Visit the city of fruits and
fresh seafood that you can
enjoy to your heart’s content.
Head for Chanthaburi early in the morning, so you’re there just in time to have lunch at Khrua Lung Choei, the famous restaurant of the province, well-known for dishes seasoned with local spices. After lunch, go pay homage to City Pillar Shrine and King Taksin Shrine for good fortune as well as to commemorate King Taksin’s divine grace.
Then, learn how to weave Chanthabun mat at Reed Mat Weaving Center of Ban Samet Ngam at Nong Bua District, where you can also shop for local products.
Don’t miss dinner at Chanthorn Restaurant, famous for its fruit-based recipes like mangosteen spicy salad and many more.
Get up early for fresh air and go to Chanthaburi Fresh Market to buy some dried and fresh ingredients such as shrimp paste, black pepper, and white pepper.
Grab lunch at Moo Liang Noodle Phraya Trang, famous for its smooth sen chan noodles and unique soup seasoned with spices and herbs.
Next, cross to Khlung District and taste the signature dish at Nai Lek Fried Mussels.
Take a long-tail boat and cruise along the river to Ban Thasorn where you can watch brahminy kites fly across the sky and elegantly hover down to take their food. Then, have dinner at Soft-shell Crab Farm, where you can sample its deep fried soft-shell crabs.
Visit The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a gothic style cathedral with stunning stained glasses telling story of catholic saints.
In the afternoon visit fruit orchards of Chan City at KP Garden where a variety of seasonal fruits are waiting to be tasted such as durian, mangosteen, longan, sala and santol. The best season to visit is during May-July where most fruits are at their best. Durian is at its most fruitful in May. July is great for longan lovers.