Phra Nakhon Khiri is a historical park on a hill overlooking Phetchaburi. The name Phra Nakhon Khiri means “Holy City Hill” but locals know it better as Khao Wang, meaning “Hill with Palace”.
The park consists of three building groups on the three peaks of the 95m high hill. On the western peak is the palace with adjoining structures which is now the Museum. On the middle or central peak is a big chedi named Phra That Chom Phet (the White Pagoda). The eastern peak houses the Wat Phra Kaeo, the royal temple (the red Pagoda), built in similar fashion to the Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok. The whole complex was built as a summer palace by King Mongkut, with construction finishing in 1860.
Access to Phra Nakhon Khiri is best done by using the cable car, otherwise it is a steep climb. Once at the top, please beware of the monkeys – they will grab bottles and other things from you. Please also be aware that whilst an effort has been made to make this place friendly for people with walking difficulties, it still has steep stairs and often steep and uneven walkways.
As this is a cheap-to-enter destination, please do not try to make bookings through this website. This page is for your information only to let you know what activities are available.
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