With a rich history and culture, a very relaxed vibe, scenic waterfalls and forests, hills and a riverside, and delicious fruits and seafood, Chanthaburi is an ideal destination for all kinds of people.
Many varied cutures have had an influence on Chanthaburi since 1893. Thai, Vietnamese, Mon, Chinese, Burmese, Khmer and even French attributes can be seen in the locals and the city architecture here. A Cathedral and many Thai-Chinese temples can be found here. The food of Chanthaburi is also seen to reflect the culture. It is known as one of the best cities in Thailand for cheap seafood. Tropical fruits are another speciality of this city, especially Durian. The precious stone and gems trade of Chanthaburi has also attracted many tourists. The surrounding province has lush green forests on hills and some spectacular waterfalls to soak in some nature after experiencing the rich culture and heritage of the city.
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