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Exploring the Chanthaburi coast

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Chanthaburi province’s coastline reveals mangrove-lined bays, fishing shacks standing above hidden inlets, breathtaking viewpoints and empty beaches stretching to the horizon. Most foreign travellers overlook this splendid scenery, but we think it’s well worth a side trip.

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A trio of rivers—the Chanthaburi, the Wang Tanot and the Phlio—branch into a confusion of fingers reaching down to the Gulf of Thailand to the south and west of Chanthaburi town. Chalerm Burapa Chollathit Road runs alongside or close to the coast for some 40 kilometres and is ideal for cruising by car, motorbike or bicycle, with plenty of worthwhile stops along the way.

You could pick out a few of the attractions covered below or spend a full day (or more) hitting as much as you can before dark. The coast makes for a fine day trip from Chanthaburi town, but if you have the time, it’s also great for a few days of down time. Affordable resorts are available at all beaches and while we’ve mentioned a few of them by name, the area is conducive to just setting out and seeing where the breeze ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,100 words.)

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Popular attractions in Chanthaburi

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Chanthaburi.

Best places to stay in Chanthaburi

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Chanthaburi.

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