Prachuap Khiri Khan Travel Guide

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Prachuap Khiri Khan Things to Do

  • Dodge the monkeys.

    There are not many "attractions" in PKK but most visitors will find themselves at some point wanting to climb Khao Chong Krachok alternatively known as Magic Mirror Mountain, the hill to the North of the city that dominates the local skyline. Inevitably, I fell prey to this desire.People who know me well know I have an aversion to gyms and the...

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  • The finest in the land?

    Many towns and cities in Thailand have "city spires" basically monuments to the prosperity of the place. The spire in PKK is said to be the best in the country. I could not possibly comment on that but I can tell you that it is quite impressive. In the evening when the heat abates a bit, the small park surrounding the spire doubles as a sort of...

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  • Get the lowdown.

    As I have mentioned elsewhere, Prachuap Khirikhan does not seem to be crowded with tourists but those that do come are certainly well served by the Tourist Information Centre which is an absolute credit to the city. I had occasion to visit there twice. The first time was on my arrival, when the helpful, English-speaking lady suggested a hotel I was...

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  • Beaches and no people

    As the title says: beaches and no people, at least it is so under the week. I guess it can also get quite busy during the weekend, if never that touristy as Hua Hin.The unspeakable name of the place should not hinder you to visit this.Prachuap Khiri Khan can also easily be reached by taking the train. The beach is not too far away from the...

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  • Monkey shines

    At the bottom of the mountain there is a fountain with a monkey statue in it. The monkies love to play on and around it in the water. You can stand here and watch them for hours.

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  • Bay

    The 8km-long bay of Ao Prachuap is very pretty. You can get a birds-eye-view from about half way up the mountain.

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  • Mirror Mountain

    Khao Chong Krajok (Mirror Tunnel Mountain), is named after the hole through the side of the mountain that reflects the sky.A ladder leads to the tunnel from the wat grounds.

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  • Climb the steps

    Climb the 399 steps to the top of the mountain. Once on top you will see the Wat Thammikaram. There are great view of the town and bay.There is always a cool breeze and you will welcome that after the climb. No water there though so bring your own.

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  • Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park

    First Ocean National Park with the mixed of mountain ,beaches ,islands ,water fileds and history. One important place in this site is Phraya Nakorn cave where King Rama V came and built Kuha Karihas Pavilion inside the cave.Camping ,Tent and accommodation & restuarant 're available in the office area.How to go there: I went there by train from...

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  • Ao Manao (2)

    Ao Manao is a sheltered bay and it can be very hot around midday.The sea is quite shallow for many meters from the shore, and the water is also a bit too warm sometimes. You have to walk/swim a bit to find some refreshing cool sea water.It is an ideal place for sunbatihing and for kids, but there is no good snorkelling, just sand.There are a few...

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  • Ao Manao (1)

    Ao Manao is a beautiful bay a couple of kms south of Prachuap Khiri Khan, that can be easily reached by minibus or taxi.The sandy white beach here is excellent and the sea is very good and easy for swimming, also for small kids.Ao Manao is part of a thai military base, so you'll need to show your passport at a checkpoint at the entrance. Not so...

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  • The pier

    The central pier is quite long, due to the shallow sea water in Prachuap bay.This is the usual arrival point for all the fishermen boats, especially in the evening, when they unload all the fish (see intro pic).

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Prachuap Khiri Khan Hotels

  • X2 Resort Kui Buri

    52 Moo 13, Aoi Noi, Muang District, 77210, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Villa Maroc

    165 / 3 Moo 3 Paknampran, Prachuap Khirikhan, 77220, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Baan Grood Arcadia Resort & Spa

    333/2 Moo 3, Thongchai, 77190, Thailand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Prachuap Khiri Khan Restaurants

  • My favourite place in PKK

    There are many fine restaurants in Prachapkhirikan although the traveller, if he does not speak Thai, will probably find himself confined to those along the seafront where the English menus lie. In fairness, this is not a problem as there is a plethora of very good places both along the main beach road and to a lesser extent towards the fishing...

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  • Proper local food.

    Normally when I give the name of a restaurant as unnamed it means simply that I cannot translate the sogn, but his place really did not have a name. It is a roadside shack. The chances are you will never come here as it is a fair way from PKK, but if you visit the falls and nearby national park (see seperate tip) you will pass it, and I thoroughly...

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  • Good but not the best.

    This place features in the ubiqitous Lonely Planet guide and as such gets a fair amount of the limited tourist trade. Personally, I prefer the nearby Demer restaurant (see seperate tip) although this place is perfectly adequate, specialising naturally in the excellent and inexpensive local seafood although when I visited, being somewhat overloaded...

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Prachuap Khiri Khan Nightlife

  • Hang out with the bikers.

    One evening in PKK I fancied a beer and plumped for a place I had heard about and seen but not visited, the MC Club Thailand Clubhouse. I am not sure of the provenance of this club. I know there is a probationary chapter of the proper Hells Angels in Thailand, and the photos and memoribilia on the walls did not suggest these guys were part of that,...

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  • A night on the wrong side of the tracks.

    One evening in PKK a Thai friend suggested that I might like to listen to some live music, which seemed an excellent idea, so off we headed to the wrong side of the tracks. When I say that, I mean it literally as the main railway line from Bangkok to Surat Thani fairly effectively cuts the city in two. To the seaward side are the tourist,...

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  • Nightmarkets and Foodmarkets

    This is instead of a restaurant tip here.I heard the restaurants offer good seafood, but only few have menues in english.Markets are excellent places to find something to eat.Because most Thai houses do not have kitchens (!), they offer so much and cheap food you can buy on the streets.I tried them in several places and never got sick. The only...

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Prachuap Khiri Khan Transportation

  • Jump on the train (when it arrives!)

    Unodubtedly, as in most of Thailand, the bus is a faster option than the train, although I have, as I have stated in other tips, a great lover of train travel. I suppose I inherited this from my paternal grandfather, a railwayman for all his working life.PKK stands on the main line between Bangkok and Surat Thani and the South. The Station is to...

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  • Scoot about on a scooter.

    The standard mode of transport over most of Asia and certainly in Southeast Asia is the humble scooter, and having ridden motorcycles as a young man, I am quite comfortable on them notwithstanding the often appalling driving standards road conditions. I have mentioned in a seperate tip that walking is a viable option, and a bicycle is good for...

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  • Get on your bike.

    PKK is not a huge town, and walking is a perfectly viable option. If you don't feel like walking everywhere, however, a bicycle is a good option for exploring PKK itself and the nearby attractions such as Ao Noi and Ao Manao beaches. I hired my bike (pictured) for 80B per day from my hotel, the Suksant (see seperate tip). It was, as you see, a...

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Prachuap Khiri Khan Off The Beaten Path

  • A very fine market.

    As I have mentioned elsewhere, I absolutely adore Asian markets and this one is an absolute beauty. It is situated in the village of Ban Singkohn, ordinarlily a sleepy place on the border with Burma. However, on a Saturday, it is completely tranformed from the place I had been the day before.What a difference a day makes, as they say. The place was...

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  • As fresh as it gets.

    The area between Ban Singkhon (see seperate tip) and the Phetkasem Highway leading back to PKK is a large pineapple producing area, indeed it seems to produce many things. On the way back from Ban Singkhon, my Thai friend and I stopped at a roadside stall in the middle of a pineapple plantation, and had the freshest, sweetest pineapple I have ever...

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  • Where the water falls.

    I did not see this place mentioned in my guidebook, but my Thai friend suggested a trip to the Huai Yang National Park and waterfalls, and a ver pleasant trip it was too. It lies about 30 km. South of PKK and is well signposted from the main Phetkasem Highway.There are seven falls over a fairly steep ascent, although the walk up to them runs...

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Prachuap Khiri Khan Favorites

  • Khiri Khan temple

    Monkey pátek, 22. ledna 2010Hned jak jsme se nasnidali vydali jsme se na pruzkum mesta. Videli jsme velky chram a take mnichy a spousty zlatych budhu kolem. Take jsme se byli podivat na 'opici ' hore kam vede 396 schodu. Vysli jsme ale jen do poloviny protoze vsude kolem bylo stovky opic a ty nas nepustili dal. A tak jsme museli sejit zase dolu do...

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  • I made it

    I made it to the top, all 399 steps.It was very hot and I was slow but I did it.The views were great.

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  • Ao Manao beach is hot! And the sea too!

    Ao Manao beach, a few kms south of Prachuap Khir Khan, positively impressed me, as I love hot weather and the burning sun on my skin.Around midday it becomes like a furnace, as it is very well sheltered, and the shallow sea water becomes also quite warm, even hot.

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