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I posted this here in the Hua Hin local forum, but I'm not sure this is the best location for it:

 

I've had a couple of friends here in Thailand express interest in visiting (or living in) the city of Prachuap Kiri Kan, and they've piqued my curiosity, but I can't seem to find any reference to it here on TV.  I would like to learn about PKK, but every "Local Forum" here references virtually every other province in the country but this one.  Does anybody know if there's a correct place on TV for forum discussions about PKK - or, for the Thai Visa moderators, if maybe there should be?

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Hua Hin is correct forum as PKK is one hour south. Throw some questions out here and see how you get on.

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25 minutes ago, Mahseer said:

Hua Hin is correct forum as PKK is one hour south. Throw some questions out here and see how you get on.

Thanks for that (and I will take your advice accordingly hereafter), but if this is true, shouldn't Thai Visa at least include a reference to the province in the sub-heading for this forum?  I notice that other Local Forums make a note of mentioning all the provinces which are meant to be included in the grouping, but PKK is nowhere to be found.  Don't know if I'm correct in assuming that the TV moderators will pick up on this as a result of this thread, or if I should contact them directly.

 

Basically, I was hoping to stumble across any existing comments from expats about PKK city itself, rather than throwing out loads of question into the emptiness.  😁

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PKK hmm .....Its best avoided!

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Me & the Mrs stayed in PKK for 4 or 5 days last year on our tour around South Thailand, on the surface it appears to be a very nice and quaint place, I have some pics on Facebook somewhere I'll see if I can dig a few up and post on here for reference.

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As mentioned previously, lots of mosqitoes, sand flies, narrow sois and nothing to do or see. 😏

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4 minutes ago, poohy said:

PKK hmm .....Its best avoided!

 

Why would that be !!

I've stopped there a few times, as it's roughly half way between our place and BKK.

I found it to be a nice little town, not too crowded but still a vibrant market/fishing town feel to it.

Great pier and views from the beach road and just south, at Ao Manao, a good beach to swim.

There's a selection of hotels from budget to middle level and a sprinkling of Western style eateries, if that's your thing.

I'm not sure what there is not to like about it, unless you are looking for non-stop nightlife...

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5 minutes ago, poohy said:

PS if you read my address you will have seen i live there and worked the above out

 

I don't tend to study posters details, like location 🙂

But I don't blame you, trying to dissuade the crowds.. Like a lot of places, they are only a few people from being spoilt 

I won't tell anyone else how nice it is there, you're secret is safe...

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Ok being helpful now its a nice place , beautiful countryside and smallish town but not to everyone's taste

 

April to November is very quiet, a bit like gods waiting room can be busy with snow birds and winter holidaymakers other months but in real terms still a quiet town, more or less zero night life

Weekends can be busy with Thais.

Its mainly a government town so has all facilities ..main shops Tesco and a Macro shopping wise anything else its a visit to HH

Plenty of hotels and restaurants (one good foreign one, not sure if its allowed to advertise so contact poster  Mister T)

 

Really its best if a prospective visitor comes for a few days and looks around then decides 

 

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I enjoyed our short stay here, this was on our outward leg of the journey on the way down to Satun along the Andaman coast, we came back up along the Gulf coast and stayed in Hua Hin / Cha Am, not impressed with Hua hin at all. 

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27 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

Why would that be !!

I've stopped there a few times, as it's roughly half way between our place and BKK.

I found it to be a nice little town, not too crowded but still a vibrant market/fishing town feel to it.

Great pier and views from the beach road and just south, at Ao Manao, a good beach to swim.

There's a selection of hotels from budget to middle level and a sprinkling of Western style eateries, if that's your thing.

I'm not sure what there is not to like about it, unless you are looking for non-stop nightlife...

I happen to live in the Pattaya area (4 years now), so I'm familiar with your description above, and that's definitely NOT what I'm looking for.  I moved here primarily as an escapee from the infamous smoky season in Chiang Mai, and I like all the amenities that Pattaya has to offer - with the exception of the nightlife that you describe.  Also, I live at the beach (Jomtien), and I love it - but it would be nice to be able to actually swim in the water without getting sick, which is impossible anywhere around here because of the pollution and street runoff into the ocean.

 

I'm hitting my early 60's, and beginning to feel myself slowing down a bit, enjoying a bit more peace and quiet than I did in the past.  But I'm wondering if PKK would be outright boring.  I hear Hua Hin has all the amenities, but is too often swamped with Bangkok tourists and traffic, which doesn't sound very appealing.

 

So, does PKK have any amenities that a typical Westerner would want (some air-conditioned restaurants, a supermarket catering to Westerners [like Villa Market, say], a hospital with English-speaking staff)?  I guess this was the gist of my original posting.

 

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36 minutes ago, poohy said:

Humour! maybe difficult to understand but there you go

Also we have to keep out/dissuade the Riff Raff

 

PS if you read my address you will have seen i live there and worked the above out

If you want to dissuade the riff-raff, that's a good sign.  😁

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