Famous for its abundance of tropical fruits and as a centre of gems, the eastern
province of Chanthaburi is also blessed with rich, verdant forests with scenic
waterfalls. The Chanthaburi River flows through the town which has been the home
of ancient communities. Quiet fishing villages and peaceful beaches are not far
Chanthaburi was occupied by the French during the early part of the 20th
century. Their influence can be seen in the architecture of many buildings
including the largest Catholic cathedral in Thailand, catering to a sizeable
About 245 kilometres from Bangkok and covering an area of 6,338 square
kilometers, Chanthaburi as administratively divided into the following
districts:- Mueang Chanthaburi, Tha Mai, Khlung, Laem Sing, Pong Nam Ron, Makham,
Soi Dao, Na Yai Am, Kang Hang Maeo and Khao Khitchakut sub-district.
travel information for chanthaburi
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 34 (Bang Na-Trat) or Motorway to Chonburi, then
use Highway No. 344 (Ban Bung-Klaeng) and proceed to Chanthaburi along Highway
Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from
Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) to Chanthaburi every hour from 4 a.m.-midnight.
For more information, contact Transport Co. Ltd at Tel: 0 2391 2504; Choet Chai
Tour Tel: 0 2391 4146; Phonnipha Tour Tel: 0 2391 5179.
Restaurant in chanthaburi