Introduction

Prachuap Khiri Khan is located some 281 kilometers south of Bangkok. After the old town was 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 mountains than historical attractions. Hua Hin, its major attraction, is one of Thailand's most popular seaside resorts among overseas visitors as well as Thais. Prachuap Khiri Khan is now divided into 7 districts and 1 sub-district: Amphoe Muang, 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.-

Borders
North: Phetchaburi
South: Chumporn
East:   Gulf of Thailand
West:  The Union of Myanmar

Distance from Prachuap Khiri Khan city to its districts
Bang Saphan                  75 kms.
Bang Saphan Noi           112 kms.
Hua Hin                          90 kms.
Kui Buri                          30 kms.
Pran Buri                        57 kms.
Thap Sakae                    42 kms.
Sam Roi Yot subdistrict   45 kms.

How to get there

By Car
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 other
wise be taken from Bangkok via Buddhamonthon, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan, a total distance of 320 kilometers.

By Bus
Regular buses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Hua Hin and Prachuap Khiri Khan many times daily. Call 435-1199 (air-conditioned bus) or 434-5557-8 (non air-conditioned bus) for more information.

By Train
Trains leave Bangkok Railway Station for Hua Hin 12 times daily and Prachuap Khiri Khan 9 times daily. Please check timetable before traveling at the nearest station or Information Unit in Bangkok Railway Station, Tel: 223-7010, 2237020.

Information provided by Tourism Authority of Thailand

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