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Petchaburi is known for Kaeng Krachan National Park and of course it's beach resorts in Cha Am, there is also some confusion of the spelling of Petchaburi as often in Thailand it is spelt Petchaburi but the big names on the internet, ie google etc prefer their spelling which is Phetchaburi.
Kaeng Krachan National Park
The forests contain a very diverse collection of tree species, both continental trees like oaks, chestnuts, and maples, but also trees found on the Malay Peninsula like palms.
57 species of mammals and more than 400 bird species had been counted in the Kaeng Krachan National Park.
Petchaburi Tourist Attractions
In March Petchaburi holds their annual kite festival, in April is the Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair, this is to pay homage to King Rama IV, events include a beauty contest, local food and dessert cooking demonstration, local games competition, sales of OTOP products and Red Cross booths, lanterns decoration around the park and fireworks display.
Maruekhathaiyawan Palace was commissioned by King Vajiravudh to serve as a holiday villa. The palace went under extensive construction recently. The king drafted the designs for the villa, which consists of sixteen teak buildings raised by concrete pillars and linked together by a series of walkways. Construction took place during 1923–24, and was overseen by Italian architect Ercole Manfredi.
Hat Laem Luang
This white sandy beach, which stretches for 2km, is located 4km north of Hat Chao Samran and is crowded during weekends.
Hat Puek Tian
This wide and long beach is popular among local tourists. It is 7km south of Hat Chao Samran.
Hat Chao Samran
This beach, which is located approximately 15km from Phetchaburi Market, has a history that can be traced back to the Ayutthaya Era. The name Hat Chao Samran meaning Royal Leisure Beach was derived as a result of several visits for extended periods of time made by King Naresuan the Great and his brother, King Ekathotsarot.
In addition, the beach was the most popular one among other beaches in Thailand during the reign of King Rama VI when he ordered the construction of Hat Chao Samran Palace in 1918.
Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
Phetchaburis well-known landmark, the locally known as Khao Wang (Palace Hill) is located up on a 92-meter high verdant hill, in the city of Phetchaburi. It was built under the royal command of King Rama IV and in 1860 became his summer palace. The whole compound is comprised of royal halls, palaces, temples and other buildings which were elegantly constructed in a well-balanced Thai, neoclassical Western and Chinese architectural styles.
Phra Ram Ratchaniwet
Originally called "Wang Ban Pun", the European style palace is situated to the south of the town. The construction began in 1909 at the command of King Rama V to be his rainy season palace. A German architect, Mr. Karl Deurring designed the palace, while Admiral HRH Prince Boriphat of Nakhonsawan and HRH Prince Damrong supervised the construction. The construction was completed in 1916 in the reign of King Rama VI. The place was used to welcome and accommodate state visitors during the reign of King Rama VI.
Tham Khao Yoi
This cave is located on the hill, which is clearly visible from Highway No.4, behind the railway station of Khao Yoi District, approximately 22 kilometers north of Phetchaburi town. It was the place where King Rama VI practiced meditation while he was ordained. Today, it houses several Buddha images.
Tham Khao Luang
The cave is located approximately five kilometers from Khao Wang. Smaller in size, the cave is regarded as the largest and most important in the province. This is due to the fact that it houses a Buddha image cast under the royal command of King Rama V as a dedication to King Rama III and King Rama IV. At the foot of Khao Luang Hill, a large monastery locally known asWat Tham Klaep or Wat Bun-thawi is located. Attractions within the compound are a large multi-purpose hall and a chapel laden with beautifully carved door panels.
Lao Song (Thai Song Dam) Tribal Villages
The descendents of Lao Song, whose ancestors have migrated from Laos, live in the villages of Ban Nong Prong and Ban Thap Khang. Their customs and traditions have been preserved and are still practiced. In April, they organize social events with entertainment and folk plays.
This is the place where the Hup Kraphong Royal Development Project is located. King Bhumibhol initiated the project in 1962 with the support of Israel to help local farmers experiencing agricultural difficulties as a result from infertile soil. Several studies on soil improvement, various crash crops and production efficiency have been conducted. This is one Thailand's leading Royal Projects where travelers can visit to purchase farm produce, crafts (usually made of hemp) and folk art products which have been exported to many Asian and European countries.
Kaeng Krachan Country Club
18 hole golf course.
229/1 Thayang-Kaeng Krachan Rd,Km.30,Thayang, Phetchaburi
Tel 02-618-7400 to 1
The Imperial Lake View Hotel & Golf Club
80 Moo 4 Pranburi - Hubkrapong Rd., Sampraya, Cha-Am, Phetchaburi
Tel 032-456-233 to 40
Sawang Resort Golf Course
99 Moo 2, Sa Phang, Khao Yoi, Petchaburi, 76140
Tel 032 499 556