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.
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 www.transport.co.th., 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.
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 www.railway.co.th.
Most of traveler who visits Rachaburi has private vehicle but somewhere has vehicle for rent.
Moss of traveler has it because Rachaburi is not far from Bangkok.
You can look for it in capital of Rachaburi. It is a bicycle that has 1seat for customer.
Motorbike can be rented in popular town like a Suan Pheung for between 350-700 baht per day depending on the size and season.
I recommended in Suan Pheung that is nice nature. The cost started at 150 per day.
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 to fal out of the cave, a black plume for hour every evening during about 5:30 pm in the summer, bats will fly to the east. During the winter, bats will flying to the westward.
Boa Kleung Hot Spring
Travel about 5 kilometers from Suan Phueng. It is a hot water that originates from the mountains of Tenasserim. The water flow throughout the year. Hot water is pure. The temperature of water about 120-136 degrees Fahrenheit. In Winter morning, fog to drift smoldering beauty. There has natural spring pool tile and natural hot bath.
Khao Ngoo Adventure Park (Proclimber & Adventure)
It is respondents supported the adventurous traveler with exciting activities that include rock climbing, flying fox, via ferrata. Tel: 0 2211 5053, 0 9777 1620
Museum Wat Khanon Nang Yai
Shadow play is high. Thailand’s cultural treasures, including several valuable arts from Thailand-oriented design pattern painting. Exquisite hand carved. The dance drama Btpakis. A chorus and orchestra gamelan which enjoy the arts completely. Movie, which has existed since the Sukhothai. It has artistic value that represent the genius of our ancestors Thailand has a good measure. Wat Khanon Nang Yai was built movie during the region of King Rama V and 9 series has all leather 313 as properties that measure the successors. A single measure with a measure of amusement. The film is complete and the movie is in the patron of the successors to this day and is wat Khanon Namh Yai to display both local and international published several times.
The focus point of Rachaburi is pottery that can see in slogan “Beautiful guy’s Potharam, Nice guy’s Ban Pong, The town of glazed water jar with dragon patterns, large leather at Wat Kha Nhon, interested cave, floating market, the millions of bat and good fish in Yea Sok.
Type of potter
There has produced and sold more than 40 factories in Rachaburi, including jar, pot, souvenir.
Ratchaburi produced milk for long time ago, Nong Pho Dairy Cooperative, operated by Ratchaburi(Nationals), the milk quality and cheap.
The famous is skilled craft in doll gallery. Most of shape is animals and fruits. It is decorations for home or car.