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Exploring Amazing Places in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province

February 25, 2014 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

1452140536pA seaside province south of Bangkok, Prachuap Khiri Khan is organizing a tourism festival from 21 February to 2 March 2014 for visitors to explore its places of interest, as well as local culture and lifestyle.
The 10-day festival, “Travelling to Prachuap Khiri Khan, the Wonderful City of Three Bays,” takes place at a public park in front of the Town Hall and at the seaside of Prachuap Khiri Khan Bay.

This event includes cultural performances, a light and sound show on the city’s history, a boat trip to appreciate the beauty of Prachup Khiri Khan Bay, and sale of local products. The province expects to welcome 250,000 visitors during the festival this year, an increase from 230,000 last year.

Prachuap Khiri Khan is endowed with natural beauty and rich in history. Dubbed “City of Three Bays,” the province boasts many natural attractions. Its three bays include Ao Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ao Manao, and Ao Noi. Ao Prachuap Khiri Khan is eight kilometers long. Ao Manao is beautifully curved and situated near Ao Prachuap Khiri Khan. This scenic bay is ringed by a clean white-sand beach. This area used to be a landing site of Japanese forces during the Second World War. As for Ao Noi, it is popular for cycling along the beach. There is also a road linking Ao Noi with Ao Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Hua Hua, a popular beach resort, is a district of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Inside the town are some markets and numerous international restaurants and souvenir shops. There is a white, sandy beach, which stretches over five kilometers. Since waves in this area are usually not very strong, the beach is perfect for swimming.

King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) built Klai Kangwon (Far from Worries) Palace in the style of Spanish architecture in 1929 as his summer residence in Hua Hin. Today, Their Majesties the King and Queen are staying at this palace. Hua Hin, with its pleasant and pristine beaches, was the venue of some of His Majesty the King’s earliest work in the 1950s. It is now receiving greater attention as a prime seaside resort in a classical atmosphere, preserved for the present and the future.

Visible from almost anywhere in Prachuap Khiri Khan is Khao Chong Krachok, or Mirror Tunnel Mountain. It features a small pagoda and a troop of playful monkeys, with highlight on a panoramic view of the coastline and seascape.

Another major tourist destination in this province is Khao Sam Roi Yot, situated in Kui Buri district and recognized as Thailand’s first marine national park. Literally meaning the “mountain of 300 peaks,” Khao Sam Roi Yot consists of high limestone mountains, a wide plain, and several islands.

The national park is a favorite destination for bird watchers, as many migratory fowl visit the freshwater lagoons and mangrove swamps there each year, especially in August and September.

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