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The province of Phetchaburi

General information about the province of Phetchaburi

Province capital: Phetchaburi
Name in Thai: เพชรบุรี

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Province of region Western Thaïlande

Phetchaburi province is located in central Thailand, approximately 2 hours' drive from Bangkok. Little visited by foreign tourists, it has one of Thailand's two national parks classified as UNESCO heritage, the Kaeng Kracha National Park.

Its most famous monument is the palace of Phra Nakhon Khiri, also known as Khao Wang, but there is also a royal palace, very interesting ancient temples, cave temples including the most famous that of Khao Luang and the beaches. Visitors can also see the traditional salt farms which are the country's best known with those in Sakhon Nakhon province.

Phetchaburi is easily accessible by train from Bangkok and its Red Cross festival with fireworks on Phra Nakhon Khiri Mountain is undoubtedly the most beautiful in the province.

Destinations to visit in Phetchaburi

Cha Am

25 km in the North of Hua Hin, Cha-Am has a long white sand beach (about 7km). The sea is not turquoise and really suitable for swimming at high tide, otherwise it may take a long walk before you have enough water to swim, but it is the case on all this region of Thailand. Less hipe destination than its neighbor, it is also very popular with Thai people who arrive very numerous on weekends and holidays. If you want a taste of partyng and enjoying holidays in thai style, a few days in Cha Am wil...


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 temp...

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