Photo: Evening light at Wat Phlap Phlachai with Khao Wang in the background.

Temples of Phetchaburi

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Three impressive temples—Wat Mahathat Worawihan, Wat Kampheng Laeng and Wat Yai Suwannaram—collectively display the range of religious artistry that helped shape Phetchaburi from the 12th to 18th centuries. The following three-kilometre walking or bicycling itinerary will also take you to lesser-known temples plus the riverfront, old teak houses and fresh markets.

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Start on Damnoen Kasem Road at Wat Mahathat Worawihan, the most revered temple in Phetchaburi. It’s also the most recognisable wat thanks to a Khmer-style prang that stands 42 metres tall alongside four smaller prangs and a four-sided cloister lined with dozens of Buddha images. Built in the 12th century at a point that pretty much marked the southern limit of the Khmer empire, the prangs were made of laterite and later covered in the white plaster seen today. Locals claim that relics of the Buddha were ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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