Name: Changwat Chantaburi
Area: About 6,338 km²
Inhabitants: About 500,000
Location: East Thailand
Neighboring provinces: Five (5): Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Sa Kaeo and Trat. It also borders to Cambodia.
Amphoe / Districts: Kaeng Hang Maeo, Khao Khitchakut, Khlung, Laem Sing, Makham, Mueang Chanthaburi, Na Yai Am, Pong Nam Ron, Soi Dao, Tha Mai.
Popular tourist destinations: Khao Khitchakut National Park, Khao Laem Sing Forest Park, Hat Ao Yang, Hat Laem Sadet, Hat Chao Lao, Hat Laem Sing, Wat Phlup and Wat Thong Thua.
245 kilometers east of Bangkok lie the coast province of Chantaburi or Muang Chan as the city is often called. Chantaburi River flows through its own province and along its river banks have traces of prehistoric civilizations been found. That Chantaburi is a coast province is reflected not least in the high proportion of fish and shellfish, which represents local population typical food and the restaurants menus.
The area is rich in natural resources and in addition to cultivation of fruits and crops can be found here plenty of gems and precious stones. Not far from the city, there are several calm beaches and fishing villages.
One of the population's most famous handicraft is the woven carpets which are on display at the city's markets.