Beautiful Hua Hin Thailand
“Hua Hin is a relaxing beach city located approximately three hours from Bangkok”
Discovered as a holiday destination in the 1920s by King Rama VII, Hua Hin has since developed into one of Thailand’s most popular beach towns. Unlike Pattaya, Bang Saen and other beach resorts close to Bangkok, Hua Hin still has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. The city attracts far more families and couples than solo travellers, making it a great choice for a relaxing weekend beside the beach or on the golf course.
Hua Hin is a popular weekend destination for Thai families and expats. Nearby natural attractions like the stunningly beautiful Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park make the area around Hua Hin a great escape from the noise and bustle of Bangkok.
Main Areas of Interest in Hua Hin
Hua Hin Beach
Hua Hin Beach, a clean and attractive expanse of sand, runs north to south along the eastern edge of the city. Recliners and umbrellas are set up along the beach and for a small fee, are a convenient way to enjoy the sun and sand.
Many of Hua Hin’s luxury resorts back onto the beach, and the areas around the resorts tend to become crowded during the weekend. Head further south along the beach to get away from the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Wat Ampharam is a small Buddhist temple located in the centre of Hua Hin. Although it’s less impressive than other temples in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand, Wat Ampharam’s great location in the centre of the city makes it an important meeting point and attraction.
Hua Hin Night Market
Located between Hua Hin Railway Station and Phetchakasem Road, Hua Hin Night Market is a small night market with a range of stalls selling everything from cheap clothing and accessories to fresh seafood, desserts and more.
Like most night markets in Thailand, prices at Hua Hin Night Market can be inflated by 100% or more. If you’re looking for a bargain, be prepared to negotiate at least 30% off the marked price of clothes and other items.
Hua Hin Railway Station
Thailand’s oldest railway station, Hua Hin Railway Station is a quaint and picturesque station on the western edge of the central city. The station’s classic design makes it a popular photography location for tourists and locals alike.