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Phetchaburi Province

Phetchaburi, an important royal fort during the Ayutthaya period, now serves as a major stop for sightseeing before continuing down south by road or rail to other beach towns in Southern Thailand. The province is worth visiting for its splendid historical park and ancient temple, wonderful beaches and caves, as well as a great variety of local food.

Phetchaburi occupies an area of 6,225 square kilometres, characterised by thick jungles and mountain ranges lying in the west as a border between Thailand and Myanmar, and 80 km. long coastline towards the Gulf of Thailand in the east.

Phetchaburi is divided into 8 districts (Amphoes): Muang Phechaburi, Ban Laem, Ban Lat, Cha- am, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yoi, Nong Ya Plong and Tha Yang.

Lao Song Tribal Villages

The descendents of Lao Song, whose ancestors have migrated from Laos, live in the villages of Ban Nong Prong and Ban Thap Khang. Their customs and traditions have been preserved and are still practiced. In April, they organize social events with entertainment and folk plays.

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Wat Khao Takhrao

The temple, which is located at Ban Laem District, 12 kilometers from Phetchaburi City, houses a highly respected sitting Buddha image locally known as “Luang Pho Khao Takhrao”. The image was found at the mouth of Maenam Mae Klong in Samut Songkhram Province by Ban Laem villagers, who migrated from Ban Laem to Samut Songkhram…

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Cha-Am Magic Show

Magic Show, Show times: daily at 08.00 pm. at CHA-AM MAGIC SHOW (โรงละครดิน), Phetkasem Road, Tambon Cha-am, Amphoe Cha-am, PhetchaburiMore details; contact tel: 081 696 6921, 083 808 1094

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Rafting along the Phetchaburi River

The trip takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete, depending on the current. The route passes lush forests and a Karen hill tribe Village. The journey from Phetchaburi City to the starting point may take approximately 3 hours on a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Call 02 918 6067 or 034 410695 for more details.

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BRG Adventure Park

BRG Adventure Park at Khao Yoi offers challenging sport activities including sliding, crossing a Tyrolean traverse, via ferrata, and abseiling 100 meters. All activities are under the supervision of well-trained staff. Contact 02 434 610002 435 5797 for more details.

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Hat Chao Samran

This beach, which is located approximately 15 kilometers from Phetchaburi Market, has a history that can be traced back to the AyutthayaEra. The name Hat Chao Samran meaning Royal Leisure Beach was derived as a result of several visits for extended periods of time made by King Naresuan the Great and his brother, King Ekathotsarot.…

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Hat Laem Luang

This white sandy beach, which stretches for 2 kilometers, is located 4 kilometers north of Hat Chao Samran and is crowded during weekends.

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Kaeng Krachan Dam

This Dam is located 53 kms. southwest of the town along the Phetchaburi-Tha Yang-Kaeng Krachan route. The construction was completed in 1996. It is 58 metres high and 760 metres long, overlooking beautiful scenery of the reservoir and its islands.

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Kaeng Krachan National Park

The most extensive national park of Thailand, occupying a largely unexplored area of 2,915 square kilometers (1.7 million rai of land), Kaeng Krachan was declared a national park on 12 June 1981. The park is located 53.5 kilometers from the city and is 3 kilometers beyond Khuean Kaeng Krachan (Kaeng Krachan Dam). The park covers…

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Hup Kraphong

This is the place where the Hup Kraphong Royal Development Project is located. King Bhumibhol initiated the project in 1962 with the support of Israel to help local farmers experiencing agricultural difficulties as a result from infertile soil. Several studies on soil improvement, various crash crops and production efficiency have been conducted. This is one…

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