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  • Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
    4 stars

    Atop this small series of hills (the highest of which is 92 metres high) is a royal palace that was built on the orders of King Rama IV, who was looking for a nice site for his picnic trips. Completed in 1860, the palace is named Phra Nakhon Khiri, but is commonly referred to as Khao Wang. Although ... read more

  • Tham Khao Luang
    3.5 stars

    These caves are well worth a visit and are fairly accessible, located only five kilometres from the centre of Phetchaburi. The caves contain a number of Buddhas in a variety of stances, including a large reclining Buddha draped in silk towards the rear of the main cavern. The best time to visit ... read more

  • Temples in Phetchaburi
    3.5 stars

    While the town has temples dotted all over, several are especially worth a visit: Wat Mahathat on the western side of the river and Wat Yai Suwannaram and Wat Kamphaeng Laeng to the east. On Kasem Road, Wat Mahathat has a spectacular 42-metre-tall central white prang, which can be seen from much of ... read more

  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
    4.5 stars

    Covering a total of 2,915 square kilometres, Kaeng Krachan is Thailand's largest and certainly one of its most beautiful national parks. Its western border adjoins Burma and the northern border sides with Mae Nam Wildlife Sanctuary. Due to the region's inaccessibility and rugged terrain, very ... read more

  • Haad Puk Tian
    3 stars

    As with nearby Haad Chao Samran, this tiny coastal town is very popular on weekends but remains virtually deserted during the week. The coastline is straight, flat and not particularly interesting but fine for a quick dip if you are staying in Phetchaburi town, plus there are a multitude of places ... read more

  • Haad Chao Samran
    2.5 stars

    Haad Chao Samran is the closest beach to Phetchaburi and enjoys immense popularity among Thais, so if you are after a quiet day at the beach, weekdays are your best bet. A better beach than Haad Puk Tian, this still remains a pretty mediocre beach and we were surprised at just how many hotels are ... read more


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