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BANGKOK 20 June 2019 07:06
ubonr1971

Living in Chanthaburi. Would you recommend it?

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I live in Na Yai Am, its about 30k to chanthaburi, I allways went thru the Pong Nam Ron immigration at Ban Laem to do the visa run, bit dangerous as there is a big market there and my missus likes to check both sides of border for bargains lol

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Views from same spot as.brianp's pic above, Noen Nangphaya one of four named 'viewing points' along Khung Wiman

Looking up the coast towards Rayong province

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and facing soouth-ish. Between the two headlands is the entry to Khung Krabaen,estuary about 8sq km, an eco environmental area accessed from the Chao Lao side, mangrove walks, bird watching, kayaking and a large horticulture demo farm, aquarium, marine education centre, all part of a Royal project

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has chosen Baan Luang Rajamaitri, the 150-year-old Sino-Portuguese former residence of a Thai aristocrat, which has been converted into a chic historic inn and local museum in Chanthaburi for an “Award of Merit” in the 2015 Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
According to Unesco, the adaptation of the former residence of local aristocrat Luang Rajamaitri into a 12-room heritage inn and museum sparked an awareness about heritage conservation among a wide range of stakeholders in Chanthaburi and catalysed a larger movement to revitalise the once-declining 150 year-old riverfront town. The enlistment of more than 500 shareholders to invest in the transformation of the house created an innovative new social enterprise model for urban heritage conservation. The well-executed restoration and adaptive reuse of the Sino-Portuguese building has turned it into the linchpin of an increasingly popular cultural tourism destination
For more information about the Unesco, AsiaPacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation and this year’s winning entries can be found at: www.UnescoBKK.org/culture/heritage/awards
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Not all 'perfect' coastline, there's this stretch of about 8km south of Paknam Khaem Nu towards Laem Sing which is more mudflat than beach

Certainly not for swimming. Outfalls from the many prawn and fish farms can at time turn the shallows almost black, this sediment contributing to the 'mud' effect.

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Moored at Samet Ngam, 5km inland on the Chanthaburi River and 11km from central Chan city, HTMS Phosamton, formerly HMS Minstrel, WWII minesweeper

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Christmas 2015 celebrations at the Chanthaburi Catholic cathedral

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Chanthaburi city

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Good clean fun today. This temporary water park is in the rear carpark if Tesco Lotus in Chan city

Not many when it opened today 10am but by noon, a 40-60 minute wait for entry as numbers inside were limited

180 baht per child, and they loved it. Chan city is 30km to Chao Lao, the best beach along this coast, great when something like this comes to town

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No where in Thailand comes close. To me a highlight is the lack of "lets rip off the farlang" that is out of control on other beach areas.

Great pics by the way.

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Passed through chanthaburi again last weekend (been in soi dao then koh chang) on the way home to bkk and enjoyed revisiting the cathedral and strolling and eating in the old street just over the river, very charming. I've yet to meet any thai or farlang whose ever bothered to visit. We will be back for a proper visit soon. Lovely province.

Ps. Soi dao was a nice place to stay.

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Hello, can you tell me what is the cheapest room/house that you found at Chanthaburi ?

 

I won't be there full time but like to have my own place, so please tell me if you have info.

 

Thanks.

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