Places of Interest around Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Pran Buri Forest Park - Pran Buri Forest Park possesses a white sandy beach that
is shady with a 1-kilometre line of pine trees on the east of the park. Moreover,
from the park, the scenery of the sea, are the islands of Koh Singto, Khao Takiap
and Khao Tao. This forest originally began as a royal project under the patronage
of Queen Sirikit.
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park - It comprises high and steep limestone mountains
by the beach and a wet mud plain beach combining with shallow sea, as well as, limestone
islets lined up near the shore, where various kinds of birds reside during November
and February. It was acclaimed a national park on 28 June 1966 as the fourth national
park of the country and the first marine national park of Thailand. There are many
attractions within the park which includes Khao Daeng View Point, Tham Sai, Thung
Sam Rot and Hat Laem Sala.
Khao Chong Krachok - is a small mountain where many stump-tailed macaques reside.
Its entrance is behind the City Hall with 396 steps to the summit, being a height
of 245 metres from sea level. It is the location of Wat Khao Chong Krachok where
a replica of the Buddha’s footprint and the relics of the Buddha, which the King
came to attend its containing ceremony on 12 June, 1958, and planted a Bodhi tree,
Ao Manao - Ao Manao was once a battlefield in World War II between the Thai and
Japanese armies. It is a clean beach with interesting nature suitable for swimming.
Opposite the beach stands Khao Lom Muak. At ebb tide, a long sand bar will appear.
At the summit of Khao Lom Muak, there is a replica of the Buddha’s footprint. Moreover,
at the foot of the mountain stands a shrine of Chaopho Khao Lom Muak.
Hat Wanakon National Park - It is a mixed deciduous forest generally comprising
sparse woods and various shed-leaf plants mixed such as Phai Pa and Bambusa bamboos
Originally, this area was a planted forest, mixed with a natural-grown one, which
was just recovered. Fish found are fresh-water fish such as catfish, snake-headed
fish, climbing perch, Nile tilapia, and various kinds of sea fish. The beach is seven
kilometres long, lined with Horsetail trees.
Namtok Huai Yang - is a small 9-tiered waterfall near the office of the Huai Yang
National Park. It is popular for those wanting to relax due to its scenery and interesting
nature study route.