Ratchaburi is a picturesque town affluent in cultural and scenic beauty. It is located 80km exterior of Bangkok and is the most sought after tourist destination.Ratchaburi has a lot to offer apart from just sightseeing. Here’s a list of things you can anticipate while visiting this captivating
Ratchaburi has a lot to offer apart from just sightseeing. Here’s a list of things you can anticipate while visiting this captivating Province of western Thailand.
1) Wat Mahathat Worawihan
Maha That Worawiharn Temple, Ratchaburi
The Wat Mahathat Worawihan is a Royal Temple located in the town of Phetchaburi. It is a huge complex which is surrounded by a wall and has large multiple entrance gates. This temple is known for is exceptional stucco work. It comprises of five prangs and the largest of the prangs which rise above 40m embodies Buddha relics. Facing the main entrance stands the Viharn, wherein the devotees come to pray.
2) Tham Khao Bin
Khao Bin Cave, Ratchaburi
The Tham Khao Bin caves in Ratchaburi is one of the most famous temple cave. It’s also one of the largest in that region. The cave spreads to about 300m and offers spectacular sights of the stalactites and stalagmites formations with some beautiful lighting.
3)Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
The Damnoen Saduak Floating market in Ratchaburi is a world famous market. The busy scene of this market has many times been a fascinating image of Thailand. It is the most sought out tourist destination for buying exotic Thai products whilst floating through the market.
4) Ratchaburi national museum
Ratchaburi National Museum, Ratchaburi
Ratchaburi National Museum is located in the Muang District of Ratchaburi province. This museum depicts the changes in the history over the period Ratchaburi has experienced. There are ancient artifacts, old utensils displaying the culture of the people living the Ratchaburi province.
Ratchaburi National Museum, Ratchaburi
5)Wat Khao Wang
Khao Wang Temple, Ratchaburi
The Wat Khao Wang is a Buddhist temple in the Ratchaburi province. This place is popular for meditation. Travellers with a pursuit of peace often come here.
6)Khao Ngu Stone Park
The Khao Ngu Stone Park is located at the foot of the rocky hill called the Khao Ngu hill. This stone park has caves which associate with Buddha. Inside the cave, there is a sculpture of Buddha on the cave wall. This Buddha image is commonly called as Phra Phutthachai Tham Ruesi Khao Ngu. Between the ankles of the image, there is an inscription in Sanskrit which reads ‘Punyakarmjara Srisamadhigupta’ which roughly translates to -Srisamadhigupta is the one who purifies his mind by his merit-making.
7) Blooms Orchid Park
The Blooms Orchid Park is located in Bangpae in the Ratchaburi province. This is a beautiful mesmerizing orchid park where you can find diverse types of orchids. The well-manicured park is one of the most interesting places to go with your family.
8) Kaew Chan Waterfall
The Kaew Chan waterfall is also called a nine level waterfall because the water descends from nine levels towards the valley over a stiff cliff. It is a spellbinding sight to watch the waterfall.
9) Siam Cultural Park
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Siam Cultural Park is a large area with multiple exhibitions zones. There is one area which has all the wax statues of the Thai dignitaries. A three-period garden is a zone which depicts Buddha images from all the three periods. The Jataka cave is a zone which has statues illustrating Lord Buddha’s Tenth life.
10) Khao Krajom
Khao Krajom located in the province of Ratchaburi has the best camping site far off from the commotion of the city. Khao Krajom is a scenic mountain peak which is 1000m above the sea level. It is a perfect place if you are in search of some solitude and want to enjoy some undisturbed wilderness.
11) Bo Khlueng Hot Stream
Soak in the magical waters rustling through the Tanao Si Mountains forming the Bo Khuleng Hot Springs in Ratchaburi. These hot springs are enriched with minerals beneficial for the wellness of the skin. The water temperature is between 50- 68 degree Celsius. Take a dip into these beautiful hot springs as the water gushes through the Kao Chon waterfall.