Chong Cultural Center
Chong Cultural Centre, located at Mu 4, Tambon Khlong Phlu, is a cultural centre of indigenous groups. There is no evidence showing where the ethnic group migrated from, but they have their own culture, lifestyle, and language that differs from other tribes in Thailand. According to the chronological record of Chanthaburi, it was said that referring to the Gazetteer of the Fine Arts Department, Chanthaburi is an ancient city that its name appeared in the annals. The city was ruled by kings or deliberated from time to time and attached to the Funan Kingdom, later to the Khmer Empire in the period of Chenla. After the Khmer Empire lost power, it might have reported to any regions of the Kingdom of Thailand, which was assumed to be the Lavo Kingdom and was later annexed to the Ayutthaya Kingdom. There are many ethnic groups; such as, Lua or Lava, and Kong or Khom. The ethnic Chong is considered to have a larger population than other tribes since they are indigenous.