For over 10 years, Gem Road (Sri Chan Road) has been drawing merchants from all over the world to bargain for gemstones on Friday and during the weekends. The precious stones at the weekend gem market come from both Thailand and other countries. Even if you aren’t going to buy them, it’s fun to observe the bustling scene as gem dealers and experts move from table to table in search of the most valuable ones. Also situated in the area is Chanthaburi Gem and Jewellery Center. This centre is the biggest one of its kind in Asia and you can learn more about the local gem industry through a 3D exhibition as well as watch the gem experts at work.