One of the most photographed spots in the seaside town of Chanthaburi is the pink stone beach where a good portion of the beach is literally stacked with pink stones. These pink stones, as we found out, are actually arkosic sandstone with the pink hues caused by iron oxidization. And that is enough of natural wonder to attract a massive amount of people. The Pink Rock beach is located within the area of Kung Krabaen Wildlife Reserve. From this sweet-toned rock beach, one can spot many of Chanthaburi’s faraway islands. The best time to visit is late afternoon when the sun makes a perfect angle to catch the golden shimmering lights.
Attractions near Chanthaburi
Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Centre
A royal development study centre that focuses on sustainable fishing and aquafarming. Highlights include a network of long trails in and out of the rich mangrove forests.
Chanthaboon Riverside Community
A historic site of Chanthaburi and still a living museum, this old community was settled since the early Rattanakosin era, with the influx of the Chinese and Vietnamese immigrants. Highlights include beautifully restored wooden row houses and amazing food stalls.
Noen Nangphaya Viewpoint
Known for being a part of the notably lengthy Eastern seaside highway of Thailand, Noen Nangphaya that winds up a small hill along the beach is an elevated viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of the entire area.