Phetchaburi, also known as Phetburi, is a city in Thailand. The Phetchaburi River runs through the city, and numerous temples dot the landscape. From the central market area to the Royal Palace, Phetchaburi is the ideal place to discover all the wonderful aspects of a holiday in beautiful Southeast Asia. ... Read more »
- Cha-am Beach
- Khao Wang
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Attend the Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair in February
- Fish the Phetchaburi River
- Visit Wat Mahathat, the main temple in Phetchaburi featuring a five-spired, white-washed brick prang that is said to house relics of Buddha
Phetchaburi hosts rainy, warm summers from May through September, with temperatures of 90°F (32°C) and above. October through April temperatures cool down to 80°F (27°C), and the weather is much drier. Average annual rainfall for the area measures 50 inches (1,270 mm) or more.
Getting There & Around
Express buses and taxis take visitors from Bangkok Airport to Phetchaburi (be sure to determine the fare before entering the taxi). Visitors can also journey from the Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Phetchaburi by train, a four- to five-hour trip.
In the city, tuk-tuks, motorcycle taxis and, for a slower pace, two-seat, pedal-powered tricycle taxis are transportation options. It is important to give the driver directions in the Thai language (written or verbal). Walking is great as well, since most of the temples are within close distance of the market area.« Hide