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Phetchaburi used to be a Royal city, there is a famous Palace here called Khao Wang which was built back in 1860 by King Mongkut.  The province is split into 8 districts which are: -  Mueang Phetchaburi, Khao Yoi, Nong Ya Plang, Cha-am, Tha Yang, Ban Lat, Ban Laem and Kaeng Krachan.  Phetchaburi holds a lot of history but nowadays its known for its famous sweet making and tourist sights.


This is a great area to visit with plenty of things to see and do:-


*Hat Cha-am - This is said to be one of the most popular beaches in Thailand


*Maruekhathaiyawan Palace - Beach side Palace which used to be used by King Rama VI and is made from wood.


*Huai Sai Wildlife Breeding Centre


*Khao Bandai It - Ancient temple from the Ayuttaya Period, has several caves.


*Tham Khao Luang - Cave which contains a Buddha image.


*Hat Puek Tian - This famous beach which is very popular with the Thai people has a huge statue of a Lady standing in the sea.


*Kaeng Krachan Dam - The dam is 58 metres high with beautiful views.


*Kaeng Krachan National Park - This has been a national park since 1981, it has beautiful scenery and jungle.  They also do rafting along the river.


*Tham Kham Yoi - King Mongkut practised his meditation here and has several Buddha images.


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