About Ao Noi in Prachuap Khirikhan
Ao Noi, the small bay of Prachuap, is a peaceful beachfront area with one of the most beautiful temples you are likely to find in Thailand (my personal opinion). The temple sprawls out along the seafront, and also up along the mountain. Visitors can walk around the temple and also explore the cave at the top of the stairs along the mountain side. About half way up is a very old temple, that appears unused now, but is interesting to look around. At the top, the cave is quite deep, so the monks may need to turn on the lighting before you go up. However, if the birds are nesting, visitors may not be allowed to enter. The birds are the kind that make nests for birds nest soup and so are a valuable ‘resident’ of the area.
This area also has a scout camp, fishing pier, and many seafood restaurants, some of which are quite famous in Thailand. The area is still very quiet, but does now have some hotels and guesthouses. It is a great area to ride around by bicycle or motorcycle.