Back to the Good Old Days, Chantaboon, Chanthaburi (1D)

Chantaboon Waterfront Community,Chanthaburi,Thailand

With the cooperation of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), memorable trips of the King’s Wisdom for Sustainable Tourism Project were presented. Chantaboon Waterfront Community is a historic town located by the banks of Chanthaburi River. Learn the story of Klong Phakdi Rampai Floodgate, King Rama IX's initiative project for flood prevention. Visit the gemstone market and Baan Luang Rajamaitri Historic Inn.

Inclusion
  • One day activities
  • One meal
  • VIP van (9 seats)
  • Transportation provided in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT 7%
What to expect
  • Enjoy the must-try pastries and sweets of Chanthaburi
  • Enroll in jewelry-making crash course
  • Educate yourself about the cultural heritage conservation of Chanthaboon riverfront community from the locals' experience and effort
USD per guest

6.00 a.m. Meet at Shell Station, BTS Udomsuk and leave for Chanthaburi. 10.00 a.m. Arrive at Klong Phakdi Rampai Floodgate. Meet the Director of Chantaburi Provincial Irrigation Office who will tell us about King Rama IX’s vision for flood prevention and the success of the Klong Phakdi Rampai. 11.00 a.m. Have lunch at Chanthorn Restaurant, an old restaurant famous for its local dishes such as Thai pork curry with Garcinia Cowa leaves, chicken massaman curry with durian and mangosteen salad.

12.00 p.m. Arrive at the gemstone market. Enjoy shopping for gemstones especially Chanthaburi Yellow Sapphire, one of the most famous gems in the international gemstone market. See how sellers and buyers do their gem business here. Enjoy shopping for gemstones at the gemstone market. Chantaburi is very famous for yellow sapphire. Walk to Auntie Tai’s shop, the best place for yummy Thai madeleine to try making one yourself. Visit Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in Thailand. 1.00 p.m. Go the Old Town Chantaboon Waterfront Learning Centre to learn the history of this old riverine community. After visiting the exhibition inside, let’s try a famous local snack. 2.00 p.m. Visit the house no. 119, an old gemstone shop to learn how to cut gemstones. Try cutting a gemstone yourself and take it home as your souvenir! 3.00 p.m. Visit Baan Luang Rajamaitri Historic Inn, a 150-year old heritage house renovated into a hotel with old architectures preserved. 4.00 p.m. Go to Bangkok.

Increased Demand for Historical & Cultural Exhibits

With the contribution of income and standard of living via tourism, the community of Chanthaboon riverfront realizes the importance of their historical buildings and architectures; hence these are their tourist attractions. The community has later successfully established a new social enterprise business, "Baan Luang Rajamaitri Historic Inn", a balance point between historical architecture preservation and contemporary hospitality service.

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