Although Chanthaburi is known as the center for trading all kinds of gems, the province also possesses natural beauty like no other. Its geographical landscape and natural factors make the province suitable for growing a wide variety of fruits like durian, mangosteen, and rambutan. However, it does not stop there as Chanthaburi is filled with ancient temples, museums, and artifacts, which is perfect for those who want to learn more about Thailand’s history and culture. It also has luscious mountains, dense forests, babbling waterfalls, and picturesque beaches for those who seek adventures.
Ao Kung Kraben may look like a normal mangrove at first sight, however, it is actually a Royal educational center that focuses on conserving mangroves and helping all kinds of wildlife that lives there. You can watch a 30 to 45 minute demonstration on how these animals are cared for, and you can buy food to feed the fish in the pond as well.
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Khao Khitchakut may be the most well known national park in the area. Thai’s and foreigners travel there to trek up a mountain to see the famous temple that is said to have Buddha’s footsteps on the ground. The top of the hill is incredibly special as it is possibly where the ideas of Buddhism started.