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Sattahip (สัตหีบ) is on the gulf coastline of Eastern Thailand, at the southwest tip of Chonburi Province.


Get in

For U-Tapao Airport see Pattaya | By Air | U-Tapao.

Get around


Sattahip is a small fishing town by the sea that also hosts a large Thai Royal Navy base. Domestic tourists come to pay homage to Luang Pho I, a renowned Buddhist monk.

  • Alangkarn Theater (โรงละครอลังการ) (at km155 on Sukhumvit Rd), +66 38 256000. Daily except W from 17:30-23:00. A unique Thai performing arts centre and cultural extravaganza.
  • Hat Nang Ram ((หาดนางรำ) (Close to the Sattahip deep-water port). Nang Ram beach is about 200 m long. At the tip of the beach stands the shrine of Kromluang Chumphonkhetudomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy. The atmosphere is very peaceful with shadowy pine trees and lines of frangipani trees.
  • Hat Sai Kaeo ((หาดทรายแก้ว), +66 38 436187 ext 2201-2. A beautiful beach under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy and is near the Naval Ratings School. Accommodation for tourists is provided.
  • Hat Thian Talay ((หาดเทียนทะเล). A sandy beach alternating with rocks, covering an length of 900 m. It is a panoramic sightseeing point, with bizarrely shaped cliffs where a view of the sunset on the horizon can be admired. There are various marine plants for study, kayaks for rent, as well as restaurants for food and beverages.
  • HTMS Chakri Naruebet (เรือรบหลวงจักรีนฤเบศร), +66 38 438547-62. Daily, 08:00-16:00. Closed W from 08:00-12:00. An offshore patrol helicopter carrier anchored at the Chuk Samet Deep Seaport. The king named the ship "Chakri Naruebet" meaning "Sovereign of the Chakri Dynasty". It was constructed in Spain in 1994. It is an 11-storey ship measuring 182 m in length and 30.5 m in width. It is equipped with modern weapons, as well as long-range surveillance radar. It serves as flagship of the fleet, controlling and commanding the fleet at sea, as well as an aircraft carrier and air defence mission. International visitors must write a letter to the Commander of the Royal Thai Fleet, Sattahip, Chonburi, 20180. Free.
  • Laser Image of Buddha on the Khao Chi Chan Cliff ((พระพุทธรูปแกะสลักเขาชีจรรย์) (On the same road as Wat Yanasangwararam, 6 km from km160 of Sukhumvit Rd). The image is in the subduing Mara posture, cast by laser beams on the Khao Chi Chan cliff. It is a combination of Sukhothai and Lanna arts with a height of 130 m and width of 70 m at the lap of the image. The image called "Phra Phuttha Maha Wachira Uttamophat Satsada" was constructed in 1996 to honour the king. Inside the chest of the image resides the Lord Buddha’s relic. Moreover, the garden in the compound is decorated for relaxation. Under the supervision of the Royal Thai Marines and Navy.
  • Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Resort (สวนนงนุช) (About 18 km south of Pattaya, with a left turn from Sukhumvit Rd at km163), +66 38 429321, +66 38 429958, +66 38 709358-62, Bangkok Tel. +66 2 2521786. A sprawling recreational park in a typical Thai setting. Groups of traditional Thai houses and gardens of different plants, for example, an orchid garden, a palm garden, a banana garden, a bonsai garden, a cactus garden and a heliconia garden, are dotted around the beautifully landscaped site. A zoo and a butterfly garden are also in the compound. There are daily cultural and elephant shows. Show times are 09:45, 10:30, 15:00, 15:45 and on holidays at 14:45. The garden provides a tram for touring around costing 20 baht per one round per person. Admission to the garden is 100 baht, and including the performance, is 500 baht.
  • Suan Chunlakan Sathit Sathan Banphachon Siam ((สวนจุลการสถิตสถานบรรพชนสยาม), Moo 1, Phlu Ta Luang. Daily, 07:00-18:00. A park built for Admiral Prince Krommaluang Chumphon Khet Udomsak in 1995. At a shrine with statues of Prince Krommaluang Chumphon Khet Udomsak and other significant persons in Thai history, as well as revered Buddhist monks.
  • Turtle Conservation Centre, +66 38 431477 ext 1035-6, +66 38 245760 ext 066-3809. Daily, 08:00-17:00. The Royal Thai Navy is a source of knowledge on the biology of the sea turtle life cycle for governmental agencies and groups of visitors. Visitors can admire the sea turtles in nursery ponds. The objective is to breed turtles and to increase awareness of the precarious future of Thai sea turtles.
  • Wat Sattahip or Wat Luang Pho I (วัดสัตหีบ หรือ วัดหลวงพ่ออี๋). Daily, 06:00-21:00. Its back side is next to the sea. It was constructed during the reign of King Rama V by Luangpho I or Phrakhru Worawet Muni who possessed knowledge of meditation and comforted locals in difficult times. In gratitude, they cast an life-size statue of him residing inside the ubosot. Lines of toei trees (Pandanus kaida Kurz) on the 200 m crescent beach add to the tranquility of the atmosphere. The northern side of the beach has a naval museum and monument. Toei Ngam Beach is under the navy’s supervision.


  • Bang Sa-re (บางเสร่) (16 km south of Pattaya, with a right turn at km164). A fishing village. South of Bang Sa-re is a deep bay suitable for angling. To the north are accommodations and dining facilities along the beach.
  • Chong Samaesan Village (หมู่บ้านช่องแสมสาร) (Some 17 km beyond the Sattahip deep-water port). Chong Samaesan is a village offering good fishing opportunities. There are bungalow-type accommodations and tourists can charter boats to enjoy fishing the nearby islands. These small islands are under the jurisdiction of the navy.
  • Hat Nang Rong (หาดนางรอง) (A little beyond Hat Nang Ram). It is a 200 m beach with pine trees, suitable for swimming and relaxation. There are various beach accessories for rent such as a hammock for 30 baht, a football for 20 baht. It is open every Saturday and Sunday and public holidays. 20 baht for a car, 10 baht for a motorcycle.




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Routes through Sattahip
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