Chanthaburi (Thai: จันทบุรี) is a town (thesaban mueang) in the east of Thailand, on the banks of the Chanthaburi River. It is the capital of the Chanthaburi Province and the Mueang Chanthaburi district. The town covers the two tambons Talat and Wat Mai of Mueang Chanthaburi district. As of 2005, the town has a population of 27,602. The town figures in the legacy of King Taksin. In 1981 the Thai cabinet passed a resolution to bestow on him the honorary title of the Great; the Bank of Thailand issued the 12th Series of banknotes, called The Great Series. The monument of King Taksin the Great in the town's Tungnachaey recreational park appears on the back of the 20-Baht note issued December 28, 1981, the 214th anniversary of his coronation. Wikipedia
Chanthaburi in Thailand awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Chanthaburi. When planning a trip to Chanthaburi, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Pattaya. Attractions in Pattaya include Walking Street, Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens, The Sanctuary Of Truth. Also, to reach Chanthaburi, you'll have to take a flight to Pattaya; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Chanthaburi can generally be of 1-2 days.
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