Ratchaburi Attractions, Attractions in Ratchaburi, what to do in Ratchaburi, Ratchaburi Sightseeing

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Ratchaburi Attractions
Historical Sites
Ban Khu Bua Ancient City
Location : Mueang District
Ban Khu Bua Ancient City
Ban Khu Bua Ancient City
Ban Khu Bua is an Ancient Monument of Ratchaburi Province which it was a civilized port city in Dvaravati period. Ban Khu Bua city plan is a rounded rectangle, aligned along the north-south axis, with the width of eight hundred meters and the length of two kilometers. The city was built on a coastal terrace one to two meters higher than the surrounding area and five meters above the sea level. There were two streams running through the city, which were Huai Khu Bua and Huai Chinnasi. The architecture of Ban Khu Bua was influenced by Gupta arts of India. The evidences found also prove that Buddhism has long settled and flourished in Thailand for more than a thousand years; the excavated antiques, the heads of Buddha images in particular, are well preserved at Ratchaburi National Museum and partly at Wat Khlong Suwannakhiri (Khlong Suwannakhiri Temple)

How to get there: Ban Khu Bua Ancient City is located 5 kilometers to the south of Ratchaburi downtown.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04:30 pm.
Religious Sites
Wat Khao Wang
Wat Khao Wang
Wat Khao Wang
Location: Mueang District
Wat Khao Wang is former name from “Khao Sattanat”, which is situated on Sattanat Hill with a height of 44 meters and tourist can see panoramic view around the town from the top hill. King Rama V commanded to build a palace on this mountain in 1873, similar to King Narai the Great who ordered to build the Narai Ratchaniwet at Lopburi. However, King Rama V went there only once in 1877 to welcome a Portuguese envoy and never came again until the end of his reign. Later, in the reign of King Rama VII, the king yielded the palace to the temple. Also, people donated to renovate some of its parts and some buildings, which were turned into the Phra Ubosot - ordination hall and monk’s residences, and this place was later announced to be a temple.

How to get there: Wat Khao Wang is approximately 2 kilometers west from the provincial city. There is a driving lane to the top of the mountain.
Wat Maha That Worawihan
Location: Mueang District
Wat Maha That Worawihan
Wat Maha That Worawihan
Wat Maha That Worawihan is ancient temple, believed that this temple was built in the Dvaravati Period, around the 10th - 11th Century, nearly the same time as when the old city of Ratchaburi was built. The local people call Wat Na Phrathat or Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. There is a 12-wa stupa made from laterite. Inside was decorated with wall paintings. There are Buddha’s relics in the temple. Moreover, interesting things in the temple are Wihan Luang where Phra Mongkhon Buri is enshrined. It is a stucco Buddha image in the gesture of subduing Mara, which has a lap width of 8 Sok 1 Khuep. Its characteristic is of the Pre-Ayutthaya art, with a Sukhothai style face. It has a long body but short knees. He turns his face to the east, and there is another Buddha image behind his back, turning its face to the opposite side or the west. This means we ask the Buddha’s blessing to prevent danger from the front as well as the back. Thus, it is also called Phra Raksamueang-city’s protective Buddha-along the belief of people in the Ayutthaya era. In front of the Wihan, there is a boundary wall made of laterite.

How to get there: Take the same route to the Ratchaburi National Museum and then, turn left and go straight on for about 200 meters.
Wat Nong Hoi
Location: Mueang District
Wat Nong Hoi
Wat Nong Hoi
Wat Nong Hoi was built in 1873, which is the place where a Wihan of Kwan Yin Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is situated. The image is 16 meters high and has a lap width of 9 meters. The other side of the mountain is the place where Phra Phuttha Rattanakosin Mahamuni (Luangpho Yai) is situated. Many people often come and pay respect to the Buddha image here.

How to get there: Use the Public Highway No. 4 (Petchakasem Road), pass through the bridge (to Kanchanaburi), Turn right to Photaram District in the Public Highway No. 3080 for about 5 kilometers and then cross Mae Klong Bridge. When arrived at the intersection (left to Wat Khao Chong Pran, and right to Wat Kanon), turn left and use the Public Highway No. 3089 for 23 kilometers. There will be the left junction to Wat Nong Hoi.
Opening Hours : Daily from 07.00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
Location: Mueang District
Wat Mahathat Worawihan is ancient temple was built in the Dvaravati Period, around the 10th - 11th Century, locally called Wat Na Phra That or Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. Its elegant prang or pagoda remains in good condition and was probably copied from Cambodia's Angkor Wat. The prang made of bricks and stones stands on a rectangular base with pathways around the cloisters. The outer stucco designs were made in the reign of King Borommakot of Ayutthaya. Buddha images of Dvaravati, Lop Buri and Ayutthaya periods are placed around the pagoda. This temple also has a museum exhibiting different styles of jars.

How to get there: Take the road to the National Museum, Ratchaburi. Turn left and go straight for about 200 meters.
Wat Pleng Sacred Heart Church (Wat Phleng)
Location: Wat Phleng District
Wat Pleng Sacred Heart Church
Wat Pleng Sacred Heart Church
Wat Pleng Sacred Heart Church is an the old church was made of wood. But, later, the present church building was built and it is now over 100 years old. The Church was divided from Phra Mae Banggerd Sanctuary at Bang Nok Waek District. It is the place that gathers all the Chinese - Roman Catholic from nearby area. The sanctuary of Wat Pleng settles on the riverbank of Khlong Kwai Aom at the front. The architectures inside the sanctuary are all in western gothic style. There is as well a sacred heart monument lies in front of the sanctuary, while, there are old thrones, old shrines and a sculpture of Jesus Christ inside the sanctuary. The wall was all decorated with colorful glasses imported from Europe. It is compulsory for visitors to contact the officer beforehand in order to enter the sanctuary.

The name of this Sacred Heart Church came from the name of the district, Wat Pleng, which, in the past, there are old traditions about singing lullaby and as well folk songs. Previously, anyone who passed by the district will hear the songs both lullaby and folk songs out of the area. The area somehow stills contains peaceful atmosphere and an impressive easy way of life. You may spot the farmer picked up coconuts in a local way here.

How to get there: Wat Pleng is located at moo.2, Wat Pleng Sub-district, Wat Pleng District. It is situated nearby Klong Kwai Aom which is the smallest Sub-district among Ratchaburi province. This Sub-district directly connects to Amphawa District of Samutsongkram Province. Take Montrisuriyawong road and keep going straight follow Mae Klong River until the end of highway number 3088. You will spot Wat Pleng right before Wat Pleng District Office and the entrance gate will be on your left.
Wat Khongkharam
Location: Photharam District
Wat Khongkharam
Wat Khongkharam
Wat Khongkharam is the Mon temple constructed by Phraya Mon more than 200 years old. The temple consists of the Phra Ubosot, or the ordination hall, surrounded by 7 Mon- style pagodas. The fine mural paintings about Lord Buddha's life in the main shrine hall are full of detail making them seem real. Completed in the early Bangkok period, they are very rare and worth studying. The temple also houses a Thai style building entirely made of teak with intricate carving designs.

How to get there: Wat Khongkharam is situated in Khlong Ta Khot Sub-district. Drive approximately 22 kilometer northward from the provincial city along Highway 4, turn left into Highway 3080 and go on for 1 kilometer.
Wat Phra Si An
Location: Photharam District
The highlight of Wat Phra Si An is the golden ubosot, is in the style of art of the late Ayutthaya period, decorated with stucco designs and paintings of the stories of Maha Janaka Jataka, the Ten Incarnations of the Lord Buddha, and the Five Buddhas. The principal Buddha image within the ordination hall is in the posture of subduing Mara. This Burmese-style white jade image was taken from Burma.

How to get there: Take the route to Photharam District on Highway 3080, around 500 kilometers from the Bang Phae Intersection.
Wat Luang Phor Sod Dhammakayaram
Location: Dammoen Saduak District
Wat Luang Phor Sod Dhammakayaram
Wat Luang Phor Sod Dhammakayaram
Wat Luang Phor Sod Dhammakayaram was announced as a temple on 21 May 1991, it was the place to keep jade Buddha images in different gestures. Throughout 20 years, there are many projects to propagate Dhamma of Buddha in Thailand and foreign countries such as Dhamma Practice for Buddhists Project, Buddha Pawana Vicha Project, and Buddha Pawana Vicha Dhammakai Foundation. Moreover, there are learning garden and royal permanent forest garden is located with an area of more than 200 rai (320,000 square meters).

How to get there: Travelling by private cars, the temple is on the km.14 of Bangpae -Damnoen Saduak Road, Paengpuay Sub-district, Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi.
Opening Hours : Daily from 07.00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3274 5180
Wat Pa Phrathat Khao Noi
Location: Ban Kha District
Wat Pa Phrathat Khao Noi
Wat Pa Phrathat Khao Noi
Wat Pa Phrathat Khao Noi is the temple surrounded with forest, on the top of the mountain there is a pagoda, which houses the remains of "Luang Pu Thet" and is deeply respected by followers of Buddhism. Moreover, there is a 360 degree scenic point where you get the closest view of the Tanaosri Mountains.

How to get there: From Ratchaburi, use the Public Highway No. 3087, the same way to Suan Phung District. Turn left at Baan Pha Wai that is before Suan Phung District. Use the road No.3313 that goes to Chaloem Phra Kiat Thai Prachan National Park. You will pass Baan Kha District. After passing Baan Kha about 500 meters, turn right and continue driving for a while. The temple is on the left hand side.
Museums
Ratchaburi National Museum
Location: Mueang District
Ratchaburi National Museum
Ratchaburi National Museum
Ratchaburi National Museum was formerly the town hall, built in 1922. Established as a museum in 1988 and it has been renovated for many times until in 1991 that the museum had an official opening ceremony presided by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The museum displays history and changes in each period of time, ancient artifacts and local culture of Ratchaburi province.

How to get there: Ratchaburi National Museum is located on Woradej road, near the clock tower by the Mae Klong riverside.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm. Except: Monday, Tuesday and Holiday
Admission : 20 baht for Thai (free for children) and 100 baht for foreigners (Price are subject to change)
Hotels : Hotels in Ratchaburi Area
Nangyai Wat Khanon National Museum
Location: Photharam District
Nangyai Wat Khanon National Museum
Nangyai Wat Khanon National Museum
This museum is a typical Thai house with an exhibition of more than 300 complete Nang Yai or shadow play, its history, and process of making Nang Yai puppets. The most of them are characters in the Ramayana including many show sets such as Hanuman Thawai Waen, Sahatsa Kuman, and Phao Krung Longka. Nowadays, Wat Khanon is the only temple with its own Nang Yai troupe which has been in continuous performance. The temple has played a significant role in the conservation of Nang Yai. Nang Yai has been presented for both domestic and international performance.

How to get there: By the car, take Highway 4 or Phetchakasem Road, passing Nakhon Pathom to Ban Pong District, Ratchaburi. Then, turn right at Bang Phae District Intersection and drive along Highway 3090 to get to Photharam District. Cross the bridge over the Mae Klong River and turn right into Highway 3089. Go for about 3 kilometers, and you will see Wat Khanon on your right.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3223 3386
Siam Cultural Park
Location: Bang Phae District
Siam Cultural Park
Siam Cultural Park
The Siam Cultural Park was established in 1997 in an area of 42 rai (67,200 square meters). It has a peaceful, natural atmosphere where visitors can view a wonderful sight at many spots consist Hall of Fame, Terrace of Buddha images of Three Periods, Tham Chadok (Jataka Cave), Monastic Cells From Four Regions, Bodhisattava and Thai Style Houses of Four Regions.

1. Hall of Fame
Inside are fibreglass wax images of important people, both Thais and foreigners, such as Khru Montri Tramod, M.L. Pin Malakul, Mother Teresa, President Deng Xiaoping, Chairman Mao Tse-tung, etc.

2. Terrace of Buddha images of Three Periods
Set among the natural beauty of a garden, this is where massive Buddha statues of Sukhothai Period, Ayutthaya Period and Chiang Saen Period are hosted with signs giving information about the main characteristics of each of the Buddha images.

3. Tham Chadok (Jataka Cave)
Tham Chadok is an exhibition regarding the last incarnation of the Buddha as Phra Wetsandon or Vessantara Bodhisattva who dedicated himself to making merit by offering. You will find the story’s chronological order with light and sound effects, waxworks exhibiting, for instance, the scene in which Jujaka asked Vessantara for his two children and also the scene in which Jujaka died as a result of overstuffing himself.

4. Monastic Cells From Four Regions
A group of Thai houses which exhibit the wax figures of well-practiced monks who were well-known around Thailand such as Somdet Phra Phuttachan (To Phromrangsi), Kruba Srivichai Siriwichayo, Luang Pu Waen Suchinno, Phra Achan Man Phurithatto, Luang Pu Rian Woralapho, Phra Ratcha Muni Samiram Khunupamachan (Luang Pu Thuat), Phra Khru Wisai Sophon (Phra Achan Thim Thammatharo).

5. Bodhisattava
The statue you see in the garden is a copy of Bodhisattava Avalokitesavara, aka Kuan Si Im Pho Sak. It is a kind of art that was common during the Song Dynasty in China. Originally, the Bodhisattava images that were influenced from India were male, dressed prestigiously and elegantly like a king. When the Buddhist scripture or “Tripitaka” was sent to China, it clearly influenced the Chinese art form, which made Chinese Bodhisattavas similar to Indian Bodhisattavas.

6. Thai Style Houses of Four Regions
It exhibits traditional Thai houses of Thailand’s four major regions including the Northern, the Central, the North Eastern and the Southern Regions. These houses possess waxworks displaying traditional Thai lifestyle of people in the four regions.

How to get there: From Bangkok, drive along Phetchakasem Road until arriving at the Bang Phae Intersection. Drive on the Bang Phae - Damnoen Saduak route for about 500 meters.
Opening Hours : Mon - Fri 09:00 am. - 04.30 pm., Sat - Sun & holiday 08:30 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission : 80 baht for adult and 40 baht for children (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3238 1401
Wat Muang Folk Museum
Location: Banpong District
Wat Muang Folk Museum
Wat Muang Folk Museum
This folk museum is situated in Wat Muang, in the museum are exhibition knowledge about the importance of the Mae Klong Basin in the past, the relationship of the economy, the culture of the Mon Local community in Ban Muang. From the history inscribed in palm-leaved books with Mon script, Wat Muang was an old temple constructed near the end of the Ayutthaya era. At that time, most people in the Ban Muang community and along both sides of the Mae Klong Basin were Mons, living with other ethnic minorities such as Thai, Chinese, Laotian, Vietnamese, Khmer and Karen. There was an integration and exchange of different cultures until it formed the identity of the local people.

How to get there: From the town of Ratchaburi, take Highway 4 and turn into Ban Pong District along Highway 3089 (Khok Sung - Boek Phrai) (the way to Tham Khao Chong Phran). And then cross the Mae Klong River Bridge and go on about 7 kilometers, the museum is about 2.5 kilometers from the entrance of the intersection.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 08 6004 0786
Phawothai Local Museum
Location: Suan Phueng District
Phawothai Local Museum
Phawothai Local Museum
The museum is a modern traditional Thai house which gathers artifacts, carriages and various kinds of Thai flowering plants cover area of 19 Rai. Most of the objects displayed in the museum are the belongings of Thai aristocrats imported from Europe and China in the reign of King Rama V. They are displayed in glass cabinets which divide them into categories. The items include plates, bowls, chinaware, porcelains, Thai Benjarong porcelains, teapots, holy water chinaware pots, Mon bowls, Rong Mafuang jar, Rooster bowl, silverware, Victorian ceramic tray and glassware. Rare items that are organized to exhibit individually are ceramic tray with white elephant flag paint, King Rama V and the Queen’s portrait painting, glassware in various colors and Victorian ceramic trays with flowers and landscape paint.

How to get there: From the front of the Suan Phueng Police Station turn left and go on about 2 kilometers passing Wat Suan Phueng. Turn right and cross the bridge then the museum is on your left.
Markets
Chet Samian Market
Chet Samian Market
Chet Samian Market
Location: Photharam District
Chet Samian is one of the significant places of interest of the community. The market is located behind the Chet Samian Railway Station, which is a small railway station where all southern trains pass before reaching Ratchaburi province. Chet Samian Market used to open five days a week during the period of the waning moon. Later, Chet Samian Market became less crowded place. However, the morning market still existed every 3rd day, 8th, 13th of the waning moon. Nowadays, Chet Samian community, Chet Samian temple and Suan Sin Ban Din (Patarawadee Theatre) have revived this market with help from Khun Jamrus (Kru Nai) and Khun Lek (Patarawadee Meechuthon) organizing All About Arts event (supporting art of the country) on every last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Location: Damnoen Saduak District
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market very popular for both Thai & foreign tourists. Tourist will find with various food, wares and souvenirs including handicraft products. This floating market located away from Bangkok about 109 Kilometers or approximately two hours drive.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Around this area, boat trip services are available for sightseeing along Damnoen Saduak Floating Market; 300 baht for row boats and 600 baht for long-tailed boat with 8 persons ride. The sightseeing includes farming and palm juice making; the trip takes about 45 minutes. For more information, please contact Tourist Information Center in Damnoen Saduak district which is 1 kilometers away from Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Elephant ride services are available to travel around Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Police station is open to tourists for any helps regarding the language or the price checking. The boat vendors are available along the canal. Also, there are banking services from Krungthai Bank and Ayudhay Bank offering money exchange and currency checking services to tourists.
Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 12.00 pm.
Veneto Floating Market
Location: Suan Phueng District
Veneto Floating Market
Veneto Floating Market
Veneto is the new floating market at Suan Phueng District, which is cover area 20 rai with spectacular and charming scenery of Tanaosri Mountain. Inside the Veneto, there is the large lake and the construction design in Greece and Santorini style will make the visitors impressive and enjoyable.
Opening Hours : Daily from 10:00 am. - 07.00 pm.
Admission : 50 baht adult (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 09 1561 8848
Hotels : Hotels in Suan Phueng Area
Natural Attractions
Khao Kaen Chan
Location: Mueang District
Khao Kaen Chan
Khao Kaen Chan
Khao Kaen Chan is highest mountain in Ratchaburi with a height of approximately 141 meters. On the top hill there is enshrines of ‘Phra Phuttha Nirokantaraichaiwat Chaturathit’ or ‘Phra Si Mum Mueang’ as one of the four Buddha images ordered by His Majesty the King placed in four provinces: Ratchaburi, Lam Pang, Saraburi, and Phattalung. The scenery around the city could be seen at this top hill and the place is also accessible by car smaller than six-wheel drives due to switchbacks.
Opening Hours : Daily from 05:30 am. - 07:30 pm.
Khao Luang
Location: Mueang District
On the top of Khao Luang (Luang Mountain) is situated of a respected stone Buddha image. Every year in the full moon day of the sixth lunar month, people come together to worship the stone Buddha image which they do more than two hundred years. Moreover, tourists can admire a splendid view of Ratchaburi from the top of the mountain.

How to get there: Use the old route, Phetkasem National Highway No.4, passing Bang Khae, Om Noi, Om Yai, and Nakhon Pathom. The new route, National Highway No.338 could also be used. From Bangkok, Phutthamonton, Nakhon Chai Si, enter Phetkasem Road at Nakhon Chai Si District around 16 kilometers before reaching Nakhon Pathom downtown. Then, head to Ratchaburi downtown on Phetkasem Road, turn along the way to Wat Yai Ang Thong and drive for another 3 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Khao Chong Phran
Location: Photharam District
Khao Chong Phran
Khao Chong Phran
The most spectacular thing to see at Khao Chong Phran is a giant flock of more than a million bats flying out together of the cave and forming a large black and long line across the sky. This activity lasts for hours every evening after sunset, around 5.30 pm. In summer, they will fly to the east but in winter they fly to the west. Moreover, Khao Chong Phran consist “Tham Phra Non”, it is a beautiful cave the inside there are more than 100 Buddha images and a massive reclining Buddha image which is 9 meters long.

How to get there: Khao Chong Phran is located approximately 9 kilometers west from Photharam District if you depart from the town of Ratchaburi. Take the route Khao Ngu-Boek Phrai and go on for about 17 kilometers.
Bueng Kra Chap
Location: Ban Pong District
Bueng Kra Chap is the largest freshwater lake in Western region of Thailand, cover an area of 215 rai. In the past, there are many Kra Chap trees in this place, which it is a reason of name Bueng Kra Chap, but there is none left nowadays. The lake has been developed according to the Royal Project of Queen Sirikit to become a freshwater fish breeding center. Bueng Kra Chap is also a spot for water sports such as jet skiing and canoeing. Around the area of Bueng Kra Chap, near Wat Bueng Kra Chap, there are many restaurants to service tourists or local people that visit the place for relaxation or for exercise such as jogging.

How to get there: From Bangkok, take highway no. 4 (Phetkasem Road) passing Nakhon Pathom Province for about 9 kilometers. Then, you will meet a bridge to Kanchanaburi. Go on highway no.323 for 2 kilometers, you will meet Kra Chap intersection (6 kilometers until Ban Pong District.) Make a u-turn and go on for about 0.3 kilometer. You will see the entrance of Wat Bueng Kra Chap. Turn left and go on for 2 kilometers. Then, you will reach Bueng Kra Chap. Another way is to go to Ban Pong District in the Burk Prai – Khao Ngoo route and then turn left to go along irrigation canal. Bueng Kra Chap is located 10 kilometers far from the district.
Pong Krating Hot Spring
Location: Ban Kha District
Pong Krating is a small hot spring, which is only width of 5 meters and water has temperature of 65 degree Celsius only. If visitors clap their hands, there will be air bubbles floating beyond the water’s surface. Tourists can choose to try bathing in the cool water flowing from the Tanao Si Mountains or hot water from the pond.

How to get there: Take Phetkasem Road from Ratchaburi Province and turn right at Pak Tho intersection. Go on the highway no. 3206 route and you will reach Ban Phu Nam Ron in 80 kilometers. If you travel from Ratchaburi Province through Jom Bueng route, you can take highway no. 3087 to reach Pong Krating Hot Spring in 85 kilometers. Or if you came from Pa Wai route, take highway no. 3208 which takes about 83 kilometers to reach the place.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Bo Khlueng Hot Spring
Location: Suan Phueng District
Bo Khlueng Hot Spring
Bo Khlueng Hot Spring
Bo Khlueng Hot Spring is a private natural hot spring and there are the water flows passing through small holes all year round from the Tanaosi Range, the stream is full of mineral water and is believed that it can be used for skin treatment. Its temperature ranges between 50 - 57 degrees Celsius. At the present, this area has been renovated with facilities for tourism. Water pipes are installed to bring hot water to a pool below.

How to get there: Bo Klueng Hot spring is approximately 174 kilometers from Bangkok. Use Petchkasen Road (Royal Hgihway 4) or Pinklao - Nakornchaisri Road (highway 338) towards Nakornprathom. Drive to Ratchaburi Province (estimated distance from Ratchaburi- Suan Phueng is 100 kilometers). Use the same road to highway 3087 passing through Suan Pueng District (53 kilometers from Ratchaburi - Suan Phueng) and Suan Phueng District Office before passing a junction to Pong Yoob. Cross the bridge over Prachi River. From the town to Khao Jone Waterfall is about 5 kilometers then you will see a junction to the left next to the street to Phu Pha Phueng. Drive for 10 kilometers more before turning left at a police booth's junction and passing Huai Phak Health Station. You will see Bo Klueng hot stream on the left. Drive for 30 meters to pay the fees and walk for 200 meters to the mineral water foot bath. From the town of Suan Phueng to the hot springs site of Bo Khlueng is a distance of roughly 15 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission : 50 baht for adult and 30 baht for children (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 08 9918 2114
Huai Khok Mu
Huai Khok Mu
Huai Khok Mu
Location: Suan Phueng district
Huai Khok Mu is the best beautiful viewpoint on the Tanao Si or Tenasserim Mountains, with a height about 867 meters above sea level, next to Mergui or Myeik in Myanmar. This viewpoint is in forested mountains rich with natural resources and a diversity of large trees. Moreover, this is the operating base of Border Patrol Police Sub-division 137, which is in charge of security and patrols within the significant topography. Now, the Tanao Si Sub-district Administration Organization, in cooperation with the Border Patrol Police Sub-division 137, has developed the area to welcome tourists who love adventure tourism and off-road journeys.
Contact : Tel. 0 3239 5426
Khao Krachom
Location: Suan Phueng District
Khao Krachom
Khao Krachom
On the Khao Krachom mountaintop, visitors can admire the beauty of the sea of mist like that appearing in the North, in the morning during 5.00 - 6.00 am., which Khao Krachom has 1,000 meters above sea level. Most of the forests are verdant. Rare species of orchid can be found in the area of Pha Daeng waterfall. Nature trails are available along the way to the mountaintop.

How to get there: Khao Krachom is located in Suan Phueng Sub-district, at the westernmost border of Thailand. Take Highway 3208 past the town of Suan Phueng District for around 15 kilometers. Turn right beside Wat Pha Pok to pass Pha Daeng waterfall. The distance from the entrance to the mountaintop is around 9 kilometers, with a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Natural Science Park
Location: Suan Phueng District
Natural Science Park has the area about 52,546 acres cover 4 villages and 12 communities in Suan Phueng Sub-district and Tanao Si Sub-district. The purpose to conserve and refine the forest area and to research the social, physical and biological characteristics of the park to arrange learning sources for children, youth and others, which is initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Inside the park, there is the Natural Science Information Hall which collects general information about the park, in terms of social sciences, physical science and biology by arranging exhibitions, printed media, video presentations and a library for searching information about the environment. Moreover, there are shops selling souvenirs, books, postcards with the picture of the Natural Science Park, royal literature of the H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and products from the Royal Career Support Project. Natural Science Park
Natural Science Park


Furthermore, the park provides 2 nature study routes:
Route 1: Start from the office, passing Bo Khlueng Hot Stream and turn back to the office, taking 1 hour.
Route 2: Start from the office and walk along the waterfall, passing Bo Khlueng Hot Stream and turn back to the office, taking 3 hours. Each route has nature interpretation signs.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 2281 3921
Pong Yup
Location: Suan Phueng District
Pong Yup
Pong Yup
Pong Yup occurred from all amazing works of the nature, some tourists name this place ‘Canyon’. The similar derivatives of such erosions are Phae Mueang Phi of Prae, Lalu of Buriram, and Hom Chom of Nan. It is a subsidence - natural phenomenon when the land collapses due to an erosion of the underground water which has been ongoing for many hundreds years - occurred and formed compressed shapes of soil along the erosion line. Some of the areas is as high as city walls, some has a shape like dens which allows visitors to crawl through, some is a human-body-size hole, while some erects as a complex cluster, giving a similar look to a maze. Many parts of Pong Yup are earthen columns and up-to-5-meter-tall cliffs where its surface shows curtain-like streaks.

How to get there: From Chom Bueng District, please drive passing Chom Phon Cave’s entrance towards Suan Phueng District for around 29 kilometers. Turn left at where the road to Ban Tae Koei (and also Pong Yup) is indicated. There are hand-made direction signs along two sides of crop fields. The last two hundred meters is a gravel road leading to the parking lot.
Opening Hours : Daily from 06:00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Admission : 50 baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 08 1256 2550
Queen Sirikit Forest Garden
Location: Suan Phueng District
Queen Sirikit Forest Garden
Queen Sirikit Forest Garden
Queen Sirikit Forest Garden is covered an area about 3,000 rai, which the garden was built to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 60th Birthday Anniversary. Besides, the Phachi River flows and clashes against the large stone islet which is well-known by the name, Kaeng Som Maeo. Queen Sirikit Forest Garden is the centre of various kinds of plants which have economic value and this place is a great nature study centre.

How to get there: Queen Sirikit Forest Garden is located at the foot of the Tanaosi Mountain, Tanaosi Sub-district, on the Suan Phueng - Ban Huai Muang Road, around 25 kilometers from the Suan Phueng District Office.
Opening Hours : Daily from 07:00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Zoos & Amusement Parks
Khao Prathap Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
Location: Chom Bueng District
Khao Prathap Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
Khao Prathap Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
Khao Prathap Chang Wildlife Sanctuary is administered by the Royal Forest Department which plentiful with natural forest on the mountain and a clifftop reservoir. It is a shady natural park that gathers different kinds of plants mentioned in Thai literature. Moreover, from December to April, purely white Bauhinia winitii Craib flowers bloom, making the site the right place for relaxing and learning about plants. From October to November, the site will turn to be the right place for affording good views and watching wildlife as well as birds. The animals found here include, for example, monkeys, langurs, porcupines, pangolins, rabbits, squirrels, treeshrews, butterfly lizards, civets, genets, mongooses, elongated tortoises, pheasants, red junglefowls, etc. Around the clifftop reservoir is natural forest which attracts bird watchers, particularly from November to February of every year which is when teals migrate here from Siberia.

In addition, another interesting activity is hiking on a nature trail called “Phrueksa Nana Phan”, literally meaning various kinds of plants. It has 13 stations and is 900 meters long. It takes 45 minutes to complete the journey. Found along the trail are plants mentioned in Thai literature including herbs and provincial flowers.

How to get there: Khao Prathap Chang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the foot of Khao Prathap Chang Peak, opposite to the Tham Khao Bin Cave, covering part of Hin Kong Sub-district, Mueang Ratchaburi District and part of Pak Chong Sub-district, Chom Bueng District.

Bus - Take the Bangkok - Chom Bueng bus and get off in front of Tham Khao Bin and the Literary Botanical Garden of Central Thailand. The wildlife sanctuary is located opposite to Tham Khao Bin.

Car - Drive along Highway 3087, Ratchaburi - Chom Bueng - Suan Phueng Road, as far as the 18th milestone.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3221 1025
Alpaca Hill
Location: Suan Phueng District
Alpaca Hill
Alpaca Hill
Alpaca Hill is the first and only alpaca breeding farm in Thailand, with over area 250 rai, by Major.M.R. Biranubongse Bhanubandh brings the first batch of 36 alpacas to Thailand in early 2012 from Australia. Alpaca Hill offer an inspiration experience for everyone to be close-up with exotic animals; where you can feed, cuddle and pat a wide variety of friendly animals including Alpacas, Wallabies, Flemish Giants, Rabbits and much more.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09:30 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission : 290 baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 08 0821 2108, 08 1145 9565
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Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 06.00 pm.
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Admission : 50 baht (Price are subject to change)
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