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    Phliu National Park

    by Wann Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    This is a famous National Park of Chanthaburi as it just less than 20 kms drive from town, so everytimes I visit here, never can feel it much as National Park, always too many visitors in any trails. Phliu National Park was established in 1975, within the area of 42,000 acre forestland. There are numerous species of wild plants and fruits in perfusion. Pliuw National Park covers areas in many districts of Chanthaburi province which are Mueang, Laemsing, Khlung and Makham districts. The area is full of forest and high mountains where are the source of strems and rivers. It is a good place for study and relaxation.

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    Phliu Waterfall

    by Wann Updated Nov 13, 2006

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    Phliu Waterfall located in Phliu National Park. To get to the waterfall, there is a trail walk through the National Park, the scene along the trail is very natural and beautiful. The 3-level Phliu waterfall features a basin of cool, clear water for splashing around and plenty of fish make the flowing streams their home. The waterfall is very popular for local people and visitors from the other provinces nearby Chanthaburi.

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    The Dolphins Show

    by Wann Updated Nov 17, 2006

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    The dolphins show at Oasis Seaworld was so wonderful and made all visitors felt so exciting. They are really professional. We saw Dolphin show very close. About dolphins, they said, are mainly accidentally caught in fisherman’s nets in the Gulf of Thailand. There are five shows daily. It is worth to go there. Don’t miss it if you visit Chanthaburi.

    dolphin show at Oasis Seaworld dolphin show at Oasis Seaworld

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    Play With Fishes

    by Wann Updated Aug 31, 2005

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    Plenty of fishes in the water at Phliu Waterfall, visitors can swim there and touch them. Great experience ! Mainly they have been waiting for people to feed them food (some kind of vegetable), there are some stalls sell the food for feeding the fishes, front of the area before get in the way to walk to waterfall,

    Play With Fishes At Phliu Waterfall you can swim with them around
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    Oasis Sea World - You can swim with dolphins

    by Wann Updated Nov 17, 2006

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    We visited Oasis seaworld. The Place is far from Bangkok about 216 Km., and far from the town of Chanthaburi about 19 km. We spent time a while drive finding the place, easy to get lost as we had to drive off main road to small narrow road through rural area. It is in Laemsing district. We took a walk tour the area inside, great view of the water beside the area. We had lunch at restaurant there in the raft. There are many pools with dolphins that some visitors can swim with dolphins, they allow only 10 person each round and they show how to train dolphins to be on show in high of ability.and let visitor try. It costs 400 Baht / person to swim with dolphins.

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    Chao Lao Beach, our favorite beach

    by Wann Updated Nov 17, 2006

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    Sand beach with warm sunshine, surrounded by mountainside views,..

    I visited this beach many times in my vacation with family. This is a beach in my dream, clean, nice beach in good atmosphere, mainly Thais go there for family vacation.

    There are many nice resorts along beach, mainly run by locals, they have cooperation about to keep beach clean and stay in good and natural environment, I could see them walk around in the morning and pick the garbage in the area so.. no wander why the beach is so clean. There are many local seafood restaurants by beach where we sat for great cheap seafood with a seaview.

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    Krathing Waterfall (..Bull Waterfall?..)

    by Wann Updated Oct 17, 2006

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    I dont know how this name came from but Krating means Bull !! Krating waterfall or Nam Tok Krathing is one of many beautiful waterfalls in Chanthaburi. The fall is just about in the area of Khao Khitchakut National Park. There are clear ponds where swimming is possible and there are 13 levels of the fall with nature trails cutting though all level. This fall looked beautiful from the distance , we saw the top level from distance, it nearly at the top of mountain, not much water at the few first levels. When we got there it's just quiet!!! the fall was just belong to us, no one there. We tried to climb up 13 levels, thats the intention but well I reached only 2 levels next time will be more.

    Krathing Waterfall, Chanthaburi Krathing Waterfall, Chanthaburi
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    Khao Khitchakut National Park

    by Wann Updated Oct 17, 2006

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    I made a day trip drive from the town of Chanthaburi to Khao Khitchakut National Park. It's such a great view along the way around 30 kms. The national park covers a rich verdant forestland of some 58 square kilometers where many herbal plants are found, also rich in wildlife. We was be able to see the Khitchakut mountain in the distance before reach the national park. You can camping there but we only made a day visit. There is some accommodations, hourses, provided, all the houses look nice in forest area surrounding with mountain and small lake. (must make advance booking at the Forestry Department in Bangkok ) see some more photos at my travelogue.

    Khao Khitchakut National Park
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  • National Museum in Chanthaburi

    by yen_2 Updated Feb 23, 2004

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    As you enter the Museum you can fully see this kois. It's really pretty.

    The National Museum houses the Maritime equipments they have and some other histories regarding the barge that varies for centuries. I was very disappointed as I was hoping to tase pictures of the four-handle clay pots that was being recovered in a ship wreck but photo taking in the museum is not allowed and has a strict implementations in it.Well, I've seen alot in there and the maniature fortress and how their ancient ancestors fought the Vietnamese during the invading.

    If you don't like history you'll find the place boring..;-)

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    Kung Krabaen Bay

    by Wann Written Dec 21, 2004

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    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.

    Kung Krabaen Bay, Chanthaburi
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    Boat trip to see shallow coral reef

    by Wann Updated Nov 17, 2006

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    We stayed on Chao Lao beach. Many sea activities provided there. We took a crystallized bottom boat ride off shore around 2 kms to see shallow coral reef through the bottom of the boat. The coral reef was not look spectacular like in Southern Thailand but it's great trip, just being among blue sea blue sky and sightseeing around the beautiful area. The snokling can be done. It took around one hour for a trip, we also asked for a ride to see fishermans activities at the fish pier nearby. The trip cost 800 Baht for one boat.

    what we saw through the bottome of the boat crystallized bottom boat ride, Chao Lao beach
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    Pliew Waterfall

    by Pat_Bangkok Written Oct 24, 2007

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    This Waterfall is beautiful with clear water flows between the rocks
    before falling into the green pool below, which is suitable for swimming. While swimming,
    you will be sharing the water with hundreds of Tor Soro Carp. They’re Friendly.

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    Dolphin Show

    by Pat_Bangkok Updated Oct 25, 2007

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    Oasis Sea World in Paknam Laemsing, Chantaburi. What i like is ofcause lovely dolphin but i don't like the water look dirty, i plan to swim with dolphin but i change my mind because of the water. They said the water environment is good for dolphins but i still not impress with the color. This place operate by local people they start a show many years ago and took dolphin which injured from fisherman, healing and training for show.

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    Wax sculptures at Wat Khao Sukim

    by Pat_Bangkok Updated Oct 25, 2007

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    Wat Khao Sukim is a forest temple and a museum . There are cable cart to the top of the temple. You can find a large collection of religious items and valuable antiques donated by the public. On display are wax sculptures of over twenty Buddhist monks highly revered by the public in Thailand. In the temples newly built Ubosot (ceremonial hall), mural painting created by Chakrabhand Posayakrit, National Thai Artist in Painting of the year 2000, can be appreciated.

    There are no entrance fee but I suggest to donate some money for temple expenses. For woman please do not wear a short skirt. They allow to take a picture but do not touch the items.

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    The Royal Development Study Centre

    by Wann Written Dec 21, 2004

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    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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