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1. Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

A gothic-style church which is the city's main landmark.

2. Temples

Temples
4.3 /5

19 km
from city center
2 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

There are many Thai-Chinese temples in Chanthaburi.

3. Taksin Shrine and City Pillar shrine

Taksin Shrine and City Pillar shrine
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Chanthaburi's beloved King Taksin's shrine and the city pillar are worth a visit.

4. Waterfalls

Waterfalls
3.8 /5

25 km
from city center
4 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

There are 3-4 waterfalls where you can be among the nature.

5. Namtok Phlio National Park

Namtok Phlio National Park
4.4 /5

13 km
from city center
5 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Namtok Phlio National Park is situated nearly 14 kilometres from the main town. This sprawling national park is home to a stunning waterfall, exciting nature trails, and a memorial built for King Rama V’s queen, Phra Nang Chao Sunanthakumarirat, making it well worth visiting. A lot of people come to pay respect to the Chedi containing the queen’s ashes. There are small eateries, seating areas, and toilets in the park for the convenience of tourists. Enjoy adventure activities such as trekking as you discover the diverse flora and fauna in the lush green park.

6. Chantaboon Water Community

Chantaboon Water Community
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Explore the old-world charm and incomparable beauty of Chanthaboon Waterfront. The place is an interesting blend of old refurbished houses, small alleys, contemporary cafes, and modern stores. Stroll in the alleys to discover this beautiful waterfront town and visit the temples for spiritual bliss. Satiate your hunger in the coffee shops offering delectable and authentic Thai food. Home to the Chanthaboon Waterfront Learning Center, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is situated on the other bank of the river.

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7. Wat Khao Sukim

Wat Khao Sukim
4.5 /5

19 km
from city center
7 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

This tranquil and well-maintained temple is one of the best places to visit in Chanthaburi. Perched on the hilltop, this temple offers a panoramic and amazing view of the town. Wat Khao Sukim temple has a massive collection of beautiful antiques and several religious artefacts. The temple is also famous for its wax sculptures of ancient Buddhist monks. Suan Sadetyat, a sprawling orchard that grows durian and rambutan, lies close to the temple.

8. Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park

Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park
4.4 /5

53 km
from city center
8 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Abounding with exuberant, rich flora, Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park beckons to adventure enthusiasts. Famous for its two nature trails, the forest park is home to diverse flora and fauna, exotic herbs, animals, and salt lick. Enjoy the scenic surroundings of the lush green forest as you go trekking or hiking on exciting trails that are 2 kilometres and 3 kilometres, respectively. It is a popular tourist destination as there are charming cascading waterfalls, caves, limestone mountains, cliffs, and numerous thrilling adventure possibilities.

9. Wat Phai Lom

Wat Phai Lom
4.5 /5

236 km
from city center
9 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Situated in the heart of Chanthaburi, Wat Phai Lom is one of the largest and most renowned monasteries in town. The main attraction of this temple is a giant reclining golden Buddha and the beautifully carved wood stencil and antiques that are almost a hundred years old. The serene environs of the Royal monastery offer the ideal opportunity for meditation and introspection to spiritual seekers. Tourists are required to wear conservative clothes as they visit this ancient and sacred monastery.

10. National Maritime Museum Chanthaburi

National Maritime Museum Chanthaburi
4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
10 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Built-in 1994 near Khai Noen Wong, the National Maritime Museum is all about the underwater antiques of Tha Chalaep. A well-constructed exhibit narrating the tales of the maritime history of the city and surrounding area, this museum is a go-to place for relic admirers. It displays numerous kinds of rare ships and artefacts that submerged underwater a long time ago. However, the absolute highlight of the whole arrangement is a life-sized model of a large merchant ship. One can take a walk inside it to get a sense of what it would have been like when these ships were used for trading worldwide.

11. City Pillar Of Chanthaburi

City Pillar Of Chanthaburi
4.7 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Surrounded by huge lush green trees, this picturesque city pillar is located near the King Taksin Shrine. With four gable ends, the shrine is a Thai-style mortared house. Decorated from the inside out with ornamented rooftop and pagoda on the top, this shrine is beautifully made and highly revered by the locals. It has a tall column entirely covered in gold leaf pasted on by the worshipers.

12. Chalerm Burapha Chonlathit

Chalerm Burapha Chonlathit
4.5 /5

21 km
from city center
12 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Buckle up to be enchanted by this scenic drive on the Chalerm Burapha Chonlathit that closely follows the coastline. Visited by a limited number of tourists, this attraction is a hidden gem on the beaten path. A wholesome drive for people who want to enjoy a road trip that promises some quiet time away from the usual hustle and bustle of the city. The roadside is dotted with many small shops selling quirky beach goods like rubber rings, snorkelling equipment, seashell novelties, and much more. In addition, one can stop by for a quick snack at the local eateries serving mouth-watering Thai cuisine.

13. Gems Market Chanthaburi

Gems Market Chanthaburi
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
13 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Situated in a commercial area in Chanthaburi, Gems Market, sometimes also referred to as the "City of Gems", is a perfect place for gem enthusiasts. Lined up with more than 120 gems, precious stones, and gold shops, this market is said to be one of Thailand's biggest hubs for gem trading. During the weekdays, this place is much like any other street, but the actual glamour comes alive during the weekend when the Chanthaburi market becomes jam-packed with sellers and buyers from all around the world. Even if someone is not looking to buy gemstones, a walk along this street is a walk down this old town's hundreds of years of history.

14. Khao Khitchakut National Park

Khao Khitchakut National Park
4.5 /5

25 km
from city center
14 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Khao Khitchakut National Park covers flourishing rich forestland of about 59 km² in Chantaburi province. One of the smallest national parks in the country, it is well known for its annual pilgrimage, mystical waterfalls, and a number of challenging hiking trails which can be followed at any time of the day during the two months of pilgrimage, even during the nighttime. Every year from February to April, this national park is visited by hundreds of devotees, who hike to the top of the hill to worship the giant rocks on the summit, where there is a trace of Buddha's footprint at the Khitchakut Temple.

15. Phliu Waterfall

Phliu Waterfall
4.5 /5

65 km
from city center
15 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Phliu Waterfall is a well-known and well-maintained attraction located in the Namtok Phlio National Park, with water all year round. The water is so crystal clear that it makes the ground and fishes underneath visible. Along the short trek towards the waterfall lies a natural pool, home to Puang fish, making it a quiet and peaceful spot to swim and relax. Many tourists love to dip their toes in the water and have the fish nibble on them. Moreover, this waterfall has two important archaeological sites. Overall, a great place to enjoy the scenery under the shade of the trees and experience forest therapy. A must-visit in Chanthaburi for nature admirers.

16. Khung Kraben Bay Royal Development Study Center

Khung Kraben Bay Royal Development Study Center
4.6 /5

23 km
from city center
16 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Founded in 1982, Khung Kraben Bay Royal Development Study Center was established in order to research, study and develop the natural ecosystem of the coastal area in Chanthaburi Province. It is an interesting site for those who are intrigued by the ecosystem of mangrove forests. The whole center consists of various small pavilions containing information about mangrove forests. Walking along these trails, tourists can also spot a variety of trees and small aquatic animals, followed by a picturesque view of the bay. Here, the line of mangrove forest starts paralleling wonderfully with the river making the scenery highly worth taking photos of!

17. Tuek Daeng (Red Building)

Tuek Daeng (Red Building)
3.9 /5

15 km
from city center
17 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

With a bright red-tiled roof, Tuek Daeng is a single-story red building having a 7-meter-wide and 32-meter-long structure. Built-in 1893 by the French, it consists of five rooms, which are linked to each other. Back then, it served as a military base and living quarters for soldiers. After the war, this building was reconstructed into Laem Sing district public library. At present, the red building is no longer a library but a tourist attraction and home to an old French canon.

18. Bang Chan Fishing Village

Bang Chan Fishing Village
4.3 /5

204 km
from city center
18 out of 18
things to do in Chanthaburi

Home to warm-hearted and friendly fishermen, Bang Chan Fishing Village, is the perfect place to visit to get a deep dive into the life of locals and the culture and heritage of the town. Interact with the local fishermen, and learn about their everyday lives, the marine life of the country, and the problems they usually face. Or make it a fishing day, try to catch some fish with the locals or your companions, and capture these beautiful moments to take along with you.

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