The town of the above name is the capital of the Prachuabkirikhan province. It is one of the many tourist destinations in Thailand because of his proximity to Bangkok and all its hotels and resorts. This was a summer retreat for Royalty and kings. Prachuab has in the past which dates back to the days of the Ayutthaya era. The place with time became renowned for its astrological significance. However during the reign of king Rama the Vi Pran Buri was names Prachuab Khiri Khan and was made a province.