Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hua Hin


An Old But Still Charming Seaside Resort

Located in Prachuap Khiri Khan province 163 km to the south of Bangkok. Hua Hin is the oldest beach resort of the country and is still as popular as ever.

White Sand Hua Hin

White Sand Hua Hin

Hua Hin is a 5 km white-sand beach lined with a wide selection of accommodation ranging from hotels to bungalows. Hua Hin offers great opportunities for swimming and relaxing in peace as well as the special activity of horse riding. Bicycles are available for rent. Close to the entertainment centre in town, the beach area also serves as a dining place. More attractions in Hua Hin Town and its surrounding areas are as follows:

Hua Hin Railway Station is in the form of a magnificent red-and-white pavilion which is exclusively used to receive royalty visiting Hua Hin.

Takiap and Krailat Hills are at the southern end of Hua Hin Beach. Visitors can drive to the top of Takiap Hill to enjoy the panoramic views of the sea and Hua Hin town.

Only 3 km to the north of Hua Hin Town is located the royal palace called Klai Kangwon . meaning “far from worry”. Built in Spanish style-overlooking the sea, the palace is opened to the public so long as the Royal Family are not in residence.

Pradiphat Pine Forest, 8 km from Hua Hin town, is a scenic place for rest and recuperation with accommodations run by the local army unit.

Khao Tao, 13 km from town, has two beaches that are small but exceptionally clean and beautiful.

Pala-U Falls is nearly 70 km from town. There are actually two waterfalls with a total of 11 leaps in the setting of an evergreen forest.

Attractions Around Hua Hin and Cha-Am
In Prachuap Khiri Khan :
Chnong Krachok Hill has a natural aperture near its peak with a flight of 395 steps leading to Thamikaram Temple or Wat Khao Chong Krachok, enshrining relics of the Lord Buddha.

The quiet 7-km Manao Bay is part of a military base but open to the public.

In Pranburi 63 km from Hua Hin is located Sam Roi Yot National Park or the Park of 300 Peaks with a large variety of easily accessible attractions including forest trails, boat excursions, secluded beaches, wildlife, limestone hills and caves.

The Pranburi River is where tourists can have a 3-hour sightseeing tour on boat to absorb the scenic views of nature, pineapple fields, a fishing village, and a variety of bird species.

In Phetchaburi:
Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park is a palace built by King Rama IV on top of the Palace Hill (Khao Wang). It represents a mixture of traditional Thai and Western architectural styles.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, the largest national park of Thailand, offers good opportunities of trekking along the mountain paths, visiting cliffs and rock formations, boating in Kaeng Krachan Reservoir and especially watching various species of birds.

Khao Luang is a hill with a large cave containing Buddha images built by King Rama V (1868-1910) to be dedicated to two former Chakri kings.

How To Get There
By Car
From Bangkok, take Highway 35 via Samut Songkhram, then Highway 4 via Phetchaburi and Hua Hin to Prachuap Khiri Khan, a total distance of 281 km. An alternative route is via Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi and Phetchaburi, a total distance of 320 km.

By Bus
Frequent buses leave Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal for Hua Hin and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Tel. (66) 2435 1199
Website: www.transport.co.th

By Rail
Trains leave Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station for Hua Hin and Prachuap Khiri Khan several times daily.
For more information contact, Tel: 1690 or
Website: www.railway.co.th

and Intercity Transportation in Thailand Page
for more information.