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Ratchaburi is the land of the Mae Klong Basin civilization. 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 to the east and stretch to 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 proclaimed the Lord Buddha's teachings throughout this land around 325 BCE. The central town of the 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. Thus Ratchaburi is a melange of differing ethnic groups. Nowadays, Ratchaburi is full of many interesting things: history, ruins, ways of life, culture, handicrafts, and mountains.

Best time to visit

In Ratchaburi, you can relax all year round. But is the high season and low season.

The cool season (high season) is from November to February. This is the best time for vacation in Ratchaburi. Rain at this time is almost there, the weather is moderately cool by local standards, i.e. not too hot.

The hot season (moderate season) lasts from March to May. The only drawback of this period was at times unbearable heat.

The rainy season (low season) lasts from June to October. In the rainy season rainfall, but this, by and large, does not interfere with the rest, because the rains are short and the sky is almost always clear. The maximum rainfall is in October. Which is good, at this time, prices for tours and accommodation in hotels can be reduced.

Check the below table for the general idea of Ratchaburi weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.2 25 20
Feb 33.8 27.3 22.3
Mar 34.6 28.3 23.7
Apr 35.9 29.6 25
May 35.1 29.1 25.5
Jun 33.6 28.4 25.3
Jul 32.9 27.9 24.9
Aug 33.1 27.9 24.8
Sep 32.7 27.7 24.8
Oct 31.6 27.2 24.4
Nov 31.2 26.6 23.4
Dec 30.6 25.1 21

Ratchaburi’s current weather and 7-day forecast

RATCHABURI WEATHER

Ratchaburi Tourism Fair 

Held every year during February–March on the ground of the city hall. Activities include demonstrations of famous handicrafts, such as jar making and "Sin Tin Chok" cloth weaving, the selling of OTOP (One Tambon, One Product) and agricultural produce, and folk art and cultural performances by local tribal groups.

Sweet Grape and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Week Fair 

It is held around March–April of every year to introduce agricultural produce to the market, especially grapes which most people grow in Amphoe Damnoen Saduak. Damnoen Saduak Grape is famous for its sweetness and good taste. This fair features the beauty contest of Thida A-ngun Wan and the competition of quality agricultural products.

Khao Ho or Ang Mi Thong Festival 

A Su Khwan ceremony or the blessing ceremony for happiness and longevity in life, held around the ninth lunar month. Karens believe that the ninth lunar month is a bad time when ghosts and evil hunt and eat "khwan", the spirit of people, so those people may get sick or die. Normally, this ceremony is often held on the full moon day of the ninth lunar month, but if some families are not convenient, they can change to any day in the ninth month. In the ceremony, people boil "khao ho" which is sticky rice molded and wrapped in a cone shape; then they will boil it like khanom chang. In the past, they ate khao ho by dipping it in honey but at present they often dip it in sliced coconut. On the day they boil khao ho, the Su Khwan Ceremony will be held. It starts with poking a wooden plate and blowing a khaen for entertainment. Then the elders in each family will tie red threads on children's wrists and give a blessing for good luck.

Located just 80km outside of Bangkok, Ratchaburi Province has become a hotbed of tourism, the area is very popular with tourists who visit Bangkok and want to visit somewhere different. It is also very popular with people living in Bangkok who like to escape the hustle and bustle of the city at the weekends.

Ratchaburi town is located right by the Mae Klong River and parts of the province border with Myanmar, there are a lot of historical and natural sights to be seen in this province as well as the world famous Domnoen Saduak Floating Market. It is not just the sightseeing that draws in the crowds, the people here are some of the friendliest you can meet and the lifestyle relaxed.

Without further hesitation let’s take a look at some of the most popular things to do in Ratchaburi.

1. Learn About The City At Ratchaburi National Museum

When in the main town a visit to Ratchaburi National Museum is well worth a visit, there are a good selection of artifacts that go into detail about the history of the city, this is from the Stone Age right through to today. The exhibits are all labelled in English meaning most people visiting are able to leave with a full understanding of the history here, a lot of places across Thailand still use ‘dragon jars’ for cooking and the selection of these is quite compelling. There is also a small shop on site that has a selection of books for sale as well some locally produced goods.

2. Visit The Ancient Prang At Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat

This ancient Wat is very pleasant and worth the time taken to visit, it is believed that the prang dates back to the 10th or 11th century but has received various modifications since. Over recent years more renovations have taken place and some great archaeological finds have been made, these are also displayed within the grounds of the prang.

3. See An Old Kings Palace At Khao Wang

In 1877 King Rama V ordered the construction of Khao Wang to welcome a group of Portuguese envoys, the king himself even stayed here on occasion. When King Rama VII was in power between 1925 and 1935 the palace was converted into a monastery. Today the monastery is home to about 30 monks who live and work here, they live a very strict Buddhist life and are not allowed to come into contact with money. If you are a keen Buddhist or interested in learning more you can also apply to stay at the temple complex during your retreat.

4. Explore The Caves At Khao Ngu

Khao Ngu means Snake Mountain in Thai and here you will find various limestone mountains that have a series of caves cut into the side of them. The area has long been a popular tourist attraction and has hundreds of monkeys living there. Inside the caves are some Buddhist artwork which dates back to the 17th Century as well as some Sanskrit. If you make your way back down the road you used to approach the caves you will see a statue of a cobra, next to the statue are 446 steps that you can climb to get a stunning view of the city.

5. Explore Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Probably the most famous of all floating markets in Thailand is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, this market has been in existence for over 100 years and is full to the brim of vendors and purchasers on a daily basis. There are endless long boats here that are selling their products, whilst an old lady at each end of the boat collects your money and passes you the goods you have bought. You can hire your own boat to explore the many canals or pay for a boat and a driver, the choice is yours but everybody that gets back from the market always has a fascinating story to tell.

6. Relax At Bo Khlueng Hot Stream

Sitting up near the Burmese border is Bo Khlueng Hot Stream, The water in the stream comes up through the earth’s crust and passes through several small rocks at the base of the Ta Nao Sri Mountain. The water is said to have many healing properties and consists of carbon, salt and other minerals. The temperatures of the stream usually flow at between 40 and 50 degrees centigrade and always give a relaxing experience when visited.

7. Have Fun At Khao Ngu Adventure Park

The site of the adventure park was originally a quarry and crushing plant before the local government decided to turn it into the adventure park it is today. The park is full of things to do that will give you a welcome break from the normal sightseeing activities. In one part of the park is a cable that stretches from one mountain to another, riders are propelled between the two mountains by holding onto a pulley, the more you weigh the faster you go! There is an activity that resemble mountain climbing where you use a steel cable and some iron rungs, another where you have to climb a rope bridge tens of metres in the air which if your balance is not perfect will lead to you falling. A whole day’s entertainment with friends can be had at the Khao Ngu Adventure Park.

8. Pay Homage At Chakri Monument Park

Chakri Monument Park is a public park that is visited regularly by the locals as a place to relax. Most visitors come to the very top of the hill to see the panoramic views of the park and surrounding areas below, there is also a Buddha image which is very popular and attracts many Buddhists who come to pay their respects.  In the foothill area of the park is a monument that has been built to pay homage to King Rama I, it is said that anyone who comes to pay homage will be get a chance to be the best in government as well as having a warm family.

9. Go For A Hike At Queen Sirikit Forest Garden

This forest garden is spread over 601,000 rai of land and sits at the foot of the Tanaoisi mountain range, the gardens are full of a whole array of flowers and wildlife and real peace and relaxation can be had here. Queen Sirikit gardens were built to commemorate the 60th birthday of HM Queen Regent Sirikit, The gardens are incredibly popular for people who love walking and hiking as there are a variety of trails that can be followed from easy to quite difficult.

10. See The Orchids At The Blooms Orchid Park

The Blooms Orchid Park is a must stop for any flower enthusiasts as the collection of orchids on display here are second to none. The park is open to visitors all year round and has many rare and interesting varieties to see. At the park there are an incredible thirty acres of land dedicated to cut orchids that then get exported abroad, you can have a look through those as well as attend seminars teaching you about orchids and the care that they require. Also on site is a mini sheep farm, vegetable field and a coffee shop.

11. Learn Some History At Wat Khanon

There is an interesting history to be learned on a trip to Wat Khanon, many years ago it was an old customs post that provided constant communication between Bangkok and Ratchaburi town. At the time that this was happening a theatrical art called Nang Yai was becoming very popular among the people and they started to create the figures at this temple. Today Wat Khanon is the only temple with its own Nang Yai troupe left, whilst at the temple you can learn all about this, it has recently received an award from UNESCO for its role in safeguarding this tradition.

12. Take A Trip Up Alpaca Hill

In 2010 Major Bhanubandh was on a trip to Peru when he came across some alpacas, he instantly fell in love with these creatures and wanted to bring some to Thailand for people to enjoy. A couple of years later the first lot of 36 alpacas were shipped over to Thailand and placed on his land. Here is the only breeding farm in Thailand that you can see these amazing creatures and get up close with them as well. The resort also has other animals you can pet such as wallabies, Flemish Giants and Rabbits.

13. Watch A Million Bats In Action At Wat Khao Chong Pran

Every night at this temple as the sun sets, something extraordinary happens. The caves that are in the surrounding areas suddenly come alive and millions of bats wake up and fill the air. They are like a giant black river in the sky, for forty five minutes they fly overhead, the noise is deafening and the sight is breath-taking. The bats can be seen for miles around, if you not able to get close enough as you have left it to late in the day they will appear to be a giant plume of smoke as if someone has set the hills on fire.

14. Experience The Splendor Of Khao Bin Cave

Khao Bin is a spectacular cave in Ratchaburi Province, before entering you should give your camera time to adapt to the conditions because of the high humidity inside. Once inside the cave there are some spectacular stalagmites and stalactites to see. There is a rock formation which is known as the ‘flying dove’ with a little bit of imagination you can see where the name originated. The cave really is a great place to stop and witness the beauty that nature creates.

15. Follow In Royal Footsteps At Chompon Cave

There are many caves to visit is the Ratchaburi Province but not that many of them have had a visit from the king. In 1895 King Kama IV was on a royal visit with his wife, Queen Si Pratcharin. They were so taken in by the beauty of the caves and the fact that shape of the stalactites looked like the epaulet of a field marshal that they renamed them with the name you see today. Whilst you are at the caves you can also stop to see the image of a reclining Buddha that is housed within.

16. Go Bird Watching At Huay Suan Plu Waterfall

Situated in the Pa Chi River Wildlife Sanctuary is this beautiful waterfall. Of all the waterfalls in the park this is the easiest one to travel to and perhaps the most beautiful as well. There is a lot of interesting wildlife to be seen whilst you are here, you will also come across some good spots for bird watching, parrots and oriental hornbills are all common in the park and you will be very likely to see them. Apart from the waterfall and the birds several biking trails have been implemented giving you an opportunity to watch nature in its own surroundings whilst going for a ride.

17. Visit The Many Levels Of The Kaew Chan Waterfall

The Kaew Chan Waterfall, otherwise known as the Nine-Level Waterfall sits about one kilometer in distance from the Bo Khlung hot stream. Princess Sirindhorn named the waterfall because there are nines level that the water flows through to get to the bottom. If you pay a visit during rainy season the waterfalls will be very full at the top allowing for a more spectacular cascade. If you choose to walk up to the top of the waterfall a hike takes about two hours.

18. The Start Of Death Railway – Ban Pon

During the fighting of World War Two Ban Pong was the town that the Japanese Soldiers used as their camp, this is also the place where the infamous Death Railway starts. The railway was built to connect Ban Pong with Thanbyuzayat in Burma. There is an interesting history to be seen here for any keen history buffs. Today Ban Pong is commonly known as ‘Thai Detroit’ as it is the hub to one of the largest bus operations in Thailand.

19. Float down the river in the kings footsteps.

Whilst in power King Rama V always had the welfare of his people at the forefront of his mind. One day he decided he wanted to take a trip down the river to learn more about the way the people lived and so he took a boat trip alone down the river to see. You can now take a tour to follow his route, starting at Damnoen Saduak Canal you will travel past the vineyards and various plantations, before seeing traditional Thai houses, various temples and Jek Huat’s house. The people in this area have a huge liking for this great king and are always happy to tell you about him.

Luxury options

Rachabhura Hotel 

Add: 259, Moo.2, Tambon Ban Rai, Amphoe Mueang, 70000 Ratchaburi, Thailand

Rachabhura Hotel has a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and garden in Ratchaburi. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and room service. The accommodation offers a kids' club, and luggage storage for guests.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. With a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at the hotel also have a garden view. 

The accommodation offers a buffet or à la carte breakfast.

Rachabhura Hotel offers a terrace.

Ratchaburi National Museum is 4.4 km from the hotel, while Wat Mahathat is 7 km from the property.

La Toscana 

Add: 5/1 Moo.3, Baan Phapok, Suanphung, Suan Phung, Ratchaburi, 70180 Suan Phung, Thailand

With mountains as a backdrop, La Toscana offers Tuscan-style accommodation surrounded by greenery. It features a spa and outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi, free bicycle rental and free parking are provided.

Italian-style suites are carefully constructed from handmade bricks and roof tiles. They feature pleasant floral fabrics and claw-footed European bathtubs. Seating areas have comfortable sofas, flat-screen cable TVs and DVD players.

Traditional thai massages and relaxing treatments await guests at La Toscana’s spa. The resort can provide barbecue facilities for private parties. Leisure trips and activities can be arranged at the tour desk.

Cucina offers fine Italian dishes and Thai favourites. La Toscana also has an espresso bar which serves gourmet coffees and smoothies.

Maikaew Damnoen Resort 

Add: 333 Moo 9, Damnoensaduak, Ratchaburi, 70130 Damnoen Saduak, Thailand

A 5-minute walk from Damnoen Saduak floating market, this resort features an international restaurant, free Wi-Fi and a free shuttle service between the resort and Damnoen Saduak Bus Terminal.

Spacious air-conditioned rooms and villas at Maikaew Damnoen Resort feature a private balcony, satellite TV and a DVD player. Some rooms have a rainshower.

Guests of Damnoen Maikaew can go for a massage. Alternatively, they can rent a bicycle or a rowing boat. On-site parking is free.

A daily breakfast buffet can be enjoyed at Maikaew Restaurant, which specialises in local, Chinese and international dishes. Snacks and refreshments can be enjoyed at the coffee shop.

Located amidst lush green orchards and palm trees, Maikaew Damnoen Resort is a 2-hour drive from Bangkok.

Khum Damnoen Resort 

Add: 50/1 Moo 7, Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi, 70130 Ratchaburi, Thailand

Set in Ratchaburi, 3 km from Damnoen Saduak floating market, Khum Damnoen Resort offers villas with free WiFi. The resorts boasts a restaurant and coffee shop, a spa as well as an outdoor swimming pool.

At the resort, rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Khum Damnoen Resort features certain units with pool views, and rooms are equipped with a kettle. The units will provide guests with a fridge.

Breakfast is available each morning, and includes buffet and à la carte options. Guests can grab a bite to eat in the in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of local dishes.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk speak English and Thai. Local tours along with tour guides and transportation services can be arranged at the property.

Swiss Valley Hip Resort 

Add: 7/7 Moo 7, Suan Phung, Ratchaburi, 70180 Suan Phung, Thailand

Set in Suan Phung, 5 km from Bo Klueng Hot Spring, Swiss Valley Hip Resort offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, room service and free WiFi.

A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the resort.

You can play mini-golf at Swiss Valley Hip Resort, and the area is popular for horse riding.

Mid-range options

Le Lert Hotel Ratchaburi 

Add: 8/88 Petchkasem 1, Petchkasem Road Na-Muang, Muang, 70000 Ratchaburi, Thailand 

Located in Ratchaburi, within 1.2 km of Khao Kaen Chan View Point and 2.3 km of Tao Hong Tai Ceramics Factory, Le Lert Hotel Ratchaburi provides accommodation with a terrace and as well as free private parking for guests who drive.

Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The property is 5 km from Wat Khao Noi Tian Sawan and 16 km from Khao Bin Cave.

At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a balcony. At Le Lert Hotel Ratchaburi every room comes with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

A à la carte breakfast is available daily at the accommodation.

Happy Home 

Add: 8 Soi Maen Ramluk 4, Tambon Na Muang, Muang, 70000 Ratchaburi, Thailand 

Conveniently located in downtown Ratchaburi, Happy Home offers accommodation with easy access to main attractions. Guests can benefit from the free WiFi and free private parking on site.

Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom.

Hi-scene Resort 

Add: 250 Moo 2 Baan Nongpakbung,Suanpung,Ratchaburi, 70180 Suan Phung, Thailand

Surrounded by lovely natural scenery, Hi-scene Resort is located in Suan Phung, Ratchaburi. A 20-minute drive from Orchid Farm and Candle House, it offers private villas with free Wi-Fi.

Villas have a private terrace with a seating area and views of the surrounding landscapes. Featuring warm lighting and some wall art, each air-conditioned villa has cable TV and a fridge. The bathrooms offer a bathtub and a warm shower.
Hi-scene Resort is an hour’s drive from Ampawa Floating Market. Driving from Suvarnabhumi International Airport takes 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The property also has a garden, a library, and meeting facilities. Free private parking is available.

Space59 Hotel 

Add: 8/9 Thaoaoothong Road, Nameung, A.Meung, 70000 Ratchaburi, Thailand

Space59 Hotel is located in Ratchaburi. Free WiFi access is available in this uniquely designed hotel. Local restaurants can be found nearby the property.

Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning and a refrigerator. There is also a balcony with city views. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with free toiletries.

At Space59 Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge and meeting facilities. The property offers free parking and a daily housekeeping.

Sans Hotel 

Add: 319/19 Srisuriyawong Rd., Na-muang, Muang, Ratchaburi, 70000 Ratchaburi, Thailand

Set in Ratchaburi, 1.5 km from Ratchaburi National Museum, Sans Hotel features views of the city. Featuring a fitness centre, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

At the hotel all rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV.

Guests at Sans Hotel can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.

Budget options

The Peace 

Add: 408/11 Moo 9 Damnoensaduak Damnoensaduak, 70130 Damnoen Saduak, Thailand

Just a short 2-minute walk to Damnoensaduak Floating Market, The Peace Hostel offers cosy accommodation with air conditioning. Guests can enjoy free WiFi access in all areas.

The Peace Hostel offers both private and dormitory rooms. Guests have access to the shared bathroom and toilet. Towels are provided, free of charge.

Boathouse Resort Suanphung 

Add: 360/9 M.1 T.Suanphung A.Suanphung, 70180 Suan Phung, Thailand

Boathouse Resort Suanphung is located 4 km from Baan Homtien. It offers rooms and cottages with free Wi-Fi. The resort has an on-site restaurant and free public parking.

The resort is 7 km from The Scenery Farm. It is a 10-minute drive from Bo Khung Hot Spring. Ratchaburi city centre is a 1.5-hr drive away.

All units are equipped with air-conditioning. They come with a TV and refrigerator. Shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom.

Thai dishes are served at Crazy Bee Restaurant between 07:00-22:00 hrs.

Tara Spa Ratchaburi 

Add: 74 Moo 1, Nong Klang Na, Mueang, Ratchaburi, 70000 Ban Bang Kra, Thailand

Situated in Ban Bang Kra, 7 km from Khao Ngu Stone Park, Tara Spa Ratchaburi features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. This 2-star resort offers free WiFi. The resort has family rooms.

At the resort, rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, a TV and a private bathroom.

Guests at Tara Spa Ratchaburi can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Ratchaburi is best known for is its enticing food. From delicious local dishes to appetising night market snacks, you’ll find a wide range of goodies to try that are both tasty and wallet-friendly. Prepare your stomach for a journey to the six best Restaurants in Ratchaburi!

1. Jae Ree Broth-less Rice Porridge at Damnoen Saduak

This style of rice porridge without broth is unique to Damnoen saduak and one of Ratchaburi’s most popular local dishes. Both tourists and local people have been enjoying this deliciousness of soft rice, fresh ingredients, and tasty broth for years. Plus, all items on the menu are highly affordable. You can’t miss this place!

Recommended dishes: Broth-less rice porridge with chicken or mixed broth-less rice porridge 

Opening time: Daily, 10.00 AM – 08.00 PM

2. Ong Mang Korn Noodle

This noodle Restaurant offers an authentic Ratchaburi atmosphere serving up flavourful noodles in one of the province’s iconic local products: handmade water jars decorated with a distinct dragon pattern. Make sure to pair your noodles with a fresh herbal drink that also comes in a tiny water jar. This is a must-try restaurant in Ratchaburi!

Recommended dish: Jumbo set of noodles served in traditional water jars  

Opening time: Daily, 07.00 AM – 04.30 PM

3. Monkai Kitchen Restaurant

This 30-year-old Restaurant serves various scrumptious Thai dishes made with fresh ingredients from the region. Here you’ll enjoy tasty meals made with love. 

Recommended dishes: Spicy vegetable fern salad, deep-fried banana blossom cake 

Opening time: Daily, 09.00 AM – 08.00 PM

4. Por Pla Pao Restaurant

Conveniently located close to many of the province’s tourist attractions, Por Pla Pao Restaurant is guaranteed as one of the best restaurants by Ratchaburi Chamber of Commerce. Don’t forget to drop by this place and fill your stomach with appetising local dishes. We recommend their fish specialities, such as grilled salted fish, fried fish in red curry sauce, and deep-fried fish cakes.  

Recommended dishes: Grilled salted snakehead fish 

Opening time: Daily, 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM

5. Den Thai Ice Cream

This well-known dessert shop has been selected as one of Wongnai Users' Choice winners in 2019. Treat yourself to their delightful desserts along with famous coconut milk ice cream at budget-friendly prices. We highly recommend the coconut ice cream filled with raw egg yolk and the ice cream shake with soda.  

Recommended dishes: Coconut ice cream filled with raw egg yolk, ice cream shake with green soda 

Opening time: Daily, 03.00 PM-midnight

6. Sanam Ya Market

Ratchaburi’s night market offers a large variety of yummy food and desserts. One of the people’s favourite stalls is Pang Gon Thong, which serves delicious stuffed buns that are satisfyingly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Another popular Restaurant is Hia Toh rice porridge with its variety of flavourful toppings and side dishes. All meals at the market are budget-friendly and the market is the best place in town to grab a late-night meal. 

Recommended dishes: Stuffed buns from Pang Gon Thong 

Opening time: Daily, 24 hours

By car

Old route: Take Petchkasem Rd (Hwy 4), passing Bang Khae-Om Noi–Om Yai–Nakhon Chai Si–Nakhon Pathom–Ratchaburi.

New route: Take Hwy 338, from Bangkok–Phutthamonthon–Nakhon Chai Si and turn onto Hwy 4 near Nakhon Chai Si, about 16 km before arriving at the city of Nakhon Pathom. Then, drive along Hwy 4 straight to the city of Ratchaburi.

By bus

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 ticketing at Tel. +66 2 8946122, or contact Ratchaburi Group 76 (Ratchaburi) Company Limited at Tel. +66 32 338439. For first-class air-conditioned buses (Ratchaburi), call Tel. +66 32 337787. Buses depart every 20 minutes. (The first trip from Bangkok leaves at 06:00 and the last trip leaves at 23:00) (The first trip from Ratchaburi leaves at 04:00 and the last trip leaves at 21:00).

In addition, buses from Ratchaburi Bus Station to other neighbouring provinces, such as Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Samut Songkhram and Phetchaburi, are available.

We recommend you check the latest bus schedule and price via rome2rio.com

By train

The State Railway of Thailand provides trains leaving Bangkok Railway Station Hualamphong and Thonburi Railway Station (Bangkok Noi) everyday, which takes about 2 hours. For further details, contact the Travelling Service Unit, Bangkok Railway Station at Tel. 1690, +66 2 2204334, +66 2 2204444 or call Thonburi Railway Station at Tel. +66 2 4113102 and Ratchaburi Railway Station at Tel. +66 32 337002

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International travelers to Thailand will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results from October 1st, 2022 onward.

In a new move to attract travelers during peak season, Thailand is doing away with the requirement of needing vaccination certificates or Covid-19 negative results in the case of unvaccinated passengers. Additionally, those infected with Covid-19, but have mild symptoms don’t need to isolate from next month. The same applies to those who test positive but display no symptoms.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced these changes on Thursday after the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) had a meeting on Wednesday.

Instead of isolating those who have contracted the disease would be required to wear a mask, socially distance themselves from others and wash their hands frequently for the first five days. They also need to stay away from those who are immunocompromised and vulnerable.

Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, informed that since the present Covid-19 mutation doesn’t cause serious symptoms in most people, disease control measures can be relaxed.

National Security Council secretary-general Supoj Malaniyom added that the new measures are being put in place to help improve the economic conditions of the country.

“The primary aim will be to ensure the economy is back on track so people could earn their livelihoods once more,” he said.

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How long to spend in Thailand may seem like a ridiculous question to address, but if you have plenty of time and aren’t sure how much to dedicate, this blog will definitely help you out. 

How long can you stay in Thailand? 

Well, as long as you like! From 10 days to a month, there are various ways you can travel across Thailand and uncover its secrets. Advising an ideal trip length for Thailand is a bit of a complex challenge, as it depends on several factors such as the places you wish to visit, the activities you plan to join, or if you want to combine Thailand with its neighbor countries. 

Stay tuned! We are going to sort all these things out including the step-by-step guide to create the best itinerary in Thailand.

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"Should I visit Thailand or Vietnam?" is some of the most frequently asked questions that we have from our travelers

Well, Vietnam and Thailand are the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. They are similar in climate and food, though obviously different in culture, lifestyle and travel experience.

Below we list 13 major differences between the two countries, to give you a quick overview and help you decide which to visit first. These are based on our own travel experiences, investigations, and partnerships with local operators.

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