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“Beautiful Photharam Ladies, Pretty Ban Pong

Girls, City of Dragon Jars,

Nang Yai at Wat Khanon, Amazing Gorgeous

Caves, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market,

Hundreds and Millions of Bats, Fresh Jullien’s

Golden-price Carp”


“Beautiful Photharam Ladies, Pretty Ban Pong

Girls, City of Dragon Jars,

Nang Yai at Wat Khanon, Amazing Gorgeous

Caves, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market,

Hundreds and Millions of Bats, Fresh Jullien’s

Golden-price Carp”

Ratchaburi is the land of the Mae Klong Basin

civilization with the foggy Tanao Si Mountains.

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, ­elds, and Tanao Si Mountains

which lie in to east stretching to meet 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 announced the Lord Buddha’s teachings

through this land around 325 B.C. The central

town of 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. Therefore, Ratchaburi is

one of the most crowded cities with di‑erent

races. Nowadays, Ratchaburi is full of many

interesting things; history, ruins, ways of life,

culture, hand-crafted and moulded works,

basketry, tides and mountains, and beautiful

nature waiting for us to visit.

Ratchaburi province has an area of 5,196 square

kilometres. It is divided into 10 Amphoes

are Amphoe Mueang Ratchaburi, Amphoe

Photharam, Amphoe Damnoen Saduak,

Amphoe Pak Tho, Amphoe Chom Bueng,

Amphoe Bang Phae, Amphoe Wat Phleng,

Amphoe Suan Phueng, Amphoe Ban Pong and

Amphoe Ban Kha.


North : borders with Kanchanaburi

South : borders with Phetchaburi

East : borders with Samut Sakhon, Samut

 Songkhram, Nakhon Pathom

West : borders with Myanmar


By Car:

-Old route: Take Phetchakasem Road or

Highway 4, passing Bang Khae-Om Noi–

Om Yai–Nakhon Chai Si–Nakhon Pathom–


- New route: Take Highway 338, from Bangkok–

Phutthamonthon–Nakhon Chai Si and turn into

Phetchakasem Road near Amphoe Nakhon

Chai Si about 16 kilometres before arriving at

the city of Nakhon Pathom. Then, drive along

Phetchakasem Road and go straight to the city

of Ratchaburi.

By Bus: The Transport Company Ltd., provides

buses from the Southern Bus Terminal on

Borommaratchachonnani Road to Ratchaburi

everyday. The ­rst-class and second-class airconditioned buses depart many times a day,

taking about 2 hours to get to the province.

For more details, please contact the ­rst-class

air-conditioned bus (Ratchaburi), please call Tel.

0 3233 7787. Buses depart every 20 minutes.

(The ­rst trip from Bangkok leaves at 6.00 a.m.

and last trip leaves at 10.30 p.m. The ­rst trip

from Ratchaburi leaves at 4.00 a.m. and last

trip leaves at 8.30 p.m.) or the second class air

conditioned bus of the Ratchaburi Group 76

(Ratchaburi) Company Limited at Tel. 0 3233

8439, 0 3232 2776, 0 3232 5152, 0 3233 8276

(The ­rst trip from Bangkok leaves at 6.00 a.m.

and the last trip leaves at 10.30 p.m. This bus 

take the old route passing Phetkasem Road

and Nakhon Pathom City) or for visiting the

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, contact airconditioned bus (Bangkok-Damnoen Saduak)

at Tel. 0 2894 6355, the ­ rst bus departs at 5.50

a.m. (every 40 minutes) taking about 2 hours.

Get off the bus at the Damnoen Saduak

Floating Market. For more information, contact

the Southern Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 2894 6122


In addition, buses from Ratchaburi Bus

Station to other neighbouring provinces, such

as Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Samut

Songkhram and Phetchaburi, are available.

By Train: The State Railway of Thailand

provides trains leaving Bangkok Railway Station

Hua Lamphong and Thon Buri Railway Station

(Bangkok Noi) everyday, which takes about 2

hours. For further details, please contact the

Travelling Service Unit, Bangkok Railway Station

at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4334, 0 2220 4444 or call

Thon Buri Railway Station at Tel. 0 2411 3102,

0 2418 4310 and Ratchaburi Railway Station at

Tel. 0 3233 7002 or

Distance from Amphoe Mueang to

other districts

Wat Phleng 12 kilometres.

Photharam 20 kilometres.

Pak Tho 26 kilometres.

Chom Bueng 27 kilometres.

Bang Phae 28 kilometres.

Damnoen Saduak 42 kilometres.

Ban Pong 43 kilometres.

Ban Kha 57 kilometres.

Suan Phueng 60 kilometres.

Distance from Ratchaburi to other

neighbouring provinces

Samut Songkhram 40 kilometres.

Nakhon Pathom 47 kilometres.

Phetchaburi 58 kilometres.

Samut Sakhon 75 kilometres.

Kanchanaburi 87 kilometres.

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