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Mae Prachan mountain ridge is the watershed of many streams such as Huai Phusai, Huai Tha Khoei, Huai Pu Namron of the Mae Prachan river watershed, which flow in to the Phetchaburi river and Pha Chi river watershed which flows in to the Mae Klong river.
A baker that bakes bread but in the images of human body parts, ie heads, feet etc all in edible bread.
Ratchaburi National Museum
This is located on Woradet Road near the river. The edifice was formerly the town hall, built in 1922. Established as a museum in 1988, it displays art and ancient items of different periods found in the local area, and exhibits the history of Ratchaburi, as well as its folk art and geology.
The museum is open daily from 9.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m. except Mondays and Tuesdays.
This 100 year old ethnic Mon temple is at Tambon Khlong Ta Khot, Amphoe Photharam, some 22 km from Ratchaburi. The fine mural paintings about Lord Buddha's life in the main shrine hall are full of detail making them seem real. Completed in the early Bangkok period, they are very rare and worth studying. The temple also houses a Thai style building entirely made of teak with intricate carving designs.
Bo Khlueng Hot Spring
Located 5 km beyond Amphoe Suan Phueng and another 10 kilometres along an access road, the stream is full of mineral water and is believed that it can be used for skin treatment. The water flows all year round from the Tanaosi Range. Its temperature ranges between 50-68 degrees Celsius.
On the route to the hot stream, a 3 km. branch road leads to Namtok (waterfall) Kao Chon, which consists of 9 cascades. The falls are plentiful during the late rainy season.
More than 300 Nang Yai puppets are well preserved at this temple, some 10 km from Amphoe Photharam. Nang Yai is an old form of entertainment which gathers many kinds of arts; for example, Thai sculpture and classical performances. The intricate carved puppets are portrayed on the screen by skilled male performers, and it can dance according to the music. The performance is usually demonstrated on Saturday from 10.00-11.00 a.m.
Tham Khao Bin
This is the most beautiful cave in Ratchaburi. It is located 20 km from the town along the route to Amphoe Chom Bueng and 2 km along an access road. The cave extends 300 metres from the mouth and offers truly amazing scenes of plentiful stalactite and stalagmite formations.
This cave is 30 km west of the town in the vicinity of Amphoe Chom Bueng. It was originally called Tham Mutchalin. In 1895, King Rama IV and Queen Si Phatcharin made a royal visit and were fond of its beauty, thus giving it a new name according to the shape of the stalactites which look like the epaulette of a field marshal. The cave also houses a medium-sized reclining Buddha. A nearby arboretum provides shady areas suitable for relaxation.
Phawothai Local Museum
This is located 2 km from Suan Phueng district. Two Thai style houses in a pleasant garden displays a collection of ancient artifacts. The museum is open only on Saturdays , Sundays and Public Holidays. Admission is 20 baht. Accommodation is also available for visitors to stay overnight . Call 0 3221 1189 for more information.
This is a Mon temple situated in Tambon Ban Muang, west of Amphoe Ban Pong along Route No. 3089 and a left turn after crossing the Mae Klong River. Besides a Mon style pagoda, a well-managed folk museum has been established as a research center of history, way of life, and culture of this Mon community.
Tham Ruesi Khao Ngu
This famous attraction of Ratchaburi is 8 km from the town along the road to Amphoe Chom Bueng (Route No. 3078). The cave houses a bas-relief Buddha image, considered the oldest archaeological evidence of the Dvaravati period found in Ratchaburi. The figure is 2.5 meters high in the attitude of giving the first sermon.
Ratchaburi Guest Houses & Hotels
Golden City Hotel
76/1 Moo 5 Petch Kasem Rd.,Khok-Mor District, Amphur Muang,
Tel: 032-317-140 to 5
Exhibitions of Royal Projects, lion dance contests, Miss Chinatown Ratchaburi and Miss Young Chinatown Ratchaburi contests, sales of local products at special prices, demonstrations of 1 product 1 school, concerts, drawing contest of “We love the King”, and lucky prize draws.
Damnoen Saduak Sweet Grapes and Souvenir Fair
Witness the fruit and vegetable contest, Sweet Grapes Children’s Contest, water sports competition, and Ripe Grapes Beauty Contest, boat noodles cooking contest, floating market, sales of grapes and fresh fruit from the orchards, sales of OTOP products.
Not too far from the well-known Damnoen Saduak Floating Market lies the province’s first floating market Khlong Lad Phlee, which was built in 1866. Also known as the Saladeang (red-pavilion) Market because it is located near the red-roofed five-chamber pavilion built to offer men digging canals shelter from the blistering sun.
This market is known for its delicious food and friendly prices. Among the dishes offered are mussels fried in egg batter, noodle soup with deep-fried shrimp as well as sauted noodles. Besides enjoying performances put on by the Thai Song Dam, Lao Ti, Thai Yuan and Thai Mon tribes who live in the area and taking a boat trip around the neighbourhood, visitors can also wind down by taking a traditional massage at the “Ban Nuad Thai Khlong Lad Phlee”.
The market is open every day from 6am to midday. Call (032) 241 023 for more infomation.
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