An idyllic beach on the Gulf of Thailand
Introducing Hua Hin
The seaside town of Hua Hin, meaning “Stone Head”, was named after the rocks at the north end of the powdery sand beach. In the past, Hua Hin was turned into a royal resort and consequently became popular among Thai nobility and upper classes. In 1928, King Rama VII built his summer residence Klai Kangwon Palace “ Far from Worries”. Compared to the famous beach destination as Pattaya, Hua Hin is more quiet and peaceful which is suitable for travellers who are seeking for chill and relaxing vacation. There is a long beach approximately 6 Kilometers with fine white sand that you can take sunbathing, swimming or enjoy water sports. Besides that visitors can also enjoy golf, spas, caves, peaks, waterfalls, shops, seafood, and explore national parks in Hua Hin. The town is clean, friendly, and laid-back, making it ideal for families and couples.
Things to do in Hua Hin
Visit the Royal Summer Palace and Iconic railway station
Hua Hin was a destination for nobility and upper-class vacation and Hua Hin island filled with culture and history, one such touch of history, with a western influence, is Mrigadayavan Palace. This Golden Teak mansion built by King Rama VI is north of Hua Hin. The palace is one of the longest teak buildings in the world, designed by the King, who brought in an Italian architect to complete the design and maximize air circulation to make the most of the seaside location and help with the King’s rheumatoid arthritis. King Vajiravudh was frugal with the construction of Mrigadayavan Palace, wanting this seaside palace to be a humble royal residence. The palace design is simple, yet elegant, in harmony with the tropical seaside climate. Furthermore, in the 1920s as the railway line from Bangkok was constructed and King Rama VI built Klai Kangwon Palace as a summer retreat. Hua Hin's station is one of the oldest in Thailand and its main feature is The Royal Waiting Room that used to welcome King and his court when they were visiting the town. Phra Mongkut Klao Pavilion(Royal waiting room), built about the same time, but in Nakhon Pathom Province. It was moved here in 1974 to serve as a royal waiting room. Real rail-fans will also want to check out the library in two old railcars in front of the station and the old steam train parked across the tracks. Hua Hin railway station is one travel destination that is considered as the most beautiful train station in Thailand.
Visit Amuse Park and Photo taking spots
Nowadays, Hua Hin has many attractions suitable for friends and family trips. There are places you should stop by once visit Hua Hin, for example, The Venezia, the outdoor shopping mall divide zones with various activities to explore (3D Art, Mini Europe, Fontana Di Trevi park, Music Garden, Mini Zoo, Mini Train, King & Queen Photo). Santorini Cha-Am Park, Santorini Park brings Greek island feeling to Cha-Am beach. It’s got all the details right, from classic whitewashed buildings, colorfully painted windows, down to stone-paved paths and domed towers. An impressive lineup of shops, restaurants and an amusement park. Last but not least, Plearnwan Eco Village-Plearnwan brings you back to the atmosphere of living in the good old days. It is more than decorating the fixtures to be just like an old town or just putting some vintage or antique furniture.
Golf Courses destination
Hua Hin is the dream golf destination for many golfers. The Hua Hin and Cha Am golf area is located on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand and is approximately a two and one half hour drive from Bangkok. Thailand’s original beach resort, it now sports a selection of Hua Hin and Cha-Am golf courses, available for play during your Thailand golf vacation such as Banyan Golf Club, Black Mountain Golf Club, Lake View Resort & Golf Club, Springfield Royal Country Club, Sea Pines Golf Course and more.