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Chanthaburi
About Chanthaburi

Chanthaburi is a province in the east of Thailand, just 245 km. away from Bangkok.  It is the city which is appropriate to grow fruits especially durian, king of fruits, and mangosteen, queen of fruits.  There are places to go such as mountains, forests, waterfalls, beaches and historical sites.  Because it takes just 4 hours from Bangkok, Chanthaburi is one of popular cities for Thai and foreign tourists.

 

Wat Thong Tua is the temple where a 100-year pagoda situated.  This temple is a place reserving antiques and ancient lintels in Thalaboriwat style.  Sri Chan road is well-known as the Gem Road for trading gems and jewelry.  It is one of the big gem markets in Thailand.

 

Every January – March, people go  worshiping Buddha’s footprint at the mountain in Khao Khitchakhut Natinal Park.  It is a popular pilgrimage site for Thai Buddhists to practice their patience and minds. 

 

If you want to go somewhere fresh and cool, you should go to Pliew Waterfall.  It is a 3-level waterfall with a basin of cool and clear water. You can enjoy feeding cave fish there.  Trok Nong Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall with the river flowing throughout the year.  There is also a campsite for adventurers. 

How to go

Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses depart from Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) to Chanthaburi every hour from 4 a.m.-midnight. For more information, contact the Transport Co. Ltd at Tel: 0 2391 2504; Choet Chai Tour Tel: 0 2391 4146; or Phonnipha Tour Tel: 0 2391 5179.

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Taksin Maharat Memorial

Located in the public park near the town hall on Liap Noen Road, is the Taksin Maharat Memorial. The equestrian statue is guarded by statues of his four royal guards. The expression on the kings face clearly shows the resoluteness and determination to carry out the task of restoring the national independence. The large pond in the park serves as a popular recreation area and is stocked with a large variety of fish.

Taksin Maharat Memorial

Khai Noen Wong

The ancient site of Khai Noen Wong, also at Tambon Bang Kacha, was established as the town in circa 1834 during the reign of King Rama III. The town was moved from Ban Lum to this location because of its high grounds which were more suitable for defensive purposes against the invading Vietnamese. The laterite walls and bricks from the old town were also dismantled and moved to the new site. A serve drought during the reign of King Rama V forced its return to the original site at Ban Lum.

Khai Noen Wong

Namtok Phliu National Park

A left turn at Km. 346 on Highway No. 3 is the Namtok Phliu National Park, covering an area of 134.5 square kilometres along forestland at Khao Sa Bap mountain range. The 3-level Phliu waterfall features a basin of cool, clear water for splashing around and plenty of fish make the flowing streams their home. Nearby are a small Chedi and a pyramid built by King Rama V as a loving memorial to Phra Nang Chao Sunanthakumarirat, his first consort, who died in a boat accident.

Namtok Phliu National Park