Located at Rajabhat Institute Rampaipannee, in 3 buildings
that have been a residence of the Queen of King Rama VII- Queen Rampaipannee. This center displays many
utensils of the Queen, such as clothes, shoes, golf
equipment, etc. There are also local ancient collections.
For further information, contact the Institute office, Tel
Located at the town center of Chanthaburi Province with an
area of approximately 300 Rais, it covers a park,
pond and islet where the King Taksin the Great
Monument places. The shady trees around the park
make it is a suitable place for relaxing.
Located on Tha Luang Road, in front of the Taksin Military
Fort, the helmet shape of the shrine is beautiful
and also attractive. Inside, there is the King
Taksin Statue which is revered by many Thai people.
An annual celebration is held every December 28, to
commemorate his kindness as the great king who
established the country.
It is located opposite King Taksin Shrine, and it is not
known when it was constructed. There is an assumption
that King Taksin built it when he used Chanthaburi
Province as a military base camp for mustering people,
weapons and food for re – establishing country. The
original one may have been made from laterite, but
nobody can surmise the true shape. The present shrine
was built in 1981 and now it is being renovated.
Located near Stri Manda Phithak School, Tambon
Chanthanimit, on the left side of the Chanthaburi River,
this 275 years old historical church was renovated and
rebuilt five times between 1711 to the present. The
migrated Christian Vietnamese in Chanthaburi constructed
it. The architecture in Gothic style decorated by
stained glass and murals of Christian Gods, is beautiful
and worth visiting. Besides, its style looks like the
cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The beautiful
antique houses in Vietnamese style around the church are
interesting and allow tourists to have a close up view
of the old community of Chanthaburi Province both life
style and culture. Moreover, the morning market with
local foods and desserts is also interesting.
The temple, which is situated on Tri Rat Road, about 500
metres from KP Grand Hotel, is an old one of the late
Ayutthaya period. Murals painted in the classical style
by skillful painters of Ayutthaya in the Ubosot
(chapel), which shows the ten incarnations of the Buddha
are beautiful and perfect both design and colour. It is
worth visiting. Please contact the monks at the temple.
Around Sri Chan Road and Trok Krachang are well known as
the Gem Road. It is the busiest part of town where
hordes of people haggle over piles of precious stones.
Many jewelry shops make this road become the biggest
market of cut gems in Thailand, especially on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday mornings, gem trade spots with Thai
currency notes transacted by the million from both Thais
and foreigners. Touching the gem trade field is exciting
and a good experience which cannot be found in other
provinces of Thailand.
Located at Ban Samet Ngam is the center of reed mat
products made by villagers. They also make other
products such as briefcases, slippers, purses, etc.
from the reed mat. Watching the process of making
these products can also be seen here.
It is located about 1 kilometre beyond Wat Samet Ngam. The
local people believe that King Taksin used this place as
the shipyard when preparing forces in 1807. A relic
shipyard which the Archeology Division surmises that it
is the Chinese argosy for sea trading beside some docks
have been found near the shore.
This is the another handicraft center of reed mat products
made by villagers, located at Tambon Bang Sa Kao, Laem
Singh District. They also make other products such as
briefcases, slippers, purses, etc. from the reed mat.
Opened daily for someone interested in watching the
process of making products:08.30-18.00 hrs. Contact at
Tel No. 66-39-450585 or 450587.
Located at Tambon Noen Ka Cha, on Highway No. 3147 (Tha
Chalaep Road), the wall of the fort was built in the
reign of King Rama III for defending the invasion from
Vietnamese forces. The old cannons that line on the wall
are very attractive. Inside the fort, there are several
interesting places such as the city shrine of King
Taksin, Wat Yothanimit in Chinese – style architecture,
etc. Moreover, it is the location of the Underwater
Archeology Section where investigation and conservation
techniques are explained, and on display are finds (
Sangkhalok earthenware and ceramics ) from the seabed of
the Gulf of Thailand . Ask for the lecturer at the
office: Tel No. 66-39-391236-7.
Located at Noen Wong Fort, exhibits about the sea traders
of Thailand, explorations and techniques of the
Underwater Archeology Section and the famous aspects
of Chanthaburi. Not only the main exhibitionroom on the 2nd floor, which display
reproductive argosy is attractive and interesting,
the mock – up of how the staff work underwater at
the underground floor is also interesting.
Located at Tambon Bang Ka Cha, about I kilometre from Noen
Wong Fort, the old chapel in Thai style architecture is
interesting; including the replica of a Buddha image
placed inside which differs from others in the style.
They were constructed when King Taksin arrived at
Chanthaburi. The more interesting aspect is the old
rectangular stupa that was used for making potent water
by magic for the King. The most interesting attraction
is the wooden architecture called “Sam Sang”, a place
for cremating a dead monarch. It is the oldest in
Thailand. Unfortunately, it has only the basement
Located on Sukhumvit Road ( Chanthaburi – Khlung ), Tambon
Khlong Narai, about 5 kilometres from town, the
beautiful 100 – years-old church and collection of
ancient Khmer style inside are very interesting. Please
note: the interested persons must contact in advance at
Located at Tambon Khlong Narai, is an ancient rectangular
shape laterite wall. The Fine Arts Department officers
surmise it may be the location of the earliest part of
Chanthaburi, about 1,000 years ago.
Located at Tambon
Salaeng,about 4 kilometres from Khao Raiya Intersection along
the Highway no. 3249, many kinds of crocodile and wild
animals are kept here. Around the farm are fruit orchards
such asrambutan, durian, etc. Open daily: 08.30-17.30 hrs.,
two crocodile shows on weekends: 11.00 and 14.00; tickets:
children-20 Baht and adults – 40 Baht. For more information,
contact the office at Tel. No. 66-39-324247 or 312399.