Visit Famous Temple of Phetchaburi in Thailand
When you’ve got a sweet tooth, indulge it at Phetchaburi. The Thai city is famous for its desserts, especially khanong mor gaeng, a custard. The capital of a province with the same name, Phetchaburi is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. A hill is a highlight of the city, mainly because the royal palace (Khao Wang) and a wat or temple sits atop it. Spelunkers might enjoy a visit to the Khao Luong Caves outside of town. One cave features Buddhist statues set among the stalactites while the other features an ancient tree in the middle.
Phetchaburi is at the north end of the Malay Peninsula, with the Gulf of Thailand to the east and the Tanaosi mountain range forming the boundary to Myanmar. Except for these border mountains most of the province is a flat plain. With an area of about 3,000 km² the Kaeng Krachan National Park is Thailand’s largest national park, covering nearly half of the province. It protects mostly rain forests in the mountains along the boundary to Myanmar, but also the Kaeng Krachan Reservoir is part of the park. The only significant river of the province is the Phetchaburi River.