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Phetchaburi Province

Short Facts

Name: Changwat Phetchaburi
Area: About 6,225 km²
Inhabitants: About 450,000
Location: Central Thailand, next to the Gulf of Thailand.
Capital: Phetchaburi
Neighboring provinces: Three (3): Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi and Samut Songkhram. It also borders to Myanmar (Burma).
Amphoe / Districts: Ban Laem, Ban Lat, Cha-am, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yoi, Mueang Phetchaburi, Nong Ya Plong, Tha Yang.
Popular tourist destinations: Hat Puk Tian, Khao Bandai It, Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park, Tham Khao Luang, Wat Yai Suwannaram and Wat Kamphaeng Lang.

About Phetchaburi

Phetchaburi is located in the central parts of Thailand. The province border to the Gulf of Thailand to the east and to Myanmar to the west. In the province you find several caves, the most famous cave is Khao Luang and it´s located near the capital. Inside the cave you find several Buddha statues.

The old royal city of Phetchaburi dates back to the Mon era. Later on the Khmer settled the area. King Mongkut build a palace near the city of Phetchaburi in 1860, the palace is known as Khao Wang but it´s official name is Phra Nakhon Khiri.

Mo-kaeng that's made from flour, sugar and eggs and A-lua and Sampanni and this sweets are made from flour and sugar.

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Maruekhathaiyawan Palace This wooden palace was ones the summer residence of King Rama VI in 1920. This palace is referred to as the palace of love and hope.

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