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Best things to do in Chanthaburi

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“Located at the town center of Chanthaburi Province with an area of approximately 300 Rais, it covers a park, pond and islet where the King Taksin the Great Monument places.”
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Department Store
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Museum
“The museum is open during 9.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m. on Wednesday–Sunday and closed on national holidays. Admission is 30 baht. Advance contact is required for a group visit. Tel. 0 3939 1431, Fax. 0 3939 1432.”
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Place of Worship
“ The shrine is assumed to have been originally built of laterite though what it looked like is unknown. The present shrine and city pillar were constructed in 1981 and have undergone restoration.”
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Place of Worship
“ The shrine is a nonagonal building with a roof taking the shape of a royal hat with a pointed spire constructed in 1920 CE. It houses a statue of King Taksin the Great.”
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Pub
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Place of Worship
“Wat Bot Mueang (วัดโบสถ์เมือง) Located on Benchamarachuthit Road. It is believed to have been constructed in the late Ayutthaya period as evident from its white sandstone boundary markers as well as ordination hall (Phra Ubosot) and Ceylonese bell-shaped Chedi. The temple also houses a lintel of the late Baphuon style (967–1080 A.D.) depicting the God Indra on his Airavata elephant in a niche.”
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Museum
“Boran Sathan Khai Noen Wong (โบราณสถานค่ายเนินวง) is an ancient army camp located in Tambon Bang Kacha, Amphoe Mueang, on Highway 3147. From the front of the Eastern Hotel, drive along Tha Chalaep Road for 6 Kilometres Turn right at the junction and go on about 400 metres. In the reign of King Rama III, the king ordered Chaophraya Phra Khlang to build this site on 9 January, 1834, by taking sandstones and bricks from the old city wall to construct the camp defending the city from an Annamese invasion;”
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Route
“ Chanthaburi remains a major centre for gem dealings with stones from neighbouring countries and abroad being bought and sold”
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Point of Interest