Things to See and Do in Ratchaburi

The ancient city of Ratchaburi, founded during the prosperous years of the Suwanna Phum Kingdom, is located approximately 120 kilometers west of Bangkok. A leisurely drive along Petchkasem Road (Highway 4) takes about 1 1/2 hours. The city is also made more accessible by having its own railway station. Ratchaburi is positioned near famous provincial temples and favorite beach resort areas such as Cha-am and Hua Hin.

Khao Ngu Cave

Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave

This famous attraction of Ratchaburi is 8 kilometres from the town along the road to Amphoe Chom Bueng More>

Khao Bin Cave

Khao Bin Cave

This is the most beautiful cave in Ratchaburi. It is located 20 kilometres from the town along the route to Amphoe Chom Bueng More>

Chomphon Cave

Chomphon Cave

This cave is 30 kilometres west of the town in the vicinity of Amphoe Chom Bueng. More>

 

The city of Petchburi, just 60 kilometers south, is famous for its many temples which span several centuries. Notably, Pechburi’s most famous temple is Wat Khao Wang. Originally built as a monastery during King Rama IV’s reign, the temple commands a breathtaking view overlooking the city. The palace has now been restored to its original splendour and can be reached by hiking up a scenic pathway or cablecar.

South of Petchburi awaits the sandy shores and cool sea breezes of Hua Hin, a bustling beach city popular with locals and tourists alike for its vibrant markets and many delicious seafood restaurants.