Prachuap Khiri Khan means “town among the mountain chain.” And it is certainly true that its coastal sugar-loaf limestone outcrops at either end of a sandy bay give it a “little Rio” appearance. The local economy relies primarily on fishing; freshly caught seafood can be purchased from a number of good restaurants and stalls along the promenade. This peaceful administrative town has pleasant swimming beaches to the north and south of its main bay. The top of the delightful Wat Chong Kra Chok – perched on one of the surrounding hills – offers the best view of the area. About 200 macaques live on the hill, and every evening they climb to the top to feed from the lovely frangipani trees.