Known as the Diamond City, Petchburi boasts three palaces spanning the reigns of King Rama 4 and King Rama 6.
The provincial capital is blessed by several impressive temples. These include Wat Mahathat Worawiharn, Wat Kampheng Laeng and Wat Yai Sumannaram, collectively displaying the religious artistry that shaped the city’s 12th – 18th century history.
Further afield, in adjoining Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, is Wat Huay Mongkol, which houses the world’s largest statue of the legendary Thai monk, Luang Phor Thuad, revered for his ability to perform miracles.
The largest national park in Thailand is great for trekking, birdwatching, animal spotting and a range of boating activities on the reservoir. Pa-La-U Waterfall is perhaps the most popular attraction within the park. Its 16 levels hold pools for bathing amongst the friendly fish and swarms of butterflies.
Integrating culture, contemporary art and lifestyle, Cicada Market features stalls displaying handmade decorative items, clothes and second-hand wares. It is also a hub for creative activities, workshops, exhibitions and performances ranging from dance, music and fine arts to community theatre.
Built in 2001 on a former elephant corral, the vineyard’s sandy, loamy soil, enriched with slate, has proven ideal for grape cultivation. The beautiful countryside location makes for a great day out with a range of activities to enjoy.
In the heart of the town, the night market bustles to life from sunset as traders hawk their wares. It’s a great spot for people-watching while enjoying a quick bite or refreshing drink.
Hua Hin’s white sandy swimming beaches draw Bangkokians in their hoards at weekends but are relaxing and quiet on weekdays.
Dusit Thani Hua Hin is the ideal base to try out your golfing skills on some of the finest fairways in Thailand. With seven splendid Championship courses within thirty minutes of the resort you are spoilt for choice and variety.
Built during the reign of King Rama 6, this strikingly attractive station and adjacent royal waiting room, although Thai, exude a Victorian style and has been ranked amongst the world’s top eight stations.