Khao Sam Roi Yot: Caves, cliffs, wetlands and shrimp farms
The hourglass-shaped province of Prachuap Khiri Khan extends for some 300 km between the Central Thai Gulf and the mountainous wilderness that forms part of Thailand’s border with Myanmar. It also serves as a figurative bridge, connecting the Central and Southern regions of the country. Though lacking major islands, “Prachuap” is ideal for a long coastal drive.
The province’s most popular destination is, by far, Hua Hin. I’ve grown to like this bustling beach town well enough, but on recent trips I’ve skipped it and ventured into the districts further south, starting with Sam Roi Yot. This is where I begin a series of posts covering some of my favorite mainland coastal areas in Thailand.
Approaching the “300 peaks” from the north.
Start at the beach, of course
I always enjoy a night at Sam Roi Yot Beach, also known as Nom Sao Beach towards the southern end. While it’s not the finest stretch of sand in the province, the low-key vibe and coastal road, which is ideal for bike rides, makes it a worthy spot to relax while preparing for Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park to the south.