Prachuap Khiri Khan is
located some 281 kilometers south of Bangkok. After the old town was abandoned
during the fall of Aytthaya, 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 subdistrict: Amphoe Mung Prachua Khir Khan, Amphoe Bang Saphan,
Amphoe Hua Hin,Amphoe Kui Bri,Amphoe Pran buri, Amphoe Tap Sakae, and King
Amphoe sam Roi Yot..
In addition to plenty of dried
seafood, Prachuap Khiri Khan offers various food products made from
pineapples, coconuts, bananas and aloe vera. Typical “Khomaphat”
printed cotton is a famous souvenir available at Hua Hin.