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.
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.
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.
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.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+