Phetchabun Travel Guide - Wat Pha Son Kaew
White Buddha Statues at Wat Phra That Pha Sorn Kaew – Phetchabun Travel Guide

Introduction to Phetchabun Travel Guide

Phetchabun is situated in Thailand’s lower northwestern region. Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Lopburi, Nakhon Sawan, Phichit, and Phitsanulok are neighboring provinces. The province is surrounded by lush green and fertile river valleys of the Pa Sak River and is ideal for those who enjoy being close to nature. Its terrain includes both the Khao Kho and Nam Nao National Parks, which offer stunning landscapes.

Phetchabun is thought to have existed in two periods. The ridge of the city wall and the location of the river in the city center indicate that the First Period occurs during the Sukhothai Kingdom. During the reign of King Narai the Great, the Second Period begins. There were brick and stone walls and fortresses at that period that were thought to be identical to those in Nakhon Ratchasima city, but smaller and lower. The river ran through the heart of the city. During both periods, Phetchabun was built in this manner to prevent attackers from the north from sneaking upon them. Phetchabun was once known as ‘Phetchabura’ or “Phichapura,” which meant ‘city of crops’.

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How to get to Phetchabun

Tourist Map of Phetchabun Province

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Top Attractions in Phetchabun

Wat Phra That Pha Sorn Kaew

An iconic temple located on a hill in Khao Kho district.

Phu Thap Buek

Phu Thap Buek

A mountain best known for its beautiful cloud scenery.

Nam Nao National Park

Nam Nao National Park

A beautiful national park with stunning scenery.

Khao Kho National Park - Khao Takhian Ngo Viewpoint

Khao Kho National Park

A national park with panoramic views of the mountains and the sky’s vivid colors during dawn.

Khao Kho Wind Farm

A beautiful wind farm with the one of the largest wind turbines in Thailand.

Wat Trai Phum

Wat Trai Phum

Home to a large bronze statue of Phra Buddha Maha Dhammaraja Chalerm Phrakiat.

Si Thep Historical Park

Si Thep Historical Park

Ruins of an ancient town with a museum and gardens to explore.

Side Trips

External Resources

Phetchabun Travel Guide - Pha Thap Buek Panorama
Panoramic view during sunrise from a campsite at Phu Thap Buek – Phetchabun Travel Guide

Summary of Phetchabun Travel Guide

The province of Phetchabun is situated in the lower region of Northern Thailand, in a lush river valley surrounded by mountains to the west and east. With its central location, Phetchabun serves as an excellent starting point for exploring some of the greatest parts of the country. The province is teeming with rich history and vivid scenery. This province is undoubtedly for those searching for a less well-known and uncrowded travel destination. Still having trouble deciding? Please do not hesitate to visit any of Thailand’s other well-known provinces:

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