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"Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace" Phetchaburi Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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Atop of the 92 metre high Khao Wang hill, to the west of the town centre, is a Royal Palace which was built on the orders of King Rama IV, who was looking for a nice site for his picnic trips.

Completed in 1860, the palace is named Phra Nakhon Khiri, but is commonly referred to as Khao Wang. Although very occasionally still used by members of the Royal family, today it's mostly open to the public as a museum which exhibits some royal paraphernalia of King Rama IV and King Rama V, decorative sculptures, and ceramics from China, Japan and Europe. An easy way to reach the palace is by taking the funicular which runs up the western side of the hill. Beware of the monkeys all over the hill.

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  • Written Dec 20, 2009
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