10 Things To Do In Phetchaburi That You Should Not Miss!
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Activities To Do In Phetchaburi

1. Have a Fun Day at Waterventures At Santorini Park
Visit the Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
Hiking Around Tham Khao Yoi Temple
Visit Tham Khao Luang Cave
Visit The Old Ruins Of Wat Kamphaeng Laeng And Wat Phai Lom
Relax At Chao Samran Beach
Explore Kaeng Krachan National Park
Sunbath At Cha-Am Beach
Eat Khanom Mor Gaeng
Visit the Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, get ready to be amazed by a variety of incredibly interesting and thrilling things to do in Phetchaburi. Be it a family vacation or a romantic getaway, this place offers an amazing experience to all its visitors. You can choose to hang out with your better half at the Chao Samran Beach or have a thrilling time at Waterventures at Santorini Park with your kids, you’ll end up having more fun than you can imagine!

For all the history buffs, visit the Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park and the Old Ruins Of Wat Kamphaeng Laeng And Wat Phai Lom to know more about the ancient civilization of Thailand. From exploring the Kaeng Krachan National Park to visiting the Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand, these places are a treat for all the wildlife lovers. People who enjoy exhilarating adventures, on the other hand, should go hiking around Tham Khao Yoi Temple; the short trail there offers beautiful views and is a fun experience.

Here are some of the best things to do in Phetchaburi:

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Have a Fun Day at Waterventures At Santorini Park

The Santorini Park Waterventures give you access to a world-class waterpark experience for a day of fun in the sun! There are plenty of thrill-seeking slides and attractions at this state-of-the-art waterpark and streams or rivers for those who like to relax. You can find over 12 world-class slides throughout the park, each with a unique sense of adventure.

Whether you’re riding a slide in a group or on your own, you can count on a heart-pounding experience thanks to the steep drops and swift water! If you're looking for an adrenaline boost, try your luck on the Drop Screamer or let loose in Kamikaze. A peaceful day at the Wave Lagoon or a float along the Lazy River, is the perfect way to unwind.

Timings: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, except Tuesday and Wednesday

Entrance Fee: INR 1400/- or  (620 Baht.)  per person

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Visit the Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park

If you have ever wondered about things to do in Phetchaburi, try visiting Phra Nakhon Khiri Park. It is made up of various structures that combine elements of Thai, Neoclassical Western, and Chinese architectural styles, all of which are harmoniously integrated into the overall complex.

The park consists of the three main buildings in it. First, you may find the royal family's most revered temples on the east side. One of the most prominent temples in the country, Wat Phra Kaew, is located on the mountain's highest point. And third, the Phra That JomPetch is situated at the summit of the central peak. It is housed in a  white pagoda, which stands 40 meters tall, being the relics of Buddha. This place houses tons of history and heritage for your exploration.

Timing: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Entrance fee: INR 340/- or  (150 Baht.) per person

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Hiking Around Tham Khao Yoi Temple

Tham Khao Yoi Temple boosts its ancient heritage of intricate carvings and motifs that are a sight to witness. It is located at the foot of the mountain and is accessible through Kinaree architectural-style gates. It has a large reclining Buddha statue and various other motifs scattered around the cave.

A walking path leads to two caverns located atop Khao Yoi Mountain exposing several ancient relics. Tham Sawan (Heaven Cave) is one of them, and it's a 15-minute hike from the main entrance.

Timing: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Visit Tham Khao Luang Cave

Located in the north of Phetchaburi City, Tham Khao Luang is one of Thailand's most stunning caverns. If you're looking for some outstanding views of this place, we strongly recommend that you visit the cave early morning between 9 and 10 am, when the sun directly shines into the cavern.

This is the time for some exquisite views that are no less than an experience that lasts a lifetime. No doubt it is considered as one of the best things to do in Phetchaburi to witness nature like never before!

Timing: 9:00 am to 4:00pm

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Visit The Old Ruins Of Wat Kamphaeng Laeng And Wat Phai Lom

The oldest structure in Phetchaburi is Wat Kamphaeng Laeng, it is worth a visit if you are a history enthusiast or on a lookout for must-visit spots that talk about a place’s rich heritage and culture. Wat Kamphaeng Laeng and Wat Phai Lom are the ancient relics of the Khmer empire that ruled over this portion of Thailand in the 12th century.

The ruins are located near Wat Mahathat Worawihan and the morning market. While Wat Kamphaeng Laeng is the larger of the two, the well-preserved exterior of Wat Phai Lom still displays ornate handicraft designs, making it a must-see location when in Phetchaburi.

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Relax At Chao Samran Beach

The beach in Chao Samran features a serene atmosphere, pleasant weather, and diverse marine life, including hermit crabs, mussels, and jellyfish. Chao Samran Beach is a favorite destination for residents, and you'll see many families picnicking there in the evening while street food vendors set up their shops. 

Tourists can pick from a wide variety of hotels and stores along the beach that are open at all times, making this beach a vibrant spot to visit when in Phetchaburi. Glide into the tranquil sound of the waves while sipping a few drinks and enjoy your time in Phetchaburi with a visit at Chao Samran Beach.

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Explore Kaeng Krachan National Park

The region of Kaeng Krachan National Park is well-protected, making visiting here one of Thailand's top things to do in Phetchaburi. The place is home to a wide variety of animals, ranging from the common birds to the rare black leopard.

A natural boundary between Thailand and Myanmar also runs via the Tenasserim Hills, home to the Kaeng Krachan National Park, which spans over 2,900 square kilometers.  For more fun, one can even set up a tent in the national park to get a better look at these secretive creatures. The park is well-known for its wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, and breathtaking views of the sea of mist.

Timing: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fee: INR 670/- or  (296 Baht.) per person

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Sunbath At Cha-Am Beach

Cha-Am is a popular hangout for foreigners and locals alike since it offers a magnificent vista, affordable street cuisine with fresh fish and a tranquil atmosphere to unwind.  It is also a popular weekend destination for the local residents to capture a few moments of peace resting in the sun.

It is an amazing spot to explore more of this attractive region while also burning off that pad Thai you just had for lunch. With smooth and flowing water with plenty of shaded spaces for picnicking, Chao Samran Beach is a must-visit for a beach vacation. You can even hire a bike and take a ride around the village and the coast to experience the slow village life.

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Eat Khanom Mor Gaeng

Aside from noodles and rice, Thai food has more to offer, and Phetchaburi is known for its delicious dessert, Khanom mor gaeng. Traditional Thai ingredients such as coconut milk, palm sugar, and starch in the form of taros or mung beans are also incorporated into the soft, sweet, egg-based dessert.

During the reign of King Ayutthaya, Maria Guyomar de Pinha, a woman of Portuguese heritage, produced various Thai sweets, including Khanom mor gaeng.

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Visit the Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand

Thailand is home to a wide variety of species but unfortunately, illegal selling, animal shows, and traditional medicines are some of the ways through which these creatures are exploited. WFFT in Phetchaburi rescues and rehabilitates wild animals held in captivity and works to educate the public about their condition and the dangers they face.

When in the Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand, visitors can safely see and engage with various animals, including bears, elephants, and more. This wildlife rescue center offers a safe haven for wild animals who have been injured, confiscated, or mistreated. A properly equipped wildlife hospital is run by the wildlife rescue center.

It's a go-to  place in Phetchaburi if you're an animal lover. Moreover, it feels good to contribute to such a worthwhile cause making this one of the top on the list of things to do in Phetchaburi.

Timing: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entrance Fee: INR 3600/- ( 1594 Baht.) per person for a full day, and INR 2400/-  (1062 Baht.) per person for a half-day.

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People Also Ask About Thailand

  1. What are the best things to do in Phetchaburi?

    1. Visit the Shadow Puppet Museum: It's not exactly a museum but more of a fun place to engage with puppets. The former abbot created and installed 32 giant n?ng yài shadow puppets in the temple's original building. The stucco work on the temple's structures is likewise quite impressive.

    2. Royal Monastery-Wat Yai Suwannaram:
    The late Ayutthaya era temple, established in the late 19th century, has a lot of history. The fading murals in the exquisite bht (ordination hall), which date back to around 1700, make them among the oldest Thai temple murals. Ayutthaya architecture was used to construct the temple. Porter drawings and mural paintings of mythological angels can be found here. The entry wall depicts the villain Mara and his army attempting to prevent the Buddha from attaining enlightenment. However, the majority of the statues are rows of other deities.

    3. Witness the Beauty of Wat Khao Bandai-It Caves:
    This Buddhist monastery is spread out over numerous enormous caverns that have been transformed into elemental Buddha shrines and meditation areas. Natural formations, and skylights, can be seen in the caves.

    4. Enjoy at Hat Puek Tian Beach
    : In the province of Petchaburi, PuekTian Beach is a beautiful and calm beach. This beach is pleasant and relaxing. This beach is located to the north of Cha-Am. Chaosamran Beach is located on the beach's northern end. The sand of this beach is white and fine. There are beach and book enthusiasts both at this somewhat unappealing beach 20 kilometers southeast of Phetchaburi.

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  2. What are the top attractions to visit in Phetchaburi?

    It's no secret that the beaches and mountains of Phetchaburi province make it a popular tourist destination. The area is located close to Bangkok, making it a popular tourist destination for both Thais and visitors worldwide. The Tanaosri Range, with its lush forest peaks, serves as a natural boundary between Thailand and Myanmar in Petchaburi, which is on the northern beaches of the Gulf of Thailand. There are many things to do in Phetchaburi like Phra Nakhon Khiri Historic parks, Tham Khao Yoi ancient temples, beautiful beaches, and Tham Khao Luang caves.

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  3. What are things to do in Phetchaburi For Couples?

    Phetchaburi offers a wide range of romantic activities for couples, ranging from beaches, hot springs like Nong Ya Plong hot springs to fine dining establishments, and a stay at a hotel with a view like Bats ViewPoint of the calm serenity of the ocean are some of the best things to do in Phetchaburi for couples.

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  4. How many days should I spend in Phetchaburi?

    It would be better if you spent 3-4 days in Phetchaburi, wherein you can see all that Phetchaburi has on offer. Visiting tourist sights in the city center of Phetchaburi, such as Tham Khao Luang, Phra Nakhon Khiri (Khao Wang), and Wat Mahathat Worawihan, among others can be done in 2 days. On the next day, It is possible to combine a visit to Kaeng Krachan National Park with a day spent resting on one of the many beaches in the area (such as Chao Samran Beach or Cha-Am Beach).

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