Things To Do

Namtok Huay Yang National Park

Elephant bath time. This 16-square kilometre-park covers a forested area on the Tanao Si Mountain Range. A 5-layer waterfall, Namtok Huai Yang, near the park office is its main attraction. The highest elevation is the 1,251-metre Khao Luang mountain.

Hat Wanakorn National Park

Swim with the dolphins. 23 kilometres from Prachuap Khiri Khan, this 38-square kilometre park is centred on a fine 7 kilometre-pine-fringed beach. Camping is permitted. Snorkelling around offshore islands, swimming, hiking and bird watching number among major attractions.

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. The science museum has many sections for youth education, an aquarium and a butterfly garden.

Ao Manao

Lying some 5 kilometres south of the town, this beautiful curved bay, was once a battlefield between the Thai and Japanese armies during the Second World War. It is now under the care of the Royal Thai Airforce. Part of the beach is lined with souvenir stalls. The remainder, and the greater part, is tranquil and largely untouched by commercialism.

Khao Chong Krachok

Thai Monkey eating fruit offerings. From the foot of the hill in the north of the town, up 395 steps, sits a highly revered monastery. There is a small pagoda and a troop of playful monkeys. The hill also offers a splendid panorama of the coastline and seascape.

Golf

Horse Riding