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  • Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
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    Khao Wang

    by aberacadabra Written Dec 19, 2007

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    King Rama IV loved this place so much he built a palace up here which was completed in 1860. The architectural character can be best described as a mixture of Chinese and Thai styles.

    The walk up to the palace is steep, but on reaching the top, one is rewarded with magnificent vistas of Petburi, and its surrounds.

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    Khao Luang cave

    by pattayaraj Updated Oct 3, 2005

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    Khao Luang is a small mountain with height 92 meters.Inside this mountain, there is a deep cave on Luang mountain where built as a temple. This cave happened in the record of European who travelled to this area for 100 years ago. It also happened in the thai literature which wrote by the great Author "Sunthornphu" in the early Rattanakosin period. Inside this cave housed some buddha images and chedis in Ayudhaya style and Rattankosin period. The most sacred Buddha image is the huge reclining buddha image with 9 meter in lenght.

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    Wat Yai Suwannaram

    by dabuwan Updated May 14, 2003

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    Wat Yai Suwannaram

    This beautiful monastery and temple complex dates back to the 17th century and it has been partially renovated one century later.
    Many buildings are made of wood and the main hall is quite unique: without windows and with some old mural paintings.
    I really liked this place, especially its fascinating and relaxing atmosphere. The monks have been very kind with me and I was allowed to spend most of the day with them, even during "private" prayers and lectures.

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    Puk Tian Beach

    by pattayaraj Written Oct 3, 2005

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    The one popular beach in the past where have a long 4 kms beach. Today, it 's still famous as low price beach in Petchburi. The symbol of this beach are the big models of giant &some characters from Phra Aphayamanee literature in Thai. For accomodation,almost are bangalows and townhouses. And the price are around 800 - 1000B. Also ,there are some restaurants and food stalls on the main road paralelled to the beach. And on weekday always be quiet than holiday.

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    Wat on mountain

    by kyoub Updated Jan 24, 2005

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    There were a group of young people sitting on the steps of the wat when we arrived. They wanted us to take their picture and they wanted us in their pictures. Maybe because we looked different than them.
    Wat Maha Samanaram offers great views of the town.

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    Phra Nakhon Khiri

    by SLLiew Written Feb 4, 2008

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    Phra Nakhon Khiri, known locally as Khao Wang, was built in 1860 by King Rama IV or better known as King Mongkut.

    It is a number of royal palaces, temples and even as astrononical observation tower as a royal summer residence. It was King Mongkut who went into monkhood for many years before becoming the first "modern" King of Siam. King Mongkut hired many foreigners to modernise his country including an English school teacher "Anna Leonowens" which has inspired the movie "King and I".

    Today this location has been converted into a historical park for tourists worthy of a visit if you are in the neighborhood.

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    climb up, then down Khao Luang Cave

    by Myndo Updated Mar 22, 2008

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    Khao Luang Cave

    The ground of Thailand is mostly limestone that is quite soft compared to other stones and water washes it out easily, creating caves. You will find many caves around Thailand. If you just have the time to visit One Thai cave, make it this one.

    Located 3km north of Phetchaburi.
    There is a road that goes straight there. In front of the hill where the cave is, it divides into 2 lanes, one goes right, the other left - and then there is a very small road going straight up the hill. Big buses can't get up there and you have to walk (10 minutes) or take a taxi. If you have a car, drive straight up, there is a parking space. Take care of the monkeys that are around here.

    From the parking, where they are busily building a pavillon it is only a short way further up.
    Entrance to the cave is free. A guide will cost you 100 Baht, but is not necessary in my opinion.

    Keep away from the monkeys that try to get something to eat from the tourists. They can get quite wild and you don't want to waste your time in a hospital getting rabies shots.

    You climb down the steep stairs into the cave. The sun is falling through holes in the ceiling.
    Especially nice to see them is between 11a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun lights up on the golden Buddha statues (see picture).

    There are 2 big caves, the sun-cave and the moon cave. The further you proceed the darker it gets. Take a flash light with you, if you want to go exploring.
    There are bats in the caves in the back.

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    Tai Dam Cultural Centre

    by pattayaraj Updated Oct 9, 2005

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    The New Tai Dam Cultural Centre located in the village and not far from the entrance much. Inside the centre,there are some bangalos in Tai Dam traditional house with air-con and bathroom. Also, the centre presented the method of making Tai Dam fabric. Actually,this new centre ,Thai Government came to built this new one but it's not work much. And all resources housed in the old one more.

    Open : Sat - Sun 10.00 - 14.00
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    Homestay cost : 200 B/person/night with one meal

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    Extraordinary temple setting

    by Assenczo Written Nov 9, 2005

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    In my case, the whole trip to Petchaburi was an outing from Cha am, so going to the temple was built in. I did not have to prepare to leave the city and visit some "off the beaten track" spot. Nevertheless, it was quite the surprise: temple guarded by monkeys and situated in a stupefying open-dome cave - some wild rendition of the Magripa temple in Rome. Once insight it is impossible to be left indifferent: the statues, the stalactites, the indirect light, and the funny noises of the fauna. I am sure that this place is unique in its quality of geographical closeness to centers of modern life, (such as Bangkok and Cha am) and spiritual remoteness from these very neighbours.

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    Mahathat Voraviharn temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Oct 3, 2005

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    The principle temple in Petchaburi province where local people called Wat Mahathat. Origanally,thai believe that every important cities should have a place for housed the great relic of Buddha. They called that place as Mahathat temple and located in the city centre where they thought it's the most important place in the city.
    So Wat Mahathat in Petchburi is one important and sacred place in Thailand. Because if its important, the renovation always happened and it seems a place of art collections esp. the Petchburi stucco style which origin in Ayutthaya period.
    The most sacred building in this temple is Prang with 5 spires, the principle one is the most highest and surrounded with 4 spires at cardinal points. Absolutely sure,Inside housed the great relic of Buddha.
    Other important buildings are Ubosot with the wonderful stucco on the pediment in Ramayana epic story.Inside,housed 3 holy Buddha images of Petchburi called Luang Por Mahathat, Luang Por Ban Laem and Luang Por Khao Takrao (Luang Por means image ).
    Viharn Luang building also decorated with finest stucco of Petchburi. Some said this building was built in Ayutthaya period.

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    Kuti Bangkhem temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Oct 3, 2005

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    Old temple where built in Ayudhaya period.In 2454 the monk header built a new Ubosot by ancient method on construction.The most attraction 's Ubosot wall where decorated all the panels outside by carving teakwood. All carving are about nature,animals,the story about Buddha reincanation stories and chinese monkey story. In an area of temple also represented old cart and antiques.

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    Royal Palace

    by kyoub Updated Jan 24, 2005

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    The complex extends over three peaks.
    The Royal Palace, and the Ho Chatchawan Wiangchai, an observatory tower are both perched on the west rise.
    The astronomical observation tower built in 1862 by King Rama IV.

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    Nature trail in Laem Phak Bia

    by pattayaraj Updated Apr 25, 2009

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    At Laem Phak Bia project ,there are mangrove Forest as a Mangrove Forest Filtration System for waste water. Apart from system, we can study how mangroove forest is by walking along nature trail.The trail leads to view point where you can rest and enjoy sightseeing the mangrove forest and sea. If you 'd like to enjoy the trail,please contact the project office and don't forget to bring hat and umbrella.

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    Kuti Bangkhem temple

    by pattayaraj Written Feb 22, 2004

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    Door panel

    This temple ‘s famous in wood carving on ubosot ‘s walls. It ‘s a local wood carving depicted about Jataka story and on pediments carved pictures of King Rama IV and King Rama V ‘s coins.
    I ‘ve been there for conservation study on this ubosot and found that it ‘s very …interesting place. Not just a building with carving, you can see some old 2 wheels carts which was once be as a nescessary vehicle in the old day.

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    Koh Kaew Suttharam temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Oct 9, 2005

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    The old temple where was built in late Ayudhaya period.
    The must see things :
    -A group of old building,chedi ,viharn and ubosot in Ayudhaya style . Inside decorated with mural paintings depicted about Buddha story ,on the mural painting wrote a painted time as 2277 B.E. Try to find some pictures represented the foreigners who came to Ayudhaya Kingdom.
    -Old pulpit , same style as one in Yai Suwannaram temple.
    -Old pier on the West side of temple. Not so interesting much, but when I came there it was on the evening time and felt it was so great with old style pier hall and canal scene.
    -The temple museum, housed so many fine wood carving stuffs from the past.

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