Railway station in Hua hin Thailand

One of the oldest in Thailand, it was constructed in 1920 during the reign of King Rama VI, and located on Damnoern Kasem Road. An ornate red-and-cream wooden pavilion dominates the low platform and the colonial-style main building.

Hua hin

A favorite getaway for Bangkok residents, Hua Hin is a pretty beachside town. Family friendly and relaxed, it lacks the all-night partying and seedier aspects that make other nearby beach resorts a haven for unsavory characters. Once a small fishing village, it was transformed into a royal resort, and it’s these close links with Thai royalty that ensure Hua Hin won’t become overdeveloped or lose its small-town vibe.

Horse riding on the beach of Hua hin

horses go up and down the beach all day, and you can hire from the beach mainly outside Sofitel Resort, or anywhere you see a vacant horse and handler on the beach! The breed used is a smallish pony and you would most likely be escorted by the handler who has to pick up and remove any droppings. After a days ''walking'' it is fun to see the horses being ridden like the clappers, for a bit of excercise, on their way home!

Plearn wan Hua hin

Newly constructed traditional old Thai market and buildings are charming attraction. Anterior wooden structures look like warehouse in the past. Goods sold inside were both new and old styles. Used to be crowded with teenagers taking photos,but now seem faded with time.

Silk selling on the beach in hua hin

beach seller : Woman sell cloths on the beach at Huahin.

Hua Hin Sam Phan Nam Floating Market

Not a true floating market but stalls surrounding a large pond. It's practically the same as a night market but with a time difference and lacking the atmosphere. They're selling the usual stuff for tourists at the usual prices. Some basic places to eat but nothing worthy of a mention. You can buy food and feed the fish or goats. Free entry, should take you an hour to get around.

Swiss sheep farm Cha-am Hua hin

Located in North Cha-Am Beach Area; Opposite Santorini Amusement Park; These is a gimmick sheep farm for visitor stop and take mobile selfie photo shoot. Horse ride ; Sheep feeding services Also Souvenir dolls to sell. .

Market village Hua hin

Market Village is a nice (and so far biggest) shopping mall in Hua Hin. You can find here a Lotus super market, several banks and retsaurants. Also some fast food stores are here. The athmosphere is more like a market village than a shopping mall. A very pleasant place. Due to the increased tourist numers in Hua Hin in th elast years it gets very crowde.

Marukhathaiyawan Cha-am

The palace is set in its own grounds which are nice to walk about but in addition one of the royal princesses has opened up much of the area as an environmental park with pathways and bridges crossing mangroves. There is also a bird hide and many cycle paths. It is 30 bhat to enter the grounds and another 30 to go into the upstairs rooms of the palace.

dinsdag 28 juni 2033

Hua Hin, the best holiday resort in Thailand

Why go for a holiday to Hua Hin?


Hua Hin is a famous beach resort town for travellers in Thailand, in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula, some 200 km south of Bangkok. It has a population of 84,883 in an area of 911 km², and is one of eight districts (Amphoe) of the Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Following the international trend for Spa resorts like dusit hotel hua hin, evason hotel hua hin or chom view hotel in Hua hin in Thailand, The rich people of bangkok, and foreign travellers. Since 2000 however, the Hua Hin resort has seen a sharp increase in interest from both overseas investors and retirees from the major Thai cities. Besides it's great 5 mile long beach Hua Hin provides the highest density of world class golf courses anywhere in Thailand while it's yet virtually undiscovered as an international Golf destination. Green-fees and other costs are currently among the lowest in the world while course maintenance and services are superb.

Hua Hin for holiday people

Hua Hin is located on the east coast of Prachuab Khiri Khan province, 230 kilometers to the south of Bangkok. The landscape takes the rectangular form, with mountain ranges on the west forming a slope downward the Gulf of Thailand. The tract total is 86.3 square meters. Petchkasem Road (Highway No4) running through the town southward is 22 kilometers long.

Number of males   17,064
Number of females   19,033
Total number of population  36,097
Number of households  19,547
Density    531.15 persons/ 1 square kilometer
Population growth rate   2% per annum (over the past 4 years)

Go for a holiday to Hua Hin in the weekend

Hua Hin is one of the safest and most tranquil beach destinations in Thailand. Home to the royal vacationing palace Klai Kangwol, Hua Hin is regulated and secured with a strict practice of security measures.

The most part of the nocturnal scene is closed at 1AM. The permission to close at 2AM extends to the venues located inside hotels, considering they are meant to mainly cater to hotels’ guests.

With a controllable number of entertainment venues and eateries, Hua Hin is kept unspoiled and tranquil, unlike such urbanized coastal cities as Pattaya and Phuket.

In addition, the anti-mafia measures the Hua Hin Police austerely exercises ensures that the town is free from illicit organizations formed by foreigners to harass or pose threats on fellows from the same countries.

Weather in Hua Hin

Located in the tropical hemisphere, Hua Hin’s climates are mastered by the circulation of seasonal wind currents.

From mid-February to mid-May (32-38 degrees Celsius/ influenced by South East current)
From mid-May to mid-October (28-38 degrees Celsius/ influenced by South West current)
From mid-October to mid-February (20-33 degrees Celsius/ influenced by North East current)

Nightlife in Hua hin

By and large, Hua Hin afterdark does not have brassy beer or sexy gogo bars and racy nightlife as on the other side of the Gulf. The superior Hua Hin and Takiab beaches and Takiap Bay, Suan Son beach and Khao Tao beach, wide open endless stretches of fine powdery white sand, are relatively uncrowded and clean, the pace of life calm and relaxing, an ideal place to travel with the family for their annual holiday.

Hua Hin history

The term “Hua Hin”, literally translating “Stone Heads”, derives from its root “Tamor Reang” (“stones lining up”) in the Khmer language. The name reflects one unique geographical feature of the place—stones sticking out from the seabed in the ascending order of sizes. It was maintained that the first inhabitants of Hua Hin migrated down from immediate province Petchburi. The pioneers established a fisherman community called Somoreang, which still exists today.

Hua Hin’s owes the beginning of its story as the country’s leading beach resort to Hua Hin Railway Station. Following the completion of the Railway Station construction in 1903, during the reign of King Rama V, this seaside town enjoyed the most convenient access and gradually brought in visits by the nobility of the time, including Prince Prajadhipok, who would later on reign over Siam, the then-Thailand, by the title King Rama VII.

Impressed with the pristine nature of Hua Hin even before his accession to the throne, King Rama VII commanded the construction of Klai Kangwon Palace early in his reign. The emergence of the royal residence subsequently spurred the popularity of owning houses in Hua Hin among royalties and elites. The beach soon saw their second homes built mansion after mansion.

The heyday ensuing the clustering of elites’ accommodations then propelled Hua Hin to phases of modernization. The phenomenon was represented by the emergences of Thailand’s first standard golf course and market—Royal Hua Hin Golf Course and Talad Chatchai Market. Royal Hua Hin Golf Course was located in the Railway Hotel, which would become today’s Sofitel Central Hotel.

Elements from the old days are still very much in presence of today’s Hua Hin. The sea is still crystal clear, the sand pearly white, and the beach so peaceful as it has forever been. Though popular among seaside travelers from provinces nearby, Hua Hin’s characteristic tranquility is well preserved, thanks to its smallness and, especially, its status as the royal vacationing town.

Aside from the picturesque seaside, the town is reputed for spas, diving and golf courses. Its modern face is embodied by world-class facilities while tranquil nature is perfectly reserved. Having been recognized as Thailand’s first beach resort over a century, Hua Hin still makes the maritime sanctuary for travelers who search for tranquility and the pure coastal nature.

Traffic rules in Hua Hin

A motorbike is ridden by only up to 2 persons. Helmet use is compulsory

Speed limits
Around the royal compound- Up to 50km/hr. Rule applies to all types of vehicles
In other parts of Hua Hin    - Up to 60km/hr for motorbikes
Up to 80km/hr for vehicles with 4-8 wheels

Vehicles with 10 wheels or above are prohibited from running past the royal compound

Such violations as non-helmet riding, mis-parking etc. infer fines of 200 baht minimum. The fines are paid at the Hua Hin Police Station. Failure to make payments deprives the vehicle from number plate renewal.

Ownership and usage of motorbike
The very first and bottom line of driving or riding in Hua Hin is “driving license”. You have to hold either an international driving license or a Thai driving license to make a lawful motorist here.

International driving license is issued by the associated authority in your country while Thai driving license can be sought from Thailand’s Department of Land Transport.

However, before contacting the Department of Land Transport, you need a prerequisite from the Singkhorn Immigration Office, which is located on the ground floor of the Hua Hin Police Station. The Immigration Police is the one to keep the information of your stay, and issue credentials to confirm that you truly are spending your time here.

Once you get the document from the Immigration Office, you are ready to take a driving test with the Department of Land Transport and get the license if you qualify. This very same document issued by the Immigration Office also is required in buying your own vehicles.

Basic Laws and Regulations

Locals and foreigners are subjected to equitable punishments when committing a crime in the Kingdom of Thailand. That means commitments of such severe crimes as drug dealing, first-degree murder, etc. can result in capital punishment, regardless of nationalities, races, or genders. 

Foreigners who undergo judicial process in Thailand are banished after serving their jail terms. If the banished criminals fail to provide their own expenses of returning to the home countries, the embassies representing their countries will prepay the costs and recoup them from the criminals when they successfully get back home. 

The authority to permit foreign criminals’ future visits to the kingdom is solely reserved by Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Nonetheless, Hua Hin hardly ever sees commitments of severe crimes. Breaches mostly found among foreign visitors are repeated jittery ones such as parking vehicles in forbidden areas, riding motorbikes without helmets, and using vehicles without licenses. 

Once again, it all goes back to Hua Hin’s status as the ground of the royal palace Klai Kangwol. Fund raising and noise making is strictly prohibited while the royal compound must not be trespassed by any means.