Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace in Petchaburi has the most majestic views and one worth visiting. The palace is located on a high hill on the outskirts of the town of Petchaburi in Southern Thailand, about halfway between Hua Hin and Bangkok.
The entire hill is now a National Historic Park, is well maintained, and has easy access for the general public. The park has a tram to transport people to the top of the hill. The tram cost 200 baht for Foreigners and 40 Baht for Thais.
The historis park is the home of a National Museum which displays used in the Palace which was used by King Mongkut (Rama IV) of the current Chakri Dynasty who used this palace as a retreat. On the walkways to the various historic buildings you are afforded great views of Petchaburi and the surrounding county side. The entire hill top has been transformed into an amazing garden area flowering trees lining the pathways between the various palace buildings. The palace buildings themselves are architecturally interesting, especially if you remember it was constructed in the mid 1800s and on the top of a large hill.
Much of the property is also the home to troops of monkeys, which can be mischievous, so visitors must be careful! But the monkeys do add to the fun of the trip.
Pranburi is a small town in southern Thailand only 30 minutes drive south of Hua Hin. If you are looking for a quiet and inexpensive place for your stay in Thailand, Pranburi is it. On Saturdays the town shuts down a few streets in the area of the Pranburi Train Station to vehicular traffic a transforms it into a fantastic walking street. The walking street has live music, great food and shops with local gifts for your family and friends back home.
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