The quotes at the top of this page are from travel blogger Chris Wotton who certainly appreciates Prachuap Khiri Khan (there is a link below to his article) while the "city of pure gold" description is from the Tourism Authority of Thailand web site -- and they should know!
Prachuap is probably best known for being the province that is host to Thailand's oldest seaside resort: Hua Hin, but it has far more to offer than that with over 200 kilometres of coastline along the Gulf of Thailand and several islands in its domain. The province has a mountainous border with Myanmar and near the provincial seat of Prachuap Khiri Khan the distance from the coast to the border is just 13 kilometres and there is a thriving border market there at Darn Sing Korn.
With fine seafood restaurants, a choice of good accommodation
and being just a three-hour drive from Bangkok with a railway link as well, Prachuap is easily accessible and, outside of the tourist hub of Hua Hin, it has remained largely unspoilt and unchanged over the past 50 years or more.
There is an increasing number of small resorts opening along the coast and this is one opportunity that we offer at this web site which features a large plot of land that faces the beach and which is located just to the north of the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan which is now up for sale.
This page presents a wonderful opportunity to invest in Prachuap and to purchase a fenced-in plot of over three rai (1.3 acres) of filled-up land facing a delightful beach and with road access. Please scroll down for more photographs and information.
Prachuap: a province with many attractions
Places to stay nearby:
X2 Resort, Kui Buri
Had Thong Hotel
Evason Hua Hin & 6 Senses Spa
What to see, where to go
"Prachuap Khiri Khan – Beyond words." An excellent article about Prachuap by Chris Wotton in his blog "The World and His Tuk Tuk"
Travelfish.org has good advice here
Here is a "snapshot" of Prachuap at Travellingluck
Lonely Planet offers a good summary here
Amazing Prachuap: "City of pure gold, delectable coconuts and pineapples, delightful beaches, mountains and caves, land of spiritual beauty." Here is the Tourism Authority of Thailand's advice
Among the best in Asia Forbes.com includes Pran Buri in its "Asia's Best Beaches" selection
The full report is at Forbes.com
This prime plot of beachfront land is now up for sale
A small sala marks one corner of this three-rai and one ngarn (approximately 1-1/3 acres)
plot of land overlooking the Gulf of Thailand and located some
10 kilometres north of the provincial capital of Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Access is by a laterite road that runs past the land, linking Thung Mamao and Kan Kradai
(also known as Kan Bandai) railway stations on the main line from Bangkok to the South.
The property faces an unspoilt sandy beach known as Hat Sadet which is ideal
for bathing as it shelves gradually, making it safe for children, while offering
clear panoramic views in all directions. Looking north, the coast stretches away
towards Khao Sam Roi Yord national park and beyond that is Hua Hin, while to the
south there is Ao Noi bay and an island. The scenic bays of Ao Prachuap and Ao Manao are a short drive away.
Looking inland beyond the railway tracks, twin hills rise rapidly to several hundred feet,
providing this part of Thailand's coastline with a tranquility, seclusion
and a level of privacy not found elsewhere.
This property has a full land title-deed (chanote) and has been filled up to the height of
one and a half metres. For any additional information, please contact Khun Raweewan at 086-4600-984
(or +6686-4600-984 if calling from overseas).
How to get there from Bangkok
The province of Prachuap Khiri Khan has over 200 kilometres of coastline,
stretching from the popular beach resort of Hua Hin down to Bang Saphan
close to the border with Chumphon.
The plot of beachfront land featured here is some 290 kilometres
south of Bangkok along excellent roads that enable motorists leaving
the capital to be there in just three hours.
Directions: From Bangkok, take Rama II Road westbound to Pak Tho and
then head south along the main Phetchkasem Highway, passing Phetchaburi, then take the
Hua Hin bypass to Pran Buri.
The turn-off to Kan Kradai is some 10 kilometres before the provincial town
(Muang Prachuap Khiri Khan).
Turn left into route 1034 and follow this paved road for 4.1 kms
and then turn left again opposite Kan Kradai railway station.
Proceed for 1.7 km and then turn right onto a laterite road to cross the railway tracks.
The fenced-off beach-front property is a further 800 metres
on your right-hand side.
Between hills and the sea: The view from a hilltop behind the property facing Sadet Beach (Haad Sadet), which the red arrow points to, and also showing Ao Noi Bay, part of Prachuap Bay (Ao Prachuap) and part of Manao Bay (Ao Manao) beyond.
At left, a close-up of the three-rai, one ngarn property, looking down from above. The picture at right provides perspective with a view of the surrounding area.
The view looking south, towards the fishing village of Ao Noi
The property stretches from the small sala, next to the beach on the left, to the road at right, where a car is parked on the land.
At left, this is the view looking north along the beach towards Kui Buri, while in the picture at right you are looking from the same spot, which is in front of the sala seen above, but facing south, in the direction of Ao Noi and the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan.