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Bordered to the north by Phetchaburi and to the south by Chumphon, the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan is where Thailand slims down to its narrowest -- at one point only 11 kilometres separates Burma to the west and the Gulf of Thailand to the east. The province, whose name translates to 'land of many mountains' thanks to the range lying near Burma, boasts a number of beaches and national parks along with a couple of interesting Thai towns.

The provincial capital, Prachuap Khiri Khan, is often sidelined by foreign visitors stopping off in the province's more well known city of Hua Hin further north, or making a beeline for the Gulf islands further south, but if you have the time, it's well worth a couple of nights.

Ninety-three kilometres south of Hua Hin and 176 kilometres north of Read our complete Prachuap Khiri Khan travel guide

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