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The full name is the Royalty-initiated Laem Phak Bia Environmental Study, Research and Development Project. This project began by the King Rama IX, he found the environment problem from trash and used water. So he decided to solve these problems by nature to nature and the project can run very well.
Open : Mon-Fri 9.00 - 16.00 Sat - Sun -permit for bird watching only
Address: Laem Phak Bia, Ban Laem
Directions: Near Puek Tien ,close to Samutr Kodom Temple
At Laem Phak Bia project ,there are mangrove Forest as a Mangrove Forest Filtration System for waste water. Apart from system, we can study how mangroove forest is by walking along nature trail.The trail leads to view point where you can rest and enjoy sightseeing the mangrove forest and sea. If you 'd like to enjoy the trail,please contact the project office and don't forget to bring hat and umbrella.
chedi and ubosot
Located on the mountain with 121 metres as the highest peak in Petchburi. This temple assume to be built in Ayutthaya period as the forest temple where King Sue of Ayutthaya used to came here for meditation. The must things to see ‘re -Pediment of ubosot which so beautiful in style and presented how local artisans made. It siad to be built in Ayudhaya period. -Some caves on the mountain, this temple was once famous in meditation place . King Sue of Ayudhaya period have ever been there for meditation ,so you can found one cave name King Sue cave.
Address: Petchakasem Rd.
Directions: About 2 kms from Khao Wang .
This temple was built in ayudhaya period . Some scholars said that this temple ‘s the example of Ayudhaya art. The must see things here 're -Ubosot which surrounded with sema or boundary markers.The curved base of this building was the style of late Ayutthaya period.On the pediment of Ubosot decorated with finest stucco depicted Narayana God on devil and inside the Ubosot,housed the Buddha image in Ayutthaya style.- Prang and chedi .
All was built and decorated with Ayudhaya style. (just some parts renovated ,but all was from local artisans). Other interesting things are finest stuccos on the bases of Sema or Boundary markers.Depicted about the giants or Yaksas holding the sema.
Address: Sirirathaya Rd.,Muang , Phetburi
Directions: On the foothill of Khao Wang.Next to the walkway entrance.
The mangrove studies and conservation centre in Bangtaboon Wittaya School. This centre began by the School director who interested in mangrove forest in school area. First,he built the bridge through the forest and managed the subject to studied on mangrove forest. After a long management,the centre became an interested place for public. A practice guide for students was began,til now it 's both for students and others who interesting.
In this forest, I 've seen a lot of monkeys,crabs,fishes and some mangrove animals. Apart from animals,the mangrove trees are also interesting.
Open : 8.30 - 16.00 on weekday ,appoint if holiday visitting.
Service : free local guide tour
Donation is required.
Address: Bangtaboon Witthaya School,Ban Laem District
The old temple where was built in late Ayudhaya period.
The must see things :
-A group of old building,chedi ,viharn and ubosot in Ayudhaya style . Inside decorated with mural paintings depicted about Buddha story ,on the mural painting wrote a painted time as 2277 B.E. Try to find some pictures represented the foreigners who came to Ayudhaya Kingdom.
-Old pulpit , same style as one in Yai Suwannaram temple.
-Old pier on the West side of temple. Not so interesting much, but when I came there it was on the evening time and felt it was so great with old style pier hall and canal scene.
-The temple museum, housed so many fine wood carving stuffs from the past.
Address: Ta Raab sub-district , Muang district.
Directions: About 1 km from city hall.On the junction of Boripat Rd. and Panich Jaroen Rd.
A new temple built in the old location of Khmer sanctuary. These khmer sanctuary have 3 towers standing from North to South. Some scholars assumed this sanctuary was built when Khmer influence spreaded over Thailand,that time ‘d be in the reign of King Jayavarman VII of Khmer Kingdom or so called Bayon period. Also they said it was built in Mahayana of Buddhism, each towers was once houses Buddha image cover with naga (South tower),Bodhisattava Avalokitesavara and Prajana Parmita image ( North tower) and Chaiyabuddhamahanath image (Central tower).
All towers or prangs was built from laterite and decorated with stucco . All are not in destroyed by time and weather , so please be careful on seeing inside.
Address: Ta Sai sub-district , Muang district.
Directions: About 2 kms from city hall.On the junction of Phogarong Rd. and Wat Phra Song Rd.
The New Tai Dam Cultural Centre located in the village and not far from the entrance much. Inside the centre,there are some bangalos in Tai Dam traditional house with air-con and bathroom. Also, the centre presented the method of making Tai Dam fabric. Actually,this new centre ,Thai Government came to built this new one but it's not work much. And all resources housed in the old one more.
Open : Sat - Sun 10.00 - 14.00
Appoint before if weekday
Homestay cost : 200 B/person/night with one meal
Address: Khao Yoi District
Directions: From Road No.4 ,turn left after Khao Yoi Post Office. Take about 1 kms ,the centre 'll be on the left.
The one popular beach in the past where have a long 4 kms beach. Today, it 's still famous as low price beach in Petchburi. The symbol of this beach are the big models of giant &some characters from Phra Aphayamanee literature in Thai. For accomodation,almost are bangalows and townhouses. And the price are around 800 - 1000B. Also ,there are some restaurants and food stalls on the main road paralelled to the beach. And on weekday always be quiet than holiday.
Address: Puk Tian Sub-district, Tha Yang District
Directions: About 14 kms from Petchburi.
Khao Luang is a small mountain with height 92 meters.Inside this mountain, there is a deep cave on Luang mountain where built as a temple. This cave happened in the record of European who travelled to this area for 100 years ago. It also happened in the thai literature which wrote by the great Author "Sunthornphu" in the early Rattanakosin period. Inside this cave housed some buddha images and chedis in Ayudhaya style and Rattankosin period. The most sacred Buddha image is the huge reclining buddha image with 9 meter in lenght.
Directions: 3 kms. from Khao Wang.
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