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
East: Gulf of Thailand
West: The Union of Myanmar
Distance from Prachuap Khiri Khan city to its
Bang Saphan Noi
Sam Roi Yot subdistrict 45 kms.
How to get there
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 kilometers.
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.
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.