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'Phra Nakhon Khiri' in Phetchaburi. I was the King of the Castle for a day!

Phra Nakhon Khiri, (which I call Monkey Mountain), is a really nice historical site, with beautiful mountain-top Wat and palace. From the hill, there are beautiful views of the surrounding area. Not on any major tourist path, so you can still enjoy some peace and quiet. I was the only tourist and human being there that day. Only monkeys were my companions. I was the King of the Castle for a day!

Going up, the steep hill, you will work up sweat, but there was a slight breeze on top to cool you down. I did climb even higher then this temple roof.


Phra Nakhon Khiri (Holy City Hill), is a historical park, but to locals know it better as Khao Wang, meaning hill with palace. The palace was built as a summer residence by King Maha Mongkut and was completed in 1860.


The park consists of three building groups, located on the three peaks of the 92m high hill. On the western peak is the actual palace of Chatchawan Wiang Chai.

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  • Uploaded on February 13, 2013
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/04/26 16:11:31
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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