Chanthaburi is 245 km from Bangkok and covers an area of 6,338 km2.
It is famous for tropical fruits & gems. It is rich with lush forests and scenic waterfalls.
Quiet fishing villages & peaceful sand swept beaches can be found here.
Nam Tok Phliu National Park
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Once a prehistoric habitation area, a number of stone tools and artifacts from the Neolithic Age were discovered during surveys at several archaeological sites in Chanthaburi. Chong was the first Mon Khmer hunting gathering community to have settled in the eastern forests in what are now Chanthaburi, Trat and Rayong provinces in ca. the 13th century A.D. The first settlement in Chanthaburi was near Khao Sa Bap. The forest area, especially on the boundary between Chanthaburi and Trat, was abundant in herbs and forest products.