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  • Ratchaburi National Museum
    4 stars

    This interesting, 1988-opened museum is housed in what was originally the large pink town hall, built in 1922. Definitely worth visiting if you are in town, the museum has quite a comprehensive collection of artefacts and displays detailing the history of Ratchaburi, from the stone age through to ... read more

  • Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat
    3 stars

    Known for its prang, which was styled in ancient times after Angkor Wat, this temple is about a 1.5 kilometre walk to the west of the night market. The prang is believed to date back to the 10th or 11th century but has been modified since. More recently there has been a substantial renovation, ... read more

  • Khao Wang
    2.5 stars

    This pretty yellow wat at the top of a low hill had its beginnings as a king's palace back in 1877. King Rama V had the place built to welcome a group of Portuguese envoys, and he himself only stayed there once. The palace was converted to a monastery during the reign of Rama VII (1925 to ... read more

  • Khao Ngu
    3 stars

    At Khao Ngu you'll find caves cut into the sides of a series of staggering limestone mountains that rise out of the otherwise flat scenery. Khao Ngu (meaning Snake Mountain in Thai) has long been popular with Thais as well as hundreds of chubby monkeys, which you can feed bananas or corn for five ... read more

  • Khao Chongpran
    3 stars

    About 10 kilometres past Khao Ngu is another limestone mountain called Khao Chongpran, which is home to millions of bats. Within its bowels is a cave called Phra Non. It comes alive from between 17:30 and 18:30 each evening, as thousands upon thousands of bats flap on out for the night's exploits. ... read more


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