Top 5 attractions to explore in Phetchaburi
Petchaburi is situated on the northwestern shores of the Gulf of Thailand. Phetchaburi province is famous for its beautiful beaches and mountains. It features Thailand's largest national park the Kaeng Krachan National Park.
Famed as the largest national park in Thailand, Kaeng Krachan National Park rests on the border of Myanmar and is an extension of Tanintharyi Nature Reserve. This sprawling nature’s reserve was declared as a national park in 1981 and with a mesmerizing collage of thick woods, cascades, valleys, caves, and exotic wildlife, Kaeng Krachan National Park is in the bucket list of every nature lover, photographer and wildlife fanatics.
Phra Nakhon Khiri is a historical park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on a hill overlooking the city. The name Phra Nakhon Khiri means 'holy city hill', but locals know it better as Khao Wang, meaning 'hill with palace'. The park consists of three building groups on the three peaks of the 95 m hill. On the western peak is the palace with adjoining structures. On the middle or central peak is a big chedi named Phra That Chom Phet.
Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace is an extremely elegant building in typical early 20th-century European style. The Palace is located on the grounds of a Thai army camp in Petchaburi town, some two hours drive South West of Bangkok. The Palace was designed by German architect Karl Siegfried Döhring, who also designed several other Royal Palaces and villas, including Varadis Palace and the Somdej Residence of Bang Khun Phrom Palace in Bangkok.
The Wat Kamphaeng Laeng is a Khmer sanctuary located within the grounds of Wat activity south of Phetchaburi, It consists of four buildings entirely of laterite; each of the towers rests on a stepped base and has four openings. The whole is surrounded by an original surrounding wall. The main prang is Lopburi style; it was surrounded by four smaller towers. At a later period, a small oratory was added in front of the row of three towers. There are traces of the stucco decorations.
Map of attractions in Phetchaburi