Prachuap Khiri Khan Travel Guide :
| Located on the Kra isthmus near Gulf of Thailand coast, Prachuap Khiri Khan is an interesting tourist destination with beautiful beaches and mountains. This province is located in the central part of Thailand. It offers tourists with luxurious beach resorts, beauty spas, lofty mountains, national parks and exotic birds. More...
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park was Thailand's first national park located at the coast. It was declared a national park in 1996 and covers an area of 98.8 square kilometers.
The topography of the park is high limestone mounts with a marshy beach and shallow saline water pond. The park has a flat area which has stagnant water right round the year. This area is a freshwater marsh called Thung Sam Roi Yot and covers and area of 36.8 square kilometers.
The name of the park can be translated into the Mountain with Three Hundred Peaks. This name comes from the gray limestone mountains that rise majestically from the Gulf of Thailand attaining a maximum height of 605 meters. The mountains are wooded but there is a freshwater marsh as well as saline coastal habitat that are highly conducive to the ecology of the area.
There are many attractions in the park, including sandy beaches, caves, mountain viewpoints, offshore islands, estuarine and mangrove habitats, and forest trails. This ends up making Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park one of the most interesting and attractive parks in Thailand. More....
Chong Krachok Hill
Chong Krachok Hill literally means mirror tunnel mountain in Thai language. It is so named because of a natural orifice that is present near the peak of hill and this orifice allows sunlight to penetrate through and it seems as if the sky is reflected inside the mountain. On top of the hill Thammikaram Temple, also known as Wat Khao Chong Krachok, is located. Around 395 steps lead to this temple which enshrines the footprints of Lord Buddha. Chong Krachok Hill is famous for this temple, which is highly revered by the people.
Chong Krachok Hill should be climbed either in the morning or late afternoon. Thammikaram Temple provides a scenic view of the north and south coasts. Be prepared to be awed by the beautiful panorama of Ao Prachuap Bay. You can even access the tunnel where the sunlight penetrates and it feels like the sky has come down to earth. You can access this tunnel through the temple. More...