The Emblem of Prachuap Khiri Khan

Introduction
     Prachuap  Khiri  Khan  is  located  some  281  kilometres 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:
South:
East:
West:
Phetchaburi
Chumporn
Gulf of Thailand
The Union of Myanmar

Distance from Prachuap Khiri Khan city to its districts
Bang Saphan
Bang Saphan Noi
Hua Hin
Kui Buri
Pran Buri
Thap Sakae
Sam Roi Yot subdistrict
75 kms.
112 kms.
90 kms.
30 kms.
57 kms.
42 kms.
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 otherwise be  taken  from  Bangkok  via  Buddhamonthon,  Nakhon  Pathom, Ratchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan, a total distance of 320 kilometres.

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 travelling at the nearest station or Information Unit in Bangkok Railway Station, Tel: 223-7010, 2237020.