Cave in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Tham Khao Luang

About 4km north of town is Tham Khao Luang, a dramatic stalactite-stuffed chamber that's one of Thailand’s most impressive cave shrines, and a favourite of Rama IV. Accessed via steep stairs, its central Buddha figu…
Historic Site in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park

This national historical park sits regally atop Khao Wang (Palace Hill), surveying the city with subdued opulence. Rama IV (King Mongkut) built the palace, in a mix of European and Chinese styles, and surrounding te…
Historic Site in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Phra Ram Ratchaniwet

An incredible art nouveau creation, construction of this elegant summer palace began in 1910 at the behest of Rama V (who died just after the project was started). It was designed by German architects, who used the …
Buddhist Temple in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Wat Yai Suwannaram

This expansive temple compound was originally built in Ayuthaya during the 17th century and was moved to Phetchaburi and renovated during the reign of Rama V (King Chulalongkorn; r 1868–1910). Legend has it that the…
Cave in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Tham Khao Bandai-It

This hillside monastery, 2km west of town, sprawls through several large caverns converted into simple Buddha shrines and meditation rooms. English-speaking guides (100B tip appreciated) lead tours, mainly as a prec…
Buddhist Temple in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Wat Ko Kaew Sutharam

Buddhist temple with elaborate 18th-century murals.
Beach in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Hat Puak Tian

On weekends locals come to this dark-sands beach, 20km southeast of Phetchaburi and famed for its role in Thai literature, to eat seafood and frolic in the surf. You'll need private transport to get here.
Buddhist Temple in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Wat Mahathat Worawihan

Centrally located, gleaming white Wat Mahathat is a lovely example of an everyday temple with as much hustle and bustle as the busy commercial district around it. The showpiece is a five-tiered Khmer-style prang (st…
Buddhist Temple in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Wat Kamphaeng Laeng

A 12th-century remnant of the time when the Angkor (Khmer) kingdom stretched from present-day Cambodia all the way to the Malay peninsula, this ancient and once-ornate shrine was originally Hindu before Thailand's c…
Historic Site in Phetchaburi (Phetburi)

Phra That Chom Phet

The white spire of Phra That Chom Phet skewers the sky and can be spotted from the city below.