Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park : Phetchaburi, Thailand

Phetchaburi’s most well-known landmark, the locally known as Khao Wang (Palace Hill), is located on the three peaks of 95-meter high verdant hill, in the city. It was built under the royal command of King Rama IV to become his summer palace that finished in 1860. The whole compound is comprised of royal halls, palaces, temples and other buildings which were elegantly constructed in a well-balanced of Thai, neoclassical Western and Chinese architectural styles.

On a forested hillside at the edge of Phetchaburi, Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park (Khao Wang) includes one of King Rama IV’s palaces and a series of temples and shrines.

Many of these are set high on the hilltop and have good views. Monkeys are a major shoplifting hazard around the gift shops at the foot of the hill.

There’s a cable car for those who don’t fancy the strenuous walk.

Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
Address: 97 Khirirattaya Rd., Khlong Kra Saeng, Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi 76000 Thailand

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