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2020-09-30 15:19

Ratchaburi Tourist Attraction


Wat Nong Hoi


Wat Nong Hoi is siuated at Mu 2, TambonKhaoRaeng, on the top of KhaoRaeng. It is the place where a Wihan of Kwan Yin Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is situated. The image is 16 metres high and has a lap width of 9 metres. The other side of the mountain is the place where PhraPhutthaRattanakosinMahamuni (LuangphoYai) is situated. Many people often come and pay respect to the Buddha image here. It opens at 7.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m. There is an annual celebration during Chinese New Year. How to get there: By car: The temple is approximately 13 kilometres. from the town along the KhaoNgu–BoekPhrai Route. Tourists can drive up to the area of the Wihan. By bus: Tourists can take a bus Ratchaburi–Nong Hoi from the market in the provincial city in front of the Government Savings Bank, and get o” in front of the temple.                                

Wat MahathatWorawihan


        Wat MahathatWorawihan is called Wat Na Phrathat or Wat Phra Si RattanaMahathat by the locals. It is an old temple located in Na Mueang District of Ratchaburi Province. It is believed that the temple was built during the Dvaravati era, around 10th to the 11th century, which is the same time when the old city of Ratchaburi was built. Around the 13th century, a Khmer sanctuary was built over the temple so that it would be in the center of the town as per the Khmer beliefs about the universe. Then there were fears that the sanctuary would collapse, so a new prang was built at the beginning of the Ayutthaya period.That is why when people visit Wat MahathatWorawihan, they see a mixture of styles of architecture -- Khmer and Ayutthaya styles.Thewihan of the temple is where the PhraMongkhonBuri is enshrined. This is a stucco image of Lord Buddha in subduing Mara posture. The lap width of the image is around 157 inches. The image has the characteristics of pre-Ayutthaya art with its Sukhothai styled face. The image has a long body and short knees. It is facing east and another Buddha image is behind its back facing the opposite direction, which is west. This stems from the belief of asking Lord Buddha for blessings so that danger is prevented from the front as well as the back. This belief was prevalent during the Ayutthaya era and that is why the image is also called PhraRaksamueang or the protective city Buddha. A boundary wall is visible in front of the wihan and it is made from laterite ( KhaoNgu 3 Rd. | Na Mueang, Ratchaburi, Thailand 

Nang Yai Wat Khanon National Museum ,Ratchaburi


he grand shadow play (Nang Yai) was regarded as a form of high class entertainment in former times, being a combination of several art forms: artistic pattern designs, handicraft art in making meticulous shadow figures, theatrical art, oratory art of composing narration and chorus, and orchestral music to complement all the tactile senses. The origin of Nang Yai can be traced back to the kingdom of Sukhothai. It represents high aesthetic values and reflects ancient wisdom. It was during the reign of King Rama V that Wat Khanon created nine episodes of a story cycle, comprising 313 well preserved shadow figures. Wat Khanon is the only temple with its own Nang Yai troupe which has been in continuous performance. The temple has played a significant role in the conservation of Nang Yai. Nang Yai has been presented for both domestic and international performance. Out of a serious concern about this precious national heritage, HRH Princess MahaChakriSirindhorn set up a royal project to conserve these original Nang Yai shadow figures and requested a new duplicate set to be made for performances. Nang Yai Wat Khanon National Museum is situated in a Thai traditional house and preserves the entire set of 313 shadow figures in their complete condition. Most of the figures represent characters from many episodes in the epic story of Ramayana, such as Hanuman presents his ring, Sahassa Kumar, the arson of the city of Lanka, the battle of Indrachit. Additionally, the museum provides not only an exhibition displaying the history and the making of cowhides, but also there is a performance from the Nang Yai troupe on Saturdays. Nang Yai conservation at Wat Khanon is one of the six model communities awarded by the Asia Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO for its active role in preserving an intangible cultural heritage. (Amazing Thailand)

DamnoenSaduak Floating Market


This large and popular floating market is about 100 km southwest of Bangkok in Ratchaburi province. Photos of this vibrant market featuring many small boats laden with colourful fruits and vegetables and paddled by Thai women wearing bamboo hats, are among the most often published in travel magazines and brochures of Thailand. The DamnoenSaduak canal was ordered to be built in 1866 by King Rama IV of the Chakri Dynasty to facilitate waterborne travels between Ratchaburi and Samutsakhon Provinces. It was finished and opened to the public in 1868.Nowadays, apart from providing transportation, DamnoenSaduak canal also provides local farmers with adequate water for agricultural purposes. A number of canals were dug to connect with it by local peasants to get water to splatter their land. As the excellent quality soil along the canal is very fertile, the area has a high potential for producing various kinds of fruits and vegetables.

floating market damnoensaduak

The Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying agricultural products and local food, which are mostly brought from their own nearby orchards. Therefore, it is a very attractive place for tourists to see this old style and traditional way of selling and buying goods.

Around this area, boat trip services are available for sightseeing along smaller canals branching off from the DamnoenSaduak canal. Visitors can observe Thai traditional houses and the way they live as well as tasting exotic fruits, local food and refreshing drinks along the waterway.

There are bus services to DamnoenSaduak from the Southern Bus Terminal on BorommaratChachonnani Road starting at 6 a.m. You'd better get there as early in the morning as possible to escape a crowd of visitors. Open -Early morning daily.

The Scenery Resort& Farm


          This popular Resort&Farm  at The Scenery Vintage Farm SuanPhueng. Happy with your family times ; good views , fresh air , nearing LampacheeCanel and close to the SuanPhueng natural.