Hua Hin Introduction
195 kms south of Bangkok on the west side of the Gulf of Thailand you find Hua Hin - The resort fit for a King. This is actually true because The King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), has his summer residence the Klai Kangwon palace (far from worries) here. The palace was built by King Rama VII in 1928.
Hua Hin, the former fishing village was established in the 1920's and is Thailand's oldest beach resort. It quickly became a very popular place for the country's social cognoscenti who enjoyed their weekends there together with their families. The construction of single-track railway line from Bangkok ensured its accessibility and popularity with a wider section of the population. But it was the resort's royal connection, which has given Hua Hin a special character of its very own.
Today, Hua Hin is the natural stop for most people travelling south to the islands, as it is the first taste of genuine Thai culture in an environment that makes everybody feel like home mixed with more tourist approached shopping like tailors, jewlers and restaurants serving both Thai and Western food. The resort has much to offer both in sights and attractions and in a rich nightlife.
There are no problems finding accommodations in Hua Hin. A large range of hotels and guesthouses exists with both varying price, quality, and comfort.
The white sand beach in Hua Hin stretches 5 kms from the town center all the way to the rocky hill of Khao Takiab, which is famous for its great view, many temples and for its many monkeys.
For those of you who plays golf, Hua Hin is the ideal place to holiday, since there are seven world class golf courses here. All within a 30 minute drive.