Phetchaburi Travel Guide

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    Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
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    Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
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Phetchaburi Highlights

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     Lovely views 

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     I wish I did not have rush through on a tour 

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     Much more exiting than ever suspected 

Phetchaburi Things to Do

  • Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park

    From Cha Am we drove to Phetchaburi which is just less than 150 kilometers from Bangkok to visit the Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park. Maha Sawan Mountain is divided into three parts and rises 95 meters above sea level, it is also known locally as Khao Wang. The whole complex was built as a Summer Palace by King Rama IV (King Monghut) and is...

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  • Royalty-initiated Laem Phak Bia Project

    The full name is the Royalty-initiated Laem Phak Bia Environmental Study, Research and Development Project. This project began by the King Rama IX, he found the environment problem from trash and used water. So he decided to solve these problems by nature to nature and the project can run very well.Open : Mon-Fri 9.00 - 16.00 Sat - Sun -permit for...

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  • Ban Puen Palace

    Phra Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace) is a palace which King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) who had it built as a rainy season palace with his own money. The plot of land was bought from a villager and the design was made by a German, Mr.Karl Deurring. Admiral HRH Prince Boriphat of Nakhonsawan and HRH Prince Damrong were assigned to monitor the...

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  • Phetchaburi River

    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.

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  • Wat Mahathat

    This is the main temple in Phetchaburi and features a five-spired white-washed brick prang that is said to house relics of Lord Buddha. Several beautiful statues of Buddha stand in the encircling gallery which you can walk inside of. The exterior of the large wiharn is decorated with stucco, while the interior has restored wall paintings and...

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  • Wat Plab Pla Chai

    This temple is located across the road and a little to the north of Wat Mahathat in the town centre.

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  • Other temple near Wat Mahathat

    I don't know what this temple is called but know it's located off the main road to the north of Wat Mahathat.

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  • Wat Phra Phuttaya Saiyat

    This temple complex is located at the southern foot of Khao Wang hill and features a huge reclining Buddha that looks like a similar size to the reclining Buddha in Wat Pho in Bangkok. The complex also features some nice teak buildings. There is a path that starts from a square in between the white stupa and Wat Phra Kaew temple on the Khao Wang...

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  • Wat Phra Kaew

    This temple is located on the eastern peak of Khao Wang. King Rama IV ordered his architects to construct a royal temple in the palace compound in the same fashion as the Emerald Buddha temple in the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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  • Phra That Chom Phet

    This 40-metre high stupa is located between the Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace and Wat Phra Kaew on Khao Wang and was erected by King Rama IV.

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  • 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...

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  • City Pillar

    A Lak Mueang or City pillar is found in most cities of Thailand. Usually housed in a shrine which is also believed to house the city spirit deity, Chao Pho Lak Meuang, it is held in high esteem by the citizens of the town. This one is set in a nice garden with pools and bridges.

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Phetchaburi Restaurants

  • JM Cuisine – Phetchaburi

    JM Cuisine is a very popular noodle house and they have two restaurants in Phetchaburi, we went to the one next to the Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park near the entrance to the cable car.We really only went here to sit down and have a drink but when I saw their noodle menu I had to try one of their signature dishes, I am not sure of the correct...

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  • Great value for the price

    In total agreement with the other review. A bit difficult to find (thank you GPS) but worth looking. You have to go down a walk way by the bridge. The go to the last entry. Two of us ate 4 Thai dishes (two seafood), extra rice and I had nam manao. My wife had water, which was free, for a change. The total bill was 290B. That's about what we would...

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  • A local gem!

    The Rabieng Guest House Restaurant is not so easy to find, located at the River at a bridge (Chisa Road crosses there).It was very recommended by my guide book.And it was worth the searching and looking for a parking space.The restaurant has a wonderful view on the river (we watched a big leguan get out of the water when we were there).The Menue is...

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Phetchaburi Nightlife

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    by Willettsworld Updated Dec 20, 2009

    This hotel was located near to where I was staying (the Phetkasem Hotel - see my accommodation tips) and I came here, on the only night I spent in Phetchaburi, to watch football on their large TV that was located outside the hotels bar where they also had a live band playing. A large beer is 70 baht.

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Phetchaburi Transportation

  • Funicular

    The walk up the Khao Wang hill is very strenuous so a funicular has been installed to whisk you up. You can take it from the western side of the hill which is on the opposite side from the town centre. The funicular is part of a rather expensive ticket that includes the royal palace.

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  • Cable Car

    To get to Khao Wang Palace quickly there is a cable car service ( 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). The fares which include the admission fee to visit the museum are 50 baht for adults and 30 baht for children.

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Phetchaburi Shopping

  • Local treats

    There are some stalls and shops selling home-made sweets, cakes and savoury snacks along the main Phetkasem Road that goes to the north of Khao Wang hill. One of the local dishes is an egg custard dessert called khanom maw kaeng.

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  • The center of old Thai sweetmeat .

    Thai sweetmeat have 4 main ingredients , flour ,coconut ,sugar and egg. Phetchaburi ?s sugar is so famous in Thailand,esp.in its taste.And also this area is so easy to find all dessert ingredients. Maybe ,it?s the beginning of old Thai sweetmeat there.If you have a chance to shopping Thai sweetmeat there. The most famous one is Khanom Mor Kaeng ,...

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Phetchaburi Local Customs

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    by pattayaraj Written Feb 23, 2004

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    Phetchaburi stucco ýve derived from Ayudhaya period. The most famous masterpieces ýre in some Ayudhaya temples in Phetchaburi like Yai Suwannaram temple and Koh Kaew Suttharam temple. Til now, Phetchaburi artisans still use the same old tecniques ,style and materials which is still beautiful and full of delicacy. Some artisans added a new style by making sculptures of some poppular ministers as a politic ridiculous. Itýs just for fun like politic cartoon.

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Phetchaburi Warnings and Dangers

  • Teaching agency, Phetchaburi

    BR Language School, Phetchaburi (Thailand) [Teaching Agency]Please be warned: Never sign up with this company! They deduct 20,000 baht from your first month's salary (calling it a deposit). I've now completed a full year of teaching (May 2013 until February 2014). I have asked for my deposit back and now, shock horror, they REFUSE to give it...

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  • Monkeys!

    Wherever there are hills in Thailand, you'll find monkeys, and there are two main hills in Phetchaburi. Firstly, they hand out in the car park and along the path to the Khao Luang Cave which is about 5km north of the town centre. Try and grab a stick or something for security if you come here. Another popular place where they hang out is along the...

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  • Monkeys at the Cave

    There are large groups of Monkeys at the road up to the Cave.As everywhere else if you meet them, try to keep your distance. - you donn't want to waste your time in some hospitals getting rabies shots because you have been bitten.These here were very used to people - due to the many visitors - and tried to get some food from us.Actually I am glad...

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Phetchaburi Off The Beaten Path

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    The beach in Cha-Am

    by dabuwan Updated May 14, 2003

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    Cha-Am is a popular beach about 38 kms south of Petchaburi. During week-ends and holidays it is packed with people arriving from Bangkok to escape the city heat.
    The long, wide, sandy beach has plenty of facilities of any kind. Everything slows down considerably monday to thursday, when the beach is almost deserted.

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    Phra Nakhon Khiri, or

    by dabuwan Updated May 14, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park hill ("Khao Wang") should not be missed. The monuments up there are maybe not of great historical value, but they are very fine buildings and the whole surroundings are very nice and fascinating.
    It is also a good place to meet and talk to other thai tourists, as there always many of them around.

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