Sights in Phetchaburi, what to see

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Attractions, this is exactly what Phetchaburi visit. A large number of temples and palaces of Phetchaburi is a bit like the river, though, of course, temples and palaces here are far less than in the ancient capital. Stand out from all the attractions of the two cave temple, the likes of which not even in Ayutthaya.

In sightseeing you can easily spend 2-3 days, although to explore the most interesting places one will do.

Historical Park Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park

Исторический парк Пхетчабури Historical Park Phetchaburi, temple

The historical Park is the major attraction of Phetchaburi. Almost in the heart of the city on a hill with a height of 92 meters there are several temples, pagodas and other interesting historical sites. It should include in its programme of sightseeing is mandatory. This is the only place in Phetchaburi, where the charge for admission.

The hill, which is a historic Park, called Khao Wang or Palace Hill (Palace hill). This place in the nineteenth century liked to king Rama IV, he ordered to build one of their residences for holidays. In 1859 the construction of the Palace in a mixed European-Thai style was completed, and all around, of course, "rose", and temples. They say that the king was satisfied his passion for astronomy in the intervals of rest between the public Affairs.

If you want to explore in the historical Park of all, you have to allocate more than four hours. Briefly, all you can see and two hours. All the attractions on the hill, connected by walking paths, there are signs. During the walk you will see many kinds of buildings of the former Royal Palace. They are all available for inspection inside, but there is nothing to do, as they are all empty and abandoned. Much more interesting to see everything from the outside. On one of the peaks of the hill there is a large white stupa which you need to log in. In one of the palaces organized by the Royal Museum of Rama IV and Rama V.

Read more about the historical Park Phetchaburi and photos here...

🕐 Working time: Park is open from 08:30 to 16:00, the Museum is open from 09:00 to 16:00

🚶 How to get there: the Park is located on a hill within walking distance to the city center (historical Park on the map). The entrance to the Park two. One is via the funicular from the Western side of the hill from the road, Thanon Phetkasem (the funicular on the map). Another for Hiking lifting and for transport, with the opposite side of the hill from the street Kiri Ratthaya (entrance on the map). There can be a bit rise above the right on the transport to leave him outside of the temple. Going a little further up the road you will come to another ticket office.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: entrance to the Park costs 150 baht (see money of Thailand and the exchange rate), ascent by cable car – 30 baht

Wat Kampang Lang

Храм Wat Kampang Lang, Пхетчабури Wat Kampang Lang, Phetchaburi View photos in 3D

This temple also known as Wat Kamphaeng Laeng is one of the oldest attractions of the city. It was built in the twelfth century by the Khmer Rouge in their traditional style, with towers in the form of ears. Those who visited Angkor in Cambodia will recognize familiar motifs in architecture.

The temple is quite small, consisting of only four towers. Despite the fact that it is a historical monument, the temple is valid. In the daytime there is almost no one is even tourists are rare. To search all you can for 10-20 minutes.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

🕐 Working time: daytime

🚶 How to get there: the temple is located on the street Pho Karong Road (temple on the map)

Wat Mahathat Worawihan

Храм Wat Mahathat Worawihan, Пхетчабури Wat Mahathat Worawihan

This is perhaps the most important and Central temple of the city. His beautiful white prang is visible from any place Phetchaburi, and is the most recognizable local architectural structure. In its architecture are easily recognized Khmer motifs, which is not surprising since it was originally built 800 years ago. It has the status of a Royal temple.

Overall this is a fairly large complex of the monastery, and there is always a lot of people, mostly locals. There's even a Playground where you can leave children while parents ask for blessings from the Buddha. You can walk freely throughout the territory of the complex and to go into any buildings, but we should show respect and remove your shoes when entering the temple, to be appropriately dressed: do not enter the temple in a mini-skirt, shorts or with bare shoulders. To get to the Central prang, but it necessarily to come closer, because around him a lot more interesting, you need to enter the main building of the temple and go through it. On the opposite side of the building you will see a footprint of the Buddha.

On full inspection of Wat Mahathat Worawihan will take at least half an hour.

Read more about Wat Mahathat Worawihan and photos here...

🕐 Working time: daytime

🚶 How to get there: the temple is located in the city centre (the temple on the map). The entrance to the temple grounds with a few different sides. From the main entrance (East side) in the temple has a spacious Parking area where you can ride a motorbike.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free entry

The temple cave Tham Khao Luang Cave

Khao Luang Cave

The temple cave Tham Khao Luang Cave is one of the most striking sights of Petchaburi. In the city sometimes even come just to visit this place.

The cave temple is located inside the hill of Khao Luang (in translation - Royal hill) with a height of 90 meters. Your eyes will find a spacious cave, within which there are a large statue of the reclining Buddha, a large sitting Buddha, and a huge number of small statues. As in any Church, there are several small stupas. To the entrance to the cave is via a tarmac road, and there you can get on transport. At the entrance is a large Parking area, where there are several shops selling religious paraphernalia.

Do not confuse this place with caves in the highest mountain of Thailand, Khao Luang, which is located far to the South.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free entry

🕐 Working time: access to the cave is open from 09:00 to 16:00

🚶 How to get there: located about four kilometers from city centre (temple map). Drive songteo here will cost 150 baht.

The temple cave Tham Khao Bandai-it

Храм Tham Khao Bandai-it, Пхетчабури

Another, no less exciting than Tham Khao Luang Cave, a Cave temple monastery is near Phetchaburi on a hillside a couple of kilometres from the city centre. For some reason, Khao Bandai-it is less known and less popular among tourists than Khao Luang, but in vain. This place may not be as spectacular as the views of the vast ceiling of the cave Khao Luang, but by far more ambitious and interesting. Another plus is the metapopulation of this place, so almost certainly you will be here alone. These are rare tourists from among the admirers of Oriental traditions, doing meditation in the silent and deserted halls of the cave.

The whole complex includes the building of the temple (viharn, there are several); several old (at least in appearance) speed; a large, still unfinished, a giant statue of a seated Buddha on top of a hill; great view from the top of the city and the surrounding area; the Museum of a famous monk in the main Vihara complex (what famous is a monk, we never found out); in fact the caves themselves. On inspection of all here it would take almost an hour.

🕐 Working time: daytime

🚶 How to get there: the temple is located 2 kilometers from the center of the city (the temple on the map). The trip by taxi will cost 100 baht. For leased transport Parking is free

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: admission is free, donations are welcome. At the entrance to the temple is a shop selling religious paraphernalia, where you can buy something, thereby sacrificing the needs of the Church.

The Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace


If you want to get better acquainted with Thailand's Royal family (of course, not in the literal sense, it can afford not everyone), you can visit the Royal summer Palace, Phra Ram Ratchaniwet, also known as Ban Peun Palace.

Its construction was started by order of king Rama V in 1910. The king never saw his Palace, since he died almost at the beginning of construction, but the style of the Palace was asked by him personally: he was designed by a German architect in the European style. The Palace has not become a haven for Thai kings. Rama VI used the Palace for guests of the Kingdom from other countries, was subsequently used as a school, and even as a military headquarters during the second world war. In 1987, the Palace was restored and opened to the public as a Museum.

To say that the Palace to delight any who visit it, is not true. The Palace grounds are also quite modest, look almost nothing. We would advise you to watch it only if you are truly interested in the life of the Royal family, or you just have nowhere to put it. What is bad, inside the Palace forbidden to take pictures.

🕐 Working time: weekdays from 8:30 to 16:0, and on weekends from 8:30 to 17:00

🚶 How to get there: the Palace is located a few kilometers from the center of Phetchaburi to the military base (the Palace on the map). Getting there best by taxi or own transport

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: 100 baht

Wat Yai Suwannaram

Храм Wat Yai Suwannaram, Пхетчабури Wat Yai Suwannaram

This is one of the most important temples-monasteries in the city, and the largest territory. It was originally built in the 17th century and renovated during the reign of king Rama V in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Currently the temple is under global reconstruction, what some of the objects on the territory is not available.

The Church is large, and there is even a pond. Its main attractions are frescoes from the 300-year-old, and rich carving. According to one version, the main hall of the temple was formerly in the great Palace of Autie and then was moved here, but it is definitely not proven.

In General, the place is interesting and worthy of a visit. On his inspection will take about half an hour.

🕐 Working time: daytime

🚶 How to get there: the Palace is located in the city center (the Palace on the map)

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

Scenic route (Scenic route) and salt fields

Живописный маршрут Пхетчабури-Ча-ам Scenic route No. 2048

Road No. 2048, running along the coast and linking Phetchaburi and Cha-am in the South and leading North almost to the Bangkok is a very interesting route that is signposted as a Scenic Route or a "scenic route". As stated in the directions, to the creation of this route put his hand on the Queen. If you will have the opportunity to ride this road on a rented vehicle, we strongly recommend to do it.

Along the way you will meet several viewing platforms right next to the road from which you can observe the wildlife of these places. Unfortunately, something really alive with these sites to see are unlikely to succeed, because it is constantly moving transport have long since scared away all the animals and birds, but beautiful views really are. Almost the entire coast is scattered with picturesque salt fields.

About half way between Phetchaburi and Cha Am is a beach with dark sand and a small resort area Puk Tian (also Puek Tian), which is known for the giant statues set into the sea quite far from the beach. These statues are the heroes of a famous Thai poem. At low tide they can be reached on foot. As for the beach, then this is not the best place for swimming.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

🕐 The operating time: we recommend you pass on the route in the daytime. The most beautiful pictures of these places out in the afternoon and at sunset.

Photos of tourist attractions in Phetchaburi

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admin November 29, 2014

Hello! With Pattaya neither Hua hin nor cha-am should not be compared. Both resorts are much quieter and the beach is much better, IMHO. Hua hin some pandemonium kupalisko on the beach is just in the center, near the Marina, and further South almost no one there. Cha-am is even quieter, but there is more to the Thais. ...
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Light 10 April, 2015
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Hua hin is very famous resort, basses go there very often. A slam dunk, of course the square of Democracy, but if the day arrives, it is likely to leave the airport. ...
admin 9 May, 2015

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