Prachuap Khiri Khan is located some 281 kms. South
of Bangkok. After the old town abandoned during the fall of Ayutthaya, a
new settlement was established in 1845 in the reign of King Rama IV. The
province, today, is more famous for its natural charm of beaches and mountain
than historical attractions. Hua Hin, its major attraction, is one of Thailand’s
most popular seaside resort among overseas visitors as well as Thais.
Prachuap Khiri Kan is now divided into 7 districts and 1
sub-district: Amphoe Muang Prachup Khiri Khan, Amphoe Bang Saphan,
Amphoe Bang Saphan Noi, Amphoe Hua hin, Amphoe Kui Buri, Amphoe Pran
Buri, Amphoe Thap Sakae, And King Amphoe Sam Roi Yot.
How to Get
By road: From Bangkok, drive for about 3 hours along the highway 35
(Thon Buri-Pak Thao route) via Samut Songkhram then turn left to the
Highway No. 4 (Phetkasem Road) via Phetchaburi and Hua Hin to
Prachuap Khiri Khan, a total distance of 281 kilometres.
Another route might otherwise be taken from Bangkok via
Buddhamonthon, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan, a
total distance of 320 kilometres.
Regular buses leave Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal for Hua Hin and
Prachuap Khri Khan many times daily. Call 435-1199 (air-conditioned
bus) or 434-5557-8 (non air-conditioned bus) for more information.
By rail: Trains leave Hualamphong (Bangkok Railway Station) for Hua
Hin 12 times daily and Prachuap Khan 9 times daily. Please check
timetable before travelling at the nearest station or Information
Unit in Bangkok Station, Tel: 223-7010, 2237020.
Map of Hua Hin
Prachuap Khiri Khan has an abundance of dried seafood and products
from fruits such as pine apples, coconuts, bananas and aloe vera.
One of its renowned local products is “pha phim khammaphat” or
khommaphat printed cotton, a typial product of Hua Hin which is to
be obtainable, for example, placemat, tablecloth, and pillowcase.
Most of the products, fresh and dried seafood, souvenirs, dishes
made of seafood are available at Hua Hin Market.