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Phetchaburi - เพชรบุรี

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.

Petchaburi is 123km from Bangkok, 144km from Kanchanaburi, 340km from Chumphon, 810km from Hat Yai, 691km from Krabi, 98km from Nakhon Pathom, 650km from Nakhon Si Thammarat, 1,026km from Narathiwat, 932km from Pattani, 716km from Phatthalung, 666km from Phang Nga, 740km from Phuket, 158km from Prachuap Khiri Khan, 445km from Ranong, 54km from Ratchaburi, 88km from Samut Sakhon, 851km from Satun, 827km from Songkhla, 204km from Suphanburi, 521km from Surat Thani, 705km from Trang, 961km from Yala, it can be gotten to by Train or bus.

Phetchaburi Province shares borders with Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram and Prachuap Khiri Khan. In the west it borders Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar.

If it is Temples and Wats you want to see on your visit to Phetchaburi check out our Phetchaburi Wats and Temples thread.

For more information on Petchaburi why not check out our Southern Thailand & Petchaburi Forum, for information on Cha Am check out our Cha Am section.

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Petchaburi National Parks

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

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 192324, 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.

Hup Kraphong

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
Tel 032-427596

The Imperial Lake View Hotel & Golf Club
80 Moo 4 Pranburi - Hubkrapong Rd., Sampraya, Cha-Am, Phetchaburi
Tel 02-261-9000
Tel 032-456-233 to 40

Sawang Resort Golf Course
99 Moo 2, Sa Phang, Khao Yoi, Petchaburi, 76140
Tel 032 499 556

Members trips to Petchaburi

Cha Am Beach

Bangkok to Cha Am & a stay at Nirundorn Resort.

Cha Am Day Trip

Bangkok Victory Monument and a minibus day trip to Cha Am Beach.

Tour of Cha Am

Shooting Tigers in Kaeng Krachan National Park

Wildlife photos taken in Kaeng Krachan National Park

Petchaburi Hotels & Guesthouses

For hotels and guesthouses in Cha Am check out our Cha Am Hotels & Guesthouses page.

Rabiang Rua Beach Resort
80/1-5 Moo 1 Anamai Rd., Chao Samran Beach, T.Hod Chaosamran ,A.Mueang, Phetchaburi 76100
Tel & Fax 032-478-070

Casuarina Resort
284 Moo3, Tumbon Puk-Tien, Thayang District, Phetchaburi 76130
Tel 032-443-080
Tel 032-443-082

Kaengkrachan Boathouse Paradise Resort
309 Moo 2, Wangwon Soi 5, T. Soongpeenong, A. Kaengkrachan, Petchaburi,

Kaeng Krachan Country Club & Resort
19, Moo 12, T.Kaeng Krachan, A. Kaeng Krachan, 76170

Thanatthichaburi Lake Resort & Spa
165 Moo 5 , Nongyaplong, Petchaburi, Petchaburi,
Tel: +66(0)3249 4202

Petchaburi Videos

* Kaeng Krachan Park Videos
* Wat Mahatat and Wat Yai Suwannaram
* Paragliding at Khao Den
* Cha Am Night Market
* Cha Am Beach

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