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Hua Hin Travel Guide


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If you wish to spend your vacation on beaches in Thailand and sun-filled days, then you want to visit Hua Hin. Hua Hin is a wonderful resort with charm that has been open for over half a century. The resort lies on the Gulf of Thailand and gives you the combination of a modern place to stay along with being a fishing port.

History of Hua Hin

Hua Hin is the oldest beach resort in Thailand and it opened in 1920 and gained its popularity with the help of experts from the social arena. It was guaranteed to be popular and accessible by the use of a railway line being constructed. The character that Hua Hin shows is due to its royal connection. There is an official residence for royals even today at the Klai Kangwon Palace. King Rama VII built a summer place at the resort. Then in 1928 he built the Klai Kangwon Palace.

The resort added an 18-hold golf course and wood piers for fishing. The Railway Hotel, which was built in 1923, has made Hua Hin have a unique atmosphere. Visitors who were regular clients had their own houses built along the beachfront, which allowed them to enjoy weekends. Another thing that made this resort an interesting place to stay was the fresh seafood, shopping, and relaxation. That allows people to have a complete holiday experience.

Sightseeing in/around Hua Hin

There are many activities to keep your family busy from water sports to golf. There are also places to explore such as the magnificent parks, peaks, caves, and waterfalls. One of the many places to visit while staying at Hua Hin is the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. It covers 90 square kilometers. It is used as a sanctuary for birds and other animals.

Another place is Kaeng Krachen Dam and National Park. It is 40 kilometers to the west of Petchburi. It's the largest national park in Thailand covering 3,000 square kilometers. The dam itself has wooded islands containing caves, rivers, forests, mountains, and waterfalls. You will be able to explore that throughout the park.

Another place to visit would be the Pa La-u waterfall. The backdrop is a jungle setting with cascading falls. If you wish to hike to the top, you must plan carefully; have a guide with you, a few extra days, and a lot of energy. You can also visit Karen villages. You should be aware that there are numerous mosquitoes, so please take precautions.

Accommodations in Hua Hin

Hua Hin has many hotels and guesthouses to offer. The Sofitel Hua Hin Beach Resort Hua Hin is one of the best and finest properties to enjoy your stay. You may also consider reserving a room in one of the resorts in nearby Cha-am such as the Dusit Resort and Polo Club,

Map of Hua Hin

Transportation to Hua Hin

If you are wishing to visit Hua Hin, you will need to take the 3-hour journey by road or rail from Bangkok. You can purchase your tickets for any class seating up to 90 days prior to your trip. You would need to visit a main station and go to the Advance Booking Office in Bangkok to purchase tickets or if you are staying near Bangkok's Khaosan Road, you can visit one of the rail ticketing agents. Tickets are available for purchase between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the week and 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays as well as official holidays.

If you must change your travel time, then please notify the office in advance in order to avoid your reservation being cancelled. The changes much take affect within 3 hours of your original departure time. If you have any questions, please call the Station Office on Damneonkasem Road in Hua Hin. There number is (032) 511-073.

If you are paying for a child to travel with you then remember if you pay half fare for them then you are only allowed to carry half the weight according to the class you are traveling in. The half fares are offered to children between 3 and 12 years of age who does not exceed 150 cm. Any child under 3 with a height of less than 100 cm. will travel free, providing no separate seats are required for them to travel.

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