Phetchanbun Travel Information
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Introduction

introductionPhetchanbun, an ancient city with several interesting and important places such as Wat Mahathat and Si Thep Historical Park, has always proposed throughout her history. At present, it is famous for the fertile land for cultivation. The reknown fruit is sweet tamarind. Besides, there are various historical and natural attracaions as we know from the motto of the province: Sweet Tamarind City, Nam Nao National Park, Si Thep Ancient City, Kao Kor Commemoration, Poh Khun Pha Muang City.

A province of rich history and fertile soil, Petchabun is a province with great natural attractions; particularly its forested mountains and waterfall laden rivers that help create a climate that is cool and pleasurable nearly year round.

Despite being farther south than neighboring Loei, Phetchabun is considered part of the north than the northeast or central regions of Thailand. That said, its topography is similar to that of Loei, as Phetchabun borders three regions of Thailand, the North, Central, and Northeast. The central part of Phetchabun province is in the Pa Sak River basin and contains mountain ranges running along both the western and eastern sectors.

Because of the fertility of the land, Phetchabun has always been an agriculturally productive area. The very name of the province derives from a name meaning “the land of crops and foods.” Today, Phetchabun is a province with rich tourism potential. Its climate is pleasant due to the mountainous and forested areas, and it has a rich history dating back more than 1,400 years.

Phetchabun is a province of rich tourism potential with attractions including Khao Kho National Park, which has been referred to as "Little Switzerland" because of its beautiful scenery and cool weather; Nam Nao National Park, which features a large number of wild animals that can be spotted while trekking; and Than Thip Waterfall, which is a popular place for swimming.

Phetchabun also features a rich history dating back more than 1,400 years, the height of which occurred after the 11th century when the city was a point of contact between the Dvaravati and Khmer Empires. The city was a prosperous center and a number of ruins remain for visitors to appreciate at Si Thep Historical Park.


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Attractions

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The Nakhonban Phetchabun Cultural Hall

It is a large auditorium hall for the study concerning the history of Phetchabun. It can be divided into 2 parts. The first part is an exhibition of some ancient pictures and antiques from the Fine Arts Department in the various periods of the Phetchabun history. The second part is a stage for performances and presentations on history, traditions, and cultures of Phetchabun.

Wat Chang Phueak

Wat Chang Phueak is a location where Phrakhru Phatcharachan or Luangpho Thop’s body in a glass coffin is housed. The body does not decay and is highly respected among the people of Phetchabun.

Wat Mahathat

Wat Mahathat is located on Nikon Bamrung Road in town. The temple houses a number of ancient chedis of Sukhothai style.

Wat Trai Phum

Wat Trai Phum on Phetcharat Road features a Buddha statue called Phra Buddha Mahadhamaracha cast in the ornamental Lop Buri style. The ritual bathing of the Buddha image or the traditional Um Phra Dam Nam ceremony is held during September each year.

Tat Mok National Park

The Tat Mok National Park has a huge waterfall fed by streams flowing down cracks and crevices of the mountains creating a beautiful 12-level fall. On both sides of the trails leading up to it are large, shady trees providing a pleasant surrounding. To reach the park, take off from town past the town hall to the east for some 15 kilometres to Ban Chaliang Lap. Then take a right turn onto Highway No. 2275. After just 300 metres is a left fork leading to an access on to steep slope for a distance of 20 kilometres. From here another 1.8 kilometres on foot to arrive at the waterfall.

Wat Trai Phum on Phetcharat Road features a Buddha statue called Phra Buddha Mahadhamaracha cast in the ornamental Lop Buri style. The ritual bathing of the Buddha image or the traditional Um Phra Dam Nam ceremony is held during September each year.

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Getting There

As a province somewhat off the typical tourist route, Phetchabun is best reached via private car or public bus. Once there, it may be easier to get around with your own car, but there are standard forms of local transport available for visitors: i.e. songtaews, motorbike taxis, samlors, and tuk tuks.

By Car:

From Bangkok, drive along Highway No. 1 passing Saraburi to Phu Khae (Km. 125), turning right into Highway No. 21, and proceeding to Phetchabun via Chai Badan, Si Thep and Wichian Buri, a total distance of 346 kilometers.

By Bus:

Transport Co. Ltd. operates both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned bus services along the Bangkok-Phetchabun-Lom Sak route. Daily busses depart from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2). Call 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information. Private bus companies servicing Phetchabun include Phet Tour (Tel: 0 2936 3230) and Thin Siam Tour (Tel: 0 2936 0500).

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