Fodor's Expert Review Gem Market
Chanthaburi Market/Bazaar Free
Chanthaburi's gem mines are mostly closed, but the Gem Market, which still operates in the center of town, attracts traders. You can often see them sorting through rubies and sapphires and making deals worth hundreds of thousands of baht. The market, an assortment of tables and stalls, takes place on Friday and Saturday along Sichan Road and various alleys off and near it.