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Chanthaburi
Chanthaburi, commonly called Muang Chan, is another major eastern seaside province which has, played an important role in the history of the nation both before and during the Rattanakosin (Bangkok) Period. It is wealthy and rich in natural resources. Particularly gemsin addition to the plentiful field of tropical fruits including Rambutan, Durian, Mangosteen and Langsad. Products from the seas are also extensive. It is also blessed with natural beauties and attractions equal to any sister provinces. Chanthaburi is about 245 kilometers from Bangkok and 110 kilometers from Rayong.
Laem SingLaem Sing Beach
is about 30 kilometres from town and can be reached via Sukhumvit Road on the way to Trat with a right turn at Km. 347, a further distance of 16 kilometres to the beach. The beach itself is shaded with pine trees lining the entire shore and cooled by constant gentle breezes. There are food shops and boats for rent to visit two nearby isles, Ko Chula and Ko Nom Sao. The trip takes 30 minutes and one hour respectively.
The Khao Khitchakut National Park
has its head quarters at a site which can be reached by taking a turning at Km. 324 (Khao Rai Ya intersection) on Highway No. 3 and proceed on for a further 21 kilometres. The park covers a rich, verdant forestland of some 58 square kilometres where many herbal plants are found. It is also rich in wildlife. An attraction is the Krathing waterfall with its nature trails cutting through all 13 levels of the fall. There are clear ponds where swimming is possible. Camping is allowed in the park. There are also accommodations for visitors who should make advance booking at the Forestry Department in Bangkok. In addition, the park offers other attractions such as the Khlong Chang Se waterfall , which is 10 kilometres from the headquarters, where nature walk is possible. Others include Phra Bat Phluang, 5 kilometres from the headquarters, which is a natural geological occurrence creating a Holy Footprint-like depression on the hilltop, to which people come and pay homage during Makha Bucha celebrations.
Khao Soi Dao Waterfall
At Km. 62 on Highway No. 317, about 70 kilometres from Chanthaburi, is a left turn to Nam Tok Khao Soi Dao . The trail to the 15-level waterfall is amid unspoiled forests with a large variety of butterfly and bird. As it is a waterfall within a wildlife sanctuary, visitors are permitted only daytime only.





Hat Laem Sing
Laem Sing is about 30 kilometres from town and can be reached via Sukhumvit Road on the way to Trat with a right turn at Km. 347, a further distance of 16 kilometres to the beach. The beach itself is shaded with pine trees lining the entire shore and cooled by constant gentle breezes. There are food shops and boats for rent to visit two nearby isles, Ko Chula and Ko Nom Sao. The trip takes 30 minutes and one hour respectively.
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