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Things to do: religious sites, sightseeing, nature

Moon City

A small town on the east coast of Thailand and the capital of the eponymous province, Chanthaburi offers an interesting cultural and architectural mix due to Chinese and Vietnamese settlement and the French occupation that took place between 1893 and 1905. With a population of around 27,000, the town provides a relaxed stopover on route to nearby islands or coastal towns with beachside accommodation. If you do spend time here, add the bustling streetside gem markets to your Chanthaburi itinerary if only for the wondrous colors on show. Plan your vacation with our Thailand vacation route planner and discover the best things to do in Chanthaburi.
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Where to stay in Chanthaburi

Chanthaburi houses plenty of budget-friendly accommodation ideal for the traveling backpacker. Intriguing options exist in multicultural locations, situated close to excellent food markets and restaurants. You'll also find guesthouses, midsize hotels, and bed & breakfasts in Chanthaburi, most of which offer free Wi-Fi, ensuite bathroom, and air-conditioning. For more relaxed, family-friendly vibes, head to the nearby coastal resort towns of Laem Singh and Chao Lao, both of which offer mid-range and luxury lodgings.
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