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On the mountain

In the late 19th century, King Mongkut (Rama IV) built a hill-top palace on the outskirts of Petchaburi town, just 50 km north of Hua Hin.
Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace or Khao Wang Palace had its own observatory, overlooking the river and sea. It was here the King embarked on a study of astronomy that culminated in him accurately predicting the exact time of a solar eclipse.
This 92-metre hillock is on the northern approach to Phetchaburi provincial capital. Phetchaburi residents refer to it as Khao Wang, literally Palace Hill.

Going up

The area is now known as Phra Nakhon Khiri National Museum and is open to the public every day from 9.00 AM until 4.00 PM
You don't have to climb the steps to get to the top, there is a cable car that takes you there.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely views
  • Cons:Very touristy
  • In a nutshell:Another great day trip
  • Last visit to Phetchaburi: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    giant terror bunnies ? been watching python's holy grail again ?

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    The Royal Palace was stunning--I can imagine how wonderful it would be to reside there. Nice page, Kay.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2007 at 9:58 AM

    Another enchanting location in another exotic place. Always a delight to read your insights and see the beauty of the photos.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2007 at 8:31 AM

    Beautiful palace and artworks.

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2006 at 4:20 AM

    Missed the Palace, but the Cave was quite a view! Do you think the rabbit in your picture has something to do with the chinese astrology? Corinne

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2006 at 4:02 AM

    Wonderful main pic of the hill-top Palace. Fascinated with the shape of the Chedi.

  • Wann's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2005 at 3:21 AM

    Nice Page ! I miss Phetchaburi... thanks..


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