Just under a 45 minutes drive south of the beach side city of Hua Hin is the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. It’s an area that is still largely untouched and spared from massive development. So if you love mountains, acres of palm trees and coconut farms or even bands of roving monkeys, Prachuap Khiri Khan you will enjoy.
But it’s not only a place where you’ll find natural beauty. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported through time. Well at least a little. Because the area is largely undeveloped you will see a lot of locals going through their daily lives. And because most live by the coast you will find many small fishing villages with small boats docked by the bay. Freshly caught baskets of squid and dried salted fish line the houses of most locals to be sold to passing neighbors.
Prachuap is not an easy place to get to. You will need a car or perhaps you can hire a driver. But having your own car is the best way to go in my opinion or at least a moped. Hua Hin is the place to go if you need to rent one. And it’s worth it.