By bus the journey from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phetchaburi is scheduled to take 6 hours 30 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Nakhon Ratchasima to Phetchaburi
Click on the Nakhon Ratchasima – Phetchaburi link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nakhon Ratchasima - Phetchaburi ฿ 376 6h 30m|
Departure from Nakhon Ratchasima
Bus services to Phetchaburi depart from Nakhon Ratchasima Terminal 2, 517, 9/12 Mittraphap Soi 19 Nai Mueang, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000.
Arrival in Phetchaburi
Bus services from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phetchaburi terminate at a bus stop on the Phetkasem Road to the east of Phetchaburi town centre.
Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace in Phetchaburi
The Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace is a European style Royal palace in Phetchaburi town centre. The palace is located inside a military base, however, visitors are still permitted on weekdays from 08:30 to 16:00 and from 08:30 to 17:00 on weekends for an admission fee of 100 THB.
The Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace was commission by King Rama V and modelled on the Palace of Kaiser Wilhelm in Germany. King Rama V had travelled widely both within Thailand and abroad and is famous for introducing Western ideas to Thailand, including Western style architecture. Construction of the palace began in 1910, which is the same year that King Rama V died, and was completed in 1916. The palace was never used as a royal residence, although it was used for a number of purposes including as a residence for visiting foreign dignitaries, as a school for girls, and as a military barracks during the Second World War. The palace was left disused for a long period after the war before being renovated in 1986 and 1987 and opened up as a museum. Amongst the highlights of the museum are the unused bedroom and bathroom intended for King Rama V and the original architectural plans drawn up by the German architect, Karl Siegfried Dohring.