Ratchaburi Travel Guide

Translating as ‘city of the king’, Ratchaburi was a former golden town of the Dvaravati period. It can be found on the banks of the Mae Klong River, approximately 80kms west of Bangkok and bordering Myanmar.

Despite being so close to the capital, it is not overshadowed by it. Every visitor will be amazed by the cultural sights on offer as well as the natural beauty of the city. There are many historic temples which date back hundreds of years as well as a famous floating market, hot streams, caves and even a fascinating local museum.

Ratchaburi is off the usual tourist trail although it is very easy to get to. It is a beautiful city with a rich and deep-rooted history. While the tourist infrastructure does not really cover evening entertainment, there is plenty to keep you busy during the day and a host of local restaurants and bars to choose from as the sun goes down.

Getting There & Away

Ratchaburi is easily reached by car or bus, with daily buses available on a regular basis. Journeys take between 1 and 2 hours and there are different classes of bus to choose from. It is also possible to take a train from Bangkok’s main train station.

Things to Do

Ratchaburi Attractions

Damnoen Saduak

A floating market located on the river. this is not just a tourist hotspot, but also a necessary part of daily life for locals in ratchaburi. it is common for visitors to bangkok to come here on a daytrip.