Petchburi and Maruekathaiyawan Palace Tour ( HH12/1 )



Phetchaburi is a charming town on the main road to the southern and has a number of temples with strong connections to the former capital of Ayuthaya. Some of the best examples of Ayuthaya is mural paintings that can be found here.The glorious palace now a national museum which sits on a hilltop overlooking the town is a breath-taking place to visit.

Our tour gives you a chance to explore the real Phetchaburi by starting to visit a daily fresh market where you can see assorted kinds of Thai food’s ingredients as well as tropical fresh fruits. There is a saying that you will never reach Thailand if you miss visiting its market.

Then keep going to the heart of Phetchaburi where the prominent Prang (Khmer-style tower monument) of Wat Mahathat Temple stands proudly. The construction of the Prang was influenced by the Ayuthaya period and its architectural interest was derived from the thought of Hindu. The towering central Prang rises from the middle of a cloister lined with Buddha images and surrounded by smaller Prangs with a small chapel..

At Phra Nakornkhiri we continue our journey by cable car to the beautiful summer palace of king Rama IV known as Phranakhonkiri also the setting of the famous movie The King and I. We see the royal heritage in the palace museum and also admire the spectacular view of the whole town of Phetchaburi from the observatory.

Lunch is served before our journey continues to Khao Luang Cave which houses more than 170 Buddha Images inside. From the cave a stucco-art-decorated temple which is said to be the cultural heritage passed down from generations is waiting for our visit.

After admiring stucco art we drive southwards to see the Maruka Tayawan Palace normally known as Palace of Love and Hope designed by King Rama VI and completed in 1924 we will spend our time walking around this beautiful teak-wood palace as taking a fresh sea breeze the same as those in this palace did in the heyday.

Remark : not available since the Maruekatayawan is closed

RETURN TIME 15.30 hrs
REMARK Maruekathaiyawan closed on Wednesday
Minivan Entrance Fee
English Speaking Guide Lunch
3,000 Baht per person minimum 2 pax
2,700 Baht per person minimum 3 pax
2,200 Baht per person minimum 4 pax
2,000 Baht per person for 5 person up