Prachuap Khiri Khan Province and Tourist Attractions
Prachuap Khiri Khan Is another province that has many interesting tourist attractions Both temples, waterfalls, national parks Are all places that should be worth visiting In addition, Prachuap Khiri Khan province Is a famous tourist province Which is a large door connecting the central and southern regions Extending along the Gulf of Thailand When traveling to Prachuap Khiri Khan, they have to go to Hua Hin beach which is actually a province that has many beautiful places to wait for tourists like us to experience
1. Klai Kangwon Palace (พระราชวังไกลกังวล)
Address: Hua Hin Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Open daily : 09.00 AM – 09.00 PM
This 83-year-old “Klai Kangwon Palace” was formerly the personal residence built by King Prajadhipok (King Rama VII) in 1926 on his privy purse and given to Queen Rambai Barni. The designing architect was Mom Chao Itthithepsan Kridakorn, the chief of the Silpakorn Sathan at that time.
– Phra Tamnak Piam Suk is a Spanish-style two-storey building with a high tower used to be the residence of King Prachadipok and Queen Rambai Barni. At present, it is the summer palace of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit.
– Phra Tamnak Noi was the residence of Prince Svasti Sobhana and Princess Abhorn Barni. The parents of Queen Rambai Barn preferred to stay at this boiling during their visit to Hua Hin. It was also the residence of Princess Srinagarindra.
– Phra Tamnak Pruk Kasem is a mixture of Thai-modern style building featuring the bedrooms, the dining set, and the bathrooms, as well as other rooms on the first floor. Currently, this residence hall serves as a summer residence to the Crown Princess Sirindhorn.
– Phra Tamnak Oep Prem Em Pridi is the residence for every member of the royal family. This single-storey twin building is located almost on the same level as the ground floor and was constructed in a bungalow style, especially for the seaside.
On August 1, 2013, His Majesty the King and the Queen visited to stay at Phra Tamnak Piam Suk, Klai Kangwon Palace, Hua Hin, Prachuabkirikhan. Along the way to the palace, there were a lot of the people came to welcome His Majesty the King and the Queen and they also want to know the background of this palace.
This 83-year-old “Klai Kangwon Palace” was formerly the personal residence built by King Prajadhipok (King Rama VII) in 1926 on his privy purse and given to Queen Rambai Barni. The designing architect was Mom Chao Itthithepsan Kridakorn, the chief of the Silpakorn Sathan at that time. King Prajadhipok named this palace as “Suan Klai Kangwon” in with the royal palace’s symbol, referring to a garden far from any concerns. It took 3 years (1929) to complete the construction.
2. Prayanakorn Cave (ถ้ำพระยานคร) / Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาสามร้อยยอด)
Khao Sam Roi Yot is a marine national park in Kui Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand. It covers 98.08 km², of which 20.88 km² are marine areas. The park was established in 1966, and was the first coastal national park of Thailand. The park includes Thailand’s largest freshwater marsh.
Phraya Nakhon Cave is located within Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. The beauty of this place is The ceiling of the cave looks like a hollow in which the sun shines. Inside the cave there is a pond called “Bo Phraya Nakhon” is also available. “The Mansion Hall of the Throne” was built during the reign of King Rama V, which Chao Phraya Nakorn had discovered during the reign of King Rama V and later many other kings. Also proceeded to this place as well
3. Plearnwan (เพลินวาน)
Address: 4/90-95 Phet Kasem Rd, Tambon Hua Hin, Amphoe Hua Hin, Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Hours: Monday 9AM–9PM
Recreated retro village offering quaint shops & eateries, plus charming, colorful accommodations.
Plearnwan is a place to enter and absorb the atmosphere of the retro style. Arose from the intention to be a center of happiness And learning the roots of the traditional lifestyle in yesterday, according to the slogan “Play and Learn in yesterday” by Plearnwan, was created as a living retro-commercial district Inside, there are more than 40 different shops to enjoy, including restaurants, cafes, clothing stores, grocery stores and classic tape stores.
Everything began from the interests and beliefs Phattra Sahawat, Koy , who appreciated the lifestyle of the people back in the old days where they stick together as a community, living with respect full of laughter, smiles and happiness.
Plearnwan wants to bring all the visitors back to the atmosphere of living in the good old days. It is more than decorating the fixtures to be just like an old town or just putting some vintage or antique furniture. Plearnwan is a place where people can actually senses the difference. It is not just a venue seeking to make profit, but Plearnwan is a place that returns the happiness to the community. They drive the community so that people can sustainably live in any circumstances and that their children have jobs which brings a better future.
Plearnwan offers interactive experience on the community’s lifestyle. Plearnwan is divided into 4 zones which are;
ZONE 1: This area represent the ‘front house’ to welcome everyone. Photographs are usually taken here and there is an area nearby where people can sit while sipping their 100% Thai coffee from the local café. Next to this is an area full of traditional Thai desserts. Kanom Krok, Yok Manee, Kanom Tokyo, many of these are very rare to find in the marketplace nowadays but you can certainly find them here. In this very same area you will also find a noodle restaurant and a toy store.
ZONE 2: This zone is definitely for those who loves to browse around. It consists of more than 40 retail shops and restaurants. Our hotel, Piman Plearnwan is located on the upper deck of our entire second zone. This hotel reflects the lifestyle of the old community. The exterior and interior designs will take you back to the classic time.
Consists of 20 rooms which are unique in style and character. There are two room types, classic and deluxe. We offer rooms that are designed for easy wheelchair access, and all of our rooms are pet-friendly. We proudly present our Thai classic style bathrooms, where you ladle out water to bathe yourself from a “Toom” (traditional Thai giant earthenware jar). We are the only place that offers a heated “Toom” so our customers can enjoy either cold or warm water. Moreover, all rooms have free access to the lounge with unlimited snacks and drinks. We also offers customized private functions eg. Retreat, outings, meetings, celebrations for small and medium size group. Everything was built to make every customers happy.
ZONE 3: This is an area reserved for activities. The events are changed from time to time. The ongoing theme is a temple fair, which is similar to a carnival fair and consists of many games such as can throwing, balloon and dart, duck pond game, etc. to create liveliness and entertain the customers that visit Plearnwan.
ZONE 4: This is zone began from the intention of supporting Thai products and designers. We offer a selected shop that carries Thai designers’ items ranging from clothes and accessories to handmade ceramics. Moreover, we have a mini supermarket that carries Thai products – snacks, food, personal items, etc. made by the local community.
For those who are interested in experiencing the old lifestyle of the local community, to learn how to live in simple happiness, please join us at Plearnwan, located on Petchkasem Road (Bangkok inbound side) between Soi 38 and 40, opposite Klai Kangwon Palace, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan. Open from 9.00 – 21.00 o’clock
4. Ko Thalu (เกาะทะลุ)
Koh Talu is located in the Gulf of Thailand. In Sai Thong Sub-district Bang Saphan Noi District Is a source of diving for coral reefs and various aquatic species There are two famous dive sites, Ao Kruat and Thian Bay. Visitors will be thrilled with exotic fish. Various coral species such as coral reefs, staghorn coral Maybe that might have seen a big tiger clam. That you must be stunned sure
5. Wat Huay Mongkol (วัดห้วยมงคล)
Address: Thap Tai, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Huai Mongkhon Temple is a temple in Hua Hin district.
Huay Mongkol Temple is a statue of Luang Pho Thuat, the largest in the world. Originally called “Huay Khot Temple”, located in Ban Huay Kot community, Thap Tai Subdistrict, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province Later, His Majesty the King His Highness gave a new name from Huai Khot to Huai Mongkhon, due to the time he came to this temple. From the dirt road to the paved road By granting the name as the name of the temple
Subsequently, Phrakhru Phatsarasworapinij Or Phra Ajarn Phairot Papassas, the current abbot of Huay Mongkol Temple Which is a developer who has a good morality and is respected by people in Ban Huay Mongkol community And General Wiset Kong-Uthai Kul, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, has a plan to create the “Luang Pho Thuat”, the largest in the world, to be a royal charity. On the auspicious occasion of the sixth anniversary of His Majesty the King’s birthday, including the dissemination and succession of Buddhism, as well as being a sacred place of worship and a reliance on the minds of Buddhists.
With the story of the miracle of Luang Por Thuat Buddhists in the south have long respected. And well known Therefore creating cooperation from many organizations, both public and private, in the creation of a replica of Luang Por Thuat, the largest in the world by Queen Sirikit Queen Proceeded to observe Pour Thong Lo, Luang Pho Thuat, on August 27, 2004, and gave royal permission to the committee to create a summon of the monogram under the statue of King Pho Thuat. Luang Pho Thuat, the largest in the world, has a lap size of 9.9 meters wide and 11.5 meters high on a 3-storey high base. The ground floor is 70 meters wide and 70 meters long. The base is also a large hall for religious practice. Missionary Day
In addition, at this Huay Mongkol temple, there is also Luang Pho Thuad stepped on the fresh sea water and carved from a large golden Takiantan over a thousand years old. Buried in the sand under the Yom River Phrae province is more than 10 meters deep. Villagers believe that the tree that has a high core 1 creep will have a presence in order to protect and protect people. When bringing the Takianthong tree to make an idol For example, the sheep are Luang Pho Thuat, stepping on the fresh sea water, so there is a sacred and sacred right Inspires everyone to experience happiness, prosperity and disease
Huai Mongkhon Temple, one of the important temples of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province Is enshrined as a statue of Luang Pho Thuat The world’s largest As well as being a devotee of Buddhists and tourists No matter who travels to Prachuap Khiri Khan Must come and pay homage to each other Especially during the holidays People will be very special. And may find parking difficult But that doesn’t hinder the faith of all Buddhists.
6. Rajapakdi Park (อุทยานราชภักดิ์)
Address: Nong Kae Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Ratchaphakdi Park, which is occupied 222-rai area, is in the boundary of Royal Thai Army, A. Hua Hin, Prachuap Khirikhan. The huge monuments of King of Siam are standing there for people to glorify and recognize the honor of seven Kings of Siam. The 13.9-meter high monuments in standing posture made from bronze metal.
Ratchaphakdi Park is the place where the seven monuments of the Kings of Siam are located. The wide quad is available.
History: Ratchaphakdi Park is the historical site situated in T. Nong Kae, A. Hua Hin, Prachup Khiri Khan where the seven monuments of King of Siam are located. King Rama IX named the place “Ratchaphakdi Park”. The place is established from the loyalty and respect to the honor of the Kings of Siam. On 26 September 2015, this park was opened officially by King Vajiralongkorn (Prince Vajiralongkorn at that time) and Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha.
Purpose of creating
1. To honor and honor King of Siam From past to present That made great contributions to the nation Which leads to prosperity and solidarity of the Thai nation until today
2. To be used as a place for performing important ceremonies of the army And certifying important people from abroad on the occasion of an official visit to the Army
3. To be used as a tourist attraction and historical learning source For the army and family of the army Including military students As well as the general public, both Thai and foreigners Entered a field trip and learned about Thai national history Which will lead to the creation of consciousness in the grace of the monarchy that has a Thai population
His Majesty the King His Highness Granting royal permission for the army to create
“The royal monument of King Burapha, King of Siam”, ready to build a historical park
By His Majesty the King Bestowed the name “Rajapakdi Park” which is a park built with loyalty to the King And to honor and honor His Majesty the King of Siam
1. King Ramkhamhaeng (Sukhothai period)
2. King Naresuan (Ayutthaya period)
3. King Narai (Ayutthaya period)
4. King Taksin (Thon Buri period)
5. King Bhumibol Yot Fah Chulalongkorn (King Rama I of Rattanakosin)
7. King Rama V (Rama IV of Rattanakosin)
6. King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V of Rattanakosin)
Which all of them made great contributions to the nation
Area and conceptual framework for building
The Army will proceed to create Rajapakdi Park Within the area of the Army, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province With a total construction area of 222 rai, which is an overview of the Rajapakd National Park There will be 3 major key structures consisting of
Part 1: His Majesty King Burapha, the King of Siam, honoring the King from each period since the Sukhothai period Until Rattanakosin Which each name is evident to both Thais and foreigners, including King Ramkhamhaeng the Great King Naresuan the Great King Narai the Great King Taksin the Great King Rama I, the Great Sky, the Great World King Rama V And King Chulalongkorn Use about 5 rai of land, in the form of royal monuments. Will be built in the manner of standing posture The average height is not more than 13.8 meters. Casting with bronze metal outside.
Part 2: Multi-purpose yard With an area of approximately 61 rai, used for performing important ceremonies of the army And certifying important people from abroad
Part 3: Museum Building Or the historical exhibition room By researching, collecting and making royal records and important royal duties of Burapha Thai king From the Sukhothai period to the Rattanakosin period By going to build the area at the bottom of the monument base
The remaining area of 128 rai will be the surrounding landscape. And the construction of public utilities to facilitate
Rajapakdi Park is a historical park. Located at Nong Kae Subdistrict, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province The location of the royal monument of The former Thai King, 7 His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Bestowed the name “Rajapakdi Park” which is a park built with devotion and to be honored and honored by the King of Siam by the King Mahawacharakon Bintornthep Thep Yuangrang While holding the rank of Crown Prince Prince Maha Wachira Down Crown Prince Proceeded with Her granddaughter HRH Princess Patchara Kitiyapa He opened the park on 26 September 2015
Located in the Army area, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, with an area of 222 rai, is ready to build a royal monument, a royal palace, 7 figures in a standing position, cast with silver metal, reaching a height of 13.9 meters.
Rajabhakit Park is a sacred place of worship. Please show your respect by dressing properly.
Big statues and Amazing place
Tourist attractions that are important in historical terms That is open to the general public to visit and pay homage to the monarchy His Majesty the King of Siam, 7 His Majesty’s King, Ramkhamhaeng Maharaj (Sukhothai period), King Naresuan the Great (The Ayutthaya period), King Narai the Great (Ayutthaya period), King Taksin the Great (Thon Buri period), King Rama I, the Great Sky (King Rama I of Rattanakosin), King Rama VI (King Rama IV of Rattanakosin) and King Rama V (King Rama V of the City Rattanakosin) is a park built with loyalty to the King. Created to honor and honor His Majesty
7. Ao Manao (Manao Bay) (อ่าวมะนาว)
Ao Manao is another place under the name of the three-bay town of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. In the south of Ao Noi And Prachuap Bay The Ao Manao is about 5 kilometers south of Prachuap Khiri Khan town.
Ao Manao is a popular beach for tourists to relax and swim at the beach of the city. During the holidays, villagers and tourists will come to see the bustle. Currently, Ao Manao is in control of the area in the 5th Fleet. The Air Force is a clean, beautiful, natural beach. Suitable for swimming Opposite the beach is a hat When the water is reduced, the sand dunes appear to be long to be visited. On the top of the hill surrounded by a Buddha image enshrined At the foot of the hill there is a shrine of gods. Southern Mangrove Species Conservation Area Is a local animal that is cute and cute too. And have a restaurant Clubs and services for many types of houses Both townhouse, condominium.
8. Khao Takiap Temple (วัดเขาตะเกียบ)
Address : Nong Kae Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Wat Khao Takiab Located on Khao Takiab Is a beautiful temple There are also sacred things to worship. Wat Khao Takiab also has a view point. Overlooking Hua Hin beach And Hua Hin downtown In addition, the area also has “Monkey Ching” around the area (who do not accidentally feed Because it will crowd you all)
Khao Takiab is a small son. Located at the end of Hua Hin beach. As he was protruding in the sea, there was a temple on him and a large Buddha image was enshrined. It is the symbol of Khao Takiab. It is a beautiful viewpoint of the city of Hua Hin.
The area’s namesake also provides its biggest attractions, Khao Takiab Mountain delivers sensational panoramic views of the area as well as the rare experience of hanging out with gangs of monkeys. Generally the area is an incredibly scenic one, just walking promises great viewing of rural Thailand. Take a stroll along Khao Takiab Bay were you can stop for lunch and admire the glistening ocean and water sport enthusiasts making the most of it. A few temples are within the area, the major one being Wat Huaymongkol, home to a statue of revered Buddhist monk, Luang Phor Thuad.
Khao Takiab is a mountain with two parallel lines and beautiful rocks stretching out to the sea. This is called Khao Takiab, which is a continuation of Hua Hin beach. And the foothills of the northern mountain is enshrined. Big Buddha statue facing the sea. The southern part of Takiab beach is connected to Suan Son Pradipat beach. The atmosphere is quite quiet and private. At the top of the hill is the location of Wat Khao Takiab, which is enshrined. And a spot for a beautiful sea view of Hua Hin.
9. Khao Chong Krachok (เขาช่องกระจก)
Address: Ao Noi Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan Prachuap Khiri Khan 77000
Honour where honour is due, the first post of this blog will be devoted to Khao Chong Krachok (เขาช่องกระจก) which might be the most emblematic attraction in Prachuap.
Whether you arrive in Prachuap by road or by train, before you enter the city you’ll notice the hill and the temple on its top. Of course, a visit to Prachuap Khiri Khan wouldn’t be complete without visiting Khao Chong Krachok, so you will most probably be willing to climb it and enjoy the view.
A monastery situated 395 steps up from the foot of the hill north of town, Khao Chong Krachok features a small pagoda and a troop of playful monkeys, with highlight on a panoramic view of the coastline and seascape.
History: Before you start your ascent, you should be aware of two things :You’ll need to climb 396 steps (some other sources say 395, i’ll let you verify by yourself).The hill is the home of a colony of macaques which are not the friendliest monkeys around.That said, there no real danger climbing up there, just avoid to carry food if you don’t want to be surrounded by 10 hungry monkeys trying to rob you. You could also carry a stick to discourage any attempted mugging.I also recommend you to climb the hill at dawn, so as to enjoy the sunrise. If you’re not an early bird, late afternoon is also a good time.
10. Tan Chet Yot Temple (วัดตาลเจ็ดยอด) / Luang Pho To, Wat Chet Yot Temple
Tan Jed Yod Temple is the name of the village of Tan Jed Yod.
Tan Jed Yod Temple Is the temple of Tan Jed Yod village with the same name And the word Tan Jed Yod is supposed to have originated from the seven palm trees That had been cut off during the construction of the Southern Railway in 1957 Highlights of this temple that have been seen since far Is a handsome statue of King Phuttacharn (To Phrom Rays), a large cast of brass The size of the lap is 11 meters wide, 18 meters high, weighing 50,000 kilograms and is considered the largest statue of King Phutthacharn (To Prom Radiation), the largest in the world.
What is interesting in the Tan Jed Yod Temple is The statue of King Phuttacharn (To Phrom Rays), a lap size of 11 meters, 18 meters high, with a total weight of 50,000 kilograms, casting from brass metal into 16 large pieces, which is considered the largest size at this time.
History: Tan Jed Yod Temple Is the name of the location of Tan Jed Yod Village, but the actual temple is located in Salai Subdistrict. The name is probably because the word ‘Tan Jed Yod’ is the name that has been known, which originally had 7 palm trees. Cut during the construction of the Southern Railway before the year 2500, because that Tan Ton Dang Said to the railroad The railroad builders didn’t cut it off. But causing the sugar palm to die by natural means Then cut off. Originally, this temple has a status as Only a monastery around 2500 Luang Ta Mee walked to pilgrimage and set up a monastery. Later, about 3 years, Nimun Luang Ta Udom villagers came to be the bureau. He had expertise in watching the holy water doctor as well as the refuge of the people. Other houses In addition, he built a church and a pavilion, each one behind the crematorium. After this temple was erected as a temple in 1990. After that, Luang Ta Udom was 10 years old and returned to the new monastery. And he stayed at the temple again
11. Hua Hin Night Market (ตลาดโต้รุ่งหัวหิน)
Hua Hin Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Hua Hin Night Market is situated on Decha Nuchid Road (Soi Hua Hin 72). During daytime, it is the normal road for transportation. When the sun goes down, the merchants set tables and chairs and their food stalls. People in Hua Hin regularly come here to have some food and desserts, and buy some stuff.
Hua Hin Night Market is one of the popular tourist sites in Hua Hin where people plan to visit. Thai and foreign tourists know this place as the international food center.
History: At first, this market sold food and cloth as same as other night markets. It occupied 100-300 meters area at the back of the market. Later, it was moved down to the street and the space was managed. In 1997, the market was expanded and handled by the Municipality. For this reason, the numbers of shops increased, which most of them are snack shop, seafood, souvenirs, and cloth shops.