Prachuap Khiri Khan is one of the central provinces of Thailand, and is bordered by Phetchaburi to the north, Chumphon to the south and the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar to the west. The region is generally known just as Prachup is situated 93 km south of Hua Hin and is the gateway to the south of the country, boasting an abundance of beaches, islands, forests and mountains. The main tourist attractions in the region are the natural ones, with many forest parks and an impressive mountain, Khao Chong Krachok, where many stump-tailed macaques can be spotted in the undergrowth. The Pran Buri forest park is a major draw for travelers, with a km of beach and views of the nearby islands. Ao Manao is also worth a visit: the stretch of beach was once a World War II battlefield between Thai and Japanese forces.