Chanthaburi Travel Guide - Close Up of Namtok Phlio National Park
A close up photo of Phlio Waterfall at Namtok Phlio National Park – Chanthaburi Travel Guide

Introduction to Chanthaburi Travel Guide

Chanthaburi is a province in Thailand’s eastern region. Trat is to the east, and Rayong, Chonburi, Chachoengsao, and Sa Kaeo are to the west and north. Chanthaburi also shares borders with Cambodia’s Battambang and Pailin.

The initial immigrants were Khmer, who founded Chong in the 13th century. In 1767, King Taksin the Great traveled to the east of Siam and spent many months in Chanthaburi to gather an army to resist the Burmese soldiers who had invaded the nation. He won, and his men pushed the Burmese away. This is why there are various statues of King Thaksin scattered around the province.

The city center of Chanthaburi has a well-known gem market, where dealers from all over the world congregate every weekend to hustle and buy and sell. If you’re interested in emeralds, sapphires, and other valuable stones, a trip to this picturesque location is a must. It also boasts several gorgeous beaches and lush national parks.

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How to get to Chanthaburi

Map of Chanthaburi Province

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Top Attractions in Chanthaburi

Chao Lao Beach

Chao Lao Beach

One of Chanthaburi’s most popular beaches.

Namtok Phlio National Park

Namtok Phlio National Park

A national park in Chanthaburi, known for its beautiful Phlio waterfall.

Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center

Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center

A development development center famous for its scenic walking trails.

The Pink Coast (Lan Hin Chomphu)

A lovely nature walking trail with a spectacular view of the seaside.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Daytime)

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

One of the largest Catholic church in Thailand.

Noen Nang Phaya Viewpoint

Noen Nang Phaya Viewpoint

A popular viewpoint for viewing the scenery of Chaloem Burapha Chonlathit Road.

Chedi Klang Nam Viewpoint (Ban Hua Laem Pagoda)

A viewpoint of a bridge constructed by locals as a pathway to honor the ancient pagoda.

Chanthaboon Waterfront Community

Chanthaboon Waterfront Community

A historic waterfront community in the center of Chanthaburi.

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External Resources

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Nighttime)
A night view of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – Chanthaburi Travel Guide

Summary of Chanthaburi Travel Guide

Chanthaburi is not a popular destination for western tourists. This province’s tourist attractions include mountainous terrain, waterfalls, beaches, and historical structures. Visitors to Chanthaburi can expect a wide variety of activities. Chanthaburi is a hidden gem that awaits visitors. Still unsure about where to go? Other destinations to visit in Thailand include:

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