If you are passing by Phetchaburi, you will easily recognize "Phra Nakorn Khiri" significant standing on the hill called Khao Wang. This place used to be the summer palace during Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramenthra Mongkut Phra Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua, the forth monarch of Siam. This palace was constructed under the supervision of Somdet Chao Phraya Borom Maha Si Suriyawongse (Chuang Bunnag) and completed in 1860.
There are two ways to reach the top of Khao Wang. Our group chose both way which mean we will go up with monorail and go down by walking. The monorail services is between 8.30am - 4.00pm, fee for adult is 40 bath / children 15 bath and free for child less height than 90 cm. The monorail offers 4 rows of seat which can accommodate 5-6 persons per row. While the historical parkon the hill opens between 8.30am - 4.00 pm too. The entrance fee for Thai is 20 baht and the fee for foreigner is 150 baht.
Khao wang can be divided into three sections. Each section has two or more palaces which visitors can visit inside during service hour. The palaces was the combination of europe, china and thai architecture which was known as Neoclassical architecture and chinese architecture.
The 28th anniversary of Khao Wang will be hold during 14 - 23 February 2014. All visitors can enjoy the nice decoration during the night on Khao Wang and fire work. For more information, please feel free to contact following contacting point.
Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical park Tel. 0-3240-1106 ,
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phetchaburi Tel.0-3247-1005-6
Tourist Hotline Tel. 1672