This phenomenal beach town resort in Thailand is incredibly old and highly rich in antiques. It is only 200km away from Bangkok capital and lies to the west of the Gulf coast, ultimately making it the best getaway destination for the wealthy and the affluent. Right after the 1920s, the construction of the southern railway ushered in an era of accessible travel and luxurious resorts. The pioneer hotel was the Railway Hotel, now called the Centara Grand Hua Hin, a popular destination in the area.
At the local markets, you will find assortments of souvenirs ranging from local foods to crafts and exotic fruits. The broad range of Hua Hin bars and restaurants is more than a statement. Then, you can relax to a refreshing massage at the spa before moving to the center’s shopping mall where you can shop to your heart’s desire.
Do you love golf? You will find the Banyan Golf Club only half an hour away from Hua Hin. In addition to this is the Sea Pines. It spirals from the base of the beach to the south of Hua Hin and the Black Mountain, which sits between green trees and natural cliffs. Another golf course is the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course which was constructed in 1924 at the Hua Hin Train Station.
So many sights to behold in Hua Hin and the ‘Ababa Mountain’ is one of them. This beautiful temple lies to the South of Hua Hin in the middle of Mount Takiab where a 19m Buddha monument stretches towards the sky. Even better, you will enjoy the wantonness of macaque monkeys as you explore the temple. Hua Hin bay sits atop the Hin Lek Fai mountain which is flocked with beautiful views just about 3km to the west of Hua Hin. Explore the Damnoen Saduk village to discover ‘The Floating Market’ and never-have-seen-before shopping experience on longtail boats aboard the River Kwai, the beautiful scene from the famous movie, ‘The Bridge over the River Kwai’ which was made in 1957. About 60km south of Hua Hin is the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park which harbors the most photographed underground cave, the throne of King Rama V. At Kuri Buri National Park; you will find magnificent elephants in all their glory.
Stroll down to the vibrant metropolis, a few kilometers away from the center of Hua Hin. Bangko is littered with longtail boats on which you can watch the beautiful sunset with your better half, and explore the lively Chinatown and its modern malls. The best thing about Hua Hin is that it maintains the serenity of a fishing village while spotting the look of a modern luxury beach resort.
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The hidden cave in Sam Roi Yod
Khao San Roi Yot is the best destination for spending relaxation, and jaw-wrenching climbs up the 430m tall hill that leads to the cave dome. You will find one of King Rama V’s pavilions where a vibrant display of stalagmites doesn’t miss curious eyes.
Wild Elephant in Kui Buri
The Wild Elephant is a sight for sore eyes and elephant lovers. With more than 320 elephants residing at nature’s delight, the Kui Buri National Park houses a large population of gaurs and only a hundred humans. At Ao Mano are the Dusky leaf monkeys who have dominated the area since inception. Late afternoon is the best time of the day to watch the wildlife.
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The ‘hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil’ chant brilliantly depicts the Rest Detail since it is famous for offering complete relaxation and rejuvenation to the many visitors. Set by the beachfront are poolside villas, garden sanctuaries, and villas with more than 56 rooms. The atmosphere is particularly secluded for a chilled feeling within a contemporary oriental structure.
Hilton Hua Hin Resort
The prolific and newly renovated Hilton Hua Hin Resort spots a prime beachfront outlook. You will undoubtedly return for another experience with the staff and facilities at the resort, not to mention the beach and conveniences that decorate the ambiance. Also included are sea views, private balconies, and spacious rooms for the unforgettable urban lifestyle. The Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa also features relaxation centers across Hua Hin.
Centara Grand Resort Hua Hin
The colonial accommodation sits on rich history amongst Thailand’s oldest beach hotels. Sharing homes with the tropical Thai garden, the grandeur and luxury at the modern beachfront known as Centara Grand Resort is a sight to behold. Popularly known by the old title ‘The Railway Hotel’ in King Rama V days, this resort has outstanding features including 42 villas and 207 rooms. In Rama’s days, it was one of the most expensive accommodations, albeit its beautiful nature always gave excellent value for money spent.