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.
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
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 HinLocated 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 hinBy 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
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 HinA motorbike is ridden by only up to 2 persons. Helmet use is compulsory
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.
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.