Phetchaburi

Cha-Am & Petchaburi

Serenity a Stone’s Throw from Bangkok

A short drive south of Bangkok, Cha-Am & Petchaburii offers access to the famous coastal resorts of Cha-Am and Hua Hin, each of which feature beachfront hotels and master-designed golf resorts. Phechaburi is best known as an historical royal city that is home to the holiday villas of several Thai Kings. Just inland from Cha-Am Beach is Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand’s largest, which covers nearly half of Phetchaburi province and can serve for various team-building activities. Offering a combination of cultural attractions, relaxing beaches, and MICE infrastructure for business travelers, Phechaburi is an attractive destination for all meetings and incentives travelers seeking Thai hospitality.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Central

POPULATION

480,652 people (Male: 232,821 people, Female: 247,831 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

Trains and buses heading south from Bangkok stop at this nearby seaside province, located less than 130km from the capital. You can also hire private transport to get you there faster: around 1 hours 30 minutes drive along the coast.

ACTIVITIES

Golfing, Eating Seafood, Kite Surfing, Wake Boarding, relaxing at spas, visiting ancient temples, exploring National and Historical Parks, Rafting in Petch River, Local fishery and riverside houses at Ban Bangtaboon, Seeing the popular Bruda whales by boat in the upper Gulf of Thailand, Eating “Phu Chak” at Ban Klong Tian and Sapan Hin

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Cha Am Beach, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park (Khao Wang), Chao Samran Beach, Wat Kamphaeng Laeng, Phra Ram Ratchaniwet, Wat Maha That Worawiharn, Na Phansam Floating Market, Wat Phuttha Saiyat, Seeing axe mark at Wat Yai Suwannaram, Thai Song Dam or Lao Song Cultural Centre, Chang Hua Man Royal Project, Floating Market on Kwang Chow Waterfall

INTERESTING INFO

Previous Thai Kings, Rama IV, V, and VI, built their rainy season retreats in Phechaburi, which is consequently known as Muang Sam Wang: the city of the three palaces.