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The temples of Chanthaburi
Culturally eclectic Chanthaburi in eastern Thailand has long been home to large Chinese, Khmer and Vietnamese communities and was also influenced by the Shan from Burma as well as the French, who ruled the area from 1893 to 1905. This mixed heritage is evident in both the food and architecture that line the city’s narrow streets, but an exploration of its temples, churches and shrines is perhaps the most fascinating way to get a sense for the diversity of Chanthaburi.... Read full story
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