commonly called Muang Chan, is another major eastern seaside
province which has, played an important role in the history of the
nation both before and during the Rattanakosin (Bangkok) Period. It
is wealthy and rich in natural resources. Particularly gemsin
addition to the plentiful field of tropical fruits including
Rambutan, Durian, Mangosteen and Langsad. Products from the seas are
also extensive. It is also blessed with natural beauties and
attractions equal to any sister provinces. Chanthaburi is about 245
kilometers from Bangkok and 110 kilometers from Rayong.
Chang-Rayong- Chanthaburi (Sukhumvit No.3) 291 kms.
Chanthaburi (Highway No.36) 254 kms.
Chanthaburi (Highway No.344) 245 kms.
Bangkok-Chanthaburi ( Ekamai Bus Terminal)
Both air and non air-conditioned buses leave from the Eastern Bus
Terminal (Ekamai) The rare non air-conditioned buses cost 93 Baht.
Air-conditioned bused leave every hour, starting from 05.00-24.00
hrs. The fare is 130 Baht (Tel. 02-3912504, 3918097)
Bangkok-Chanthaburi ( Morchit Bus
Air conditioned buses from Morchit Bus Terminal leave Bangkok at
07.30 a.m., 08.30 a.m., 02.30 p.m. and 05.30 p.m., and from
Chanthaburi at 09.00 a.m. and 03.45 p.m. One way fare is 135 Baht.
The trip takes about 3.10 hours.
- Chanthaburi-Makham-Ban Ang 21 kms.
Leave from Sui Siriphan Market, Starting from 07.00-16.00 hrs.
Fare is 5-20 Baht
- Chanthaburi-Nong Bua 12 kms. Leave
from Sui Siriphan Market, Starting from 06.00-18.00 hrs. Fare is 7
- Chanthaburi-Nong Sim 30 kms. Leave
from Nam Phu Market, Starting from 07.00-18.00 hrs. Fare is 7 Baht
- Chanthaburi-Patong 70 kms. Leave
from Kasemsarn Bowl, Starting from 05.00-19.00 hrs. Fare is 20
- Chanthaburi-Tha Chalab 12 kms.
Leave from Nam Phu Market, Starting from 06.00-18.00 hrs. Fare is
Festivals & Events
This annual fair is held in the provincial capital, usually during
the middle of May, to celebrate the abundance of such local fruits
as rambutan, durian, mangosteen and zalacca, then at their peak of
succulent ripeness. Besides stalls selling the produce of
surrounding orchard, there are cultural show and exhibitions of
Chak Phra Bat
This is another traditional event which is held during the
Songkran Festival in April at Wat Taphon Yai in Khlung district. A
fair established more than a century ago, it involves paying
respects to the elderly by sprinkling scented water over their
hands, and the exciting tug of war by carts.