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City Pillar Shrine (ศาลเจ้าพ่อหลักเมือง) is situated near the lodging house of Phanurangsi Ratchaburi Engineering Military Camp, which is about 600 metres from the town. It is the old city pillar built in the reign of King Rama II.

Ratchaburi National Museum (พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติ ราชบุรี) This building used to be the city hall, built in the reign of the King Rama VI in 1922. Later, it was changed to be the national museum in 1983 and was renovated many times.

Luangpho Kaenchan (หลวงพ่อแก่นจันทน์) It is a Buddha image in the gesture of holding an alms bowl in his arms calmly. This widely respected image is made of bronze and its base is sculptured from sandalwood, which has a sweet smell.

Wat Mahathat Worawihan (วัดมหาธาตุวรวิหาร) Interesting things in the temple are Wihan Luang where Phra Mongkhon Buri is enshrined. This temple also has a museum exhibiting different styles of jars.

Wat Khao Wang (วัดเขาวัง) is located on Khao Sattanat. King Rama V commanded to build a palace on this mountain in 1873. Later, in the reign of King Rama VII, the king yielded the palace to the temple. Also, people donated to renovate some of its parts and some buildings, which were turned into the Phra Ubosot (ordination hall) and monk’s residences.

Ban Khu Bua Ancient City (เมืองโบราณบ้านคูบัว) It is an archaeological site where many archaeological evidences have been found. The architecture in Khu Bua Ancient City was influenced by the Gupta school of Indian art.

Chipathaphan Sathan Ban Khu Bua (จิปาถะภัณฑ์สถานบ้านคูบัว) It is the folk museum of the Ban Khu Bua community. On the downstairs, there are exhibitions of artifacts in the Dvaravati style. On the second floor, there is an exhibition of the process of weaving traditional Pha Chok. In addition, there is a room to exhibit the costumes of various ethnic groups in Ratchaburi.

Chakri Memorial Park (สวนสาธารณะจักรีอนุสรณ์สถาน) It is a park for recreation where the statue of King Rama I is situated for people to pay homage and commemorate.

Khao Kaen Chan (เขาแก่นจันทร์) It is the highest mountain in the province with a road cut through to the top of the mountain. On the top of the mountain, a wihan is situated with Phra Phuttha Nirokhantarai Chaiwat Chaturathit.

Khao Luang (เขาหลวง) On the top of the mountain, a respected stone Buddha image is situated. On the full moon day of the sixth lunar month of every year, people have often come to pay homage to the image for more than two hundred years.

Khao Ngu Stone Park (อุทยานหินเขางู) Inside is a Buddha image relief, commonly known as Phra Phutthachai Tham Ruesi Khao Ngu, sculptured on the cave wall. Other attractions in the area of the park include: Replica of Lord Buddha’s Footprint made of laterite, sculptures of a large reclining Buddha image and the congregation of deities, and tree-shaped stucco.

 

   
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