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Ratchaburi

Located in western Thailand, Ratchaburi is the capital city of the Ratchaburi Province. The city is easily accessed from Bangkok as it’s just over two hours from the city.

Once in Ratchaburi, the best way to get around is by taking the local forms of transportation such as town buses and tuktuks or a private car. Taxis are not as readily available as they are around the bigger cities.

One big draw to this area is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, which is the largest of its kind in Thailand and definitely worth an experience for those interested in combining a lazy river boat ride with shopping for local trinkets and souvenirs.

The province of Ratchaburi has a very rich history of early rule by the Dvaravati, and the Buddha image which is found inside the famous Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave is proof of this historical legend. The cave is a popular attraction among those who visit this province, and can be found less than 10 kilometers from the city center. Because this cave is actually a popular destination and usually welcomes several tourists, the premises are kept clean and the property has many areas for relaxation, making it the perfect day activity for those traveling with families or other groups.

There’s much more to see and learn about Ratchaburi, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels of this city can be easily found.