Anyamanee Road, Chantaburi

Paying respects to the Buddha’s footprint on the mountain peak of Khao Khitchakut in Chanthaburi Read more

Pay respects to the Buddha’s footprint on the sky-high mountain peak of Khao Khitchakut in Chanthaburi province. Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is the largest church in Thailand. It is located at Chanthanimit Road on the left bank of the Chanthaburi River at M.5, Santisook Road, Tambol Chantanimit, Amphur Muang, Chantaburi. Read more

Chathaburi town is known as the town of the moon (Chan). Chanthaburi province is filled with tropical rain and mangrove forests and the town is suitable as a base for ecosystem touring and can be a place for relaxation at the same time. There is fishery on the coast where tourists can explore the living culture of the people. Chanthaburi is also a big market for the jewel industry with many expert artisans. Read more

Chantaburi, the city of gems is popular throughout the world and is known as “the kingdom of gems”. Chantaburi is especially famous for its red gemstone known as Siam Ruby. This jewel and also topaz and amethyst are commonly found at Amphur Taa Mai and Amphur Klung. Anyamanee Road is situated at Srichan Road, Tambol Wat Mai, Amphur Muang, Chantaburi and is open Fridays to Sundays 10 am until 3 pm. Here, tourists will find many shops that sell gems and can learn the techniques of preparing them. The technique to get a nice gem is to heat it to more than 1,000 degree Celsius for 4 to 5 hours in order to get a clear and dark colored piece. Read more

The area known as Taa Luang is the old business quarter of Chantabun, situated on the west bank of Chantaburi River. This is where Chinese and Vietnamese have lived since the Rattanakosin Era. There are many old houses in the colonial style; a combination of Western and Chinese styles. The buildings are built next to each other in a curved line and decorated with carved wood. Many shops still preserve the old styles such as a hair salon that was built with wood, and a Chinese folk medicine shop. Read more

Kung Krabaen Bay is truly the place for nature lovers where they can enjoy bird watching and see many species of flora in unspoilt mangrove swamps. Read more

Chantaburi, the city of gems is popular throughout the world and is known as “the kingdom of gems”. Chantaburi is especially famous for its red gemstone known as Siam Ruby. This jewel and also topaz and amethyst are commonly found at Amphur Taa Mai and Amphur Klung. Anyamanee Road is situated at Srichan Road, Tambol Wat Mai, Amphur Muang, Chantaburi and is open Fridays to Sundays 10 am until 3 pm. Here, tourists will find many shops that sell gems and can learn the techniques of preparing them. The technique to get a nice gem is to heat it to more than 1,000 degree Celsius for 4 to 5 hours in order to get a clear and dark colored piece.

Another popular product from Chantaburi is Chantaboon matting made from reed – a technique derived from the Vietnamese. Reed is dried out and colored before weaving. A popular producer is the Bangsrakaew agriculturist situated at 6 M.5 Baan Lang, Tambol Bangsrakaow, Amphur Laemsingh. February to May is the best time to weave the mat since this is after the harvest season and farmers have free time. There are also other products on sale such as tissue boxes, baskets, hats and many others.

Tourists can also stop to worship the Buddha at Wat Mangkornbooppharam, which is very similar to the Dragon Temple Kammalawat at Yaowarat. Another temple is Wat Thongtua at Amphur Muang. The temple was constructed over the Khmer temple built in the Ratanakosin Era. Visitors should not miss the lintel, in the Sambor Prei Kuk style that is more than 1,400 years old. There is also the Chicken Droppings Prison, the jail that reminds Thai people of the Franco-Siamese War.

The best time to visit Chantaburi is during May since it is the fruit season, and visitors will be able to taste many delicious and cheap fruit.