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Chanthaburi

จันทบุรี
Central Thailand
245 km from Bangkok
Province of Chanthaburi
Population : 30 000

Budget

Recomm. stay
1 à 3 jours

Visits

General Information about Chanthaburi

Chanthaburi is known throughout Thailand for its of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic building in the country and known around the world for its gem stones market which takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. The city located 245 kilometers from Bangkok is not very popular with foreign tourists but its riverfront, the historic quarter with houses of different colonial styles and the bridge leading to the cathedral beautifully lit at night make it a place with charm where you can easily enjoy spending a day or two.
Outside the city you will find some interesting temples such as Wat Khao Sukim, lush nature and waterfalls or little known and rather deserted during week days beautiful beaches. The most famous beach in the area is probably Hat Chao Lao Beach.
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Accommodations in Chanthaburi

Accommodation are not very numerous in Chanthaburi and quite scattered. There are some great hotels to accommodate all gem traders coming on weekends. For the rest near the river front, Chantahburi's nicest quarter, besides the friendly River Guesthouse and its very good prices and the Muangchan Hotel, the possibilities are quite limited. The prices for rooms in Chanthaburi are among the most interesting in the country.

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My recommandations

People often ask me what accommodations I recommaend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Chanthaburi.

Hotel in Chanthaburi

Chanthaburi town


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Practical information about Chanthaburi

A big night market where you can buy food for cheap is held on weekends near Pra Somdej Chao Tak Sin Maharat Public Park. It starts around 6 pm.

Festivals in Chanthaburi ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Chanthaburi. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
chanthaburi food festival

Chanthaburi Food Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of February

Plus d'infos sur Chanthaburi Food Festival

noël à chanthaburi

Noël à Chanthaburi

This festival generally takes place in the month of December

Plus d'infos sur Noël à Chanthaburi

chanthaburi miracle christmas

Chanthaburi Miracle Christmas

This festival generally takes place in the month of December

Plus d'infos sur Chanthaburi Miracle Christmas

How to ask in Thai to go to Chanthaburi ?

I want to go to Chanthaburi / Yak paï ti Chanthaburi.
Where is Chanthaburi ? / Chanthaburi you ti naï ?

Must-visits in Chanthaburi

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

โรงแรมใกล้ มหาวิหารมารีปฏิสนธินิรมล
My opinion :
The largest Catholic church in Thailand and probably the most beautiful. Built in the early 20th century in Gothic style, it has become the symbol of the city of Chanthaburi.

Chanthaboon Waterfront

ชุมชนริมน้ำจันทบูร
My opinion :
and the old town of Chanthaboon, the former name of Chanthaburi. With its wooden houses, the street that runs along the river at the bottom of Wat Bot and goes to the bridge leading to the Cathedral is certainly the most beautiful area of the city.

Khanom Kai Pa Tai shop

ขนมไข่ ป้าไต๊
My opinion :
Cookies similar to madeleines a little more airy of this small shop are famous throughout the region. This is really an address for gourmands who will be delighted to eat them just out of the oven.

Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center

ศูนย์ศึกษาธรรมชาติป่าชายเลนอ่าวคุ้งกระเบน
My opinion :
This center located 30 km from Chanthaburi is composed of a large mangrove forest very pleasant to walk and discover by kayak (even if there are only a few canals with enough water). It borders the bay which also allows you to paddle in the open sea. It is really a beautiful place created by a royal project aiming to study and preserve the mangroves and their ecosystem.

Weather & climate in Chanthaburi

Chanthaburi has a tropical monsoon climate with little variation in temperature throughout the year. Precipitation, on the other hand, varies considerably from season to season. Initially infrequent during the short dry season (December to January), they become rapidly torrential during the monsoon (from May to the end of October). February, March and November are months of transition during which, depending on the year, it can rain more or less.

The best time to come to Chanthaburi is from December to March, with the driest months being December, January and February. From May to the end of October, it is better to choose another destination. Precipitations flirt with the 500 mm from June to September.

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