The thing to do in Phetchaburi Thailand, Phetchaburi - an agriculturally-rich province about 200 kilometers south of Bangkok - has just been designated as the latest UNESCO City of Gastronomy, making it the fifth Thai province to be a part of the UNESCO global Creative Cities Network.

✨ Fields of soaring toddy palms, lush rice paddies, geometric salt farms, and rich coastal areas make Phetchaburi a real abundant province. With its history harking back to the Ayutthaya Period, Phetchaburi’s foods are unique not only for flavors but also for the ingredients and the stories behind them all.

Phetchaburi becomes Thailand’s second UNESCO City of Gastronomy after Phuket which was designated back in 2015. Bangkok has been recognized as a UNESCO City of Design while Sukhothai and Chiang Mai as UNESCO Cities of Crafts and Folk Art.

This guide can be done by yourself with the thing to do in Phetchaburi. You don't have to buy a tour from a tour company. But you may need to rent a car with a driver who knows the province well and speaks some English.

Phetchaburi Province At the beginning of Rattanakosin, His Highness ordered to bring water from the Phetchaburi River, which is clean water that flows through the gorge and is filtered by rocks and soil layers at various points until it is very clean. as drinking water in the palaces in Bangkok until there is a water supply system therefore suspend this activity
This province is very important in Thailand, when you have the opportunity, you should not miss the thing to do in Phetchaburi.

1. Sailing to see Bryde’s whale (กิจกรรมล่องเรือดูวาฬบรูด้า)

Enjoy Bride's whale watching on a boat in Ban Laem District. During October - January or from the end of the rainy season onwards Visitors can see Bride's whales foraging and emerging out of the water with their mouths wide open to feed on the anchovies. As flocks of seagulls swooped nearby and waited to swoop down to catch anchovies trying to flee from the whales.

How to watch Bryde’s whale is the 1st thing to do in Phetchaburi.

1. Laem Pak Bia Pier, get on the boat before 8:00 am. price is 5,000 baht per trip (for 10 people), advance reservation is required.
For reservations, contact Ms. Sao at 09 2713 9730 and Ms. Manu at 08 1856 4939.

2. Hat Chao Samran Pier, boarding at 9:00 a.m., boat rental price 5,000 baht per trip (for 10 people), including life jackets. Must book in advance If the group has no more than 10 people and can join the boat with other groups You can book with the coordinator Khun Chompoo at Tel. 09 0798 7042 or Line ID: CHOMIIPU.

3. Bang Tabun Pier There is only one trip per day, boarding at 8:00 a.m., boat rental price 6,000 baht per trip (for 15 people), reservations are required, contact Khun Chamran, Tel. 0 3258 1233. For more information, contact Hat Chao Samran Municipality, Tel. 0 3247 8555. -6


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2. Tham Khao Luang (ถ้ำเขาหลวง)

Tham Khao Luang is a famous cave on a hill 72 meters above sea level with many beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Inside the cave is enshrined a magnificently important Buddha image. It was built according to the royal initiative of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn.
This is an important tourist destination for Thai people in the thing to do in Phetchaburi. If you have a chance to come to Phetchaburi Province
The highlight of the cave is the beautiful view when sunlight shines through the ceiling of the cave down to the ground floor. The peak of sunlight is between 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM. The sun's rays vary from season to season. This cave is where King Chulalongkorn visited and is one of his favorite places. His Highness ordered the restoration of the ancient Buddha image and the construction of a stone staircase for entering the cave at the entrance to the foothills of Khao Luang. For more information, please contact Thongchai Subdistrict Administrative Organization Tel. 0 3278 0242.

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3. Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park (Khao Wang) (พระนครคีรี) (เขาวัง)

Phra Nakhon Khiri, located on the top of the three hills, is an important ancient monument of Phetchaburi. The highest peak is 95 meters above mean sea level. In the past, the villagers called it "Khao Samorn", King Rama IV ordered to build a palace on this hilltop. and appointed Chao Phraya Srisuriyawong (Chuang Bunnag), who was the construction supervisor. The palace was completed in 1860 and had the name "Phra Nakhon Khiri", but the people of Phetchaburi call him the palace to this day.

Phra Nakhon Khiri consists of royal residences, pavilions, temples, and buildings. Most of them are built in a blend of neoclassical, western, and Chinese architecture on the top of the three hilltops. , The shoulder is located at Wat Maha Samanaram. This temple was built in the Ayutthaya period. The murals on the four walls in the Ubosot were painted by a famous Thai artist, Krua Inkong. On the hilltop is Wat Phra Kaew. which is a designated time in the Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace, such as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which is the designated temple of the Grand Palace in Bangkok
The area of ​​Wat Phra Kaew consists of a small ubosot decorated with marble. Behind the Ubosot is Phra Sutthasen Chedi. In front is a small bell tower in a square shape with indented corners. On the central peak is Phra That Chom Phet which is a 40-meter tall chedi enshrining the Buddha's relics. From here, visitors can admire the royal throne hall situated on two other hilltops as well as the landscape of Phetchaburi Province.

On the west side is the residence of the royal court where the royal family is enshrined. including the throne, pavilion, and various buildings that are like a general palace, such as the Petchphum Phairot Throne Hall Pramote Maha Sawan Throne Hall Vejyan Wichian Prasat Throne Hall Ratchathammasapa Throne Hall, Chatuchawan Wiang Chai Hall, Phiman Petchramareth Hall, Santikan Sathan Throne Hall, Jatuwet Pariphat Hall, and Tasanakthrit Pavilion. The palace also has a horse-drawn carriage, horse stables, Sala Maha Lek, Sala Luk Khun, Sala Dan, Sala Yen Chai, Tim Dab Ong Rak (security building), and Krua Luang, surrounded by fortifications in all four directions; including Thanrot Phongpok in the east Wirun Haborirak on the south, Wirupak Phongkarn on the west and Vejsuwanrak on the north. The Fine Arts Department used parts of the western palace to establish the Phra Nakhon Khiri National Museum. The museum exhibits antiques, including insignia of King Rama IV and King Rama V, bronze and brass statues that decorate the rooms of the various thrones. and pottery from China, Japan, and Europe

Phra Nakhon Khiri National Museum is a popular place in the thing to do in Phetchaburi open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission fee: is 150 baht to access the historical park. Visitors can walk or ride the cable car. (Round trip price for adults 50 baht and children 15 baht) For more information, call 0 3242 5600.

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4. Wat Yai Suwannaram (วัดใหญ่สุวรรณาราม)

Wat Yai Suwannaram is a learning center of History, arts, and craftsmanship. The Temple compound is enhanced with ancient architecture of the Ayutthaya period; for example, a teakwood sermon hall adorned with the Kankhot pattern carved and gilded door panels that have an ax mark presumably chopped by the Burmese. The ubosot enshrines the principal Buddha image, a lifelike statue of Supreme Patriarch Taengmo, which is considered to be Thailand’s first lifelike statue, one of Unseen Thailand - a Buddha figure having 6 fingers on the right foot, and mural paintings of the assembly of the angels aged over 300 years with a cloister encircling the ubosot. In addition, the wooden gables of the ubosot were carved into different designs with the Number 5 seal indicating that this temple was under the patronage of King Rama V the Great who donated his private fund for the restoration and upgraded it to be a royal temple. Mysteriously, there is one gable showing the Number 5 seal in reverse order; some said that it could probably mean the passing of King Rama V the Great and his not returning to this temple. For more information, please call Tel. 03241 2956, 0 3241 2714.

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5. Ao Bang Tabun Estuary (ปากอ่าวบางตะบูน)

Ao Bang Tabun Estuary is the most beautiful spot of the thing to do in Phetchaburi in the morning for admiring the sunrise. Tourists can take a boat ride to observe the fisherman’s way of life in Amphoe Ban Laem, Farms of cockles, mussels, and oysters, as well as see a mangrove charcoal kiln, which is local wisdom of the Ban Laem Villagers.

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6. Boonthida Farm (บุญธิดาฟาร์ม)

Boonthida Farm is a green caviar farm that is a place for studying and observing the large scale of green caviar or sea grapes cultivation. Tourists can learn about the steps of farming sea grapes breed, which include collecting and selecting sea grapes, as well as cleaning them before delivery to the market. Green caviar is enriched with vitamins, and has low calories and high fiber that is suitable for people who are on a diet. It also has antioxidants that can slow the decay of cells in the body. The Farm offers a demonstration of making easy menus from sea grapes that tourists can taste. For further information, please call Tel. 0 9796 6465.

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7. Phrathat Chimphli Phra Setthi Nawakot at Wat Khoi (พระธาตุฉิมพลี พระเศรษฐีนวโกฏิ วัดข่อย)

The exterior of the stupa is decorated with the stucco design of the School of Mueang Phet artisans that illustrating the uniqueness of the art of Phetchaburi. The interior of the stupa houses Phra Phuttha Setthi Ming Mongkhon, Phra Phuttha Setthi Nawakot, and Phra Siwali Mahalap Romyen and is enhanced with mural paintings and delicate woodcarvings on the door panels and windows. On the top of the Prathat are enshrined the Buddha’s relics. For more information, please call Tel. 0 3254 5204.

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8. Ban Tham Suea Community (ชุมชนบ้านถ้ำเสือ)

Ban Tham Suea Community is a tourism Village in which tourists can learn how to participate in the Tree Bank project by growing plants according to King Rama IX’s initiative of “3 kinds of foresting giving 4 benefits”, which covers the matter of people’s living, economy and ecosystem. People in the community are encouraged to have a part in nature conservation. The trees that have been grown will be deposited with the Bank of Agriculture and Cooperatives (BAAC). Villagers can use the trees as collateral for a loan at half the value of the trees deposited with the Bank. Tourists can join the activity of making seed balls and shooting a slingshot of seed balls to plant them in the forest in the area of Ban Tham Suea, as well as try making the Thai dessert, Khanom Thong Muan which is a well-known Souvenir of the village. Fruit orchards of rambutan, durian, and mangosteen can also be seen. For more information, please call Tel. 08 2918 7774.

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9. Nong Ya Plong Hot Spring (บ่อน้ำพุร้อนหนองหญ้าปล้อง)

The Hot Spring has been developed and supervised by the community. It provides a hot mineral pond, which is piped from the original source located a bit further. The original source is accessible on foot. The water temperature is about 49 degrees Celsius. This place provides a massage parlor, and separate mineral bathing rooms for men and women including a Restaurant.

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10. Namtok Kwangchow Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำตกกวางโจว)

Namtok Kwangchow Floating Market is located in the Namtok Kwangchow Park (or Namtok Kwangchon), Amphoe Nong Ya Plong. The waterfall features different layers; namely, Pha-Ngam, Pha Pratu Lueat, Hin search-result/tag word/Dam">Dam, and Dong Month. In particular, the Hin Dam layer consists of a lot of mineral rocks that are rare in Thailand. The name of the park and waterfall is similar to the name of the city in China of which the former name was Huai Kwang Krachon; however, the name was changed to make it more attractive. The Floating Market is open on the weekend and on public holidays. Most of the products are fruit, vegetables, and rare Food; for example, the steamed fish curry (Ho Mok) in a bamboo tube. Tourists should not miss the fish spa or spa therapy that is the first foot spa located in the middle of the forest surrounded by nature, the stream, and the River. In addition, the waterfall area is a spot to see fireflies at nighttime, and one of the country’s viewpoints is that stars can be clearly seen. It is open on weekends and public holidays between 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Admission fee: 20 Baht. Tel. 08 1832 2608, 08 4540 3425; website:

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The thing to do in Phetchaburi Tour Guide It is the highlight of Phetchaburi Province. Thais from upcountry who visit Phetchaburi also follow this guide. If you have the opportunity to come to Hua Hin, you should not miss a visit to Phetchaburi Province that arrives before Hua Hin. And if you can't read all 10, you can cut out some that you don't care about.

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