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

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Ratchaburi Caves & Waterfalls
Caves
Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave
Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave
Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave
Location: Mueang District
Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave is famous attraction of Ratchaburi Province, it’s the cave houses a bas-relief Buddha image, considered the oldest archaeological evidence of the Dvaravati period found in Ratchaburi. The figure is 2.5 meters high in the attitude of giving the first sermon. This area consist three main caves where they all have Buddha sculpture on the cave wall and there is a Buddha’s foot step is enshrined up there too. Moreover, there are viewpoint where visitors can climb up to enjoy the view on the top hill.

How to get there: Drive away from the town along Highway 3087 (Ratchaburi-Chom Bueng-Suan Phueng), and go on north-westward approximately 6 kilometers, then you will see the intersection leading to the cave.
Sarika Cave
Location: Photharam District
Sarika Cave
Sarika Cave
Sarika Cave is one of the caves with a long history dating back to Phra Chao Taksin's period. In the past, Sarika Cave was considered as a priest's house; however, as many people had constantly come to practice the dharma, it was allowed to be a temple in 1987. Surrounding of Sarika Cave is clean and calm with various plants. Inside the cave, there are beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and the hall is also divided into hot and cold which make it a quite place suitable for practicing the dharma and tourism.
Chomphon Cave
Location: Chom Bueng District
Chomphon Cave is formerly called Tham Mutchalin. By King Rama IV gave it a new name according to the shape of the stalactites which look like the epaulette of a field marshal when King Rama IV and Queen Si Phatcharin made a royal visit and were fond of its beauty. In addition, the cave is houses of a medium-sized reclining Buddha. A nearby arboretum provides shady areas suitable for relaxation.

Chomphon Cave
Chomphon Cave
How to get there: Chomphon Cave is located 30 kilometers from west of the town in the vicinity of Chom Bueng District.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09:00 am. - 04:30 pm.
Admission : 10 baht for adult and 5 baht for children (Price are subject to change)
Hotels : Ratchaburi Hotels
Khao Bin Cave
Location: Chom Bueng District
Khao Bin Cave is beautiful cave, situated in a national forest area and depth of the cave is about 300 meters. It was believed that the name Tham Khao Bin was given according to the shape of stalagmites and stalactites which looked like an eagle stretching its wings gracefully. The cave is divided into 8 rooms, depending on the characteristics of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites as follows: Siwa Sathan, Thong Akhantuka, Than Anodat, Sakunachat Khuha, Thewasapha Samoson, Kinnon Thatsana, Phrueksa Himmaphan, and Utthayan Thuaithep. The route inside the cave is arranged tidily and the light provided helps visitors to create more imagination. This was the first cave of Thailand which arranged a lighting system.

Khao Bin Cave
Khao Bin Cave
How to get there: Khao Bin Cave is located in the middle of Mueang and Jom Bueng District 20 kilometers away from Ratchaburi city. From the provincial city, take Highway 3087 (Ratchaburi - Chom Bueng - Suan Phueng) for about 22 kilometers. Turn left at Km. 20 and drive on about 1.6 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Admission : 20 baht for adult and 10 baht for children (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3239 1397
Waterfalls
Huay Suan Phlu Waterfall
Location: Ban Kha District
Huay Suan Phlu Waterfall located in Pa Chi River Wildlife Sanctuary area and it is the easiest to access among all waterfalls in this wildlife sanctuary. The waterfall has abundant natural and the highest biodiversity. Tourists can also find many rare kinds of wild birds in the gully area, such as Asian paradise flycatcher, parrot, Oriental pied hornbill, Great hornbill, and many others from hornbill family. There are also various wild orchids where thousands of bees gather during summertime.

Moreover, there are various brooks along the way to the waterfall flowing to Pa Chi River at Suan Phueng Sub-district before flowing out to Khwae Noi River at Kanchanaburi. The length only in Ratchaburi is 80 kilometers.

Some interesting activities are bird watching and biking. The officers at the wildlife sanctuary has started a nature study hiking trail for those who would like to study and feel the abundant nature for 5 kilometers in Huay Suan Phlu. Visitors can either walk or ride a bike to see different kinds of plants, such as, wild orchids and herbs, or take an infinite adventure to feel cool breeze of the forest all way long.

The nearby area is Huay Suan Phlu Waterfall School providing education from kindergarten to elementary school.

How to get there: Takes approximately 2 hour 30 minute from Bangkok to the wildlife sanctuary office. From Ratchaburi, use the royal highway 3313 before driving for 500 meters at Ban Kha District. Keep right and turn right then drive for 6 kilometers before arriving at the entrance of Pa Chi River Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sap Toei Waterfall
Location: Ban Kha District
Sap Toei Waterfall is beautiful waterfall located in Phachi River Wildlife Sanctuary, which consist 9 floors and distance from the lowest level to the highest one is about 2 kilometer. Around area has a high biodiversity, such as evergreen, dry evergreen, mixed, and deciduous dipterocarp forest where wild orchids, ferns, and herbs could be found. The activities in Sap Toei Waterfall such as hiking, nature study.

How to get there: Drive from Ratchaburi using Royal Highway 3087, the same way towards Suan Phueng District, but turn left at Ban Chat Pa Wai before Suan Phueng. Use highway 3313 towards Tai Prachan National Park passing through Ban Kha District for 500 meters and stay on the right lane before turning right. Go straight for 6 kilometers and you will find the entrance to Phachi River Wildlife Sanctuary.
Kao Chon Waterfall
Location: Suan Phueng district
Kao Chon Waterfall
Kao Chon Waterfall
Kao Chon or Kao Chan waterfall is a medium size and water flows from the high cliff in the middle of the valley all year round but tourists are allowed to access only 9 floors because the high floors are steep cliffs and gulfs. Previously, this waterfall was known only among Karens; later, foreign companies came and got concessions to operate the mine around 1941. After the concession contract was terminated, the district and local organizations were responsible for maintaining the area. Suan Phueng Hotels

How to get there: The waterfall is accessible by walk about 500 meters from a parking lot, visitors will find the lowest floor and it is possible to hike up to the highest for about 4.8 km in 3-4 hrs.