The Prachuap Khiri Khan Province of Thailand, some 285 kilometers South West of Bangkok, is known for its historical attractions and beach destinations. The most popular district of the eight districts of Prachuap Khiri Khan is the Hua Hin. North of Hua Hin is another unspoiled beach, the beach of Cha-Am in Phetchaburi province. The two beaches are said to be the most beautiful in the area. Getting to Hua Hin/Cha-Am is easy.
The Hua Hin and Cha-Am beaches can be easily reached by train, buses and minibuses leaving from Bangkok. The minibuses travel faster than buses and the fare is only slightly higher than bus fare. Of course, you can always take a taxi if you’re prepared to pay more than what you’ll be spending on a bus journey, but even though taxis in Thailand are required to use meters, it is not strictly followed, so you should be prepared to negotiate a price with the driver before taking the ride. The price is just a little less than what you would pay for an airfare, so it’s probably best to just take an airplane if you’re willing to spend anyway. [Read more…]