Welcome to Phetchaburi

Historically, Phetchaburi is a visible timeline of kingdoms that have migrated across Southeast Asia. During the 11th century the Khmer empire settled in, although their control was relatively short-lived. As Khmer power diminished, Phetchaburi became a strategic royal fort during the Thai-based Sukhothai and Ayuthaya kingdoms and in the 17th century it flourished as a trading post between Myanmar (Burma) and Ayuthaya. The town is often referred to as a ‘Living Ayuthaya’ because while the great temples of the former capital were destroyed, smaller but similar ones here live on.

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Kaeng Krachan National Park Rafting Tour from Hua Hin

Our professional guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hua Hin around 8:00am and head to Keang Krachan National Park located at Phetchaburi. Upon arrival at the Baan Poompruk Resort, get prepared. You will receive safety instructions and will be equipped with a life jacket. You will then depart in plastic raft for hours of drifting downstream the river of Petchaburi. There are some easy rapids everybody can pass, but the purpose of this descent won't be sensations of speed but rather leisure with superb landscapes of vegetation and the discovery of numerous bird species that can be seen there. After the rafting activity, you will return to the resort for a transfer to Keang Krachan National Park view point. After the view point, you will proceed to a restaurant nearby for a delicious lunch. You will then rest for a while at the national park..Next, your guide will bring you across the bridge of the national park and enjoy the calm and peaceful view of the reservoir with your family or friends before our driver transports you back to your hotel in Hua Hin.

$70.40 Private & Custom Tours

Private Petchaburi Half-Day Tour from Hua Hin

Phetchaburi is a place where visitors can enjoy both cultural and natural sites at the same time. The province has been described as the place where the golden era of Ayutthaya still lives on, and this is amply demonstrated in the magnificent architecture of palaces and temples. A trip to Phetchaburi takes you back in time to a period of prosperity and cultural development, when Thailand still was called Siam.Your tour starts with hotel pickup in Hua Hin or Cha-Am for the 50-minute drive to the Phetchaburi province, whose capital town bears the same name. Your guide will explain the importance of Phetchaburi's sites, which are a reminder of what once was one of the most important places in Siam, designated as a royal retreat. Begin your experience with a visit to the hillside residence of King Mongkut (King Rama IV), called Khao Wang, part of Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park. This iconic building can be seen on the approach to Phetchaburi, a town with a history dating back to the 11th century. The architectural design of the palace buildings is a unique mix of neoclassical, Thai, and Chinese styles. In the 19th century, it became a royal retreat of King Rama IV, starting a trend of summer retreats that has been been continued by his royal successors. You have the opportunity to explore the palace and enjoy the fine vista of the town, its river, and the surrounding rice fields. To the west, the mountainous border of Myanmar is visible, even when the clouds blur the contours of the peaks.                                    Next, visit Tham Khao Luang Cave, which lies on the outskirts of town and is home to more than 170 Buddha images, some of which were placed there by King Rama IV. Around midday, they are illuminated by a natural shaft of light that floods the cave. Lastly, stop at the Khmer-influenced temple of Wat Prasrit Mahathat, a royal temple that dates back to the 12th century and is situated along the western river banks of the Phetchaburi River. The magnificence of its architecture is something that simply cannot be missed. After a short stroll through the temple complex, head to your hotel in Hua Hin or Cha-Am to end your tour.

$110.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Petchaburi private full day excursion from Bangkok

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Phetchaburi Provincial City Pillar Shrine, Phetchaburi, Phetchaburi Province Departure from Bangkok early in the morning towards Petchaburi, an ancient city located about 130 km from the capital. Upon arrival, we visit Tham Khao Luang, a spectacular cave that encloses a chedi and an image of the reclining Buddha, particularly suggestive in the morning when the sunlight enters from above through a crack in the cave roof.The descent into the cave is rather slippery due to the accumulated mud, so it is not recommended to elderly visitors.Lunch in a typical restaurant.Visit Phra Nakorn Kiri Historical Park, located on the 95 meters hill known as Khao Wang. This is the pride and symbol of the city. It was built under the royal command of King Rama IV to become his summer palace and works were finished in 1860. A small cable car leads to the top.The whole complex is made up of halls, palaces, temples and other royal buildings, elegantly built in a mix of Thai and european architecture.Visit the royal family's private temples: Wat Phra Kaew, a replica of the homonymous temple at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, and Phra That Jompetch, a 40-meters tall white pagoda that encloses a Buddha relic. Visitors should be careful with the dozens of monkeys that populate the hill, known to snatch food from visitors bags.Return to Bangkok in the afternoon.Duration: 9 hours

$181.42 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Golden Highlight of Phetchaburi

Sawasdee! Meet with our Guide at your hotel in Hua Hin for a day discovering Phetchaburi.Arriving at Phetchaburi, we proceed to "Tham Khao Yoi "This cave is located on the hill. Inside the cave, there is a 16 meter declined Buddha image installed along the smaller ones. It was the place where King Rama IV practiced meditation while he was ordained. There are large group of monkeys which you can feed them some fruits from shop surroundings.Then we visit "Tham Khao Luang" this cave is regarded as the largest and the most beautiful cave in Phetchaburi. Apart from beautiful stalactites, the large hole on the ceiling allows the plenty of lights down to the cave floor creates the stunning scene in the cave. After exploring then we alighted for lunch, after lunch we proceed to "PHRA NAKHON KHIRI HISTORICAL PARK" Phetchaburi was most well-known landmark, the locally known as Khao Wang (Palace Hill), is located on the three peaks of 95-meter high verdant hill, in the city. The highest peak is home of Wat Phra Kaew that was meant to be as important as Wat Phra Kaew at The Grand Palace in Bangkok. The central peak is where Phra That Jom Petch situates. The 40-meters-tall white pagoda is installed the Buddha's relics.Then we go to "PHRA RAM RATCHANIWET" Originally called "Ban Puen Palace" this European baroque and art nouveau style palace is situated at Ban Mo on the south of the town. It now becomes Phetchaburi Historic and Arts Museum under the conservation by Thai Royal Army. After that we visit "MARUEKHATHAIYAWAN PALACE" The summer seaside palace, often referred to as "The palace of love and hope" is located midway between Cha-am and Hua Hin. Using golden teakwood from the demolished Hat Chao Samran Palace.Return to your hotel in Hua Hin.END OF SERVICE.

$906 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hua Hin City-Phetchaburi 5Day

Day 1: Bangkok-Hua HinMEAL: -/-/DMeet with Our Guide at the airport. Then proceed to Hua Hin. Visit to Hua Hin Night Market. Dinner at Ko Ti restaurant or similar. Check-in at Chaba place or Feel at Home Hua Hin.Day 2: PhetchaburiMEAL: B/L/DMeet our guide at the hotel, proceed to Phetchaburi. Visit to Chang Hua Man Royal Project. The Royal Projects, initiated by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.Lunch at Je Pen Restaurant or similar. Visit to Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Originally called "Ban Puen Palace,". Visit to Phra Nakhon Khiri (Khao Wang) Phetchaburi’s most well-known landmark, the locally known as Khao Wang (Palace Hill). Visit to Swiss Sheep Farm. A scenic place with its meadows, windmill, farm houses and barns against a backdrop of a forested hill. Dinner at Thongchai Koong Yang Buffet or similar. Return to your hotel.Day 3: Hua HinMEAL: B/L/DMeet our guide at the hotel, proceed to Wat Khao Takiab. Visit to Sirinart Rajini Ecosystem Learning Center is an artificial planted mangrove forest invented by human.      Lunch at Udom Potchana restaurant or similar. Visit to Ratchaphakdi Park. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 7th King, "a park built with devotion to the king. Visit to Hua Hin Sam Phan Nam Floating Market. Visit to Hua Hin train station. Hua Hin railway station Hua Hin's popularity began to increase in the 1920's as the railway line from Bangkok was constructed and King Rama VI built Klai Kangwon Palace as a summer retreat. Dinner at Hua Hin Restaurant 94 or similar. Return to the hotel.Day 4: Hua HinMEAL: B/L/-Meet our guide at the hotel, proceed to worship the Huai Mongkol Temple. Holds the biggest statue of the famous monk Luang Phor Thuad.Visit to Artist Village Hua Hin. It is well known as Baan Sillapin and is a frequent host of special exhibitions and performance events.Lunch at Baan Itsara Restaurant or similar. Visit to Plearnwan, a lively vintage village. Visit to Art's Sake Hua Hin, the first 4D Art Museum in Thailand. Visit to The Venezia Hua Hin, is the newest theme shopping and attraction village in Hua Hin.If not too tired, we will take you shopping at The Cicada Market (open every Fridays to Sundays). Return to the hotel.Day 5: ReturnMEAL: B/-/-Transfer to the Airport. END OF SERVICE.

$201.58 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Adventure Rafting Experience at Kaeng Krachan National Park

ITINERARY:Pick you up from your hotel in Hua Hin or Cha Am area, proceed to Keang Krachan National Park, Phetchaburi province.We stop at Chang Hua Man Royal Project in Phetchaburi. The Royal Projects, initiated by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, are famous in Thailand for helping grassroot communities to thrive and for preserving ecosystems for future generations. Now the Projects have become attractions in themselves, visited by thousands of tourists, local and international, seeking to learn a little about Thailand’s rural communities and to experience a different side of the kingdom.After exploring, we alight for lunch at Rim Keang Restaurant or similar.Arriving at Keang Krachan National Park we proceed to Bamboo River House. An experience instructor will be there to help you set the equipment for rafting. Enjoy your time.Return to Hua Hin. END OF SERVICE.