Hua Hin, Thailand
Hua Hin is a famous beach resort town in Thailand, in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula, some 200 km south of Bangkok. It is a quiet relaxing seaside location with a 5 km long beach, perfect for families and couples. Visitors can enjoy walks through the quiet winding streets of a friendly coastal village, sampling delicious seafood in restaurants overlooking the brightly lit fishing boats on the Gulf of Thailand.
Besides just sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming, visitors can also enjoy golf, spas, caves, peaks, waterfalls, shops, seafood and nearby national parks. There are many shops selling local handicrafts, silver, silk, tailors to fit you for that custom suit, and dozens of photo opportunities.
Things to See & Do
* Hua Hin Beach
* Nightly streeet market
* Statue of Luang Pu Thuat at Wat Huay Mongkol (8 km south)
* Khao Takiab Hill
* Hua Hin Arts and Crafts Centre
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Baht (THB)
Language – Thai
Population – 88,000 approx
Land Area – 911 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +66
Travel Links – Both central Bangkok and Suvarmabhumi airport are just over 2 hours drive, dependent on traffic. Hua Hin is served by its own domestic airport. At present these are no scheduled flights to or from the airport, which is used for private flights only.
Hua Hin is part of the southern rail route originating in Bangkok. Trains run through to the south of the country and link directly with Malaysia.
There are buses from Bangkok going directly to Hua Hin and others which pass through while on the way to other destinations further south.