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Ban Krut

Southern Thailand
360 km from Bangkok
Province of Prachuap Khiri Khan
Population : 3500
Thai prononciation : Bahn klout


Recomm. stay
2 jours minimum


General Information about Ban Krut

At about 80 km in the South of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ban Krut is a highly tourist destination for thai tourists arriving by group buses. So this haven of tranquility with its long beach, the mountains with a golden-roofed Wat Tang Sai temple with its huge Buddha of the same brightness, completely changes on weekends and thai holidays.
At that times, the accommodations prices easily jump 20 to 30%. The beach is ideally oriented for a sunset on the horizon.
Besides, the waterfront and the Wat Tang Sai with its Pra Mahatat Jede Pukde Prakad pagoda and the big Pra Phut Takitti Sirichai bouddha, do not expect much to see but is good place to live during week days. There is also a small port in a river between the beach and the road that goes to the mountain of the temple behind the Ruen Talay Resort. Rent a scooter or a bike and go around, you will find many pieces of deserted beach. If you stay several days you usually can negotiate the price of the room down.
On the waterfront when you arrive in the city, the right side is the least busy with the most luxurious resorts and at left is the area that has the highest concentration of mid-range resorts ( count at least 500 THB and most of the time 700 THB for very well bungalows during the week and between 800 and 1000 THB during week-ends and Thai holidays ).
Note that in addition to visiting the temple, in the morning a trip to the market next to the train station can be fun especially to buy what you eat during your travel to other destinations.
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Accommodations in Ban Krut

Most of the guesthouses and bungalows resorts in Ban Krut are located on Thongchai Beach. They are usually separated from the beach by the road. Ban Krut is one of those very popular among Thais destinations. They come in group or family to spend the weekend or holiday. The rooms rates are more expensive these days, and there are fewer rooms available. If you can rather stay here on weekdays.

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Practical information about Ban Krut

The easiest way to go to Ban Krut, is the train (you can book your tickets online HERE). There are only 3 trains per day. By bus, you will usually be droped on the highway not far away and need to hire a motorcycle taxi to reach the city. Same for leaving you will have to go on the highway and wave the bus as it passes.

How to ask in Thai to go to Ban Krut ?

I want to go to Ban Krut / Yak paï ti Bahn klout.
Where is Ban Krut ? / Bahn klout you ti naï ?

Must-visits in Ban Krut

Wat Tang Sai

My opinion :
Located on Khao Thang Sai mountain, it overlooks the bay with its golden and sharp roofs and offers a view of Hat Sai Kaew beach

Weather & climate in Ban Krut

Ban Krut has a tropical savanna climate. Temperatures do notvary a lot throughout the year and the dry and wet season is not as clearly defined as in most parts of Thailand. The rainiest month is October.

The best months to come to Ban Krut are from December to April but even during the monsoon, precipitation here remains fairly moderate except for a few isolated episodes with possible flash floods. October is the only month when coming here is maybe not recommended.

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