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Ao Manao
Ao Manao

Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Daily

Operating time: 08.00 - 17.00

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    Wing 53, the Royal Thai Air Force, Tambon Ko Lak, Amphoe Mueang, Prachuap Khiri Khan

    Tel. +66 3261 1017, +66 3261 1031 ext. 2146

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Kategori : Badestrande og laguner

Attraction Details :

 Located in the property of the Royal Thai Air Force, Ao Manao has a clean and beautiful beach. The shore curves like the round shape of a lime, which is the origin of the name ‘Manao’ bay. Two mountain ranges surrounding the bay, Khao Lom Muak and Khao Klong Wan, can be seen from the beach clearly. Ao Manao served as a battlefield between Thai and Japanese armies during World War II. Within the compound of Wing 53 of the Royal Thai Air Force, there is a hero statue, a replica of an air force soldier standing on a propeller, holding a flag and facing seawards. There is also the Wing 53 Historical Park, where a large stone engraved into a battle scene between Thai and Japanese armies is located.  On November 8 each year, the Wing will hold a ceremony to commemorate the bravery of the fallen soldiers. Wing 53 is now known Wing 5. Tourists are welcome to relax and swim in the beach area. There are restaurants, a club and accommodation in various kinds, including townhouses and condominiums. More information is available at Wing 53’s public relations center. Call 0 3266 1087-8, 0 3261 1017 and 0 3266 1031 (60464, 60465, 60484) (Please book one month in advance). Group visitors are recommended to give a notice beforehand. Details are available on website: www.wing5.rtaf.mi.th/home. For lovers of squid fishing, fishing boat for rent can be contacted at Wing 53 canteen. As Ao Manao is located in a military area, restaurants here are not costly and most shops belong to military housewives. Eating choices are various; for example, coffee, deep-fried doughstick, boiled rice, American Breakfast or made-to-order dishes are available in the morning.  

How to reach Ao Manao

By car: from Bangkok drive along Thonburi-Pak Tho Road (Highway No. 35) past Samut Sakhon, then turn right into Petchakasem Road. Drive through Petchaburi (same direction with Hua Hin) into Prachuab Khiri Khan. From Prachuap Khiri Khan Town Municipality, drive southwards along Salacheep Road, then turn right at the T-junction into Highway No. 3167. Drive pass Wing 53 airport for about 15 km, or take the beach road from Ao Prachuap Khiri Kan to Ao Manao. The total distance from Bangkok is 285 km; from Hua Hin 105 km. 

 

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From Mueang Prachuap Municipality, go to the south along Sala Chip Road until reaching the T-junction to Highway No. 3167, and pass the airport of Wing 53 to Ao Manao, a distance of 15 kilometres. Otherwise from Ao Prachuap, take the road along the beach.

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