Hua Hin is Thailand’s oldest seaside resort and is still well visited by tourists. The seaside resort is located in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, which itself is located on the northern Malacca Peninsula on the western side of the Gulf of Siam. Hua Hin is located south of the Thai capital Bangkok and has a population of about 73,000 people. The very highest mountain in Hua Hin, Khao Yai, is located about 1336 m above sea level. The seaside resort is very popular both among the Thais themselves and among foreign tourists.
There is a large selection of hotels and restaurants and additional necessities for a very good holiday. Some of the very best hotels are Lotus Villas & Resort Hua Hin, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa or Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa.
Not only is Hua Hin Thailand’s oldest seaside resort, it also has the country’s oldest golf course. This golf course is called Royal Hua Hin Golf Club and opened as early as 1924. The golf course was designed by OA Robins from Scotland. If a newer, more modern golf course attracts, Black Mountain Golf Club, located about 10 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is a very good alternative. Other popular golf courses include Palm Hills Resort and Country Club, Hua Hin Seoul Country Club, Springfield Royal Country Club, Majestic Creek Country Club and Imperial Lake View.
It is very easy to get to Hua Hin if you as a traveler come from another country. Hua Hin has its own airport, which also has very good connections to Bangkok. It takes about 45 minutes to fly from Bangkok to Hua Hin.
According to localtimezone, there are several islands that are close by – and which are therefore perfect destinations for an excursion one day when it is time for exploration. Some of these islands are Koh Thalu, Koh Sang, and Koh Sing. From Ban Pak Khlong it takes about 20 minutes by boat to get to the islands.
There are also several different types of attractions to experience in the area. Among other things, Huay Mongkol Temple is well worth a visit. Or why not see what Wat Khao Sanam Chai is for? Whatever you choose to visit, you will learn new things!
For those who are more interested in art, for example, Cicada Market is a good destination for excursions. This is a market with lots of different crafts and works of art of different kinds of quality and price. Perfect place to stroll around and shop with great memories home to Sweden from your holiday in Thailand.
If it is a family holiday with children that is the purpose of the trip to Hua Hin, the Black Mountain water park is a must! Lots of different kinds of paddles and pools make the water park a pleasure for young and old!
There are also other nice excursion destinations if sun and swimming no longer attract. How about visiting a winery? Monsoon Valley Vineyard is an hour’s drive from Hua Hin and offers its visitors a taste of the vineyard’s fine wines and fine dining. In addition, the vineyard is very beautiful up in the mountains – the view is more than worth the trip!
Hua hin on Phuket
Hua Hin is a popular tourist destination in the south of Bangkok. Hua Hin is also Thailand’s oldest tourist destination and was among the first to be marketed. It is mainly for the beautiful beaches and the crystal clear water that attracts tourists from all over the world. Domestic tourists have also started to find a lot here thanks to the construction of a railway connection to the town.
Getting to Hua Hin
The best way to get here for us from Sweden is of course by plane, but once in Thailand you can also go here by taxi, bus or car or train. If you travel from Bangkok by plane to Hua Hin, the journey takes just over half an hour and there are several departures to choose from per day. The bus is a cheaper alternative and then you also get to enjoy the beautiful Thai landscape on the way. If you want to take the train from Bangkok instead, you can count on a journey of four hours, and a cost of about 200 Baht.
Take the opportunity to Golf
If you like golf, Hua Hin is a clear choice. Hua Hin probably has the world’s lowest Green Fee, and has very good golf courses to choose from. The courses are world class, and since you have not yet discovered the place as a golf place in the world, you get to play relatively undisturbed. The best golf courses in the resort are excellent to get to by taxi and for example the local hotels are happy to help recommend the right course.
Fishing and butterflies
On the islands of Koh Sang, Koh Sing and Koh Thalu you can go fishing if you like. The boat trip takes about 20 minutes, and you get a perfect day with really good fishing.
If you want to plan another type of day trip, you can visit the butterfly park located opposite Kali Kang won Palace. Here you can see thousands of different butterflies flying freely within a fenced area. This park is very popular with families with children, and if you are lucky you can get a butterfly that lands on your hand!
Hat Hua Hin is a long sandy beach lined with restaurants and various types of accommodation options. You go here with advantage even if you like water sports. Take the opportunity to ride along the beach! A wonderful experience that gives fond memories.
If you want a more deserted beach and just relax, Takiab Beach is the best choice.
Hat Khao Tao is also very nice and it can be found in about 5 minutes drive from central Hua Hin. This beach is also popular with sun worshipers.
Pran Buri beach is located at Pran Buri forest park, which offers nice hiking trails. This beach and park is located about 30 km south of Hua Hin and the easiest way to get there is by taxi.
Hua Hin offers something for everyone. There are accommodations from simple bungalows up to five-star luxury hotels, so that everyone can find their dream home. The high season can cause the hotels to be fully booked, so it is important to book in time! You can always find simpler accommodation even in high season, but since accommodation is cheap in Thailand, the larger hotels can be fully booked.