Prachuap Khiri Khan This unpretentious and somnolent provincial capital lies 90 kilometres south of Hua Hin and nestles against a crescent bay ,with a fine beach. The most prominent landmark is a beachside hillock named Khao Chong Kra Chok (Mlirror Mountain) near the provincial office.
The hillock supports a Buddhist shrine on the top, which is reached by a climb of some 390 steps. A tribe of mischievous monkeys inhabit the hillock. The summit affords exhilarating views of the rugged coastline to the north. including Sam Roi Yot, and a splendid view of Ao Manao (Lemon Bay). This beautiful curved bay located on the southern edge of the town, is in the care of the Royal Thai Air Force. It was the scene of a battle between the Thais and the Japanese in World War II .
The City Pillar Of Prachuab Khiri Khan
Prachuab Khiri Khan Past
Prachuab Khiri Khan Today
The total area of Prachuab Khiri Khan Province is 6,357 square kilometers, divided into seven Amphurs or district and one sub-district or Ging Amphur.The districts are Hua-Hin, Pranburi, Ging Amphur Sam Roi Yod, Kui Buri, Muang, Thap Sakae, Bang Sapang, and Bang Sapan Noi, Koa Luk island in Prachuab bay is used to measure the Official sea level for Thailand. The major industries of the province are agriculture fishing, anching and tourism.