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    Aquarium at Laem Sadet

    by Wann Updated Aug 18, 2005

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    front of the Aquarium

    We enjoyed at Laem Sadet beach area for a while, after that we visited aquarium where situated right across the road from beach. sorry I forgot the name hmm. Within the aquarium was very nice with many kinds of fishes where visitors can see closely. The officials there offer a good service, took all visitors a tour and gave them knowledge about all kind the fishes..

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    Kung Krabaen Bay

    by Wann Written Dec 21, 2004

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    Kung Krabaen Bay, Chanthaburi

    In the area of Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Centre, when visitors walk along trail through abundance of mangrove, at the end of walk trail visitors will see Kung Krabaen Bay, great scene of the bay and interpretative information display.

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    The Royal Development Study Centre

    by Wann Written Dec 21, 2004

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    mangrove forest

    The Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Centre located in Tha Mai District (Not so far from Chao Lao Beach), established on 28 December 1981, in the toral area 4,000 rai or 640 hectares. It intends to implement His Majesty's wish by developing methods suitable for the development needs in the coastal zone of Chanthaburi Province, where mangrove destruction, decline of coastal fish stocks and saline water intrusion into agricultural lands have caused environmental deterioration and adversely affected the way of life of the local fisherman and farmers. In side the area, there is walk trail through abundance of mangrove and some interpretative information for walkers to understand more.

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    Pliew Waterfall National Park

    by pattayaraj Written Apr 26, 2004

    A medium waterfall where always have water all the year.At the front of waterfall have a big pond where you can swimming or enjoy watching fish.

    In the area of waterfall have 2 monuments are Along-Korn Chedi ,built from laterite in 2419 B.E. as a memorize monument on vacation of King Rama V and his Queen.
    Phra Nang Rue Rom Pyramid chedi,built in
    2424 B.E. for memorize to the Queen of King Rama V who paased away from the boat accident at Ayudhaya.The chedi also housed the relic of the Queen.

    Inside the Park also located another waterfall called Klong Narai Waterfall and you can enjoy trekking and nature watching.

    The Park offered accomodation near Pliew Waterfall.

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    Red Building,a place in history.

    by pattayaraj Written Apr 26, 2004

    Built in 2436 B.E. in the same time as Khee Kai Jail.Originally,it was th location of Phikat Pajjamit Fort where built in King Rama III 's reign. When French army came ,they destroyed the fort and built the Red building as residence and office.

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    Khee Kai Jail

    by pattayaraj Written Apr 26, 2004

    Built in 2436 B.E.when French army came to attached Chanthaburi on Disputing Cause over the Left Area of Khong River. French army built this jail to imprison Thai who fighted the army.
    The jail 's just a square tower ,about 7 metres tall.Widght 4.40 metres. The Upper part used for feeding chicken and the lower part for prisoners.

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    Laem Singh Cape

    by pattayaraj Written Apr 26, 2004

    Cuase of the cape look like lying lion headed to the sea ,it came to the name Laem Singh or Singh Cape . Over the cape located 2 big fort,just only one still found named Pai Ree Pinat fort.
    On the long beach have a row pine trees where so many restaurants offered good tatse of sea food.Or just sit under pine trees for relaxation.
    I visited there at evening time, it 's not so bad for enjoy windy and seaside view.

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  • Historical buildings in Sukhapibal Rd.

    by yen_2 Updated Feb 24, 2004
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    The first Chanthaburi Rd., near the Chanthaburi River is the Sukhapibal Rd., where you can find very pretty old buildings.This road was erected during the French ruled the town. Nowadays those very pretty buildings are valued as historic places that only takes 20 min. on foot along the road.

    The photo is the doors along those roads..It's really pretty!

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  • Kung Vimans Beach's

    by yen_2 Updated Feb 24, 2004
    Along and winding road..

    Not very far from Chaolao Beach's is Had Kung Viman-Kung Kraben. I guess, it was 20 minutes drive down.

    The place is embraced with yellow sandy beaches which is another oasis. I fell inlove with the place for a while and I decided to stay for about a couple of hours just sitting in the hill. Swimming is also available but somewhere only as the beach isn't for swimming,hehehe;-) It's good for looking and refreshing..But the highlight is not the beaches but the sea-parallelled road which is the most beautiful around Eastern Region, to look at, that is! I've been wanting to watch a sunset but from here to the City proper is around an hour so, I was a bit of scared to spend the time alone..Instead, I just took alot of pictures of the neighbooring islets as you can see them from the hill!

    The pic is in the parallelled road going back..I'll definetely post some pictures in my travelogue as soon as poosible,right?;-)

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  • Chao Lao Beach

    by yen_2 Updated Feb 24, 2004
    It's not a pool, obviously;-)

    By far their popular & best beach around Chanthaburi. From local tourist to foreigners alike.

    Had Chao Lao is noted for its beautiful Beach of clean red-sand and clear water. The first look will be a plenty of resorts and accomodations ranging from 300 to thousands..There are many activities,I guess. As I've seen people in banana boats, they also have a coral looking through glassed boat. But I never found an available on so, I never tried it but it sounds interesting though. And the good thing is it's cheaper compare to Pattaya. I believe that weekends are packed with alot of crowds. But you can hardly see foreigners in Chanthaburi most are residents.

    It's only 15 min. away from the banks of that coral reef extends along the beach lenght. Travelling in Chao Lao Beach is very easy, convenient and aslo safe as I notice. I've also seen security guards. I hope they're in there 24hrs.

    The Chaolao Beach's parallelled raods leads traveller to Kung Kraben District Park but never go there. I was too busy checking out the other places around. You can see the sunrises from there if you can just what I did, you still can see the sunsets in ChaoLao Beach!

    Have Fun!

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  • Laem Sadej Beach

    by yen_2 Updated Feb 23, 2004
    Peaceful

    This beach is not really good for swimming as you can see from my picture. It's only good for refreshing while you're eating just beside the beach..Restaurants, you can finf alot in there!

    A continuing beach in Chao Lao beach for almost 10kms. distance in total. Which out of Kung Kraben Bay. It's peaceful and the sand is color golden yellow...You can sit down there for awhile..they said it's for weary sould looking for solitude! Well, we just go there for lunch!;-)

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  • Dolpin Monument

    by yen_2 Updated Feb 23, 2004
    In memory

    Actually,I didn't understand what's that for. Well, yeah..it's a monument in a fish! But when I read about it in papers, it's a Mu Dood Memorial Place. I don't mean, I know what that is but it said that Kung Kraben was once a perfect place for Dugong, or Mu Dood as called as Chanthaburi local people. Today, it's only a memory that once, Mu Dood was the Lord of Ao Kraben...Maybe the people who lives there are not the owners?

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  • WAlking path to the end..

    by yen_2 Updated Feb 23, 2004

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    Blue

    This is the route that offers a very scenic view! I find it very pretty..from that steps just go through and turn right. You can find waiting shade and you can take pictures as well. From looking there, you will notice how big is the mangrove forest. I sat there for almost 30 min. and was just gazing through. It was a very hot afternoon and was all alone. Bring your camera stand if you do go visit alone like me. It will really help! Its a bay so sunset from there will be lovely too. But wouldn't recommend to stay up late as the place around is very quiet...;-)

    As you can see in my pic, there's a big boards that has written signs but it's in Thai. You will find the same in all routes but be carefull as you will get lost if you'll forget where you started. With compas watches will help too,like I have!;-)

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  • Mangroves

    by yen_2 Updated Feb 23, 2004

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    Finding a blue skies

    Full of Charm and suitable for living-museum and eco-tourism.

    It's amazing how they maintained the mangrove forest. There are waiting shades being provided in most routes. You can sit down and drink water if you'll go there in the mid-day.It can get too hot! Provided that you should have one for you. There isn't a store, just you and the forest! It's an oasis from the urban jungle!

    When you want to go there. You can ask some locals in your hotel. most visiting places in Chanthaburi are not written in English but as usual they can't speak English that will unlike in big cities.

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  • Bridge

    by yen_2 Updated Feb 23, 2004

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    Moi=)

    This must be too far from the main entrance of the Mangrove Forest. As you walk through, you will notice this wooden bridge made for viewing the neighbooring forest. It's really pretty!

    Not only a wonderful tourist place(locals do visit too), it's a good natural school and the source of abundance that help reserving lives equally.

    Travelling to Ao Kung Kraben's mangrove forest ,thus, is the Eco-tourism type that most of the locals and the tourist industry in Chanthaburi encourage to visit travelers and to learn the nature in return,as well. The wooden bridge route starts in the south of Ao Kung Kraben and extended for 850 meter distance long pathway from the entrance. Far,ehh?;-)

    I'm sure you'll enjoy this hike and it's not just that, it's really beautiful!

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