Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

When traveling in Asia, sometimes the hotel breakfasts are the best ways to sample local food.

This is what we had at our resort in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

After breakfast, we jump into the car and drove to the nearby Kuri Buri National Park.

We made a stop at Yang Chum Lake

Before heading south towards the coast.

Into the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan, we parked the car in front of a temple and crossed the street.

Our goal is to get to this temple on top of the Khao Chong Khrachok hill.

Not a problem. Except…we had to get past these monkeys, who at any time could turn aggressive.

Fortunately, there were vendors selling “monkey food” on the roadside, my friend bought a bag and offered it to them. We were safe to pass 🙂

Although given that it was the middle of a hot day, most monkeys couldn’t be bothered with us anyway.

After climbing 396 stairs to the Thammikaram Worawihan Temple, we were rewarded with a grand view of the sea and the islands around.

We can even get a conqueror’s certificate if we so choose 🙂

When we got back to the car, we found the rest of our group missing. As it turned out the ladies decided to go for a massage while we were labouring up that hill.

A short drive later we were finally reunited with them……I mean, who wouldn’t want a massage in this setting, with the smell of the ocean and that gentle sea breeze😉

And they were already comparing notes on a good lunch spot! I love these people!!

And the winner is…

Lung Mug Par Lord Seafood Restaurant right off the main coastal road.

With its extensive coastline along the Gulf of Thailand, Prachuap Khiri Khan is known for its fresh seafood. Here we had: Crab with chili fish sauce; Fish cake with fried Holy Basil; Catfish egg salad; Blood Cuckles and Grilled Scallops. So fresh, so good.

The people at the restaurant told us of a good dessert place nearby and we had to go check out!

The vendor was ready to close off for the day, but my friends convinced them to make us some shaved ice with whatever ingredients they have left. It was so refreshing that I could have a second and a third. 😍

Just as I thought we were done with our food advanture……Just the next street up is a big produce market.

They sell everything there – fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables, pickles, homemade curry pastes, Thai salads, fresh/grilled seafood, desserts and/or sweet snacks, you name it. So many options! I would be thrilled to have a market like this in my neighbourhood!

We bought mangos, pineapples, jackfruits and longans and went back to our resort for the sunset.

We were still full at dinner time so we took it easy and ordered a few dishes: Fried rice with fermented Sausage; Pa Krapaw Gai – stir-fry Chicken with Holy Basil – and Spicy Seafood salad.

And simply had fruits for dessert.

It was a long day for our guide Hongbao

Who was so nice and cute to accompany us on yet another gorgrous day in the South of Thailand.

Coming up Next: Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand – Continued


12 thoughts on “Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

    1. Actually that was my concern before visiting Thailand. I was afraid that the food would be too spicy, but I was wrong. There are a lot of dishes that are not spicy at all. My friends’ mom and sister are Thai and they don’t eat spicy food, so for each meal we always order something non-spicy with only one or two spicy dishes.

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  1. Thailand is the ultimate foodie paradise! I love the colorful array of delicious food you tried out; I can imagine the wonderful blend of sweet, sour, and spicy in Thai cuisine that’s sure to make your tastebuds explode at the overload of flavors. Wishing you more incredible adventures in the vibrant country!

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  2. I never thought I’d agree with your first line about sampling local cuisine at resorts, but I do! When I was in Phuket, it was raining and flooding so I couldn’t leave the hotel complex. However, the massaman curry I had for dinner there ended up being super fragrant and one of my favourite meals of the trip!

    The view from the Thammikaram Worawihan Temple looks beautiful, btw!

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    1. I know. In the US I never recommend hotel breakfast, but in Asian I’ve had some amazing meals at the hotels. It depends on who’s cooking of course, but wow sometimes it’s better than I look for a restaruant on the street. Plus I got to try food I weren’t going to try otherwise. I love it!

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