Classic Thailand community from ancient time usually situates along the river with temple as a heart of each community.
This is an ancient town that age more that 100 years. It's my home town, Chanthaburi. It was not so easy to get this view because there were a few angry dogs readily for hurt you. Moreover, there was no available ground for set my camera steadily. I had to set my tripods on unstable and steep river bank and waited for long time to get first light illuminating the golden pagoda.
Chanthaburi, my hometown, is about 250 kilometers south-east of Bangkok.Its nickname is "Muang Chant" and it is famous for gem trade and many delicious tropical fruits. It is also rich in natural resources with beautiful beaches, waterfalls, coral reefs and mountain tops.
Chanthaburi River is the main vessels and this is the oldest part of the city, Chanthaburi riverfront that has been populated by oversea Chinese and Vietnamese for more than 100 years ago. There is classic Thai temple on the hill above the old town.