is administratively divided into seven districts and one sub-district:
Amphoe Kaeng Krachan
majority of the people of Phetchaburi earn their living from
the land. The principal income earners are rice farming, upland
crop farming, fruit cultivation, palm sugar production, livestock,
and both marine and freshwater fisheries. Cha-Am’s beaches
and other popular attractions, including pubs and restaurants,
accommodations and souvenirs, generate an important source
of revenue from tourism.
arts and crafts live on in Phetchaburi. The province is most
noted for its old-fashioned gold smiths, mural artists and
is well known for its savory desserts, preserved fruits and
products derived from the sugar palm or ‘taan’ that grows
in the area. The sweets are widely available in the downtown
markets, near Phra Nakorn Kiri Historical Park (Khao Wang),
and at stalls along the main Phetkasem highway. Phetchaburi
is also famous for its rose apples, or ‘chomphu phet’, which
are available from January to May. Many roadside stalls selling
the fruit can be seen on the way to Cha-Am.
Emblem of the Province:
Khao Wang, with a backdrop of paddy fields and sugar palms.
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