Prachuap Khiri Khan Attractions, Attractions in Prachuap Khiri Khan, what to do in Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Historic Sites
Dan Singkhon
Location : Mueang District
Dan Singkhon is Myanmar-Thailand border crossing located in Khlong Wan Sub-district, 4 kilometers from Khao Hin Thoen Stone Park. It used to be a strategic line for military movement in the past. Nowadays, it's been developed into a border market where tourist can find different types of gemstones jewelry, hardwood furniture, wild and domestic orchids, Burmese cosmetics and goods from Myanmar.
Hua Hin Railway Station
Location : Hua Hin District
Hua Hin Railway Station
Hua Hin Railway Station
Hua Hin Railway Station is one of the most beautiful train stations with unique architecture and it is the oldest railway stations in Thailand. Built in the reign of King Rama VI, the station is one of Thailand's oldest railway stations. Its most striking feature is the splendid Royal Waiting Room constructed in the Thai architectural style. The room was relocated from Sanam Chan Palace in Nakhon Pathom Province during the reign of King Rama VI.
Religious Site
Prachuap Khiri Khan City Pillar Shrine
Location : Mueang District
Prachuap Khiri Khan City Pillar Shrine is the symbol of auspices and prosperity of the city. The shrine was built during the period when Pol. Sub-Lt. Amnuai Thaiyanon was governor of the province and constructed in the Lopburi style of art. The shrine is opening ceremony on 20 August 1994 by HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.
Wat Ao Noi
Location : Mueang District
Wat Ao Noi is the important and beautiful teak temple, is located at the foot of the hill near Ao Noi, within compound a small cave where a reclining Buddha image is enshrined. In the past, this temple was a shelter from storms for the fishermen.

How to get there: Before reaching the centre of Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan, there is a by-road, 3 kilometers from Phetchakasem Road Km. 314.
Wat Tan Chet Yot
Location : Sam Roi Yot District
Wat Tan Chet Yot is a life-like image of Somdet Phra Phutthachan (To Phrommarangsi), measuring 11 m. across the lap and 18 m. high, considered to be his largest cast image in the world. In front of this image, there are life-size statues of several other revered monk masters; such as, Phra Achan Man, Luangpu Thuat, Luangpu Suk, Luangpu Sot, and also Buddha images. Wat Tan Chet Yot is located in Salalai Sub-district and was named after the village Tan Chet Yot, whose name derived from the fact that there used to be a toddy palm tree or Tan with 7 tops-Chet Yot, which was cut during the construction of the southern railway line before 1957. The temple’s landscape has been improved to be shady and have a relaxing atmosphere to welcome visitors.
Khao Chaomae Thapthim Thong
Location : Pranburi District
Khao Chaomae Thapthim Thong
Khao Chaomae Thapthim Thong
Khao Chaomae Thapthim Thong is established of Chaomae Thapthim Thong Shrine where there is a statue of Chaomae Thian Ho Xia Bo or Chaomae Thapthim Thong which is sacred and highly respected among the locals. Moreover, Khao Chaomae Thapthim Thong still has a very beautiful viewpoint overlooking the Pranburi River and Pak Nam Pran village.
Wat Tham Ma Rong
Location : Bang Saphan District
Inside Wat Tham Ma Rong consisted of many chambers with various colors of lights, creating an admirable and interesting atmosphere within the cave. At one side of the cave is a long line of Buddha images. It is accessible by cars to the entrance of the cave.

How to get there: Wat Tham Ma Rong is located at Ong Prasat Sub-district, 2 kilometers to the south from Bang Saphan District Office.
Museum
King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology at Wa Ko
Location : Mueang District
King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology at Wa Ko
King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science
and Technology at Wa Ko
King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology was established in 1989 to commemorate King Monkut (King Rama IV), who is regarded as the Father of Thai Science Study. The museum was built on the site where Rama IV himself visited to witness an eclipse of the sun he forecasted in 1868. The compound of the park comprises many spots as follows:

Astromony Buildings, a group of three-storey buildings connecting to one another; namely, Phanthiwathit, Phanphinit Chantra and Dara Thatsani Buildings, as well as, 11 learning bases.

Wa Ko Marine Life Museum is a exhibition of marine life and underwater tunnel providing a chance to learn and witness the differences of the life residing in different levels of depth.

Butterfly Garden is the place for exhibition more than 20 varieties of local butterflies reside. It provides knowledge of the butterfly lifecycle and displays examples of stuffed butterflies for study purposes.

How to get there: Drive southwards from the Prachuab Khiri Khan Intersection along the Phetchkasem Highway for approximately 16 kilometers until you reach the 335th Kilometer Post where you turn left into Ban Wahtone. Continue driving for approximately 3.5 kilometers and cross the railway to enter the Park.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Admission : 30 Baht for adult and 20 Baht for child (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3266 1098
Market
Chatchai Market
Location : Hua Hin District
Chatchai Market is well-known among both Thai and Foreigner tourists because it is an old market of Hua Hin which located on Phetchakasem Road in Hua Hin town. This market was built in 1926 after the royal initiative of King Rama VII on the occasion of his first royal visit to Klai Kangwon Palace with Queen Rambhai Barni. At the present, Chatchai Market is a marketplace of souvenirs, fresh and preserved food.
Natural Attractions
Khao Chong Krachok or Mirror Mount
Location : Mueang District
Khao Chong Krachok
Khao Chong Krachok
Khao Chong Krachok is a small mountain and there are many stump-tailed macaques reside. The entrance is situated behind the City hall with 396 steps to the summit, being a height of 245 meters from sea level. In the north of the mountain, there is a large hole similar to a mirror frame which has influenced the name of the mountain. From the summit, there is a pavilion for relaxation where visitors can view the splendid scenery of the centre of the city, the three bays and various islands. Moreover, it is a location of Wat Khao Chong Krachok where are plica of the Buddha's footprint and the relics of the Buddha.

How to get there: From Highway No. 4 (Phetchakasem Road) Km. 320, turn left into Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan District and cross the railway track for 2 kilometers, passing the province sports stadium. Go straight on for 500 meters to Wat Thammikaram. The starting point to Khao Chong Krachok is on the right of the temple.
Khao Hin Thoen Stone Park
Location : Mueang District
Khao Hin Thoen Stone Park is surrounded by large stones placed by nature in the area, there are narrow walks leading to wide rocky fields on the mountain top overlooking the view of the city and the sea.

How to get there: Khao Hin Thoen Stone Park is located to the west of the town. Travel along Highway No. 4 till Km. 331-332, then turn right and drive for another 8 kilometers. Dong Mafai Waterfall
Dong Mafai Waterfall
Dong Mafai Waterfall
Location : Kui Buri District
Dong Mafai Waterfall is beautiful waterfall with cascading through 15 tiers and is the origin of the Kui Buri River, which during August to December has a lot of water. The most beautiful tiers are from the 8th to the 15th. The 14th is a large cliff with a waterfall dropping down to the basin below, being a height of 10 meters. Several of tiers flows down to crystal clear pools ideal for swimming.
Administered by : Kui Buri National Park
Hotels : Hotels in Kui Buri Area
Khlong Khao Daeng
Location : Kui Buri District
Khlong Khao Daeng
Khlong Khao Daeng
Khlong Khao Daeng is one popular place for cruising to admire the scenery and various kinds of animals in the mangrove forest ecology. Moreover, Khlong Khao Daeng is a picturesque route for kayaking by nature and outdoor activity lovers too. Tourists can rent a boat from Khao Daeng and Bang Pu villages and board at the pier in front of Wat Khao Daeng. The cruise will go along the canal for 3-4 kilometers. The boat will take a shortcut through a mangrove forest to Ban Khao Daeng fishing village of nearly 100 years old. An array of fishing boats of bright colors berthing at the pier can be seen against the clear blue sky. The boating route terminates at the estuary before returning along the same route, taking a total of 1 hours. The ideal time of the day for boating is during 4.00-5.00 pm. when it is not hot and a scenic view of the setting sun can be admired.
Administered by : Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Pha Ma Hon Waterfall
Location : Kui Buri District
Pha Ma Hon Waterfall is a three tiered waterfall with clear water flowing vigorously throughout the year. At its centre lies a large basin where there are a lot of plants such as various kinds of ferns, and palm trees. It is suitable for trekking to study the nature and relax.
Pha Sawan Waterfall
Location : Kui Buri District
Pha Sawan Waterfall is originating from Kui Buri River and located about 7 kilometers from the National Park’s Headquarters. The waterfall has 5 tiered by 5th tier is the most beautiful and measures approximately 7 meters high.
Administered by : Kui Buri National Park
Tham Kaeo
Location : Kui Buri District
Within Tham Kaeo (Kaeo Cave) lie glittering stalagmites and stalactites. It is very dark inside and quite dangerous because there is a very deep abyss. A lamp and a leading officer of the national park are obligatory

How to get there: Tham Kaeo is at the Hup Chan Valley, 16 kilometers from the Office of the National Park to Bang Pu village. Turn left passing the shrimp farm until the end of the dirt road and walk further to the entrance of the cave.
Administered by : Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Hotels : Hotels in Sam Roi Yod Area
Tham Sai
Location : Kui Buri District
Tham Sai (Sai Cave) gets the name from the Sai tree which stands at the first part of the cave. Tham Sai has various spots of stalagmites and stalactites but inside the cave is quite dark. Tourists can rent a lamp or a flashlight from the locals at Khung Tanot village. Interesting spots in the cave are Bokkhorani pond, a stalagmite and stalactite room, a room of seven-colour curtains, dry waterfall, the statue of Ta Oep, the first person who discovered this cave, Noina pond, and a stone in a dome shape.

How to get there: Tham Sai is in the Khung Tanot village, 9 kilometers from the Office of the National Park. Parking can be done in the compound of the village near the foot of the mountain and walk further up to the cave for approximately 280 meters.
Administered by : Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Huai Yang Waterfall
Location : Thap Sakae District
Huai Yang Waterfall
Huai Yang Waterfall
Huai Yang is a small 7 tiered waterfall near the office of the Huai Yang National Park. The most beautiful is 5th tiered and other layer can relaxation due to its beautiful scenery and interesting nature study route.
Administered by : Huai Yang Waterfall National Park
Khao Lan Waterfall
Location : Thap Sakae District
Khao Lan Waterfall is beautiful waterfall with consisted 7 layer for relaxing and swimming.

How to get there: Take Highway No. 4 (Phetchakasem Road) until passing the crossroads at Huai Yang Sub-district Police Station to the south for 13 kilometers. Make a U-turn and keep left at the Udomnan Plaza Market. Turn left into Khao Lan Phuk Tabaek Road for 13 kilometers.
Administered by : Huai Yang Waterfall National Park
Kha On Waterfall
Location : Thap Sakae District
Kha On Waterfall or Thap Mon is a beautiful 9 tiered waterfall surrounded by plentifully forest of Tenasserim Hills. Admiring the waterfall takes approximately 1 hour.

How to get there: Kha On Waterfall is located 60 kilometers from the Office of the National Park to the south, near the border with the Union of Myanmar within the area of Bang Saphan District.
Administered by : Huai Yang Waterfall National Park
Pa Khao Luang
Location : Thap Sakae District
Pa Khao Luang is plentiful forest comprises the Tenasserim Range, that complexly has created a forest which is the source of the Huai Yang River. There is a steep cliff bordering Thailand and the Union of Myanmar. Trekking admirers can walk up to the Khao Luang summit for a distance of 7 kilometers or 5 hours. The highest summit is 1,251 meters high and is a viewpoint where the Tenasserim Range can be splendidly witnessed.

How to get there: From Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan, go to the south along Phetchakasem Road to Km. 350-351 where there is a crossroads. Turn right into the Office of the National Park for 7 kilometers.
Administered by : Huai Yang Waterfall National Park
Khao Daeng Viewpoint
Location : Sam Roi Yot District
Khao Daeng Viewpoint
Khao Daeng Viewpoint
Khao Daeng Viewpoint is very popular place for admire the scenery of the sunrise and the best time to visit is from 5.30 to 7.00 am. Because the surroundings will has the most beautiful. Visitors can admire the view of Khao Sam Roi Yot, S
am Phraya Beach and houses. At the foot of Khao Daeng, there is a tourist information centre.

How to get there: Khao Daeng Viewpoint is situated at Ban Khao Daeng on the summit of Khao Daeng. Walk from the Office of the National Park about 500 meters or drive to Khao Daeng village until reaching the crossroads on the left and then visitor must walking for approximately 725 meters to the hill.
Tham Phraya Nakhon
Location : Sam Roi Yot District
Tham Phraya Nakhon is a large cave whose ceiling has a chimney letting sunlight pass through. The distinguish point of this cave is “Phra Thi Nang Khuha Kharuehat”, a cruciform-plan pavilion, the pavilion is the most outstanding spot of this cave and is also the symbol of Prachuap Khiri Khan at present. The pavilion constructed during the reign of King Rama V on his royal visit on 20 June, 1890. Tham Phraya Nakhon
Tham Phraya Nakhon
The pavilion was built by His Royal Highness Prince Khachon Charatwong in Bangkok. Later, it was taken to be reconstructed here by Phraya Chonlayut Yothin. King Rama V came to attend the ceremony of raising the Chofa, the Naga - shaped gable finial himself. On the stone wall on the right side are inscribed two large distinguish white royal initials of King Rama V and King Rama VII.

How to get there: Tham Phraya Nakhon is 500 meters from Laem Sala beach and 17 kilometers to the north of the Office of the National Park. Tourists can travel by renting a boat from Bang Pu village. Restaurants are provided at Bang Pu beach. It takes 30 minutes and costs 250 Baht a boat for 8 persons. Otherwise, walk across Khao Thian for a distance of 530 meters. From the beach there is a path leading up to the Phraya Nakhon Cave. Along the way lies a trapezoid pond constructed with burned bricks with a width of 1 meter and a depth of 4 meters, called Bo Phraya Nakhon.
Thung Sam Roi Yot
Location : Sam Roi Yot District
Thung Sam Roi Yot
Thung Sam Roi Yot
Thung Sam Roi Yot is a large fresh water pond covered with plants such as giant reeds and slender sedges so this place is a residence of a variety of migratory birds such as egrets, cormorants, common moorhens, purple herons, purple swamp hens, etc. Cruising to admire the nature on a punting boat, canoeing, bird watching, take a photos or, doing research can be done. The suitable period is during November to December because there will be plenty of birds and lotuses. Thung Sam Roi Yot located in the west of the national park.
Administered by : Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Pa Khao Chao
Location : Pranburi District
Pa Khao Chao is the plentiful forest with many of butterflies, which located in western of Pranburi District. Interesting attractions consist of Namtok Phraek Takhro, Namtok Phraek Talui, Namtok Inthanin, Namtok Huai Kop, the Karen hilltribe village, a route through local farms and the Phran Buri Dam. Some parts of the forest are steep suitable for four-wheel drive vehicles and adventure lovers.

How to get there: Pa Khao Chao is located at Khao Chao Sub-district. Take Phetchakasem Road until reaching nearly 253 kilometers, go for approximately 4 kilometers to the similar way as Khao Chao Reservoir.
Contact : Tel. 0 3262 3122
Hotels : Hotels in Pranburi Area
Pranburi Dam
Location : Pranburi District
Pranburi Dam is earthfill dam obstructing the Pranburi River, which is the river stretching approximately 65 kilometers for the agricultural area of Pranburi, Kui Buri and Mueang Districts. The dam is a valley with beautiful scenery with the ridge of the dam is 1,500 meters long, 8 meters wide and 42 meters high.

How to get there: Pranburi dam is situated at Nong Ta Taem Sub-district, Km. 253, 12 kilometers from the entrance to Phetchakasem Road and 20 kilometers from the Pranburi District Office.
Khao Thong Chai
Location : Bang Saphan District
Khao Thong Chai
Khao Thong Chai
Khao Thong Chai has the great viewpoint of Ban Krut Beach. From the hill top, the panoramic of the bay and a line of coconut trees stretching as far as the eye can see can be admired also the beautiful sunrise and sunset. In additional, this place is the enshrining place of ‘Phra Phuttha Kitti Sirichai’ or is locally called as ‘Luangpho Yai’, a Buddha image in the posture of meditation in the Gandhara style of art and also situated the Prince of Chumphon Shrine, highly revered by the fishermen.
Huai Nam Sap Forest Park
Location : Bang Saphan District
Huai Nam Sap Forest Park is only place in the province to admirable the red-orange blossoms of Po Khao (known among the locals as Kasalong), which a plant is in the Sterculiaceae Family, in the month of February. If you want to see the flower, you can walk to the hill top which takes approximately half an hour. There are also many caves to be visited within the Forest Park.
Contact : Tel. 0 3269 0431
Sai Khu Waterfall
Location : Bang Saphan District
Sai Khu Waterfall
Sai Khu Waterfall
Sai Khu Waterfall is a medium waterfall and beautiful waterfall in Prachuap Khiri Khan. The waterfall comprises 9 picturesque tiers and it has water all year round. The most beautiful one is the 5th tier which features a wide cliff where two large banyan trees (Sai trees) grow and hence, the name of the waterfall. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, tiers are not so large and good for relaxing and swimming. Here, the water cascades for nearly 30 meters onto stones and down to the pool before flowing further down to become the 4th tier, which has shady surroundings and an atmosphere ideal for relaxing and swimming. Above the 5th tier, there is a large stone terrace with water flowing along a stone channel for some 50 meters and forms the 6th tier of the waterfall. The stone terrace of the 6th tier is a scenic viewpoint and accessible by climbing up the rather steep and damp cliff using hanging tree roots, which is ideal for adventure lovers. A number of wildlife can also be encountered around the waterfall.

How to get there: Sai Khu Waterfall is located at Moo 6 Ban Khao Kaeo, Thong Mongkhon Sub-district, approximately 20 kilometers from town to the west of Phetchakasem Road in the area of the Tenasserim Range. Follow Phetchakasem Road to Km.404, approximately 8 kilometers beyond the Bang Saphan Intersection and turn into Highway 3196 toward Ban Pong Ko for some 11 kilometers.
Contact : Tel. 0 3269 0431-2
Khao Krailat
Location : Hua Hin District
Khao Krailat
Khao Krailat
Khao Krailat is the steep hill and located near Khao Takiap. It gets the name from a temple located there which belongs to a Buddhist denomination originally founded by King Rama IV. The temple showcases a vast collection of Buddhist images dating back several hundred years ago.
Pa La-u Waterfall
Location : Hua Hin District
Pa La-u Waterfall is very beautiful waterfall with 11-tiered rock waterfall, which located in the densely verdant forest in the area of Kaeng Krachan National Park. Tourist will found with various kinds of birds and butterflies, especially in the morning. Some levels of the waterfall can be reached along a trekking trail parallel to the stream. The best time to watch butterflies is from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. In addition, visitors may be able to spot wild animals and several species of rare birds. The best time to visit the fall is from November to April when the fall is at its most beautiful.

How to get there: From Hua Hin Market, there is an intersection on Phetchakasem Road to the west. Take Highway No. 3219 to the end of the road for approximately 63 kilometers. Turn right into Fa Prathan village and continue further for 4 kilometers.
Contact : Tel. 08 7161 2922
Administered by : Kaeng Krachan National Park