Kung Krabaen Bay
Pay respects to the Buddha’s footprint on the sky-high mountain peak of Khao Khitchakut in Chanthaburi province. 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. The area is a highly diverse ecosystem and is the habitat and nursery for marine fauna. It the site of a Royal Development Centre to reforest sapling Rhizophora trees. There is also a wooden nature trail leading you into the mangrove. Visitors can enjoy the shady cool of the mangrove canopy whilst reading about the various plants and trees.
Kung Krabaen Bay is located in Moo 4, Klong Kood sub district, Tha Mai district, Chanthaburi.
It is only 25 kilometres away from central Chanthaburi off the Tha Mai – Ban Mo Road.
Attractions around Kung Krabaen Bay
Discover an endangered animal known among the locals as moo dud (dugong or sea cow) that used to inhabit the shallow seacoast before their gradual decline. However, it is fortunate that conservation was successful and they can be seen again. In addition, you may find tiny fiddler crabs with one huge bright-coloured pincer.
Another interesting place to visit is the Royal Marine Sanctuary Kung Krabaen that opens daily (except Monday) from 8.30 – 16.30.
The comfortable temperatures in November to May makes these months perfect for camping, and campers can either hire a tent from the Department of Forestry for 80 THB or pay 20 THB if bringing their own. Otherwise, there are lots of nice accommodation around Kung Krabaen Bay and nearby beaches, like Chao Lao beach, Khum Wimarn beach and Laem Sadej beach.