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Places of Interest around Prachuap Khiri Khan Province

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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, are enshrined.

 

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.

 

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