Pure + Natural Attractions of Chantaburi, Thailand | เที่ยว กิน ชมธรรมชาติ จันทบุรี

Above: This video highlights Chantaburi’s beautiful nature, captured during our recent ‘Pure Nature’ trip to Chantaburi with the TAT.  So we were in Chantaburi in September. Which, as everyone might have already taken note, was an offseason for this tropical fruit haven. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is now promoting ‘second-tier’ provinces, trying to boost awareness for the smaller, on-the-fringe destinations. Among them is Chantaburi – a seaside town on the East Coast, about 3-hour drive from Bangkok. So what would you do when the famous fruits are not available? You might want to hit the waterfalls...

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The Black Durian of Chantaburi | ทุเรียนดำ ของดีของจันทบุรี คืออะไรกัน??

Above: This is not your everyday durian, but the rare and much-coveted ‘black durian’ that fruit orchardists usually keep for themselves and exclusively share with their loved ones. View this post on Instagram The story of the much-coveted black durian of Chantaburi is now on my blog. Link via bio. #durian #thailand #chantaburi #JoyfulChanthaburi #LocalStrength #Thailand #amazinggolocal #GolocalChanthaburi #สุขทุกวันที่จันทบุรี #Creativetourism A post shared by ohhappybear (@ohhappybear) on Sep 10, 2018 at 2:40am PDT The secret is out! Black durians –...

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The Different Sides of Thailand In “One Night Stay with Locals” | โปรแกรม โฮมสเตย์ ทั่วไทย

Above: Dinner at Ban Sam Chong Nuea community in Phang Nga, south of Thailand. Above: Be at one with waters at Pa Tew Community (Bang Son) in Chumphon. Localism is on the rise as evidently in latest get-to-know local program by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Their newly-launched ‘One Night Stay with Locals’ is packed with 13 new programs that spread from North to South and everything in between. Choose from small villages in Phang Nga or Chumphon if you fancy the sea. Or pick one of the communities in Lampang or Chiang Rai if you want to explore the northern terrains. The new website ‘One Night Stay with Locals’ catalogs key features...

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The Fountain Market of Chantaburi | ตลาดน้ำพุ จันทบุรี

A town’s market is always a great place to start exploring local foods. In the case of Chantaburi, their main fresh market – ‘Talad Nam Pu’ – is the main draw. Named after a fountain erected as a roundabout in the middle of the entrance plaza, Talad Nam Pu is bursting with fresh produce, cooked food and Chantaburi’s famous ingredients twice a day: early morning from dawn or about 5am until about 9am and again in the evening from perhaps 4.30pm onwards. I guess the fountain is also the makeshift clock for the market hours, too. When the market is on, the fountain is flowing. It was off when we came back out in the...

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Chicken Mussamun Curry with Durian.

Durian Massaman at Chantorn Potchana in Chantaburi, Thailand

A durian by itself is already something. But in Chantaburi – as Thailand’s tropical fruit haven – they are ahead of the curb. Instead of just showcasing their abundance ‘king of fruits’ in fresh and preserved forms as much-expected, they make a good, salacious curry out of it. Chantorn Potchana ร้านจันทร โภชนา is a long-standing restaurant in Chantaburi town. This is a place where one can enjoy Chantaburi’s fruits in savoury forms. One of the most popular items on their menu is massaman curry with young durian (pictured). Massaman is a Muslim curry that we Thais adopted into our...

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