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Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Southern Thailand
281 km from Bangkok
Province of Prachuap Khiri Khan
S Thai prononciation : Patchouap ghili ghan


Recomm. stay
2 jours minimum


General Information about Prachuap Khiri Khan

Capital of the province with the same name, Prachuap Khiri Khan is far from the agitation of its neighbour Hua Hin and still has not much foreigners tourists. The city does not lack of charm with its beautiful seafront, a temple perched on a hill where monkeys live and that offers a magnificent view on the bay, without forgetting the atypical Ao Manao beach, its golf with often yellowed grass except for the green just before the beach, its pier, the countryside and the mountains around. Prachuap has preserved its authenticity and is a very pleasant stop for enjoying the sea and the seafood served in restaurants, doing bike excursions in the area. If you have time go discover the Sam Roi Yot Park nearby.
Do not be afraid to enter the military base in the South of the city. It is the gateway to reach the beautiful beach of Ao Manao and the golf course. The only formality to be completed for non-Thai people is to sign the register in the building left after the entrance.
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Accommodations in Prachuap Khiri Khan

When you book a hotel online to sleep in Prachuap Khiri Khan, make sure it is located where you want to stay. In the city or at Sam Roi Yod. Prachuap is small even if it is the capital of the province, but it has many accommodation options. You have major hotels and a few friendly guesthouses with a limited number of rooms along the seafront on Suk Road Sant. And in the surrounding streets between the station and the sea front, there are many small cheap hotels. Ao Manao, the most beautiful beach is 3 km away from the city, in the military base. There is also some accommodation there. Just like on Pin Anuson Road along Ao Noi beach. Please note that for weekends and holidays many Thais, generally from Bangkok, come to spend a few days here. It is then more difficult to find available rooms. If you are planning to stay in Prachuap Khiri Khan during those days, it is better to book in advance.

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People often ask me what accommodations I recommaend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

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Sam Roi Yod

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Sam Roi Yod

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Practical information about Prachuap Khiri Khan

Every evening a small night market consisting essentially of cheap restaurants takes place in the parking lot in front of the city hall. But nothing to do with the much larger and interesting taking place from the dock at the end of the street along the sea front every Friday and Saturday night. This Walking Street begins at 16h.

How to get around in Prachuap Khiri Khan ?

If Prachuap Khiri Khan is a small city you can easiluy walk around, to go to Ao Manao beach or to Ao Noi, you will have to hire a tuk-tuk or rent a bicycle (50 THB per day ) or a scooter. Ask your hotel.

Festivals in Prachuap Khiri Khan ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Prachuap Khiri Khan. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
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Khao Lom Muak hike

This festival generally takes place in the month of Several times a year

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How to ask in Thai to go to Prachuap Khiri Khan ?

I want to go to Prachuap Khiri Khan / Yak paï ti Patchouap ghili ghan.
Where is Prachuap Khiri Khan ? / Patchouap ghili ghan you ti naï ?

Must-visits in Prachuap Khiri Khan

Wat Khao Chong Krajok

My opinion :
Built on the top of a hill, it is the first thing you will see when you arrive in Prachuap. The building itself is not very impressive but the view over the city and the two bays is just amazing. The other attraction of this mountain are the monkeys living there.

Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park

My opinion :
Located at the edge of the sea with numerous caves including the very photogenic Phraya Nakhon Cave with its little royal pavilion lighted by a ray of sun comming from the opening at the top. The park is about sixty kilometers from Hua Hin and Prachuap Khiri Khan, thirty from Pranburi and a dozen kilometers from Kuiburi. There are a few accommodation options in the park.

Phraya Nakhon Cave

My opinion :
It is the highlight of any visit to the Sam Roi Yod National Park. This beautiful cave hosts a small Royal Pavilion which is often illuminated by a ray of light coming from the opening at the top of the cave. A relaxing and very photogenic place which is also the emblem of the province.

Ao Noi

My opinion :
in the North, the beach is less pleasant but if you continue on the road you will come to a beach with fishing boats and on the right a little path in the mountain that takes you to a charming temple in a cave.

Walking Street

My opinion :
This pop-up night market that is only held a few days per week on a portion of Prachuap Khiri Khan city's seaside road is pleasant and the perfect place to experience Thai street food in all its diversity.

Weather & climate in Prachuap Khiri Khan

Prachuap Khiri Khan 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 Prachuap Khiri Khan 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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