Chaolao Cabana Resort
18/1 M.5 Chaleomburaphach, Tha Mai, Chanthaburi 22120
18/1 M.5 Chaleomburaphach, Tha Mai, Chanthaburi 22120
49/6 Moo 9, Takadngao, Tamai, Chanthaburi 22120 Thailand
085120 8333, 086406 4514
50/7 Moo.5 Hadjaolao Klongkud Taamai Chanthaburi 22120
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Paying respects to the Buddha’s footprint on the mountain peak of Khao Khitchakut in Chanthaburi An act of making a pilgrimage to the Buddha’s footprint equates to appearing before the Lord Buddha and is considered as a great meritorious deed. Consequently, thousands of people have journeyed to the peak of Khao Kitchaket, to pay reverence to the footprint of the Buddha. Khao Kitchakut national park is fertile and lush. For waterfall lovers, there are three dazzling waterfalls called Klong Chang Se, Kra-ting and Klong Kra-sue. The annual event to pay respects to the footprint of Lord Buddha has been held for a long period. According to strong religious belief, this is the best way to perform good deeds and advance perseverance and overcome difficulties. From the starting point at Phluang temple, you have to get on a 4-wheel pickup that takes you on an eight-kilometer steep route. Then, you need to walk for another 1.2 kilometers. On the mountaintop, it is possible to spot several geological phenomena related to Buddhist myths, including the stone pagoda, the stone in an upside down monk’s alms-bowl shape, the hermit cave, Indra’s motor racing tracks, as well as gigantic stones that look like a turtle or an elephant. From the breezy peak, you can easily see Chanthaburi center. If you have not been there yet, do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We guarantee you will not be disappointed. Tourists paying respects to the Buddha’s footprint on Khao Khitchakut should try some local food. For example, Cha-muang pork curry, Thai spicy stir fry with cardamom leaves, boiled domestic fowl with cardamom seeds, fish and termite mushrooms in non-coconut milk curry, coconut crabmeat chili dip, spicy papaya salad and Mon-thong durian. The ceremony to worship the footprint of Buddha is held every year, and it lasts for a couple of months between Chinese New Year and Magha Puja day (late January to March).
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is the largest church in Thailand. It is located at Chanthanimit Road on the left bank of the Chanthaburi River at M.5, Santisook Road, Tambol Chantanimit, Amphur Muang, Chantaburi. The cathedral was founded during the reign of King Rama V. It was enlarged and rebuilt four times during the nineteenth century, especially due to the immigration of Vietnamese Christians escaping from religious persecution. In 1909, it was rebuilt in its current Gothic style and is similar to the Notre Dam Cathedral in Paris. Measuring 60 meters in length by 20 meters width, the cathedral features two towers, one on each side of the building’s front elevation. The towers that soar into the sky symbolize the relationship between humans and God. If you climb to the top of the towers, you will enjoy a notable view of the town of Chanthaburi. The left tower includes a large clock that was added to the building in 1909. In 1926, three bells were installed within the same tower, the largest weighing 650 kilograms. The gables above the towers were removed in 1940 due to the Franco-Thai war (October 1940-May 1941) and then restored in 2009. The most special thing after the restoration is the wooden carved stairs, the door and the mirror image that tells the story of the saints according to the Bible. The statue of the Virgin Mary is decorated with more than 20 thousand karats of gems and 69 gold flowers. The best time to come to the church is late morning since it is not crowded and tourists will be able to see a mirror image reflected in the sunlight. Visitors are required to dress properly in entering this church. Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm.
Chanthaburi Province is a seaside city in the east, 240 kilometers off Bangkok. There are various kinds of fruits. Moreover, there are several interesting tourist attractions such as mountains, forests, waterfalls, seasides and historical sites; therefore, Chanthaburi Province is visited by tourists who love endless lists of adventure. However, the most popular tourist attraction is Chao Laow Beach because of its attractive sea, pure water and peaceful atmosphere. The tourists travel there to admire scenery and sit back under coconut trees which are in tandem with one another along the way. Walking while fresh as cool breeze blows in the area of mountain ridge, Chao Laow Beach is quite joyful and delightful.Owing to Chao Laow Beach covering non-hunting area in Koong Kraben, there is a flurry of aquatic for example; riding banana boat and diving for coral reefs. If the tourists do not want to get wet, there is a glass-bottom boat service to admire open sea and sea bed blissfully comfortable lodgings are also facilitated on the beach. The highlight of Chao Laow Beach is restaurants located along the beach. The restaurants choose fresh foods and choice ingredients for cooking at low price; for instance, shrimps, crabs, octopus, bass.For those interested in Chao Laow Beach, they can travel by two ways. The first is before arriving Chanthaburi about 30 kilometers on Sukhumvit Road. Once arriving kilometers of 301, you have to turn right along the Highway Number 3399. At Ban Moodud, you will see a T-junction and turn left. Then you will see the direction to Chao Laow Beach 3 kilometers. Secondary, if the tourists leave from Chanthaburi city, before turn right into Highway Number 3147 by using Tha Chalab Road. Having passed Nuenwong camp, you have to drive along Thamai-Aow Koong Kraben Road, at the clock tower intersection though Chanthaburi Irrigation Project converging with Highway Number 3399. Finally turn left to Chao Laow Beach for about 15 kilometers, you will arrive the beach.