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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 ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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