Hua Hin is popular with Thai residents and foreign tourists alike – even the Thai royals have a residence here! Ideal for sports such as kite surfing and golf, Hua Hin is a beautiful beachside fishing village on Thailand’s southern peninsula. Situated about 200-kilometres south of Bangkok, Hua Hin was the original beach resort of Thailand. With a rewarding mix of cosmopolitan philosophy, intricate markets, street food stalls and long stretches of white-sand beaches, tourists find Hua Hin a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.
While visitors today can experience the old-world charm of Hua Hin, there are modern facilities and attractions surrounding the city. With traditional Thai temples and gorgeous beaches to satisfy the culture buffs, there is also a nearby golf course, accessible water sports like kite boarding and snorkelling, as well as natural caves and waterfalls to discover. For those willing to explore beyond the town’s walls, a new vineyard sits just 45-minutes outside of Hua Hin. Part of the New Latitudes wine movement, daily tours are offered from Hua Hin which include transportation, wine tasting and a 3-course lunch! Spend your evenings shopping, eating, dancing or relaxing with a peaceful walk along the beach. Indulge in freshly caught seafood or spicy dishes to alight your senses. Couples, friends and families will love their time in Hua Hin – a unique Thai village fit for royalty.
This aristocratic city traces its roots to the 1920’s when Rama VI (King Vajiravudh) and Rama VII (King Prajadhipok) built summer residences here to escape Bangkok’s hotter climate. The most famous of the 2 structures is Phra Ratchawang Klai Kangwon (Far from Worries Palace), located 3-kilometres north of town and still a royal residence today. Rama VII’s support of Hua Hin and the opening of the southern railway made the town the top destination for Thai nobility, each choosing to build their own summer residences beside the sea. Uncover all of what Hua Hin has to offer and create memories of a lifetime.
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