The undiscovered part of the country, where you can still experience the real way of life of the Thai people.
Here you will find the best seafood in the whole of Thailand, small villages leading quiet and undisturbed life and culture not seen anywhere else.
The region is close the the coast as well, so you can stop here on your way to the paradise beach!
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I have visiting Chanthaburi, Rayong and Trat. Have a look what to do and see in these places and plan your trip.
I hope this post will be a good start for your preparations!
I went to Chanthaburi with Tourism Authority of Thailand that took me on a trip around the east (have a look at my posts about Rayong and Trat as well). We stopped there only for a day, or two, but it was enough for me to completely fall in love with the town and the province. I am now planning to go back there later on this year and hope to bring you even more information on it. But for now, I hope you will enjoy this little write up on Chanthaburi.
Thai people say that seafood in Rayong is the best. I believe that as the dishes I had there were just fantastic. Head to the seaside and order food at one of the restaurants on the coast.
Trat was an incredible experience for me. I enjoyed every single activity there and had the most wonderful time. Most of the attractions are not advertised in English yet, so it’s hard to find them, but below you will find maps and some more details on how to get there. If you’re interested in more things to do and see in the east of Thailand, have a look at my itinerary for Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat.
The east of Thailand is mostly famous for its islands. Koh Chang and Koh Samet are both here and attract thousands of tourists every year. Most of the people only stop on the way to take a ferry and never think of exploring the nearby regions not knowing much about it and considering it uninteresting. It’s a great shame as they are magical, genuinely local, without loud bars and overpriced services. It is where you should go if you’re looking for an off the beaten path destination in Thailand.