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Prachuapkhirikhan is a province in the upper southern Gulf of Thailand.  The province contains the narrowest part of Thailand, 11 km. from the coast of the Gulf of Thailand to the border with Myanmar.  The province has 7 districts.  The interesting place is Klai Kang Won Palace located in the north of Hua Hin with various beautiful species of flowers and lovely seaview.  The palace’s main residence buildings are named Piam Suk, Pluk Kasem, Oep Prem, and Em Pridi.

Travellers can feel the fresh air at Pa La-u Waterfall.  With its greenery forest, you can enjoy this 11-level waterfall and go swimming in the waterfall.  The best season is April – November.

The islands of Prachaukhirikhan are also alluring such as Koh Talu and Koh Sing in Amphur Bang Saphan Noi.  The islands are rich of colorful coral reefs, white sandy beaches.  People can enjoy snorkeling, fishing ,and can even stay overnight. 

Popular local products are shell-made dolls, seashell or coconut shell-made jewelry, basketwork, fresh or dried seafood, dried fruits, dried bananas with honey, and products from aloe vara. 

The well-known event of the province is paying homage to Buddha’s relics in Khao Chong Krajok.  The event is held every 12th of June.  People will pay homage to Lord Buddha’s relics and enclose the pagoda with cloth.  Moreover, they can see the Phrachuap Bay’s view from the mountain in the city’s center.

Credits: www.tourismthailand.org/

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