What to do and see in Ratchaburi, Thailand: The Best Places and Tips

December 21, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Ratchaburi (Thai: ราชบุรี, pronounced [râːt.t͡ɕʰā.bū.rīː]) or Rat Buri (pronounced [râːt bū.rīː]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in western Thailand, capital of Ratchaburi Province.
Restaurants in Ratchaburi

1. Wat Mahathat Worawihan

Khao Ngu 3 Rd. | Na Mueang, Ratchaburi, Thailand
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Wat Mahathat Worawihan

Reviewed By PORhibido - Krungthep Mahanakorn

Constructed in the Dvaravati era and restored during the reign of Jayavarman VII (the most powerful Khmer monarch of Angkor Thom fame), this temple (no entry fee collected) has impressive stucco details especially at the central prang (tower) which you can climb to admire the Dvaravati-period Buddha images and murals inside (no photo allowed). The nun we met said this safeguarded section opens to tourists only at the weekend and religious festivals. If you can’t make it then, you can at least take photos of the prang from the tidy temple grounds and pay respect to many sandstone Buddha images surrounding it.

2. Wat Bang Kung

Bang Kung, Bang Khonthi, Thailand +66 87 109 8873
Excellent
31%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

Wat Bang Kung

Reviewed By PRMandWEN - Sydney, Australia

Visited 20-Mar
An interesting Buddhist Temple that has been completely overgrown by trees. Reminded me a little of the Buddha Head in the tree roots in Ayutthaya.
No signs or information in English I’m afraid so unless you have a guide who can explain what you are looking at (which we didn’t) you might want to do some research beforehand and prepare your own sightseeing notes……….. but if you don’t you will still enjoy the experience.
This is a peaceful site with a small number of Thai Tourists.

3. Amphawa Floating Market

Amphawa 75110, Thailand +66 89 104 5444
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Amphawa Floating Market

Reviewed By ArthurWang095 - Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

This is a good place to experience the local life & feel the unique water market/life and tour. There are a lot things to see and many local food to try. We went for local tour at only 50 Baht per person to go for boat trip with 6 riverside areas that mostly local people go even they are not special but still worth to try.
這是個體驗當地生活的好地方,也是個很能體驗很特殊的水上市場、生活和行程的地方,還不少東西看,也很多東西可以吃,我們還花了一個人50泰銖的船費去了六個多是當地人才會去的河岸旁景點,雖然這幾個景點並不特殊,但還是很值得一遊。

4. Tham Khao Bin

Tambon Hin Kong, Chom Bueng, Thailand
Excellent
26%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Tham Khao Bin

Reviewed By edanherg - Caracas, Venezuela

Khao Bin cave is rated as the 7th most beautiful cave in Asia. And definitely it's really amazing. As soon as you enter, you will be inmersed on a land of stalagmites and stalactites. Besides, it's lit with colorful lights in its many different chambers, so the effect is very nice. It's really humid, you will start sweating from your first step in, but it's totally worth it. And the admission fee is just 20 baht. Totally recommended!!

5. Wat Nong Hoi

Khao Rang, Ratchaburi, Thailand
Excellent
34%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Wat Nong Hoi

Reviewed By sja74 - Sydney, Australia

Well a pity about the persistent haze problem in Ratchaburi because it diminishes the beauty of the countryside which can be viewed 360 degrees from this temple.
The temple itself is unlike any temple I have seen before, its encased in an ugly concrete structure, its lacks the beauty of a typical thai temple.
There is also a family of monkeys which are accustomed to people, so they are very friendly and fun to watch.
located here.. 13.608942, 99.764905

6. Tao Hong Tai Ceramics

234/1 Moo 2 | Jadee Hak, Ratchaburi 70000, Thailand +66 32 337 574
Excellent
28%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Tao Hong Tai Ceramics

Reviewed By Robert B - Bangkok, Thailand

Following a company week-end in Ratchaburi we stopped at the Tao Hong Tai Ceramic Factory. It is really a most amazing blend of creative art work and practical ceramics. At the entrance there is this enormous statue of an Alien figure - in ceramics. In the same area are many garden sculptures with pastel colours blending in with the natural surroundings or standing out in stark contrast. Inside the actual factory there are various demonstrations going on from huge pots to collect rain water to Chinese jars and tiny figurenes. For a pleasant few hours wandering around the property looking for unique pottery items for garden and home it is well worth a visit

7. King Rama II Memorial Park

Amphawa, Thailand +66 34 751 367
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

King Rama II Memorial Park

Reviewed By APinBKK - Bangkok, Thailand

The park is nice to walk around and the various traditional houses tell you about local life during the Rattanakosin period. There are also statues around the park depicting scenes from Thai literature. Worth a visit if you want a break from the crowds at the floating market.

8. Khao Ngu Stone Park

Ko Phlappla, Ratchaburi 70000, Thailand +66 63 472 5562
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Khao Ngu Stone Park

Reviewed By Suchada S - Bangkok, Thailand

It is not far from city center Ratchaburi. As you enter Khao Ngu main gate , there are a lot of monkeys and the baby monkeys. The park is beautiful and serenity.

9. Wat Bang Khae Noi

Excellent
29%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Wat Bang Khae Noi

Reviewed By kumiko_fontong - Nonthaburi, Thailand

The outside of this temple is just so so but if you are walking in, you will find the amazing arts and craft inside the temple.
All of them are made of wood; differnt kind of woods. The tree behind the buddha posture are also hand made and made of woods.
The wood craft on the wall are also hand made. It is really amazing art you can find on the temple wall.

10. Siam Cultural Park

Bang Phae District, Ratchaburi, Thailand +66 0 3238 1401-2
Excellent
31%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Siam Cultural Park

Reviewed By PaulandSu - Hua Hin, Thailand

The owner of the home-stay where we stayed recommended this place and we were not disappointed, they do have a double price for admission, non Thais do pay more which is a bit unfair.
A building contains some famous leaders from SE Asia in authentic settings, which make good photo opportunities, the figures are made out of fibre glass and very lifelike.
From this building its a short walk to an area with three different Buddha statures from different periods in time.
Further round are some traditional Thai buildings from the different regions of Thailand all of which you can go in.
Lots of old farm equipment and some local handicraft stalls are also on the way out, a nice man made waterfall and some colourful flower borders complete the attraction.
There is a coffee shop and food is available at a very reasonable price on site.
I would think that most of the attraction would be accessible for the disabled.
The attraction does get quite busy weekends and public holidays.

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