Chanthaburi thailand

Most tourists catch a glimpse of Chanthaburi, the City of the Moon, from a bus while heading to Ko Chang or another island in the eastern Gulf.

But leave the bus and you'll find a city with a diverse cultural heritage and late 19th century architecture along the Chanthaburi River.

In the Chanthaboon old town you’ll see the elaborate heritage houses still in use as residences, shops, hotels and eateries. Many of the houses show the delicate design influences of the Chinese settlers and French colonialists who ruled Chanthaburi province from 1893 to 1905.

Family-friendly cities

Urban culture for families and kids

Bangkok, home to about 11 million people—up to 20 million if you include the entire metro area—is one of Asia’s grandest megacities. The unofficial northern capital of Chiang Mai, and the smaller cities of Ubon Ratchathani, Chanthaburi and Nakhon Si Thammarat can’t compete with Bangkok in terms of size, but they have their own attractions and are well worth visiting. Here's a rundown on Thailand's best family-friendly cities, and what to do there...read more

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