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 temples, wonderful beaches and caves, as well as a great variety of local food. Phetchaburi is divided into 8 districts (Amphoes): Mueang Phetchaburi, Khao Yoi, Nong Ya Plong, Cha-am, Tha Yang, Ban Lat, Ban Laem Kaeng Krachan.

Phetchaburi occupies an area of 6,225 square kilometers, characterized by think jungles and mountains ranges lying in the west as a border between Thailand and Myanmar, and 80 kilometers long coastline towards the Gulf of Thailand in the east.

Things to do in Phetchaburi Province


Puek Tian Beach Petchaburi

Puek Tian Beach Petchaburi

Puktein Beach is about 18 kilometers North of Cha-Am (about 45 kilometres from Hua Hin) and part of the scenic route. There are many other attractions along this route if…

Khao Yoi Cave Phetchaburi

This cave is located on the hill, which is clearly visible from Highway No.4, behind the railway station of Khao Yoi District, approximately 22 kilometers north of Phetchaburi town. It…

The Main Shrine Wat Kamphaeng Laeng Phetchaburi

The Main Shrine Wat Kamphaeng Laeng Phetchaburi

The Main shrine is situated in the middle of the other four directions. It had recessed square layout with four directions entrance. Above the entrances were archways. The lintel and…

Wat Yai Suwannaram Phetchaburi

Wat Yai Suwannaram Phetchaburi

Wat Yai Suwannaram is situated 1 kilometer east of the city hall. The temple, featuring a windowless main shrine hall, houses magnificent 300-year-old murals of mythical angels. Its Sala Kanprian…

Wat Mahathat Worawihan Temple Phetchaburi

Wat Mahathat Worawihan Temple Phetchaburi

Situated about 500 meters from the city hall, an ancient temple on the west bank of Phetchaburi river with five pagoda constructed in accordance with the Mahayana concept housing Buddha…

Wat Pailom Temple Phetchaburi

Wat Pailom Temple Phetchaburi

Wat Pailom is located at Tambon Tarab, Mueng District and Petchaburi Province. This temple was on the area of the ancient Petchaburi city. The important remains are the ordination hall,…

Wat Khao Takhrao, Luang Pho Khao Takhrao

Wat Khao Takhrao, Luang Pho 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…

Hat Chao Samran Beach, Phetchaburi

Hat Chao Samran Beach, Phetchaburi

Located 16 km southeast of Phetchaburi town center and 6 km north of Puek Tian Beach, Hat Chao Samran is a very popular beach among Thai people. The name means…

Sea Salt Farming, Phetchaburi

Sea Salt Farming, Phetchaburi

Sea Salt Field along the Coast Phetchaburi Natural sea sail in either small white crystals or the larger light gray form, is the gentlest alkaline-forming substance known and is thus…

Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace

Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace

Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace is located in the southern part of Phetchaburi province within a military complex – but it is freely accessible. Built in European art deco style designed…

Lao Song (Thai Song Dam) Tribal Villages

Lao Song (Thai Song Dam) Tribal Villages

The descendants 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…

King Mongkut Memorial Park

King Mongkut Memorial Park

King Mongkut (King Rama IV) had the royal grace to Phetchaburi variously. He encouraged Phetchaburi arts and cultures. He also developed Phetchaburi using western modem science. Importantly, he asked to…

Khao Luang Cave, Phetchaburi

Khao Luang Cave, Phetchaburi

Tham Khao Luang (Khao Luang Cave) is found about 5 km outside of Phetchaburi town and is well worth a visit. This is a very impressive large limestone cave houses…

Cha Am Beach

Cha Am Beach

Boasting the long, sandy and beautiful beach, Cha Am is an ideal place for beach lovers. There, you can sunbathe, ride a jet ski, try a banana boat or do…

Wat Cha Am

Wat Cha Am

Located west of the beach on the junction with Narathip Road and Petchakasem Road, Wat Cha Am boasts a cave on a small hill and the Buddha image built during…

Cha Am Forest Park

Cha Am Forest Park

Cha Am Forest Park is found on Phetkasem road at the left of Narathip junction, on the left when going north from the town of Hua Hin. This park makes…

Wildlife Friends of Thailand (WFFT)

Wildlife Friends of Thailand (WFFT)

The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) is a registered foundation under Thai law. The foundation has as main objectives the conservation of wildlife, protection of natural resources and the environment….

Swiss Sheep Farm Cha Am

Swiss Sheep Farm Cha Am

There are a lot of beautiful places on earth tourists usually dream of visiting no matter how far they are. Now, there is one in Thailand that features both natural…

Mrigadayavan Palace, Palace of Love and Hope

Mrigadayavan Palace, Palace of Love and Hope

Given its good location and nice atmosphere, Cha Am is the place where King Rama VI had his summer palace of Phra Ratchaniwet Maruekhathayawan built during his reign. The palace…