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Phetchaburi Historical Sightseeing Tour

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  • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
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  • Price same or lower than local rates
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  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 8 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
    Duration: Approx. 8 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Hua Hin or Cha Am area Please mention your hotel name and address or flight details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details For Private tours, please also mention your preferred start time

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Hua Hin or Cha Am area

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Get away from the noisy metropolis of Bangkok and travel to the old historic town of Phetchaburi, just about 100 miles south of Bangkok, to learn more about the fascinating culture of Thailand. Its laid-back atmosphere makes it an excellent getaway from the noise and pollution of Thailand's capital city.

    Visit the numerous old temples and cave monasteries lining the town and get a glimpse into the austere lives of the Buddhist monks. This quiet and laid-back town is best known for the beautiful Summer Palace of King Rama IV built around 1860. It is world of grandeur and splendour graced with royal halls, palaces, and temples, built in Thai, neoclassical Western and Chinese architectural styles.

    The imposing Khao Luang cave temple is the most important cave of Phetchaburi as it is houses a large image of Buddha placed by King Mongkut (Rama IV). The cave also contains a Wat (temple-monastery) that houses a 170 Buddha images.

    Thailand is synonymous with Buddha - learn everything you need to know about both in this exotic land here.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in either Hua Hin or Cha Am area and taken in a private air-conditioned vehicle to Phetchaburi, the capital of the province of the same name. In the nineteenth century it became a royal retreat of King Mongkut (Rama IV).

    Here you will see:

    Temple of Wat Maha Dhat: This old five-topped pagoda is situated by the Phetchaburi river in the town centre. Constructed in accordance with the Mahayana concept, it is said to house Lord Buddha's relics. The five towers (prangs) of this temple can be seen from all over town. The temple's origins are believed to go as far back as the twelfth century, when the Khmers ruled the entire region. Mural paintings within the halls of the temple depict the life of Buddha. You may give merits to Buddhist monks here.

    Khao Luang Cave:This is the most important cave in Phetchaburi as it houses a large image of Buddha, placed here by King Mongkut (Rama IV). This 12-foot-high image is located some 90 feet below the ground in a limestone cavern. Many of the images were placed here by King Mongut, who often used the caves and temples of Phetchaburi for meditation and studying before he ascended the throne. This cave contains numerous stalactites and chedis , and a Wat (a temple-monastery) that houses 170 Buddha images.

    Khao Wang or Palace Hill:You will travel by cable car to the top of this hillock where the Summer Palace of King Rama IV stands. Each of these buildings have an elegant balance of Thai, neoclassical Western and Chinese architectural styles. A group of royal residences lining the western side of the hill is a must see. Get a panoramic view of Phetchaburi city from the two nearby mountaintops.

    The tour will break for lunch in between these visits.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel in the Hua Hin or Cha Am area at around 1630h (4:30pm).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • English speaking guide
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fee
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details
    Pattaya hotels outside the City Centre area : Ambassador Jomtien, Botanic Resort and Pinnacle Jomtien / Golden Beach are subject to a surcharge of approx USD 11 per person per way payable directly
    Supplement charge approx USD 17 net / trip for Pranburi area payable directly
    Guide also available in other languages with supplement charge payable directly

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have