Food & Drink, News&Events

Vegetarian Festival – Sri Chan Road

One of the most popular places in Amphoe Muang, Chanthaburi where you can find "Jay" food is on Sri Chan Road. You can find many food stalls selling various kinds of "Jay" food drinks and desserts along the road, starting from "Tang Eng" junction.  Some dishes, you can't imagine that they're "Jay". There're rice, curry,… Continue reading Vegetarian Festival – Sri Chan Road

Food & Drink, News&Events

Vegetarian Festival

Vegetarian Festival or "Jay" festival is a colorful event held during the ninth lunar month of  the Chinese calendar. This year, the Vegetarian Festival, or the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, will be held from 8 to 17, October. Eating "Jay" during this festival is stricter than a vegan diet. Meat, eggs, dairy products and sharp-tasting… Continue reading Vegetarian Festival

Food & Drink

Ban Namprik Kaosauy

Namprik or chili dip is one of the common traditional Thai dish. Ingredients can be varied from place to place. We usually eat Namprik with Kaosauy or cooked rice and fresh vegetables. Ban Namprik Kaosauy is a local restaurant that serves variety of Namprik recipes. All dishes are served on banana leaf plates and decorated… Continue reading Ban Namprik Kaosauy

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Chaloem Prakiet H.M. the King’s 72th Anniversary Aquarium

Chaloem Prakiet H.M. the King's 72th Anniversary Aquarium is situated in the Development Study Center, Khung Kraben bay, Laem Sadet Beach, Amphoe Tha Mai. The Development Study Center is initiated by King Rama IX to showcase of various marine animal species collected by Fishery Department. This small-scale aquarium has 36 fish tanks and a tunnel… Continue reading Chaloem Prakiet H.M. the King’s 72th Anniversary Aquarium


Celebrating Christmas at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Chanthaburi is home to a large Christian community as their ancestors were coming from Vietnam in several waves: The first one was about 200 years ago when Vietnamese Catholics were trying to escape the religious persecutions of the Vietnamese emperors. The second was during the French colonial times when Vietnamese people came to settle in… Continue reading Celebrating Christmas at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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Toob Moh Market

Toob Moh Market is a small but charming market, located in Phlap Temple, Tambol Bang Kacha, Amphoe Muang Chanthaburi. Phlap Temble is presumed as the location where King Taksin the Great and his troop rested before taking over Chanthaburi.  He ordered the troop to empty all of the food and destroy all of the kitchenettes.… Continue reading Toob Moh Market


Fruit Season

Chanthaburi is the city which is appropriate for growing fruits especially durian, king of fruits, and mangosteen, queen of fruits. May to July is the season of durian, mangosteen, rambutan, salacca and langsat. There are many fruit farms where you can learn more about fruit farming and taste fresh fruits in the farm. I've translated… Continue reading Fruit Season

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Gemstone Mining at Khao Phloi Waen

Chanthaburi is known as a province of precious gems trade.  Although the mountains around Chanthaburi were once filled with precious stones, most of the gems trading in the gems market here today are imported from other parts of Asia and the world. The last remaining mine in the area is Khao Phloi Waen, 6km from Chanthaburi city… Continue reading Gemstone Mining at Khao Phloi Waen

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Nong Bua Thai Dessert Market

Nong Bua Thai Dessert Market is about 10 km. from Amphoe Muang. If you love street food and to see local community, I would suggest you to come here. About 100 years ago, Noung Bua was a fisherman village. Nong Bua market was a place where villagers came to sell and buy fish. Nowadays, Nong… Continue reading Nong Bua Thai Dessert Market

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Kung Kraben Bay Royal Development Study Center

Kung Kraben Bay Royal Development Study Center is a place worth visiting when you come to Amphoe Tha Mai. It's located on Laem Sadet Beach and is only 3 km. from the dugon roundabout of Chao Lao beach. Kraben in Thai means a stingray. The name "Kung Kraben" came from the shape of the bay that… Continue reading Kung Kraben Bay Royal Development Study Center