Ratchaburi National Museum is located near the Clock Tower by Mae Klong River on Woradej Road, Na Muang District, Maung District of Ratchaburi Province. It was established on November 20, 1986. The building is the previous building of Ratchaburi’s city hall with an inspiration from Western architectural style as appeared in its doors, windows, posts, corners and arches. It was built in 1922 in the reign of King Rama VI and was renovated by the Fine Arts Department to become the National Museum in 1988. It has been renovated for many times until in 1991 that the museum had an official opening ceremony presided by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. It is a museum exhibiting history and changes in each period of time of Ratchaburi province. It displays ancient artifacts, local culture of Ratchaburi, daily utensils and the ways of life of each group of people living in Ratchaburi; Lao Song, Karens and Tai-Yuan. It also features tourist destinations in Ratchaburi. We can say that the place gives both knowledge and entertainment
Wat Maha That Worawihan Wat Maha That Worawihan is ancient temple, believed that this temple was built in the Dvaravati Period, around the 10th – 11th Century, nearly the same time as when the old city of Ratchaburi was built. The local people call Wat Na Phrathat or Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. There is a 12-wa stupa made from laterite. Inside was decorated with wall paintings. There are Buddha’s relics in the temple. Moreover, interesting things in the temple are Wihan Luang where Phra Mongkhon Buri is enshrined. It is a stucco Buddha image in the gesture of subduing Mara, which has a lap width of 8 Sok 1 Khuep. Its characteristic is of the Pre-Ayutthaya art, with a Sukhothai style face. It has a long body but short knees. He turns his face to the east, and there is another Buddha image behind his back, turning its face to the opposite side or the west. This means we ask the Buddha’s blessing to prevent danger from the front as well as the back. Thus, it is also called Phra Raksamueang-city’s protective Buddha-along the belief of people in the Ayutthaya era. In front of the Wihan, there is a boundary wall made of laterite.
Type: Day Tour
Duration: 1 Day
Starts in: Hua Hin
Ends in: Hua Hin
Suitable for: All Ees
Meet with our guide at your hotel for a half discovering the ancient of Ratchaburi.
Arrived at Mahathat temple and spend approx 30min inside the Temple.
after exploring the temple we lunch at a restaurant opposite the museum. Named A-tee Kopi restaurant.
After Lunch we visit Ratchaburi national museum approx. 1.30hr.
Returning back to Hua-Hin
- What Is Included• Tour guide throughout the trip.
• Meals as specified in the list included
• The transfer of tourist.
• Entrance fee
- What Is Not Included• Tips
• Personal expenses.