The provincial seal shows the Khao Wang palace in the background. In front are rice
fields bordered by two palm tree, symbolizing the major crops in the province.
Provincial tree is Eugenia cumini.
Local Products to look out for are:-
Phetchaburi is famous for a vast variety of sweets. The reputation of the sweet stems
from the use of Tanot (palm) sugar as some of their ingredients. Examples are Mo-kaeng,
a sweet made from flour, sugar and eggs; A-lua and Sampanni, a sweet made from flour
and sugar; Thong Yip, Thong Yot and Foi Thong, sweets made from baked egg-yolk; and
Chao Tan Chueam (palm seed in thick syrup). Khao Chae (rice served with ice and sweetened
meat) is a renowned local dish and is popular during the summer season as it cools
you down. Khanomchin Thotman (rice noodles with fishcakes) is also a popular dish.
Fruits are found in every season. Phetchaburi’s famous fruits are sweet and aromatic
rose apples known as Chomphu Phet, fresh palm seeds, pineapples from Don Khun Huai,
cantaloupes and gold bananas from Amphoe Tha Yang.
Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair - Phra Nakhon Khiri, also known as Khao Wang, is an important
historical site. During the reign of King Rama IV, it served as the king’s out-of-town
palace. To celebrate Phetchaburi’s cultural heritage-particular Phra Nakhon Khiri-the
people of Phetchaburi hold the Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair regularly around the end of
February at Khao Wang Compound. The five-day fair presents a parade of people enacting
the procession of monarchs who ruled Phetchaburi; during the Dvaravati and Srivijaya
Periods. Apart from that, there are exhibitions on Phetchaburi’s history and archaeological
objects. Cooking demonstrations on the province’s famous dishes and sweetmeats are
among the main attractions of the fair. Also featured are various kinds of entertainment
Thai Song Dam Festival - The festival is held annually on April 18 at Song Dam Village,
Khao Yoi district. Apart from a merit-making ceremony, folk plays and the authentic
cuisine of Thai Song Dam villagers are also on offer. Many villagers wear their traditional
Phetchaburi Province Thailand / Provincial Seal / Local Products / Festivals.
Provincial Seal for Phetchaburi Province
Rafting along the Phetchaburi River is an exciting adventure through the Kaeng Krachan
National Park. The trip from Phetchaburi to the starting point takes 3 hours by 4-wheel
drive truck and the raft trip takes some 5 hours passing a verdant forest and a Karen
hill tribe village.