Chanthaburi offers a unique perspective of Thailand and provide intrepid travellers with a chance to experience the region’s rich culture and stunning natural beauty.
Located in east Thailand, the province of Chanthaburi offers a captivating journey of discovery and a unique experience away from the country’s bustling cities. Bordering the Gulf of Thailand as well as parts of Cambodia, the province and its charming capital lie on the Chanthaburi Riverbanks; it is well worth exploring be it for cultural discoveries, soaking up the stunning natural beauty or even for playing a round of golf!
CATHEDRAL OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
The largest cathedral in Chanthaburi, the impressive Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception can be found close to Chanthaburi River. The cathedral which is around a century old, features gothic-style design elements and has striking 20 metre towers which are easy to spot from a distance. Inside one will find ornate interiors, stained glass windows and a prominent statue of the Virgin Mary near the altar.
CHANTABOON WATERFRONT COMMUNITY
Experience the region’s old world charm with a visit to the Chantaboon Waterfront Community which can be found by the banks of the river. It is a great place to explore home to traditional-style buildings and houses amidst a laid-back atmosphere. At the Learning House, one can find out more about the history of this area and the local community, while there are coffee shops and art galleries in this locale as well.
There is no better place to get a feel of the country’s gem trade than at Chanthaburi, which has a long history when it comes to gems dating back to the 15th century; in fact, it was known as the ‘City of Gems’. The place where the famed ‘Siamese Ruby’ was found, Chanthaburi is also home to the popular Gem Market with over 120 shops from where one can purchase precious gems, stones, gold and jewellery.
GOLF COURSE AT CHATRIUM GOLF RESORT SOI DAO
If you are an avid golfer, then this 18-hole Chanthaburi golf course will be a definite attraction you would not want to miss playing on. The award-winning course at Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi covers an area of around 395 acres and is set amidst stunning mountain backdrops. Designed by Denis Griffiths, the course has its fair share of challenges be it bunkers or water hazards while offering both amateurs and pros a chance to enjoy a rewarding day on the green. Travellers in search of Chanthaburi hotel deals can choose from the golf resort’s accommodation offers that will help one make the most of a golfing getaway.
TEMPLE WAT PHAI LOM
This famed temple in Chanthaburi is a definite ‘must visit’ and offers an insight into the country’s religious traditions. The highlight at Wat Phai Lom is undoubtedly the massive reclining golden Buddha statue which is truly spectacular. However, that is by no means the only attraction here and those wandering around this complex will come across other notable sites such as the ordination hall. Amidst a setting of tranquillity, one can also take time to just soak up the atmosphere and observe devotees at this sacred temple.
The Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi is a four star hotel beside the Soi Dao Mountain and located on an expansive 18-hole golf course. This plush resort is set on over 1,580 acres of lush greenery and fragrant tropical gardens of unparalleled natural beauty making it ideal for friends, family, business associates and groups to discover. It’s located within a three and a half hour drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport or one and a half hours from Trat Airport and is just 46 kilometres from Chanthaburi town.