Situated on Sukhumvit Road (Chanthaburi-Khlung), about 12
kilometres from town, the Chinese-style temple built in 1987
is of the Mahayana religious denomination. Decorative
designs made from ceramics are very beautiful. The peace and
shade inside are suitable for meditation; there is also
accommodation for interested persons.
Two annual celebrations are
held after the end of the Buddhist lent (about October or
November) called “Ngan Bun Kathin”, the other will start the
21 st day after the end of th Chinese New Year’s Day, and be
held on for a long period about 9-10 days.
About 17 kilometres from the
city town of Chanthaburi, on Khao Sa Bap is the location of
the Nam Tok Phliew National Park office. The rain forest
around the park is abundant ins the various kinds of plant
and also wild animals. Many places named below in the park’s
area are interesting to visit.
Nam Tok Khlong Narai
Local people call it “Nam Tok
Khao Sa Bap” , approximately 8 kilometres from the city town
on the route Chanthaburi-Khlung. To reach the top which is
rather high, have to walk through the perfect beautiful
forest. It is a one good place for relaxing close up to
Nam Tok Phliew
Situated only 200 metres from the National Park office,
is one of the most popular waterfalls in the country. It
sources from an underground stream and cascades down the
crevice into the pool below, where has a lot of fishes.
Staying overnight is available, for more information,
contact the National Park Division : Tel: No.
Two other interesting places around this area are:
Alongkorn Chedi - Built in 1876, made from
laterite to commemorate the visiting of King Rama V and
Queen Sunantha. At this point, the view of waterfall is
- A stupa built by King Rama V in 1881, in a
pyramid-style in memory of his beloved queen who drowned
in the Chao Phraya River in a boat accident, contains
some parts of her ashes.
Nam Tok Trok
Beyond the Nam Tok Phliew
to the east, on Sukhumvit Road (Chanthaburi-Trad), is Trok
Nong Waterfall which is also the location of the natural
park protection office. The 3-level beautiful waterfall
cascades down the steep cliff (approximately 20-metres high)
to the pond below. To reach each level, have to walk along
the natural lateral. The guide is necessary, contact the
national park officer. Besides, camping in peaceful nature
For tourists, take Sukhumvit
Road (Chanthaburi Trat), turn left at Khlung District
Intersection, take the route Khlung-Makham for about 10
kilometres till reach Trok Nong Village, turn left again and
then go straight for about 2 kilometres will reach the
Located at Tambon Phliew,
approximately 15 kilometres from the city, the center
researches about agricultural development projects, economic
plants such as durian, mangosteen, rambutan, etc., including
species of herbs and spices and is willing to give some
seeds to interested agriculturists. It is opened daily for
only group visitors (more than 10 persons) and advanced
contact is preferable, Tel: No. 66-39-397030 and 397146, at
Located at the outskirts of town, Tambon Pak Nam, about 25
kilometres from the city is the wonderful place of dolphins
at play and also breeding and a conserving station for them.
This marine park consists of both bottlenose and
bald-head-grey dolphins (Thais call Pak Khuat Dolphin and
Hua Bart Dolphin). The tourists get to see these intelligent
mammals do many things such as playing with a ball, jumping
through loops and leaping to great heights, doing acrobatic
stunts, etc. Most important, this may be the first time for
tourists to see a close-up view of them in real life and
understand how gently these dolphins are. Daily show at
09.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00 and 17.00 hrs. Additional one
show on Saturday and Sunday at 07.00 hrs.
Besides, there are many species of butterflies in the
garden. Accommodation for tourists who wish to stay
overnight is available, including a restaurant.
Moreover, there are
entertainment rafts with food and beverage for persons who
wish to touch the atmosphere at the mouth of the Laem Singh
For more details contact Tel: No. 66-39-399015 or-363-238-9.
This is situated at Tambon Pak Nam Laem Singh, just 1
kilometre before the pier. Built by the French in 1893 as a
retention canter for Thais who against them during the
perild they occupied the town. A rectangular red brick
structure with slit windows and perforated roof which was
used as a chicken coop from which fowl waste dropped onto
the prisoners, very terrible.
This is located at Tambon Pak Nam Laem Singh, near the pier,
built in the same period as Khuk Khi Kai. Originally, it was
a Thai force headquarters called “Phikat Patchamit Fort”.
Later, the French occupied the town and adapted it into
their headquarters and living quarters. Its real red colour
is attractive for knowing what happened at that time.
Located at Tambon Pak Nam, near the mouth of the
Chanthaburi River approximately 30 kilometres from the
city, dense pine trees along the beach make shady place
be suitable for relaxation. Bungalows and restaurants
are available for the tourists.
Located at Tambon Bang
Kachai, covering both mainland and islands with a total area
9,500 Rais. Tourists can experience many interesting natural
resources such as the rain forest and species of flora and
fauna. The names and details below are the places, which
should visit in the park.
Its major attractive is the
one part of the mountain that runs straight to the sea,
which looks like a crouched lion. On the mountain, the
Phairi Phinat Fort built in the reign of the King Rama III
and a stupa which recall about withdrawal of the French
forces, are also interisting