Attractions in Phetchaburi

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Phetchaburi or also known as Phet Buri, is one of Thailand’s central provinces. Neighboring provinces take account of Samut Songkhram,  Ratchaburi, as well as Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Tham Khao Luang Cave

Your Phetchaburi travel is not complete without going to this famous cave. After dodging the monkeys, which lurk close to the entry point, you will descend into this stunning limestone cave to be welcomed by a feast of Buddha sculpture and images. The major catch is the 14 meters long reclining Buddha; however, there are many smaller ones nestled in the different chambers and among the stalactites.

Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park

Thailand is packed with amazing historical temples and parks, and Phetchaburi is a place for some of them. Phra Nakhon Khiri is a series of natural cobbled roads, spaces as well as Khmer-type temples, which grab your attention. A specifically exquisite of this historical park is the forty-meter-tall Phra That Chom Phet chedi. Bone white in color,  this stretches successfully into the skies, and you can witness it for miles around. Also, there is a hill that, when climbed, provides amazing views of the whole surroundings and a grand palace which is well preserved.

Cha-Am Beach

Cham Am is one of the most renowned beaches in this place. This amazing beach is a five-kilometer stretch of stunning beach with swimmable seas and soft sand. Popular with locals and ex-pats alike, this beach offers a comfortable and scenic place to unwind, relax as well as submerge the sun, with street food and cheap-priced fresh seafood available. For those who do not want to sit or laze on the beach all day, it is likely to take pleasure in a charming bicycle ride on the beach as well as the town area – an amazing way to see more of this amiable place while burning off the pad Thai.

Wat Mahathat

This is also one of the best and impressive temples that you can find in Phetchaburi. Wat Mahathat is considered the most revered of the many.

This temple is designed in the distinct Khmer style; its major feature is an amazing prang which is more than 40 meters tall, though there is a lot more to see if you continue looking up. The buildings and walls are painstakingly embellished; there are also enchanting stuccos that feature renowned Buddhist imagery like angles and naga, which are worthy of your attention.  

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