A Chanthaburi Travel Guide – A tranquil and old city with many wonders

From charming waterfalls, large cathedrals to Buddhist monasteries and national parks, the scenic town of Chanthaburi offers a fantastic escape to discover numerous and appealing attractions.

Chatuchak Market| Img by: Mr.Peerapong Prasutr via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 4.0

A bit of history

Locally referred to as the “city of the moon”, this is a place that is a blend of many Asian cultures. Influences of Thai, Khmer, Mon, Vietnamese, Chinese, Shan, Burmese, and Fresh architecture can be found throughout the city.

Attractions

Shopping and street food are a crowd puller in Chanthaburi. So, are you a shopaholic who also loves to sample delicious food in every corner? This city was tailor-made for you! The Chatuchak Market has an hour or two worth of shopping within it and is a trendy place to be at when you are in Chanthaburi.

Where to stay

Finding a hotel in Chanthaburi that is not too far from all the town will make your stay there less tiring. One of the luxury hotels close to town, for example, is Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao. The city also has a few choices of budget hotels, but most of them are smack in the middle of the town.

Food

You can walk through streets and sample different cuisines without having to find specific restaurants like in other parts of the country. Seafood is a raved about cuisine in the city, and the shockingly cheap plate of Chanthaburi crab noodles is much loved both among locals and tourists.

 

 

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Exploring the Chanthaburi coast – An underappreciated all in one travel experience

Chanthaburi is a province found in Eastern Thailand. There are numerous different hidden gems to be found in this charming coastal city that just isn’t appreciated enough. While this coastal city is often overlooked, it’s definitely worth a trip.

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A pilgrimage to paradise

From January to March is when the passage to paradise is open to the public.1 hour and 4 minutes from Chatrium Golf Resort Soidao, this site is where Thai locals pay their respects to the highest Buddha footprint. However, the destination is highly recommended for non-religious adventures as well, as the landscape is unlike anything else! The footprint mountain is only one part of the national park, as the Khao Khitchakut National Park offers plenty of treats for wildlife and nature lovers.

A gem market

Gem road or Sri Chan Road draws merchants from all over the globe to bargain for gemstones on Fridays and during the weekend. If you’re staying at a hotel in Chanthaburi, take time off to visit the gem market as the experience is bound to be surreal. The Chanthaburi Gem and Jewelry Centre takes you through a 3D exhibition on the local gem industry.

A culinary journey

Durians are the king of fruit and if you’re looking for the king of kings, Chanthaburi Durian Festival is where you should be! This season lasts from May to July, giving you the opportunity to taste durian and other fruits. The coastal city is also packed with delicious local cuisine and provide you with a one of a kind eastern Thai culinary experience.

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