Tham Khao Yoi This cave is located on Khao Yoi Hill, Amphoe Khao Yoi, 22 Kilometers
from the township. Buddha images of various attitudes are housed
in the cave. Khao Yoi Cave was the place where King Mongkut
practiced meditation while he was in the monkhood.
Wang This hill in the vicinity of Amphoe Muang
is 92 meters high. King Mongkut was very found of Khao Wang
so he commanded a palace built on top of it in the year 1860
to be used for vacationing; he named it Phra Nakhon Khiri. However,
Petchaburi inhabitants have called it "Khao Wang"
until now. At present, Khao Wang is
established as Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park, open everyday
from 8.30-16.30 hrs. Some parts of the complex on the western
mountaintop are altered into Phra Nakhon Khiri National Museum,
open to the public from 9.00-16.00 hrs. everyday except Monday
and Tuesday. To go up Khao Wang, one can either walk or take
a cable car.
Khao Bandai It This is a rather small hill 121 meters high located two kilometers
from Khao Wang. An ancient monastery built in the Ayutthaya
period is named Wat Khao Bandai It. there are several caves
on the hill such as Tham Prathun, Tham Phra Chao Sua, Tham Phra
Puttha Saiyat, etc.
Khao Luang The cave is located on Khao Luang Hill
which is only 92 meters high, and five kilometers from Khao
Wang. Khao Luang Cave is regarded as the most important cave
of Petchaburi because it houses a dressing Buddha image cast
by the royal command of King Chulalongkon as the dedication
to King Nang Klao and King Mongkut.
On the right hand of Khao
Luang Access Road at the foot hill there is a large monastery
called "Wat Tham Klaep" or Wat Bunthawi having a very
large multipurpose hall The Sala Kanparien and wooden door panels
of the Ubosot are beautifully carved.
Hat Chao Samran This beach 15 kilometers from the Phetchaburi Provincial Market
used to be a famous seaside resort in the old days. Legend says
that King Naresuan the Great and King Eka Thotsarot used to
make royal visits here. They enjoyed the beauty of this beach
so very much that they spent many nights there causing the villagers
to call it the "Beach of Royal Leisure" Four kilometers
from Hat Chao Samran is Laem Luang Beach a white sandy beach
of two kilometers
in length. Seven kilometers from Hat Chao
Samran to the south is Hat Puktian which is the latest popular
beach in Phetchaburi.
Cha-am This beach is located 41 kilometers from
the township. The access road to the beach is two kilometers
long. It is a very beautiful beach.
Kranchan Dam This dam is located in Amphoe Tha
Yang, 53.5 kilometers from Phetchaburi township. One can go
two ways:First is to travel to Amphoe Tha Yang; then 30 kilometers
beyond Tha Yang is the dam site. Another way is to travel by
Highway No.4 where
a right turn is made between Km.186-187;
go 30 kilometers more. Kaeng Krachan Dam was completed in 1966.
It is 58 meters high; the top is 760 meters long, and eight
meters wide. The widest part of the base is 250 meters.
Krachan National Park Kaeng Krachan National Park
is the most extensive national park of Thailand occupying an
are of 2,915 square kilometers. It was declared to be a national
park on June 12, 1981 with clearly defined areas for reservoir
and the jungle to the north of the dam in the park area. Its
general characteristic is that it is a year round green jungle
originating many rivers. Within the mountainous forest are beautiful
peaks offering scenic views, and the Thothip Waterfall which
has 18 levels.
Kaeng Krachan National
Park is located some 60 kilometers from the provincial capital.
Visitors may travel by regular buses from Phetchaburi and transfer
to minibuses at the entrance of the road leading to Kaeng Krachan
Dam. The national park office is located beside the dam reservoir.
Ratchaniwet Marukkhathayawan This palace is located between Cha-am and Hau Hin; make a left
turn via a two kilometers access road. King Rama VI used it
as a vocational accommodation during the summer time. The palace
is noted for three two-storeyed wooden pavilions facing the
sea, and isreferred to as "the palace of love and hope".
Now the palace is taken care of by the Border Patrol Police