
36.5
(1.437)
70.3
(2.768)
81.6
(3.213)
198.6
(7.819)
165.1
(6.5)
171.8
(6.764)
132.3
(5.209)
255.2
(10.047)
194.4
(7.654)
50.8
(2)
5.9
(0.232)
1,383.2
(54.457)
Average rainy days 2.1 4.1 5.1 7.4 15.0 14.3 14.3 14.4 18.1 16.7 5.9 1.3 118.7
Average relative humidity (%) 74 76 77 77 79 79 79 80 82 82 74 70 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 229.4 211.9 201.5 204.0 155.0 114.0 117.8 114.7 108.0 145.7 189.0 226.3 2,017.3
Mean daily sunshine hours 7.4 7.5 6.5 6.8 5.0 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.6 4.7 6.3 7.3 5.5
Source #1: Thai Meteorological Department[3]
Source #2: Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department (sun and humidity)[4]

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Priddle, Alisa (2 May 2012). "Ford opens assembly plant in Thailand". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rayong Province, Thailand tourism portal". www.tripsthailand.com. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Climatological Data for the Period 1981–2010". Thai Meteorological Department. p. 20–21. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "ปริมาณการใช้น้ำของพืชอ้างอิงโดยวิธีของ Penman Monteith (Reference Crop Evapotranspiration by Penman Monteith)" (PDF) (in Thai). Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department. p. 98. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Green activist movement loses warrior

External links[edit]

  • Rayong travel guide from Wikivoyage