Top 5 attractions to explore in Chanthaburi
Chanthaburi is a province located in eastern Thailand. The southern part of the province is on the shore of the Gulf of Thailand and the interior of the province is mountainous.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is one of the highlights of a visit to Chanthaburi regardless of whether you are religious or not. There has been a Catholic church in Chanthaburi for more than 300 years although the present building only dates back to the early 1900s. It is one of the famous church in Thailand.
Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park, is a National Park in Khao Chamao District, Rayong Province in Thailand. The park covers an area of 52,300 rai or 83.68 km² of forested mountains. North of the national park is the larger Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary. The Chamao-Wong Mountains forms a western outcrop of the much larger Cardamom Mountains, stretching east, well into Cambodia. Most of the mountain ridge is of moderate slope.
The park covers a rich, verdant forestland of some 58 square kilometers where many herbal plants and wildlife are found. On the top hill, there also Khitchakut Temple where people will flock there every year from February to April to worship the giant rocks on the summit where there is a trace of Buddha's footprint which believes will bring them prosperities.
Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary is a wilderness area, located 70 kilometres north of Chanthaburi. Its ornithological interest lies in it being the western most extent of the Cardamom Mountains stretching into Cambodia that are an important endemic bird area, holding a number of distinct species and forms, many of which in Thailand can only be found at this locality.
Namtok Phlio national park is situated in Amphoe Laem Sing on the Sa Bap Mountain Range. There are numerous plants found including Khanun Pa, Krathon Pa, Patchouli, and a lot of wild animals; such as, wild boar, serow, small Asian mongoose, tree shrew, and black bear. The Park is also a habitat of a variety of fish species.
Map of attractions in Chanthaburi