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Wat Yai Suwannaram: the library
This small wooden library, called "Hor Tri Klang Nam" (or just "Tri Pitaka Pavillion") is amazingly set in the middle of a pond in the Wat Yai Suwannaram temple complex.
It contains some old Buddhist sacred books and it can be reached by a narrow wooden catwalk. It is obviously not open to tourists.
The Phetchaburi River originates in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Kaeng Krachan district and flows through Tha Yang, Ban Lat, Mueang Phetchaburi and mouths into the Bay of Bangkok in Ban Laem district along a length of 210km.
Phetchburi is a very old city and is also know by the locals as Muang Phetch.It is situated on the western shore of The Gulf Of Thailand ,120 km from Bangkok and 80 km from Hua Hin.
I have been Muang Phetch a few times and it seems to be a relaxed place.I have not really seen that much of of the town except for King Mongkut's summer palace perched on top of the hill overlooking the city.It's such a cool palace and home too a bunch of fierce templemonkeys.There are also beaches nearby.
Khao Wang (Phra Nakhon Kiri )
Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace
Atop of the 92 metre high Khao Wang hill, to the west of the town centre, is a Royal Palace which was built on the orders of King Rama IV, who was looking for a nice site for his picnic trips.
Completed in 1860, the palace is named Phra Nakhon Khiri, but is commonly referred to as Khao Wang. Although very occasionally still used by members of the Royal family, today it's mostly open to the public as a museum which exhibits some royal paraphernalia of King Rama IV and King Rama V, decorative sculptures, and ceramics from China, Japan and Europe. An easy way to reach the palace is by taking the funicular which runs up the western side of the hill. Beware of the monkeys all over the hill.
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