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All you need to know to visit Ratchaburi

Central Thailand
101 km from Bangkok
Province of Ratchaburi
S Thai prononciation : Ratchaboori


Recomm. stay
2-3 days


Practical guide to go and visit Ratchaburi

Located 1.5 hours drive from Bangkok, the visit by foreign tourists of Ratchaburi province is often limited to a trip to the most famous floating market in Thailand, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market but it has more to offer ! Between the mountain area of Suan Phueng district which is very popular with Thais on weekends and holidays, its Nang Yai museum, a traditional shadow puppets theater, its caves, its temples of course, its waterfalls, hot springs... there is plenty to do for those who want to get off the beaten track while traveling in Thailand. But it is true that without your own mean of transportation, you will quickly be limited in your discovery of the province.

For once, I added the destination to the website although I haven't been able to visit some of its major attractions yet, my plans have been disrupted by COVID-19 but I will still list these places in the section 'To see' and I hope to be able to discover them and share them with you with a lot more details and useful and tested information as soon as possible.


Accommodations in Ratchaburi

For hotels and guesthouses in Ratchaburi, whether in the city or in the mountains, you will find a quality offer in sufficient quantity so you do not have to plan and book too far in advance to be sure of having a room. That being said, there are 4-5 hotels in Suan Phueng district which are very popular and often fully booked on weekends and holidays so better to book in advance, especially long weekends.

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Practical information about Ratchaburi

The proximity of Ratchaburi province to Bangkok makes it a quite popular destination for the inhabitants of Thailand capital city for a getaway to the countryside on weekends or on public holidays. By public transport, you can get to Ratchaburi by train, bus or minivan (see the 'Go / Leave' section for details).

How to go to Ratchaburi ?

To come to Ractchaburi by public transport, you will have the choice between the train, from Bangkok of course, either from Hua Lamphong station (more trains) or Thonburi station, but also up from the South of Thailand. Ratchaburi Railway station is located in town. The journey duration depends on the type of train but lasts between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. The other option to get to Ratchaburi city are either buses from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Sai ??Tai Mai) or minivans from this same terminal or from the Minibus Station in front of the Mo Chit Bus Terminal. You can book your tickets to Ratchaburi or Damnoen Saduak here or buy them directly at the station or at the terminals. Note that there is also a local bus that connects Ratchaburi to Kanchanaburi or another one from Samut Songkram (Mae Klong).

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How to get around in Ratchaburi ?

To get around town in Ratchaburi, you will easily find tuk-tuks, especially at the train and bus stations, or motorcycle taxis. On the other hand, to go and explore the rest of the province, it is strongly recommended to be transported.

Festivals in Ratchaburi ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Ratchaburi. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.

How to ask in Thai to go to Ratchaburi ?

I want to go to Ratchaburi / Yak paï ti Ratchaboori.
Where is Ratchaburi ? / Ratchaboori you ti naï ?
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