Archive for the 'Chanthaburi' Category

Feb 19 2013

Temples, churches and shrines of Chanthaburi

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May all beings be well?

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 … read the full post

Nov 04 2012

A stroll through Chanthaburi’s old town

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Crab soup man, I am happy to see you.

Bursting with history and a distinct mix of cultures, the small eastern Thai city of Chanthaburi is among the country’s most precious undervisited gems. “Chan”, as it’s known to locals, is also the literal home to some of Thailand’s most precious gems — the city is the centre of Thailand’s lucrative precious stone trade. With … read the full post