Holiday in Hua Hin Thailand
Author: TT Date Posted:16 September 2012
Thailand Travel Guide, things to do, place to see in Hua Hin.
Best Known for celebrity escapes in the recent years, Hua Hin is a town on the seashore full of beautiful holiday resorts, most of them with the tone of luxury and private. It's in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula and to the south of Bangkok about 200kms. There are many options to get here from Bangkok, buses, trains, even by air. It takes about 3 to 4 hours if you prefer to drive yourself which is what I did and I found it worthwhile as you can stopover a few places on the way for nice local food or photo-takings.
Hua Hin Kaban Tamor Resort. This is where we stayed and two thumbs up for this place. It's on the fringe of Hua Hin with only a few individually built rooms along Hua Hin Beach. Each with its own facilities and rooms are pretty spacy.
Hua Hin Kaban Tamor Resort
Plearnwan Theme Park is right in the heart of Hua Hin and it's a must-go place in this town. It's a theme park created with memories from 1970's and 80' and a good place to understand more of how Thai people live before and now. Besides all the traditional Thai food and snacks, they also has many collectable shops selling antiques and souvenirs.
Collectable shop in Plearnwan Theme Park
Creative bakery in Plearnwan Theme Park
Ice flakes stand in Plearnwan Theme Park
Hua Hin Palace, bult in 1930' for the royal family, another nice tourist site in Hua Hin. It's best known as the "Longest Golden Teak Palace" in the world with many two stories wooden structred pavillions and halls linked to each other. A few
minutes drive north of Hua Hin, this place is now open to the public.
I enjoyed a couple of hours walk-through in the palace and found it a really great place to relax. Not as crowed as other place you go in Thailand and it's built along the beach with very beautiful gardens filling the gaps between pavilions and halls.
Hua Hin Palace
Once you step up any of these pavilions and walk on the beautiful teak wood floors, it's not hard to realize how smartly the whole place is built. Even in a sunny-hot summer day, with breezes from the Gulf of Thailand, you can walk around the palace whole day without even getting sweat, which is a real privilege in this tropical country.