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or Phetchaburi was formally known as Meung Phet.
is the northernmost and the first province of the south. Unlike
the other southern Provinces, Phetburi is very much Thai in
character. A walk through the small provincial capital six to
seven temples can be seen.
of Khao Wang and the King Mongkut's palace of Phra Nakhon
Khiri is now a Historical Park.
There are cobble
stone paths up and around the hills that is studded with
wats and other components of the palace..
Mahathat - a very unique and fantastically white
structure. Its architecture unusual and could be
conbination of late Aythaya, early Ratanakosin adaptation
of the Khmer prangs of Lopburi and Khimai.
Very popular among
is a cave sanctuary In the main cavern, old Buddha images
The cave ceilings have 2 holes that
allow sunlight to pierce through into the chamber, making
it a favorite with photographers.
many impressive wooden door panels that artistically
carved in Wat Bunthawi.
specialty of the provincial township is egg custard-khanom maw
kaeng. This delicacies has attracted continued demands from
Bangkok that daily shipment are made.
the hills and temple, the landscape appears arid with
marshland and palm trees. This become very prominent in
the area around Cha Am.
|Cha Am is
fast developing as a resort town for the locals.
style two storey town houses dawn the beach front.
Perhaps the crowd likes urban living with the sea
Krachan National park is Thailand largest, covering an area from,
just out of town to the Burmese border. The 3,00 square
kilometers park takes up most of Phetburi lands. This area is
reputed to have very heavy rainfalls and the Kaeng Krachan Dam
keeps the populations needs. Within the Park compound there are
savanna like grass lands, mountains, cliffs, two rivers and
waterfalls. This park however is not very much visited.
|No official names given
||Keang Krachuan National
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