Prachuap Khiri Khan Information
Prachuap Khiri Khan is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Phetchaburi in the north and Chumphon in the south. To the west it borders Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar.
Prachuap Khiri Khan, or commonly referred to as simply Prachup, is a province located in the lower central region 93km south of Hua Hin, while much smaller and quieter than Hua Hin, Prachuap is actually the provincial capital of the same-named province. It connects with the South of Thailand and possesses various interesting tourist attractions such as beaches, islands, forests and mountains.
Cruising along the Pran River
The Pran River originates from the Kaeng Krachan forest, passing mountains in the west before flowing into the sea at the mouth of the Pran River. Long-tail boats ply past important local attractions such as the City Pillar Shrine and Chaomae Thapthim Shrine.
Ban Fang Tha Wildlife Preservation Village It is a village with agro-tourism activities. Long-tailed boats float along the Pran Buri River passing mangrove forest, protected birds and water animals. Other attractions are Aromatic Coconuts - Maphrao Namhom, pineapples, pomeloes, sapodillas, mangoes and bananas. It can be considered a mixed cultivation garden.
Bangsapan Located in the southern part of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Bangsapan is home to a couple of islands for decent snorkeling and diving.
Ko Thalu By far, Ko Talu is the most appealing area in the vicinity for diving. The island offers divers shallow fringing reef and coral gardens with large schools of snappers, fusiliers and the occasional large ray. Besides Ko Thalu, there is also Ko Sang and Ko Lamla.
Since Prachuap Khiri Khan is a quiet laid-back place, there isn’t much in the way of nightlife. For those fancying a drink however, they go to the open-air restaurants and hotel bars in the area.
To purchase art most tourists go to nearby Hua Hin.
Local food from Pran Buri District are seasonal fruits, products from pineapples and preserved fruits. Local food from Thap Sakae District include honey baked bananas, honey baked coconuts and products from aloe vera.
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