Hin Located on the sunrise
side of the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin
lies some 200 kilometres or a three-hour
drive southwest of Bangkok. Adding distinction
to Hua Hin’s coastal setting, is its
status as Thailand’s most traditional
beach resort. It was here, in the 1920s,
that King Rama VII built a summer palace,
thus creating a vogue among high society
for Hua Hin to become the favourite
retreat from Bangkok’s summer heat.
Today, the present Royal Family continues
to reside at Hua Hin for part of the
Hin is similarly noted for its magnificent
beach, running from a rocky headland,
which separates it from a tiny fishing
port, and curving gently for some three
kilometres to its southern point where
Buddhist temples cling to the cliffs.
Hin is a well-established beach destinations,
with full facilities. But unlike Pattaya,
on the opposite shores of the Gulf of
Thailand, Hua Hin provide a quieter,
more relaxed retreat amid surroundings
which preserve a typical Thai ambience.
Hua Hin is well suited for families
or for those who wish simply to escape
Hua Hin Railway Station Built
in the reign of King Rama VI, this is
one of Thailand's most beautiful train
stations of which the local people are
Hin Arts and Crafts Centre This
is situated in an old typical house
on Naepkhehat Road. It has a collection
and exhibition of many contemporary
works of Thai artists, as well as old
furniture and many pictures about Hua
Hin in the past.
Kangwon Palace King Rama VII commanded
this summer palace to be built in the
year 1926 to the north of Hua Hin. The
palace consists of 3 spanish style mansions
facing the sea. It is open to the public
daily from 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. Call
0-3251-1115 for more information.
Takiap This hill is only 4 kilometres
south of Hua Hin and may be reached
by local minibus. There is a road leading
to the top where a temple is situated.
The nearby Khao Takiap beach offers
mostly bungalow accommodation.
Singto Fishing lovers can enjoy
a day’s outing to this island, just
a few kilometres from Hua Hin or Khao
Takiap where some boats for hire are
Son Pradiphat or Sea Pine Tree Garden
This beachside area belongs to the
Army Welfare Office and is open to the
public. It is at Km. 241, some 8 kilometres
south of Hua Hin. Accommodation is available.
Khao Tao This beach lies about 10
kilometres south of Hua Hin and 1 kilometre
along an access road. It is a pine-fringed
beach, more secluded than Hua Hin. Bungalows
Namtok Pa La-u
This waterfall is located within a yearlong
verdant forest where various kinds of
birds and butterflies are found, especially
in the morning. It is composed of 11
tiers of rocks, some of which can be
reached along a trekking trail parallel
to the stream. To get there, visitors
may take local transport from Hua Hin
for a distance of 63 kilometres.