Chanthaburi is located some 130 miles (209 kilometers) from Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, and about 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Pattaya.
Try not to limit yourself to Chanthaburi; this region has been blessed with a wealth of natural and man-made attractions waiting to be explored. Thap Sai, is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest, while Bai Lan is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast.
Around 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the west of Chanthaburi is Rayong, a regional center which is home to Sopha Arboretum, Suan Son Beach and Wat Pa Pradu. Ensure you don't return to Chanthaburi until you've spent a little time at Rayong's Rayong Aquarium, Mae Rumphung Beach and Laem Mae Phim Beach.
Trying local food is one of the keys to getting to know about an area. So head to some of Chanthaburi 's cafés and restaurants. Order some of the popular local dishes, for example guay deow puu (rice noodles with crab) and guay deow moo liang (pork noodle soup). Visitors who don't consume alcoholic beverages will want to sample East Coast Thailand, a beloved drink in Chanthaburi.
When the time comes to finish up and say "Laa gòn ná", you'll be loaded with happy memories to keep forever.