If you are longing for a charming seaside resort town you might want to head straight to Hua Hin. Just a few hours from the capital of Bangkok and you arrive in Hua Hin with an abundance of seafood dining options, pristine beaches and luxury resorts.
Formerly a quiet fishing village, it was transformed into a trendy place for Bangkok locals to holiday after the Thai royal family built summer palaces there in the 1920s. Since then tourism continued to grow and today it’s a popular spot to visit or live for those who love the hip and trendy vibe there.
If you want to find luxury accommodation which must include a quality spa experience you are spoiled for choice in Hua Hin. There are plenty of 5-star resorts lining the beach as well as more affordable options to suit every budget range.
Everyone can find their happy place in Hua Hin with shopping, water parks, temples and parks to explore. Take a food tour, cooking class or catch a traditional Muay Thai boxing show. Catch a tuk tuk to Takiab Bay and take a stroll along the beach by foot or on horse back with late afternoon to catch the sunset being the perfect time to go.
Also in Khao Takiab you can discover Chopstick Hill or Monkey Mountain as its also known. Climb about 100 steps to see Wat Khao Takiab and meet a lot of cute monkeys on the way. Be careful, although not dangerous they are cheeky enough to grab anything you might not be holding onto tight enough. Enjoy the epic views at the top!
Hit Hua Hin night market for excellent street food, souvenir bargains and street entertainment that continues until midnight. If you are into golfing Hua Hin claims to have some of the best courses on the country.
And we have to mention Pala-U Waterfall in Kaeng Krachan National Park. If you have time (it’s about 50 minutes out of Hua Hin) the park is a scenic place where you can get some exercise in while enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings. It is a good place to see butterflies and possibility other wildlife such as birds and deer while you are trekking. There are also caves and camping facilities if you are adventurous enough to stay overnight.
A cultural highlight in Hua Hin is the gorgeous train station which has some well-preserved Thai-style architecture to admire including the royal pavilion built in 1920. Watch the trains pass come and go or maybe book a ticket and go to your next destination by rail. It’s a wonderful way to see the countryside.
Many people who visit Hua Hin return again and again because they love the relaxed vibe blended with the modern facilities that Hua Hin offers.
There are so many things to see and do or you can simply relax and do nothing. Definitely worth a visit for a restful break or an exciting sightseeing adventure. Hua Hin has it all!
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