By minivan the journey from Rayong to Bangkok is scheduled to take 3 hours 15 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Rayong to Bangkok
Click on the Rayong – Bangkok link for more information and to buy tickets.
|Rayong - Bangkok ฿ 352 5h 45m|
|Rayong - Bangkok ฿ 230 3h 15m|
Departure from Rayong
Minivan services to Bangkok depart from Rayong Tour, Thap Ma, Mueang Rayong District, Rayong 21000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Minivan services from Rayong to Bangkok terminate at Mochit New Van Terminal, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.
Sunthon Phu Museum in Bangkok
The Sunthon Phu Museum is located inside Wat Thepthidaram Worrawihan on the Maha Chai Road in Bangkok. As well as being one of Thailand’s greatest literary figures, Sunthon Phu was also a monk at this temple from 1840 to 1842. The museum is open every day from 10:00 to 18:00 and admission to both the museum and the temple costs 100 THB. There is a guided tour around the museum by a Thai monk who speaks English which takes around 15 months and really helps visitors to understand who Sunthon Phu was and his significance.
Sunthorn Phu was born at a time when Bangkok had been recently founded as the new capital city at the start of Thailand’s Chakri Dynasty, which remains the royal family of Thailand today. Sunthorn Phu had a colourful life during which he came into close contact with Thailand’s Royal Family, influential foreigners who visited the country at the time, he also travelled around Thailand extensively, spent time in prison and had an unsanctioned love affair with a member of the Royal Family. The things Sunthon Phu saw and experienced were recorded in the epic poems he wrote. His most famous poem, Phra Aphai Mani, was written over a period of 22 years and tells a tale involving a Prince, a mermaid and a yak could that transform itself into a beautiful young woman. As well as being an entertaining story, the poem includes informative commentary on the development of Thai society during the early 19th Century and of the introduction of Western ideas and technology to Thailand.