25 Best Things to Do in Ratchaburi

Located just 80km outside of Bangkok, Ratchaburi Province has become a hotbed of tourism, the area is very popular with tourists who visit Bangkok and want to visit somewhere different. It is also very popular with people living in Bangkok who like to escape the hustle and bustle of the city at the weekends.

Ratchaburi town is located right by the Mae Klong River and parts of the province border with Myanmar, there are a lot of historical and natural sights to be seen in this province as well as the world famous Domnoen Saduak Floating Market. It is not just the sightseeing that draws in the crowds, the people here are some of the friendliest you can meet and the lifestyle relaxed.

Without further hesitation let’s take a look at some of the most popular things to do in Ratchaburi.

1. Learn About The City At Ratchaburi National Museum

Ratchaburi National Museum

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Ratchaburi National Museum

When in the main town a visit to Ratchaburi National Museum is well worth a visit, there are a good selection of artifacts that go into detail about the history of the city, this is from the Stone Age right through to today. The exhibits are all labelled in English meaning most people visiting are able to leave with a full understanding of the history here, a lot of places across Thailand still use ‘dragon jars’ for cooking and the selection of these is quite compelling. There is also a small shop on site that has a selection of books for sale as well some locally produced goods.

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25 Best Things to Do in Ratchaburi:

Khao Ngu Adventure Park

  • Ratchaburi National Museum: Yanisa C / shutterstock
  • Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat: ikaew101 / shutterstock
  • Khao Wang: Ben Petcharapiracht / shutterstock
  • Khao Ngu Stone Park, Ratchaburi: Weerapon Nantawisit / shutterstock
  • Ratchaburi Mitr Phol: Phatthanun.R / shutterstock
  • Krua Mon Khai Restaurant: Tripadvisor
  • Ratchaburi Floating Restaurant: Jaromir Chalabala / shutterstock
  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: aphotostory / shutterstock
  • Bo Khlueng Hot Stream: tourismthailand
  • Khao Ngu Adventure Park: Fawzan Boonmalert / shutterstock
  • Chakri Monument Park: jack_photo / shutterstock
  • Queen Sirikit Forest Garden: Mont592 / shutterstock
  • Khao Prathap Chang Forest Research Station and Open Zoo: peterdickinson
  • Suntree Land Of Dolls: Poohmint / shutterstock
  • Damnioen Saduak Tiger Zoo: bangkokbesttravel
  • The Blooms Orchid Park: Smile Fight / shutterstock
  • Wat Khanon Ratchaburi: SARIN KUNTHONG / shutterstock
  • Alpaca Hill Ratchaburi: Kamonthep / shutterstock
  • Wat Khao Chong Pran: Anirut Thailand / shutterstock
  • Khao Bin Cave: Coffee Mate / shutterstock
  • Chomphon Caves, Ratchaburi: ukrit.wa / shutterstock
  • Huay Suan Plu Waterfall: ru-huahin
  • Kaew Chan Waterfall: panlertb / shutterstock
  • Ban Pong Railway station: commemoration.gov.au
  • Damnoen Saduak Canal: Migel / shutterstock