Practical guide to go and visit Phetchaburi
120 km south from Bangkok, the city of Phetchaburi, whose name means city of diamonds, is an often ignored by tourists in favor of its neighbors Cha Am and Hua Hin located directly on the coast. The nearest beach Phetburi is Hat Chao Samran, 15 km far from the center. Puek Tian and its beach are 20 km far. Yet has Phetchaburi some interesting attractions: Ayutthaya period temples, royal palaces or cave temples and even a large National Park. The most famous monuments are Tham Khao Luang, a temple in a cave, the most interesting visit in Phetchaburi as for us, or Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park overlooking the city from the hill of Khao Wang. It is the emblem of Phetchaburi. The city history is very rich, it is an interesting destination for those who love history and culture.. Archaeological finds indicate that the city dates back to the Dvaravati period, somewhere between the 6th and 11th century before becoming a royal fortress during the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods. The three kings of the Rattanakosin period, Rama IV, Rama V and Rama VI had their pensions for the rainy season respectively named Phra Nakhon Khiri, Phra Ram Ratchanivet and Phra Ratchnivet Marugadayawan palaces. The Kaeng Krachan National Park also attracts nature lovers. Going to Phetchaburi is also an opportunity to discover a provincial town undisturbed by foreign tourism. Our only regrets is the lack of really good accommodation options to accommodate those who would like to stay in the city to take the time to discover.