Attraktion in Ratchaburi

In Ratchaburi and the local area, there are plenty of attractions and sights that are worth experiencing. Here we have mentioned a few that are really worth an experience.

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a floating market in Damnoen Saduak district, Ratchaburi province, about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok.

It has become primarily a tourist attraction that attracts domestic and foreign tourists. It is often considered the most famous floating market.

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market consists of a maze of narrow khlongs (canals). Female traders, often wearing traditional mo hom clothing (blue peasant shirts) with wide-brimmed straw hats (ngob) use sampans (small wooden boats) to sell their wares.

These boats are often full of vegetables and colorful fruits that are photogenic and these images are used for tourism promotion. The market is often busiest in the morning from 07:00 to 09:00 and is active until noon. A roof was built for the market so that it could be operated every day and all day.

The floating market includes three smaller markets: Ton Khem, Hia Kui and Khun Phitak. Ton Khem is the largest market and is on Khlong Damnoen Saduak. Hia Kui parallels Khlong Damnoen Saduak and has souvenir shops on the canal banks to sell goods to larger tour groups.Khun Phitak is about 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) south of Hia Kui and is the smallest and least crowded market.

The floating market is full of tourists and is considered a tourist trap. As such, the items tend to be overpriced. Bargaining is a common practice, although prices for souvenirs and food are generally set within a few baht. Canoe cooks can be found preparing and selling boat noodles. The floating market has also been noted for lacking cultural authenticity, although it remains a popular destination for both foreign and domestic tourists.

The market has been featured in several films. A canal chase scene in The Man with the Golden Gun starring Roger Moore as James Bond was filmed in the market, and the 2008 film Bangkok Dangerous starring Nicolas Cage includes a scene that takes place in the market.

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Sam Khao Ngu Stone Park

Khao Ngu Stone Park in Ratchaburi a nice activity to spend a few hours in Ratchaburi. One of the better experiences in Ratchaburi is just ten minutes outside the main city.

The Khao Ngu range is a series of small limestone mountains rising from the otherwise flat plains. Khao Ngu Stone Park is located in an area of ​​the area that used to be a limestone quarry and has since been flooded with water.

Although not overwhelmingly beautiful, it is a lovely place to come to spend an hour or two. Being mostly popular with Thai locals and tourists, it has a nice atmosphere that is pleasant if you get into the spirit of it.

Khao Bin Cave

Tham Khao Bin is located in the National Forest Reserve and have a distance about 20 kilometers away from Ratchaburi.

Go through Highway no.3087, Ratchaburi - Chom Bueng route and there are signs direct to tourist attractions. Tham Khao Bin have 200 meters above the sea. The mouth of the cave is about 5 meters high from the ground. It is a cave with very beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Can imagine to many animals.

At the end of the cave is a stalactites in the shape of a big bird spreading its wings. The depth from the mouth of the cave to the deepest area is about 300 meters. It have beautiful lights shining along the way. It takes about 30-45 minutes to walk around and inside the cave there is a small mineral pond that the villagers believe a holy well.

Inside the cave is divided into 8 rooms, each of room is named about the stalagmites and stalactites that occur consisting of the hall of Akantuka (visitors), Sivasthan, Than Anodat, Sakunchat Khuha, Thewasapa Samosornsathan, Kinnaratassana. , Pruksa Himmaphan, Thuy Thep Park.

The Bridge over the River Kwai

Most people probably know best “The Bridge over the River Kwai” from the movie of the same name, which was made way back in 1957.The film depicts a group of British prisoners of war captured by the Japanese during World War II and the suffering they were subjected to during forced labor in connection with the construction of the bridge connecting Bangkok and Rangoon..It is estimated that up to 13,000 prisoners of war and 100,000 civilians died in connection with the construction of the Burma railway.It takes about 3 hours by car to drive to the River Kwai.

Located not far from Ratchaburi, so if you are in the vicinity, Real estate Siam would definitely recommend experiencing The Bridge over the River Kwai.