The Emblem of Chanthaburi

Introduction
     Chanthaburi,   commonly   called  Muang  Chan,  is  another  major  eastern seaside  province  which has,  played  an  important  role  in  the history of the nation   both   before   and   during  the  Rattanakosin  (Bangkok)  Period.  It  is wealthy   and  rich  in  natural  resources.  Particularly  gemsin  addition  to  the plentiful  field  of  tropical  fruits  including Rambutan, Durian, Mangosteen and Langsad.  Products  from  the  seas are also extensive. It is also blessed with natural beauties and attractions equal to any sister provinces.
     Chanthaburi is about 245 kilometers from Bangkok and 110 kilometers from Rayong.

Climate
     The  climate  is tropical. Generally warm and humid with abundant rainfall of average 6 months. Average temperature is around 28.13? c. The best months are November through February.

How to get there
By Car
     1. Bangkok-Chonburi-Pattaya-Ban Chang-Rayong- Chanthaburi (Sukhumvit No.3) 291 kms.
     2. Bangkok-Chonburi-Sriracha-Rayong- Chanthaburi (Highway No.36) 254 kms.
     3. Bangkok-Chonburi-Klaeng- Chanthaburi (Highway No.344) 245 kms.

By Bus
     -  Bangkok-Chanthaburi ( Ekamai Bus Terminal)
     Both  air  and  non  air-conditioned  buses  leave  from  the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) The rare  non  air-conditioned  buses  cost  93  baht.  Air-conditioned  bused leave every hour, starting from 05.00-24.00 hrs. The fare is 130 baht (Tel. 02-3912504, 3918097)

     -  Bangkok-Chanthaburi ( Morchit Bus Terminal )
     Air  conditioned  buses  from  Morchit  Bus  Terminal  leave  Bangkok  at  07.30 a.m., 08.30 a.m., 02.30 p.m.  and  05.30 p.m.,  and from Chanthaburi at 09.00 a.m. and 03.45 p.m. One way fare is 135 baht. The trip takes about 3.10 hours.

    -  Local Transport
     1. Chanthaburi-Makham-Ban  Ang  21 kms. Leave from Sui Siriphan Market,          Starting from 07.00-16.00 hrs. Fare is 5-20 baht
     2. Chanthaburi-Nong  Bua  12 kms. Leave from Sui Siriphan Market, Starting           from 06.00-18.00 hrs. Fare is 7 baht
     3. Chanthaburi-Nong Sim  30 kms.  Leave  from  Nam  Phu  Market,  Starting           from 07.00-18.00 hrs. Fare is 7 baht
     4. Chanthaburi-Patong  70 kms.  Leave  from Kasemsarn Bowl, Starting from           05.00-19.00 hrs. Fare is 20 baht
     5. Chanthaburi-Tha  Chalab  12 kms.  Leave  from Nam Phu Market, Starting           from 06.00-18.00 hrs. Fare is 10 baht