Thailand Phetchaburi and its Many Pleasures Only a Short Drive from Bangkok

Thailand Phetchaburi and its Many Pleasures

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Thailand Phetchaburi. Only a short drive from Bangkok, Phetchaburi boasts lovely beaches, bustling markets, historical sites, natural wonders and amazing local food, not to mention Thailand’s largest national park. So if you have a few days free to explore head south and discover some of the many pleasures of Phetchaburi. Here are a few of the places that shouldn’t be missed. Read more about this fascinating province at When the weekend comes, enjoy the pleasures of Phetchaburi

Gallery 1: Descend 100 meters into Khao Luang Hill and you’ll discover the magnificent Khao Luang Cave where King Rama IV used to meditate. The wonderful Buddha images are brightly illuminated by a hole in the cave’s ceiling.

Thailand Phetchaburi

Gallery 2: This hilltop palace, built by King Mongkut as a summer residence looms majestically over Phetchaburi town. Take the cable car to the top and enjoy wonderful views before exploring the blend of Thai, Chinese and western architecture that makes up the palace.

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Gallery 3: The long sandy beach of Cha Am is a wonderful place to sit back and unwind, and is much less busy than nearby Hua Hin. There are lots of places selling wonderful sea food and in cooler mornings you can hire a bike and explore the coastline.

Gallery 4: At 2914 square-kilometres, this is Thailand’s largest national park and stretches over into neighbouring Myanmar. There are lovely treks to enjoy and over 430 bird species to spot as well as bears, leopards and elephants.

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Gallery 5: With its innovative statuary and distinctive art works, Phetchaburi’s Wat Khoi is set to become one of the region’s most visited temples. Explore the cool interior and discover some the amazing murals depicting the life of Buddha.

Gallery 6: This ancient temple dates from the Ayutthaya period and is famous for the delicate carved woodwork of its ancient teak pavilion and distinctive murals in the main ubosot

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Gallery 7: In this colourful village, just down the beach from Cha Am’s main beach you can watch the boats come in and out or buy fresh fish to take home at bargain prices. When the season is right, you can even join the fishermen for a spot of night squid fishing.

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