The Saran Withi Bridge is a popular tourist attraction in the seaside town of Prachuap Khiri Khan on the Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand.
The Saran Withi Bridge is open all hours and admission is free.
About the Saran Withi Bridge
Prachuap Khiri Khan is a relaxed seaside town 95 km south of the better known Hua Hin. Prachuap Khiri Khan doesn’t attract anywhere the number of foreign visitors that Hua Hin does, however, it is very popular with Thai tourists. What attracts Thai tourists is the picturesque coastline, excellent seafood restaurants and relaxed atmosphere. The town centre seafront road is a particularly popular area of the town and this is where the Saran Withi Bridge is located.
Calling the Saran Withi Bridge a ‘bridge’ is not entirely correct as in fact it is a 360 metre long concrete pier with barrier on all sides. The pier is supported on piles of rock at a level not much higher than the surrounding sea.
The Saran Withi Bridge has little practical purpose, but it is a pleasant place to visit. From the end bridge visitors get a great view looking back at the beach front in the centre of Prachuap Khiri Khan. This is somewhere people come to stroll and take pictures, and some local people also fish off the end of the pier. You may not spend more than 20 minutes walking up and down the pier but it is still worth the effort of going to see it.
The most photographed part of the Saran Withi Bridge is its small lighthouse which is beautifully painted in blue and water.
Location of the Saran Withi Bridge
- The Saran Withi Bridge is located 400 metres walking distance from the Prachuap Grand Hotel.