Chao Lao and Leam Sadet are clearly the longest and nicest beaches
in the province, together stretching over 8 kilometers, below is
a small map of Chao Lao and Laem Sadet. The beach slopes very gently
and is therefore ideal for children, the water is clean and clear
during the season (Nov. - Mar.). Khung Wiman is about 11 Kilometers
to the west of Chao Lao and the smallest beach out of the three
and, unfortunately, the only one with some tricky underwater currents.
But Khung Wiman is also far more peaceful then Laem Sing and Chao
Lao, ideal for people who want to relax. The exception, on all three
beaches, are the weekends, when Thai's from the region, Bangkok
and the north come to Chanthaburi for their weekend holidays at
the beaches here.
How to reach Chanthaburi
- Travel by bus: There are buses from Bangkok to Chanthaburi city,
practically every hour, the trip by bus takes about 4-5 hours,
a ticket costs about ß 210.00 per person.
- Travel by Taxi: About three hours and the prices vary between
ß 2,500.00 and ß 3,500.00.
- Travel by minibus: We, TAF, offer a minibus service from Bangkok
to Chanthaburi, the trip takes about three hours and costs ß
4800.00 , one way, for up to eight persons.
November - March (Winter), comfortable temperatures, almost no
rain. April - June (Summer), very hot, therefore the occasional
thunder storm. July - October, the rainy season, almost daily rain
but seldom all day long, comfortable temperatures.