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The province of Ratchaburi

General information about the province of Ratchaburi

Province capital: Ratchaburi
Name in Thai: ราชบุรี

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Province of region Western Thaïlande

Ratchaburi province is located in the central region of Thailand, less than 2 hours' drive from Bangkok. It is a destination very visited by foreign tourists but not the whole province, especially the Damnoen Saduak floating market, the only one open every day in the vicinity of Bangkok. Apart from its floating markets, we also note the Khao Ngu park, which houses caves and a pond, the historic temple of Wat Mahathat Worawihan and that of Wat Khanon and its Nang Yaï shows, a traditional shadow theater that is relatively little practiced nowadays.

The mountainous area of Suan Phueng district is superb and very popular with Thais. There are hot springs and the very pleasant Oh Poï Market which is held every weekend and whose highlight is the arrival of the monks for the offerings in bamboo rafts on the river. There are also some interesting crafts in Ratchaburi, including potters. And some notable caves including the most famous in the province, the Khao Bin Cave. I still have a bit left to explore because Ratchaburi has even more to offer!

Personally, I also liked the quiet little town of Phottaram.

Destinations to visit in 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,...

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