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A sleepy seaside town, Prachuap Khiri Khan is a delightfully relaxed place; the antithesis of Hua Hin. The broad bay is a tropical turquoise punctuated by bobbing fishing boats and overlooked by honeycombed limestone mountains – scenery that you usually have to travel to the southern Andaman to find.
In recent years, foreigners have discovered Prachuap's charms and some Bangkokians drive past Hua Hin for their weekends away. But their numbers are still very small compared to better-known destinations, leaving plenty of room on the beaches, at the hilltop temples and in the many excellent seafood restaurants.

Best time to visit

Most of us enjoy clear skies and hot days – the kind that requires a hat and a good supply of sunscreen. If this is the case with you, head to the region between the months of November and April. If you don’t mind a few rainy days though, the odd torrential downpour, and are looking to capitalise on lowered hotel rates, then plan your trip between the months of May and October. 

Check the below table for the general idea of Prachuap Khiri Khan weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.1 25.7 21
Feb 32.6 27.1 22.3
Mar 33.6 28.2 23.6
Apr 34.8 29.3 25
May 34.8 29.3 25.7
Jun 33.6 28.7 25.5
Jul 32.7 27.9 24.8
Aug 33.2 28.2 25.1
Sep 33 27.9 24.8
Oct 32.3 27.4 24.1
Nov 31.7 27.1 23.5
Dec 31.3 26.2 21.9

Prachuap Khiri Khan’s current weather and 7-day forecast

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN WEATHER

Prachuap Khiri Khan can be described as an unspoiled sleepy beach town. Unlike the hot tourist parts of Thailand, the beaches of Prachuap Khiri Khan are not yet fully discovered by the hoard of tourists. The beaches of this town are calm and tranquil, perfect for swimming, snorkeling or sunbathing, away from the choking crowd of Pattaya.

Along with the beaches, the Limestone Mountains are worthy of a visit. The beaches are not so crowded as the rest of the towns of Bangkok and perfect to enjoy the seafood of the area.

1. Start your day with the sunrise of the Prachuap Bay

The rising of the sun from the sea-side of any town in Thailand is indeed an extraordinary experience one can have. The bay is located further north to the famous Ao Manao Beach. Open in the east, the bay gives an excellent vision of the Eastern sky over the sea and the limestone Mountains.

2. Visit the Ao Manao beach

The Ao Manao beach is located near the Wing 5 Royal Thai Air Force. The beach remains clean as it gets cleaned by the Royal Air Force. The limestone rocks rising from the clear water are the specialty of the Ao Manao beach. The north part of the beach is full with deck chairs where you can spend quality time sipping beach cocktails. The beach is also good for swimming or sunbathing. If you are looking for further adventures, you can opt for quad-biking, horse-riding, archery, etc. This beach is mostly favored by the natives of Thailand for their quiet weekend gate-away.

3. Search for some peace and quiet at Ao Noi Bay

If you don’t like the tourist grandeur of the Ao Manao beach of Prachuap Khiri Khan, then take a drive through the bay of Ao Noi. Ao Noi Bay is connected with the Ao Prachuap Khiri Kan Bay. The best time for visiting this bay area is early morning or the late evening, at the time of sunset. The entire area is also good for taking a bike ride. Here, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the ocean and the nearby islets along with the limestone mountains. For those of you up for more adventure, visit the teak temple Wat Ao Noi.

4. A trip to the Wat Thammikaram or Monkey temple

The Wat Thammikaram or Monkey temple gives you an awesome taste of an adventurous trip through a hill full of monkeys. The temple is located at the top of Khao Chong Krajok hill, which gives a 360-degree view of the whole town from the top. The mouth of the staircase which leads to this temple is located at the Sao Noi Road, there are a total of 418 steps which lead to the top of the hill, into the temple. The troop of monkeys live on the way, but enjoy their sight and presence from afar, don’t try to disturb them or to feed them to avoid any unseen attack.

5. Trek to the Khao Lommuak mountain

The hill of Khao Lommuak starts from the Airforce base of Prachuap Khiri Khan. The whole area of Khao Lommuak is preserved for the amazing monkeys of this area. Climbing to the top of Khao Lommuak is not a hardship, just a bit of lengthy exercise. The site opens to the public early morning, so to avoid the direct glare of the sun, you can start early.

6. Climb till Khao Chong Krachok monastery

The Khao Chong Krachok monastery is located at the top of the mountain. The temple is famous for having the footprints of Lord Buddha. You have to climb 395 steps to reach the top of the mountain. The monastery has a small picturesque pagoda. This place is also full of monkeys which you can admire from afar.

7. A visit to the Phraya Nakhon Cave

In a day trip, a visit to the Phraya Nakhon Cave is a must from Prachuap Khiri Khan. It is one of the mysterious landmarks of the country. Stepping into this cave is like stepping into the world of Indiana Jones. The cave is located inside the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. The cave of Phraya Nakhon is mainly divided into two chambers. The sunlight passes through the ceiling of the caves and illuminates the chamber inside. The calm and tranquil atmosphere of the cave can also be termed as mysterious and surreal.

8. A visit to King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology Waghor

King Mongkut Rama IV established this science museum in the year 1989 to showcase his father’s study in the scientific field. One of the main attractions of this science museum is Waghor Aquarium. The other attraction of this place is the butterfly garden.

9. Take a day trip to the Namtok Huay Yang National Park

Apart from the immense beauty of nature, the Namtok Huay Yang National Park has a multi-tier waterfall which is called Huay Yang waterfall. A day trip from the city Prachuap Khiri Khan is enough to admire the beauty of this National Park. You can see the wild animals around the park, like wild boar, leopards, indochinese serow, barking deer, langur, gibbons, porcupines, etc. Apart from the famous waterfall, there are also some other waterfalls, like Bua Sawan Waterfall, Huai Hin Dat Waterfall, Kha Aon Waterfall, and Khao Lan Waterfall.

Budget options

OYO 75314 Mountain Beach 

Add: 1/1, Pitakchart road, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hua Hin, 77000 Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

400 m from Khao Chong Krachok, OYO 75314 Mountain Beach is located in Prachuap Khiri Khan and offers air-conditioned rooms. All rooms feature a TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. The property features a 24-hour front desk.

At the hotel, every room has a wardrobe.

OYO 578 PJ Resort And Snooker Club 

Add: 167 Sukjit rd, Muang Prachuap KhiriKhan77000, 77000 Ban Saen Tawa, Thailand 

OYO PJ Resort and Snooker Club is offering accommodation in Ban Saen Tawa. The 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

The units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and free toiletries.

Speaking both English and Thai, staff at the reception can help you plan your stay.

Prachuap Khiri Khan is 3.3 km from OYO PJ Resort and Snooker Club.

Mid-range options

The Rest Hotel - ประจวบ 

Add: 168/1 Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77000 Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

Situated in Prachuap Khiri Khan, The Rest Hotel - ประจวบ provides 3-star accommodation with private balconies. With a garden, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Free private parking is available and the hotel also features bike hire for guests who want to explore the surrounding area.

At the hotel, the rooms have a desk and a flat-screen TV. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

The Rest Hotel - ประจวบ offers a terrace. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Prachuap Khiri Khan, like cycling.

Staff at The Rest Hotel - ประจวบ are always available to provide advice at the reception.

Prachuap Beach Hotel 

Add: 123 Susek Road Prachuap Khiri Khan City Center, 77000 Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

Situated in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 1.7 km from Khao Chong Krachok, Prachuap Beach Hotel features accommodation with a shared lounge and free private parking. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house has family rooms.

At the guest house rooms include a wardrobe, a TV and a private bathroom.

Prachuap Beach Hotel offers a à la carte or American breakfast.

Prachuap Grand Hotel 

Add: 72 Salacheep Road, Muang Prachuapkirikhan, 77000 Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

Located in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 1.3 km from Khao Chong Krachok, Prachuap Grand Hotel provides rooms with air conditioning. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

At the hotel, each room has a balcony. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower. Guest rooms at Prachuap Grand Hotel are equipped with a seating area and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

Continental and Asian breakfast options are available daily at the accommodation.

Prachuap Grand Hotel offers an outdoor pool.

Deluxe options

Capital O 1008 Golden Beach Boutique Resort 

Add: 113-115 Suanson Road.A. Muang Prachuabkhirikhan, 77000 Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

Located in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Golden Beach Hotel offers rooms with views of the sea or mangrove forest. The hotel features a restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Guestrooms at Golden Beach come with large windows that offer plenty of natural light. All rooms are well-equipped with a refrigerator, TV an en suite bathroom with hot shower facilities.

The hotel provides currency exchange services, while staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with guests’ request.

Laundry and ironing services are also provided.

The restaurant serves a variety of American dishes for breakfast. Fresh seafood is available for dinner.

While the area is not the mostly finely tuned to the pallets and preferred eating habits of the Western traveller, there is a plethora of fantastic local spots that will have you engrossed in the moment, stupefied by the taste sensations, and cueing to get your second plate.

Being a coastal city, the seafood of the area is impeccable. It is also very, very cheap – even by Thai standards. As with anywhere else in Thailand, there are also many markets to grab a smoothie, some typical Thai dishes, and a few interesting desserts. All in all, the food scene is a fantastic mix of non-descript seaside huts, small and informal seafood joints, and colourful vibrant markets.

Pizza Khirikhan

Bong, Pizza Khirikhan's owner, has put lots of love into his tiki-style restaurant. The former location – a beach hut – has been re-created with palm leaves and wood into a tropical getaway in the heart of town. Bong serves customers and makes the tasty pizzas himself, dreadlocks bobbing to reggae tunes. The service isn't fast, but it's kind and personal.

Add: 117 Th Susek

Hours: 4-10pm

Price: mains 120-200B

In Town Seafood

A go-to place for discerning locals, here you can eat streetside under a utilitarian tent while gazing at the squid boats in the bay. Great range of fresh seafood on display – barracuda, crab and shellfish – so you can point and pick if you don't recognise the names on the menu. Service can be slow.

Add: Th Chai Thaleh

Hours: 3-11pm

Price: mains 50-400B

Dtom Leuat Mu

This actual shack on the corner serves just one dish – the namesake 'pig's blood soup', a piquant broth with many pig parts besides the congealed blood thrown in. This restaurant is constantly busy and some street carts sell snacks, like kà·nŏm krók (coconut hotcakes), at the front. It shuts down when it's sold out.

Add: Th Salacheep

Hours: 6am-noon

Price: soup 40B, rice 5B

Rap Lom

Popular with the locals, the pàt pŏng gà·rèe þoo (crab curry) comes with big chunks of sweet crab meat, and the yam tá-lair (seafood salad) is spicy and zesty. On the non-oceanic side of things, there's banana blossom salad.
It's 350m past the bridge on the left fronting Ao Prachuap Beach.

Add: Th Suanson

Hours: 10am-9pm

Price: mains 60-260B

Krua Chaiwat

With good food at low prices, this small restaurant serves a mix of locals and expats. While Thai food is its strength – the đôm yam and curries are quite good – there's also steaks and a few fusion foods like the stir-fried spaghetti with salted mackerel.

Add: Th Salacheep

Hours: 9am-3pm & 4.30-8pm Mon-Sat

Price: mains 40-240B

Tavern Ciao Pizza

Come here for fine pizzas and pasta, as well as fresh bread baked daily and a takeaway selection of cheese and salami. There's a quiet dining area hidden at the back.

Add: Th Suseuk

Hours: 11am-11pm Wed-Mon

Price: mains 160-280B

Night Market

Smallish market serving standard evening meals, including grilled squid. A few vendors stay until the wee hours, but most pack it in around 10pm.

Add: Th Kong Kiat

Hours: 4.30pm-2am

Rim Taley Market

The Oceanside Market isn't very large, but it makes an ideal dinner destination because you can eat your food on the promenade or pier. On Friday and Saturday the few dozen regular vendors are joined by about 200 more as the market morphs into Walking Street, though there's little in the way of artistic or handmade goods on sale.

Add: Th Chai Thaleh

Hours: 4-8.30pm Mon-Thu, 4-9pm Fri & Sat

Grandma's House

Cool cafe on the ground floor of a renovated century-old wooden house. Run by artists, it's a good spot for breakfast, or a coffee, smoothie or chocolate break.

Add: 238 Th Suseuk

Hours: 7.30am-6pm Mon-Sat, to 8pm Sun

Price: mains 39-159B, coffee from 35B

Sweet Freeze

Sweet Freeze's tiny shack doles out refreshing scoops of homemade ice cream in standard flavours like strawberry yoghurt and Belgian chocolate. You can also get waffles and lattes with cutesy foam art. Seating is limited and rather squished, though.

Add: Th Chai Thaleh

Hours: 11.30am-10pm Sat-Thu

Price: scoop 49B

Ty I-House

Khun Suchada took early retirement and has turned her hobby into a small business. She bakes what she feels like, only having a few things available at any one time, like muffins and cake, and sells it from a small table. Her chocolate brownie is excellent.

Add: 235 Th Suseuk

Hours: 8am-3pm Mon-Sat

Price: bakery items 30B

Get in

By car

From Bangkok, there are two routes as follows:

First Route Take the Thonburi–Pak Tho Rd (Hwy 35), passing Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, and turn left into Phetchakasem Rd (Hwy 4), passing Phetchaburi into Prachuap Khiri Khan. The total distance is about 280 km or 3.5 hr.
Second Route Take Phetchakasem Rd or Hwy 4, passing Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, and Phetchaburi into Prachuap Khiri Khan. The total distance is approximately 320 km or 4 hours.

By bus

From the Southern Bus Terminal on Borommaratchachonnani Rd, the Transport Company Ltd offers various daily bus services: Bangkok–Prachuap Khiri Khan; Bangkok–Hua Hin; Bangkok–Pran Buri; and Bangkok–Bang Saphan. Companies providing bus services on the Bangkok–Prachuap Khiri Khan route are the Hua Hin–Pran Tour Co., Ltd., ☏ +66 2 8846191-2 (04:00-22:20), the Phuttan Tour Co., Ltd., ☏ +66 2 4355302, ☏ +66 2 4357414 or Prachuap Khiri Khan Office, ☏ +66 32 611411 (06:00–01:00), the Bang Saphan Tour Co., Ltd., {{phone|+66 2 4355105, ☏ +66 2 8848895 or Bang Saphan Office, ☏ +66 32 691267 or Ban Krut Office, ☏ +66 32 695074 (bus leaves at 07:30 and from Ban Krut at 12:30 There is also a 07:30 bus provided on Saturdays.) For further information, contact the Southern Bus Terminal ☏ +66 2 4351199, ☏ +66 2 4347192, ☏ +66 2 4355605.

For an inexpensive and fast way to go from Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), book the inexpensive daily express bus from Bangkok airport (BKK) to Hua Hin, then hop on a taxi or mini-bus for a ride to the city of Prachuap.

We recommend you check the latest bus schedule and price via rome2rio.com 

By train

From Hualamphong railway station in Bangkok, there are many southbound trains daily passing through Prachuap Khiri Khan. A typical one is the second-class Train 43 to Hua Hin, Pranburi, and Prachuap Khiri Khan, departing Bangkok at 08:05 and arriving at Hua Hin at 11:26, then Prachuap Khiri Khan at 12:28. Fare is 455 baht. For further information, contact the State Railway of Thailand at ☏ +66 2 2204334.

By plane

Nok Air operates a daily flight between Bangkok (Don Mueang, DMK) and Chumphon airport (CJM), the closest airport. Hua Hin has no scheduled domestic air services.

Contact us for the latest flight schedule and price. Or you can check via some online platform such as SkyScanner.com or Kayak.com

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