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.
Taa Luang is located at Taa Luang Road, Tambol Taa Chang, Amphur Muang, Chantaburi.
Baan Luang Rajchamaitri is where “the Father of Caoutchouc in the East” lived. The house was built in the colonial style and was the location where the movie “The Overture” and the soap opera “Yuu Kub Kong” were filmed.
Also, do not forget to stop at the Jaruad ice cream shop that has used an original ice cream making machine since 1959. There is also a souvenir shop called Tum See that sells t-shirts, postcards, magnets and many other souvenirs.