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Smile Thailand Ep.11 | Chanthaburi, Ancient Sea of the East

"Chanthaburi" is a province on the east coast of Thailand far beyond Pattaya city which is the place where nature is well preserve, rich with many kinds of fruit farms, gem mines and interesting architecture. And this is the place we're going to check in together today so pack your bag, grab your Thai Snack Online and follow me ..

Chanthaburi Thailand Eastern Sea

We'll start our journey from Suvarnabhumi international airport and drive for another 2.5 hours to the first checkpoint at the entry of all attractions at the dolphin circle. There are several rest area along the way for you to refresh as well as foods and many more so keep enjoying :) Also, if you're looking for car rentals, there are several providers at the airport though we highly recommend to reserve in advance especially during high season. Here's example of car rental service with reasonable price for locals:

Google Maps from BKK airport to Chanthaburi:

From airport to Chanthaburi

All right then, now grab your bags, pack your snacks, turn on GPS, click "view location" to get your google map location and off we go!

Entrée - Crispy Fried Pork Rinds

Mala Hua-Ron - Potato Chips BBQ

Ooh .. the Spice of Thai

1. Viva Foresta Farm (view location)

A very cute first and only farm in Chanthaburi includes more than 20 kinds of animals with over 300 living cuties. Saying their names .. Sheep, Llama, Sulcata tortoise, Pony, Donkey, Goat, Pig, Netherland dwarf rabbit, Holland lop rabbit, Flemish giant rabbit, Hedgehog, Ferret, White indian peacock, Spotted deer, Rusa deer, Sika deer, Wood duck, Geese, White swan, Black swan, Carp fish, Emu, Conure birds and much more. You can walk and feed them directly in the farm. There's also a lot of place for photo shooting such as the giant windmill and refreshments at cafe ready to serve your day.

Open hours : 09:00-18:00 hrs everyday

Entrance fee : 70 THB for adults and free for kids (shorter than 110 cm)

2. Noen Nangphaya Viewpoint (view location)

A long lasting curves road between the hills, ocean and you. It's considered the best viewpoint along the road of Chanthaburi province.

Open hours : Anytime you like

Entrance fee : Free

3. Kung Krabaen Bay Aquarium (view location)

A mini aquarium established for study of a sea life at the Kung Krabaen Bay including many rare species and the walking tunnel that you can take photos just right to your favorite fish.

Open hours : 08:30-16:30 hrs

Entrance fee : Free

4. Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center (view location)

A 2 kilometers wooden walkway to study the path of nature at Kung Krabaen Bay along the coast of Chanthaburi. The path includes many viewpoints hanging bridges over the river for you to seek one of your own adventure.

Open hours : 06:30-18:30 hrs

Entrance fee : Free

5. Phairi Phinat Fort (view location)

An old sea fort with over 200 years old on the top of Laem Singha hill at the estuary of Chanthaburi to prevent any invaders through sea shore which is being used along with Phikat Kasuek Fort which later being moved inside the French-occupied Chanthaburi Administrative Center. Later after the French has returned this piece of land back in 1893, the locals has built the Independence Pagoda with the shape of a giant bell as a symbol of freedom.

Open hours : Anytime you like

Entrance fee : Free

6. Oasis Sea World (view location)

A place for family gathering with a highlight dolphin show including football match, jumping over the rings, sea racing and more which you'll be amazed with how cute a dolphin can be up close. You can also feed the dolphin directly and study their life cycle all here and only at Oasis Sea World, Chanthaburi.

Open hours : Only Fri, Sat & Sun during 09:00-17:00 hrs

Entrance fee : 90 THB for adults and 50 THB for kids

7. Namtok Phlio National Park (view location)

A definite place to check in before you marked Chanthaburi as visited place. A 3 layered waterfall filled with water through out the year. In the middle of this peaceful nature, you'll find yourself in the middle of a lake surrounded by lots of fish that you can enjoy swimming and selfie together.

Open hours : 08:00-17:00 hrs

Entrance fee : 40 THB per person

8. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (view location)

An old catholic church which is considered as a landmark of Chanthaburi city area shining with the arts of gothic. Decorated with colorful stained glasses inside telling stories of many saints of the christ opens for tourists to visit inside (proper dress must be worn).

Open hours : 06:00-19:00 hrs

Entrance fee : Free

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