The Treasures of Ancient Phetchaburi

The Treasures of
Ancient Phetchaburi

Historically, Phetchaburi has played an important role in the development from the time
Thailand was still called Siam. The construction of royal residences and religious sites
are among the historical highlights of this half-day venture north of Hua Hin.


Phetchaburi is a place where tourists can enjoy both cultural and natural sites at the same time. The province has been described as the place where the golden era of Ayutthaya still lives. This is on display through the magnificent architecture of palaces and ancient temples.

When you opt for an overland transfer from Bangkok to your beach retreat in the Gulf of Thailand, you will quickly catch a glimpse of Phetchaburi. Knowing that there is more hidden, related to a period of prosperity and cultural development when Thailand was called Siam makes a trip to Phetchaburi more than worth it.


The Treasures of Ancient Phetchaburi

08:30 - 13:30

A mere 50-minute drive from Hua Hin, and you have arrived in the Phetchaburi province with the capital town bearing the same name. Your guide will explain the importance of Phetchaburi with its sites and places that are a reminder of what once was one of the main places in Siam, designated as a royal retreat.

We start our tour with a visit to the regal hillside residence of King Mongkut (King Rama IV), called Khao Wang (Palace Mountain). This iconic building can be seen on the approach to Phetchaburi, a town that has a history dating back to the eleventh century. The architectural design of the palace buildings is a unique mix of neo-classical, Thai and Chinese styles. In the nineteenth century, it became a royal retreat of King Rama IV, starting a trend of summer retreats that has been continued by his royal successors. We get the opportunity to explore the palace and enjoy the fine vista of the town, its river and the surrounding rice fields. To the west, the mountainous border of Myanmar is visible, even when the clouds blur the contours of the mountainous peaks.

A highlight of this tour to the capital of Phetchaburi province is the Khao Luang (Royal Mount) Cave lies on the outskirts of the town, and this is the home of more than 170 Buddha images, some of which were placed there by King Rama IV. Around midday, they are illuminated by a natural shaft of light that floods the cave.

Finally, before we make our way back to Hua Hin / Cha-am, we stop at the Khmer-influenced temple of Wat Mahathat Worawihan, a royal temple that dates back from the 12th century and is situated along the western river banks of the Phetchaburi River. The magnificence of its architecture is something we cannot simply pass. After a short stroll through the temple complex, we head back southbound to your hotel in Hua Hin / Cha-am.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide only
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide only.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in Hua Hin and Cha-am only. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Pranburi, Phetchaburi, Kuiburi, Prachuab Khirikhan and Hua Hin Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • This tour may not be suitable for visitors with walking problems due to the amount of walking and climbing.
  • Unfavourable weather conditions may see boat transfers to Phrayanakorn Cave cancelled during strong winds or rough sea conditions. We may reserve the right to walk instead to the inner sanctum of the cave.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is operated only in the morning.


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