Phetchaburi Travel Guide :
| Phetchaburi Province, located 160 kilometers south of Bangkok, is a province in the central region of Thailand. It is situated on the west shore of the Gulf of Thailand and was once an important royal fort during the Ayutthaya period. Characterized by mountainous thick jungles and splendid beaches, this richly historic region provides visitors with a wealth of opportunities for sightseeing and relaxation. More....
Kaeng Krachan National Park
Kaeng Krachan National Park is the largest park in Thailand occupying an area of 2,915 square kilometers of land. Kaeng Krachen was delicated a national park in 1981 and it around 53.5 kilometers from the city and 3 kilometers after Kaeng Krachan Dam.
The park is situated in the Tanaosri Ranges and this ensures that it is green right round the year. The ranges are the source for many rivers, including Maenam Phetchaburi and Maenam Pranburi. The park also has a reservoir that fulfills the water needs of the wildlife.
The Kaeng Krachan National Park is home to large wild animals like the leopard, tiger and elephant. When you have had your fill with the animals, you can relax at the 18-level Namtok Tho Thip. This waterfall is located around 54 kilometers from the park's office. A visit to the waterfall is worth it because of the scenic viewpoints on the way where you can stop and watch birds and butterflies. The spots are also excellent for viewing the misty mountains in the morning. More...
Khao Luang and Khao Bandai-It Caves
Phetchaburi city is an ancient city in Thailand in the province of Phetchaburi. According to all the archaeological evidences that are available, it is estimated that the city of Phetchaburi has been in existence since Dvaravati era. However, during the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods, the city was very important as it was fortress that prevented Burmese attacks against the kingdoms.
There are many historical and natural sites to see in Phetchaburi. For those of you who love exploring caves, Khao Luang and Khao Bandai-it Caves in Phetchaburi is just what the doctor ordered. You can be sure that you will not get disappointed after visiting these caves.
Out of the two caves, Khao Luang is located north of Khao Wong. There is a staircase that leads from the foot of the hill right to the entrance of the cave. In the province, Khao Luang is considered an important cave because it houses the image of an ornamented Buddha. More...