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Pran Buri. (Need for Click Transport to Pran Buri )


History of Pran Buri. Mueang Pran Buri is a district in the northern part of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, central Thailand.Mueang Pran was a city in the southern cities group of Ayutthaya kingdom. In the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV), the governor of Mueang Pran had full authorised administrative. In 1906 King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) merged Mueang Pran, Mueang Kamnoed Nopphakhun and Mueang Prachuap to a new Mueang Pran Buri and located the city hall at Tambon Ko Lak, now in Amphoe Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan. In 1915 to prevent confusion between the cities' names, King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) changed the name of the province from Pran Buri to Prachuap Khiri Khan, as its center was at the same place as the former Mueang Prachuap. This also kept the name of the town and the Pran Buri river together.

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 44 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Pran Buri covering parts of the tambon Pran Buri, Khao Noi and Nong Ta Taem, and Pak Nam Pran covering parts of the same-named tambon.

Neighboring districts are Hua Hin to the north and Sam Roi Yot to the south. To the west is the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar, to the east the Gulf of Thailand.

Mueang Pran Buri The main water resource of the district is the Pran Buri River. The mangrove forest at the mouth of the Pran Buri River to the gulf of Thailand is protected as the Pran Buri Forest Park. The Pran Buri beaches of the district are a popular     touristic place, still less crowded than those of nearby Hua Hin.

Ao Manao. (Need for Click Transport to Pran Buri )


In area Pran buri district Ao Manao was once a battlefield in World War II between the Thai and Japanese armies. It is a clean beach with nice nature suitable for swimming. Opposite the beach stands Khao Lom Muak. At ebb tide, a long sand bar will appear. At the summit of Khao Lom Muak, there is a replica of the Buddha’s footprint. Moreover, at the foot of the mountain stands a shrine of Chaopho Khao Lom Muak.

Hat Wanakon National Park.  (Need for Click Transport to Pran Buri )


It is a mixed deciduous forest generally comprising sparse woods and various shed-leaf plants mixed together such as Phai Pa and Bambusa bambos Originally, this area was a planted forest, mixed with a natural-grown one, which was just recovered. Fish found are fresh-water fish such as catfish, snake-headed fish, climbing perch, Nile tilapia, and various kinds of sea fish. The beach is 7 kilometres long, lined with Horsetail trees.

Namtok Huai Yang.  (Need for Click Transport to Pran Buri )


Is a small 9-tiered waterfall near the office of the Huai Yang National Park. It is popular for those wanting to relax due to its scenery and interesting nature study route in area Pran buri.

Ko Thalu, Ko Sang, Ko Sing.  (Need for Click Transport to Pran Buri )


Nearby Pran Buri a small islands located close to one another. Geographically, it comprises beaches, mountains and coconut groves with abundant and white sandy beaches such as Ao Muk surrounded by a scenic atmosphere, white sand and a nicely coloured sea and corals.

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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park


Is located in the hinterland of Baan Haad Pran Beach (M and boasts magnificent grey limestone mountains that are rising dramatically from the Gulf of Thailand as well as some picturesque islands. From these features, the park's name of "300 Peaks"       derives. Wildlife includes deer, serow, macaques, slow loris, porcupine, mongoose, linsang and langur, while dolphins can be spotted in the surrounding waters of the Gulf of Siam. Khao Sam Roy Jot National Park includes Thailand's largest fresh water marsh which is a favourite among bird watchers.

More than 300 species of migratory birds break in the fresh water lagoons and mangrove swamps of Khao Saam Roi Yod National Park during August and September. Khao Sam Roy Yot Park is one of only 2 sites in Thailand that support a nesting colony of purple herons. Other recorded birds include pond herons, stilts, painted storks, great and small egrets, Malaysian plovers, and eagles, including the white-bellied eagle, spotted eagle, and the imperial.

Khao Saam Roy Yot also offers quiet white-sand beaches and three notable caves in the limestone hills. Tham Kaew cave, Tham Sai cave, and Tham Phraya Nakhon cave, the last one being the largest one, made up of 2 caverns and a pavilion, which was built in 1896 for a visit by King Rama V to Taam Praya Nakon cave. This pavilion is a spectacular sight when viewed in the early morning when the first sun rays break through the openings in the roof of the cave.

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King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology

This Science Park was established at Wa Ko in 1989 to commemorate King Monkut (King Rama IV), who is regarded as the Father of Thai Science Study. In 1968 the King made a trip to Wa Ko to witness an eclipse of the sun after his astronomical forecast. A science museum with many sections for youth education, an aquarium and a butterfly garden situated in the compound can be visited every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult 20 baht child 10 Baht. The park is located at Km.335 of Highway No. 4, about 12 kilometres from Prachuap Khiri Khan and 4 kilometres along a branch road. Call 0 3266 1098 for more information.  (Need for Click Transport to Pran Buri )