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A few hours south of Bangkok is Hua Hin beach resort, a popular sea-side destination in Thailand for those who want to escape the tourist traps of the more excessive coastal sea-side resorts like Pattaya and Phuket. Hua Hin has character and charm. Not only does Thailand’s Royal family like to retreat here, but many Bangkok residents find their way here for weekend escapes. It has beautiful, clean beaches, plenty of seafood restaurants, well developed hotels and resorts and is only two hours drive from Bangkok.
The town’s landmarks includes a beautifully designed colonial Railway Hotel constructed close to the famous rocks of Hua Hin, Hua Hin’s teak railway; King Rama VII’s ‘Klai Kangwon’ Palace on the beach a few km north of the Railway Hotel and not forgetting the beautifully designed colonial Sofitel Hua Hin Hotel, which represents the Phnom Penh hotel in 'The Killing Fields' film.
If you enjoy a relaxed game of golf then visit the world class 72-par Royal Hua Hin Golf Course. Tee off at over eight courses within 30km of the town.
Hua Hin’s beaches are renowned for their refreshing sea breeze and white sand which stretch for many miles from the Sofitel Hotel. On the beaches are umbrellas to rent to protect you from the suns harmful rays. If you're thirsty there are also vendors scattered about offering drinks and small snacks. For the children why not take them, on a pony ride, and for the more adventurous there are jet skis at the waters edge. Traditional Thai massages are even available to help you relax and unwind. For an invigorating walk, follow the shoreline of Hua Hin Beach south to Khao Takiap and walk up the steps to the temple. This is a good 7km walk and definitely worth your while.
For the great outdoors, Hua Hin is unsurpassed, boasting great National Parks and a great transport infrastructure for motorists. The national parks of Khao Laem, Sai Yoke, Erawan, Chalerm Rattanakosin and Sri Nakarin are located in the Kanchanaburi Province, each with an impressive array of flora and fauna. The drive from Bangkok, through Petchaburi, is also delightful, with its rice paddies interspersed with coconut palms and traditional teak houses.
Bangkok Airways has daily flights to and from Bangkok's Don Muang International Airport to Hua Hin.
Car hire is available in Hua Hin but most travellers tend to book and collect from Bangkok Don Muang International Airport. Book in advance with us to save time on your arrival to the airport. We also offer a wider selection of car hire suppliers for you to choose from with an array of cars. There are also many depots in Bangkok city itself but finding them can be difficult, and as the majority of tourists arrive in Bangkok via the airport it will save you having to arrange airport transfers.
Buses operate on a daily basis from Bangkok city, and terminate in Hua Hin. It can be quite difficult booking tickets online, so purchase a ticket at the station before getting on the bus.
Trains also operate daily from Bangkok to Hua Hin. Book tickets in advance if possible, or at the train station on arrival.