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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market  :

    Ratchaburi Travel Guide : Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
      Damnoen Saduak, popularly known as Khlong Ton Khem Floating Market, one of the most famous attractions of Ratchaburi. According to records, around 1856, King Rama IV ordered a canal to be dug for a distance of 32 kilometers connecting Mae Klong River at Bang Nok Khwaek to Tha Chin River at Pratunam Bang Yang. More....


Wat Mahathat Worawihan :

   Ratchaburi Travel Guide : Wat Mahathat Worawihan
      Wat Mahathat Worawihan is called Wat Na Phrathat or Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat by the locals. It is an old temple located in Na Mueang District of Ratchaburi Province. More....



Ratchaburi Travel Guide :

Ratchaburi National Museum 

        Ratchaburi Province is situated towards the west of central Thailand and has a varied topography ranging from low-lying land in the Mae Klong Basin to fields to Tanao Si Mountains in the east right until the Thailand Myanmar Border.


        From all the historical evidences that are available, Ratchaburi Province was once one of the kingdoms of Suvarnabhumi during the reign of King Asoka of India. It was King Asoka who was instrumental in bringing the words of Lord Buddha to this region around 325 B.C.

        Ratchaburi was also focal point for trading during ancient times as it was considered to be a gateway to Burma. This led to the province being one of the most crowded cities and would have been classified as a metropolitan because of the different races that were found there. Today, the province has many interesting things that attract tourists ranging from history, archaeological ruins, natural beauty, culture to handicrafts.

        There is no better place than the Ratchaburi National Museum to understand the history and culture of this beautiful province. The museum is located in Na Mueang district near the Mae Klong River. Once upon the time the building used to be the city hall which was built in 1922 during the reign of King Rama VI. However, in 1983, it was converted to a national museum where exhibits highlight many different aspects of Ratchaburi.

        The Ratchaburi National Museum is devoted to history, archaeology, ethnology, geology, traditional arts, culture and tool used by the Ratchaburi people. You can see the famous royal sword Ratchasattra of Monthon Ratchaburi as well as the radiating Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara image which is one of the five images discovered in Thailand and it has the characteristics of ancient Khmer art in Bayon style.

        Entrance fee for visiting the Ratchaburi National Museum is 30 Baht and it open from Wednesday through Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. The museum remains closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and on public holidays.

Ratchaburi Travel Guide : Ratchaburi National Museum





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