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Phetchaburi, also spelled Phetburi or Phetchaburi, is a province (changwat) in central Thailand, it is renowned for its historical and cultural treasures, including the Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park (Khao Wang) with its hilltop palace complex from the reign of King Rama IV, and the Wat Mahathat Worawihan, adorned with mesmerizing murals. The province’s diverse landscape features coastal areas along the Gulf of Thailand, rolling hills, and limestone mountains, highlighted by the Kaeng Krachan National Park, a haven for biodiversity, waterfalls, and hiking trails. Phetchaburi is a culinary delight, offering local specialties like Khanom Mo Kaeng, Khao Chae, and delectable seafood due to its coastal location. It’s also home to captivating cave temples, including Tham Khao Luang and Tham Khao Yoi, featuring intricate Buddha statues and carvings. With its coastal charm, Phetchaburi boasts beaches like Cha-Am and Hua Hin, a popular seaside resort town renowned for its royal palace and vibrant night markets. Phetchaburi hosts various festivals year-round, such as the Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair, offering traditional Thai performances and cultural experiences. The province enjoys a tropical savanna climate, characterized by a rainy season from May to October and a dry season from November to April. Overall, Phetchaburi offers a delightful blend of history, culture, nature, and cuisine, making it a compelling destination for both domestic and international travelers.

How to Reach Phetchaburi

  • By Air: Suvarnabhumi Airport (202 km)
  • By Train: Hua Lamphong Railway Station (171 km)
  • By Road: Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) (167 km)

 Top Attractions and Activities in Phetchaburi

  1. Explore Tham Khao Luang Cave- it is the stunning limestone cave adorned with artistic Buddha statues and images. The head turner here is the 14m long reclining Buddha.
  2. Learn about the past in the Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park- This place is thought to be constructed but the King Rama IV. The park consists of series of natural spaces, cobbled roads and Khmer-style temples. The prime attraction here is the 40m tall Phra That Chom Phet chedi, which offers a stunning view of the surrounding.
  3. Sit back and relax at Cha-Am Beach.
  4. Wat Mahathat Worawihan- Built in Khmer style, it is one of the most revered temples of the city. The temple is adorned with beautifully crafted Buddha images and statues.
  5. Wat Yai Suwannaram- Ornamented with stunning murals, this Thai temple was constructed back in 17th century. The temple has religious and historical importance as well. There are many housings inside the temple that speaks about the great past of the region.
  6. Kaeng Krachan National Park- A home to many wild animals and species this place is a heaven for the wildlife enthusiasts, trekking buffs and the nature lovers.
  7. Santorini Park Water ventures- Built in the Greek island of Santorini style, the park feature many fun filled rides and gives a chance to the guests to spend some relaxing time with the loved ones.
  8. Mrigadayavan Palace- Built by King Rama XI in the 1920s, Mrigadayavan Palace sees its place near the beach in Cha-Am. The palace flaunts Thai-Victorian style of architecture.
  9. Visit the Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand to know about and interact with the wildlife.
  10. Taste the mouthwatering dessert- Khanom Mor Gaeng.

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