Kuiburi (pronounce ku-ee-boo-ree), a three-hour drive south of Bangkok, lies alongside the Gulf of Thailand and is comprised of a town and its surrounding district in Prachuapkhirikhan Province.
While its more well-known neighbors Hua Hin and Cha-am to the north have become relatively developed and modernized, Kuiburi retains the quiet and dignified air of old Siam. Most of the inhabitants of Kuiburi and the surrounding area still earn their livelihoods as farmers, plantation owners and fisher folk. Bordering Kuiburi National Park – home to the largest herd of wild elephants in Thailand — ecologically it is one of the more pristine areas found along the Gulf coast between Cha-am to the north and Chumphon to the south.
Neighboring districts are Sam Roi Yot to the north and Muang Prachuapkhirikhan to the south. To the west is the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar, and to the east the Gulf of Thailand. Khlong Kui, a large freshwater canal, runs through the district.