By train the journey from Chumphon to Phetchaburi is scheduled to take from 5 to 7 hours depending upon which train you take. The best train to take is Train #40.
Train Times from Chumphon to Phetchaburi
There are currently 9 direct train services a day from Chumphon to Phetchaburi.
- The fastest service from Chumphon to Phetchaburi is Train #40, departing at 12:36, scheduled to complete the journey to Phetchaburi in 4 hours 42 minutes.
- The slowest service from Chumphon to Phetchaburi is Train #168, departing at 20:03, which is scheduled to reach Phetchaburi 6 hours 52 minutes after departing from Chumphon.
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Location of Chumphon Railway Station
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Location of Phetchaburi Railway Station
About Travel to Phetchaburi
Located 130 km by road to the South of Central Bangkok, Phetchaburi is an ‘off the breaten track’ destination for foreign visitors. Phetchaburi has lots of points of interest for tourists, most of whom are currently Thai. For local tourists Phetchaburi is generally considered to be an established holiday destination.
Beaches and Forests
Phetchaburi is a small town, with around 27,000 permanent residents, which is not located on the coast, although it is close to two good beaches, Chao Samran and Puek Tian Beach. 70 km to the South West of Phetchaburi town is the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Kaeng Krachan National Park covers an area of nearly 3,000 square kilometres, including the massive Kaeng Krachan Lake, which has a surface area of around 45 square kilometres.
Kaeng Krachan National Park covers part of a much larger mountain range that forms a natural border with Myanmar. The highest hill within the park reaches 1,500 metres above sea level. Kaeng Krachan National Park is home to a very wide range of animals, birds, reptiles and plants and for the adventurous traveller ot offers lots of opportunities for trekking and hiking.
The main tourist attractions in Phetchaburi, however, are it’s 2 royal palaces. The most famous of these is the Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace. The Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace is spread out over 3 hills near the centre of the town and offers views across the largely flat surrounding countryside. Completed in 1860, the Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace was a favourite holiday home of King Rama IV. King Rama IV was noted for his interest in Western science and technology and the palace includes an observatory.
The other palace in Phetchaburi, Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace, was completed some years later in 1916. The Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace was never actually used as a royal residence. King Rama V, who commissioned the construction of the palace, died before it was completed. The Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace is unqiue amongst Thai palaces in that the design is distinctively German. The palace was modelled on the Palace of Kaiser Wilhelm and a German architect was hired to draft the plans. The bedroom and bathroom intended for use by the King have been carefully preserved and offer an insight into how the Thai Royal Family lived in the early 20th Century.