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Hi folks

Has anyone any opinions on Pranburi?

I had a friend stay there recently and he said it was lovely.

Still stuck in burning CM right now but will be upping sticks once all this is over, even of I can't sell my house I will rent

Many thanks

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quiet, (very) windy beach, (very) thai high street

 

have a tesco and some big box stores, near to hua hin (20km) if need something extra

 

no bar scene but have a kite board scene

 

air pollution AQI 150+ Nov-Feb

 

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Lots of sand flies noted when I was there. Rather desolate... 

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My wife & I have stayed there a couple of times, and we enjoyed it. It was quiet and the people were friendly.  My impression is that you should have your own wheels in order to get around easily.  We aren't into the bar scene, but didn't notice much activity in that regard.

Good luck!

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Pak Nam Pram is better, it's located on the beach. Has lotus 7/11 etc and only 10/15 minute drive to Pranburi. Quite a few expats with beach restaurants bars....although probably shut or restricted at present. House rentals from about 10k. Great breeze off the sea and popular with kite boarders....Hua Hin 30 minutes or so. Spent fair bit of time their visiting friends and always felt relaxed.

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It's has a backwater feel, long may it stay that way. It's lost a lot of it's charm, with the coastal road, so my SO tells me. Originally the forest used to come down to the beach - she had a traditional Thai massage business there for a while. Tends to attract the more affluent.

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I like it. At one point we thought about moving to the Sam Roi Yot beach area just south of Pranburi. Very quiet, long beaches, good retirement area. Tourism low level compared to Hua Hin. But if I were going to move down that way I'd probably choose Prachuap town. 

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Pranburi is a small town. There is nothing really much to do there. But if you are there visit the Thanarat Camp or the walking street market on Saturdays in front of the Railway station (the latter might be closed now due to the corona circus). You might consider to live at Pak Nam Pran which is a nice little fishing village with one of the biggest fishing ports on the coast. Go along the coastal road to Khao Kalok. Quiet and nice atmosphere...

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