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Ratchaburi (ราชบุรี) is a town in Western Thailand.


Ratchaburi is the land of the Mae Klong Basin civilization with the foggy Tanao Si Mountains. It is one province in the west of central Thailand which is full of various geographical features; for example, the low-lying land along the fertile Mae Klong Basin, fields, and Tanao Si Mountains which lie in to east stretching to meet the Thailand-Myanmar border.

From legend and historical evidence, it is assumed that Ratchaburi used to be one of the civilized kingdoms of Suvarnabhumi in the past, from the reign of the Great King Asoka of India, who announced the Lord Buddha's teachings through this land around 325 B.C. The central town of ruling power of Suvarnabhumi was Nakhon Pathom which was called "Dvaravati" at that time. In addition, Ratchaburi was also the meeting point of ancient tradesmen and the gateway to Burma. Therefore, Ratchaburi is one of the most crowded cities with different races. Nowadays, Ratchaburi is full of many interesting things; history, ruins, ways of life, culture, hand-crafted and moulded works, basketry, tides and mountains, and beautiful nature waiting for us to visit.

Ratchaburi province has an area of 5,196 square kilometres.

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By car[edit]

  • Old route: Take Phetchakasem Road or Highway 4, passing Bang Khae-Om Noi–Om Yai–Nakhon Chai Si–Nakhon Pathom–Ratchaburi.
  • New route: Take Highway 338, from Bangkok–Phutthamonthon–Nakhon Chai Si and turn into Phetchakasem Road near Amphoe Nakhon Chai Si about 16 kilometres, before arriving the city of Nakhon Pathom. Then, drive along Phetchakasem Road and go straight to the city of Ratchaburi.

By bus[edit]

The Transport Company Ltd., provides buses from the Southern Bus Terminal to Ratchaburi everyday. The first-class and second-class air-conditioned buses depart many times a day, taking about 2 hours to get to the province. For more details, please contact the Ticket Room at Tel. 0 2894 6122 or, or contact Ratchaburi Group 76 (Ratchaburi) Company Limited at Tel. 0 3233 8439, 03232 2776, 0 3232 5152, 0 3233 8276. For first-class air-conditioned buses (Ratchaburi), please call Tel. 0 3233 7787. Buses depart every 20 minutes. (The first trip from Bangkok leaves at 06.00 a.m. and the last trip leaves at 11.00 p.m.) (The first trip from Ratchaburi leaves at 4.00 a.m. and last trip leaves at 09.00 p.m.)

In addition, buses from Ratchaburi Bus Station to other neighbouring provinces, such as Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Samut Songkhram and Phetchaburi, are available.

By train[edit]

The State Railway of Thailand provides trains leaving Bangkok Railway Station Hua Lamphong and Thon Buri Railway Station (Bangkok Noi) everyday, which takes about 2 hours. For further details, please contact the Travelling Service Unit, Bangkok Railway Station at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4334, 0 2220 4444 or call Thon Buri Railway Station at Tel. 0 2411 3102 and Ratchaburi Railway Station at Tel. 0 3233 7002 or

Get around[edit]

Most travellers who visit Rachaburi get around by private vehicle.

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  • Floating Market or Canal Floating plants

About 80 kilometers from Bangkok. Introduced to the world as a tourist destination in the year 1967 when the first picture of the floating market is filled with small rowing boats enter necessary product to living. Vendors wearing dark shade gardeners. Put a hat on palm leaves. The water is core to transport. Floating market started trading from early morning until about 12:00 pm, the market is the Castle Market, which is the traditional way of life is still good to start early and will attack before 8:00 pm.

  • Khao Chong Pran Cave Bat. Far away from Potharam about 9 kilometers to the west. The millions of bats fly out of the cave, a black plume every evening at about 5:30 pm in the summer, bats will fly to the east. During the winter, bats will flying to the westward.  edit
  • Boa Kleung Hot Spring. Travel about 5 kilometers from Suan Phueng. It is a hot water spring that originates from the mountains of Tenasserim. The water flows throughout the year. Hot water is pure. The temperature of water about 120-136 degrees Fahrenheit.  edit
  • Khao Ngoo Adventure Park, 0 2211 5053, 0 9777 1620. activities that include rock climbing, flying fox, via ferrata  edit
  • Museum Wat Khanon Nang Yai. Thailand’s cultural treasures, including several valuable arts from Thailand-oriented design pattern painting.  edit

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The focus point of Rachaburi is pottery.

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Routes through Ratchaburi
BangkokNakhon Pathom  N noframe S  PhetchaburiButterworth
BangkokNakhon Pathom  N noframe S  PhetchaburiSadao

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