Well underrated

With a city full of heritage architecture and great food joining waterfalls, mountains, fruit farms, fishing villages and beaches out in the countryside, Chanthaburi is one underrated destination. Look no further if you seek to step off the tourist trail in Thailand’s eastern Gulf region.

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Translating as “City of the Moon”, Chanthaburi draws its share of Thai tourists but most foreigners overlook it—and they’re missing out. The provincial capital’s cultural mix always leaves us intrigued, and the eponymous province boasts gorgeous scenery from the seacoast to mountains that reach above 1,500 metres. Chan, to use the shortened name, is also easy to reach from tourist hotspots like Ko Chang, Ko Samet and Bangkok.

A classic old town. Photo by: David Luekens.
A classic old town. Photo: David Luekens

From the faces of inhabitants to the buildings lining the streets you’ll see influences from the Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Chong (Mon/Khmer), Shan and even the French, who ruled the province from 1893 to 1905. A handful of expats from Africa, the West and elsewhere in Asia have also settled here, often to chase fortunes in the gem trade that sparkles ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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Timetable information for travel from Chanthaburi

The following timetable information for travel from Chanthaburi is supplied by Travelfish partner 12GO. For timetable information for travel to Chanthaburi, please see their website.

Bus Chanthaburi - Bangkok ฿ 280–352 4h – 7h
  •   Minibus 06:00, 08:00, 12:00, 14:00
  •   Express 10:00, 12:00, 15:30, 16:00
  •   Express 06:30
  •   Minibus 06:15, 08:00, 08:15, 10:00, 12:15, 13:00, 14:15
Taxi Chanthaburi - Rayong ฿ 2,180–3,950 1h 30m – 2h 30m
  •   Premium
  •   Comfort
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Premium
  •   Comfort
  •   SUV 4pax
Taxi Chanthaburi - Aranyaprathet ฿ 3,500–3,950 2h 45m
  •   Premium
  •   Comfort
  •   Premium
  •   Comfort
Taxi Chanthaburi - Hua Hin ฿ 6,450 2h 55m
  •   Comfort
  •   Comfort
Taxi Chanthaburi - Chonburi ฿ 1,980–3,850 2h 30m
  •   Economy
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Van 10pax
Taxi Chanthaburi - Trat ฿ 1,210–2,420 1h
  •   Van 10pax
  •   Economy
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Economy
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Van 10pax

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