Phetchabun is the province situated almost at
the middle point of Thailand, 346 kms. from
Bangkok. It occupies an overall area of 12,668
square kilometers, is administratively divided
into 11 Amphoes : Muang, Lom Sak, Chon Daen,
Lom Kao, Wichian Buri, Nong Phai, Si Thep, Bung
Sam Phan, Wang Pong, nam Nao and Khao Kho.
Phetchabun Attractions: Phetchabun
The pillar is housed in a shrine located in
the heart of the city being a stone pillar brought over from
Muang Si Thep by H.R.H. Prince Damrong Rachanuparp in the year
Mahathat This monastery has been existing along with Petchabun
town itself having a 3-meter high Sukhothai style Phum Khao
Binth design pagoda. In March 1967, renovation was made by the
Department of Fine Arts and several Buddha images of various
periods were found.
Traiphum is located on Phetcharat Rd.,
housing a Buddha
image named Phra Buddha Maha Thammaracha which has also been
existing along with Phetchabun. It is cast in the ornamental
Lopburi style which has been found by the city inhabitants in
the Pa Sak River in front of Wat Triphum and housed in this
monastery. Later on, this Buddha image disappeared and found
again at the bottom of Mae Nam Pa Sak at the very same location.
Hence, it has become annual tradition of Phetchabun that Phra
Buddha Maha Thammaracha be celebrated in the proession around
the city, during Sart Festival, until the procession arrives
at the spot where the Buddha image was found. The Governor of
Phetchabun, then, carries this Buddha image and dives into the
river, an action believed to bring well-being to the city inhabitants.
is a very beautiful
waterfall having twelve tiers,
located at Mu 6, Tambon Na Pa, From the provincial hall, proceed
on Charoen Road to Ban Chalianglap for 12 kilometers. Switch
to the route Huai Yai-Ban Nam Ron and travel along the dusty
road for about 500 metres to arrive the highway no.2275 At this
point, an entrance to the waterfall is seen on the right side.
Further trip on a dirt road along the mountain side for about
19 kilometers and walk on for 18,00 meters approximately.
Thai Silk Company Limited
The area of this company used
to be the most famous and largest tangerine plantation in Thailand.
At present, the owner has given up operating the tangerine plantation
by paying attention to sericulture and horse raising projects.
Good genus of racing horses are imported from Ireland, Australia,
England, etc., for racing horse breeding project. It is now
a tourist attraction of Phetchabun.
Thep Historical Park Si thep city is situated 107 kms.
from Petchabun township area on Phu Khae Lom Sak Road, 25 kms.
from Amphoe Wichian Buri where an 8 kms. access road branches
off, on the left, to Si Thep City which is approximately 1,000
years old. It was the city during the prosperous ancient Khmer
period having a lot of archaeological ruins and objects. The
Park is open daily from 8.30-16.30 hrs. Admission fee is 20
This farm is famous for cultivation of cold weather a 3 kms.
access road branches off
to the farm where visitors can sightsee
and buy the farm produce.
This mountain used to be an important battle field.
Within the area of this range outstanding spots that should
be visited are general scenery, Khao Kho Palace khao Kho Monument,
viewing point at Itthi Base, Weapon Museum, Namtok Sidit, etc.
It is accessible via the same route to B.N. Farm. Continue the
trip for another 26 kms. after B.N. farm. Accommodations are
available along the way up to Khao Kho.
Hin Rong Kla National Park This park is of tourist attraction
as same as Khao Kho, but different in details, i.e., the surrounding
provides unusual sceneries. The area is of a large stone platform
called 'Lan Hin Taek' and 'Lan
Hin Pum' having long deep cracks in some dotted with small
shrubs throughout the entire area. There are ruins, originated
by battles, left over to see such as, the Office of State Power,
etc. Phu Hin Rong Kla is accessible via Phetchabun-Lom Sak Route
where a left turn is to be made through Highway No.12 to Basn
Yaeng and proceed on to Amphoe Nakhon Thai where an access road
branches off to the park, a route more convenient than any other.
Accommodation reservation can be made at the National Park Division,
Royal Foresty Department, Tel.5790529,5794842.
Nao National Park This national park is located a Km.
49-50 from Lom Sak to Chum Phae on Highway No.12 linking northern
region and northeastern region. Nam Nao National Park is very
attractive place for sightseeing having all resources such as,
waterfall, cave various species of plants, etc. Because of its
cold weather, the area has been originally called 'the cold
forest'. Accommodation reservation can be made at the National
Park Division, Royal Forestry Department, Tel.579-0529,579-4842