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A little over 200km south of Bangkok sits the beautiful beach town of Hua Hin. Great weather and beautiful scenery are what many have come to love and enjoy here in this ideal city along the northeast side of the Malay Peninsula.
Hua Hin has been recognized by Traveler’s Choice 2012 as one of the top ten best cities in the country, and it has achieved global recognition as one of the world’s top 20 best cities to retire in. These acclaims are both very high accolades in the tourism industry, and a testament to how charming this once small fishing village truly is.
The long kept secret of Hua Hin’s beauty was finally widely discovered when the State Railway system was built through the city. Since then, King Rama VII has built a palace in the city, and Hua Hin has become known as Thailand’s Royal Beach Resort.
It is the oldest and most traditional Thai resort in the country, and also the summer residence of HMK Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX).
THAILAND IS OVER 95% BUDDHIST AND HUA HIN IS NO EXCEPTION
The presence of Buddhism is widely reflected in the many beautiful temples scattered along the coastlines and hillsides throughout town. You can easily spend an entire day enjoying the ornate architecture, multiple roof tiers and incredible views of Hua Hin’s temples. Most temples are free to visit, and they are known for their welcoming warmth towards everyone who wishes to see them.
A CITY OF THAI AND WESTERN INFLUENCE
Hua Hin is a great place to visit because it retains the traditional laid-back Thai atmosphere, while having modern amenities within close proximity, including several malls, a movie theater, a bowling alley and even a water park to keep you cool on a hot tropical day.
Hua Hin boasts a lively downtown district full of plenty of entertainment. There is no shortage of international cuisine, and Thai seafood markets serving the catch of the day line the streets alongside cafes, bars and boutique clothing shops.
There are three local night markets that rival the best in Thailand, and they are some of the best places to haggle great bargains on everything from souvenirs to work clothes.
Juxtaposed to this multitude of activities are some of Thailand’s most serene countryside settings as well.
A WEALTH OF SATELLITE ATTRACTIONS
Hua Hin offers a wealth of attractions. Prominent among them are national parks, world-class golf courses, floating markets, lush green mountains, waterfalls, ancient architectural wonders, and historically significant sites.
The coastal national park of Khao Sam Roi Yot is within a short ride of Hua Hin, and is informally considered by locals to be the ‘unseen Thailand’ due to its stunning coastal marshes and limestone mountains. Khao Sam Roi Yot is a topographical wonder filled with over 300 species of birds and varieties of other indigenous wild life.
In addition to all this you can visit pineapple and coconut plantations, take a day hike and even explore caves hosting a spectacular display of stalagmites.
Hua Hin also offers beautiful beaches that have stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand, and the gorgeous surrounding scene: the small islands in the distance, fishing boats, and the majestic rock formations just off the coast.
Come join us down in Hua Hin, and allow XploreAsia to introduce you to the town we are so proud to call home!
The view of the Gulf of Thailand is stunning as it is adorned with small islands in the distance, fishing boats and majestic rock formations just off the coast and a sun filled sky above a myriad of beach activities below.
Kite boarders riding the surf back and forth as the area’s renowned ‘perfect wind’ carries enthusiasts effortlessly across the gulf, Banana Boats pulled by Jet Skies across the coastline as long as the daylight allows and of course the more casual beach patrons reading and relaxing under the welcoming shade of umbrellas sipping banana shakes and eating exotic local dishes are just some of the sights common to the divine white sand beaches of Hua Hin.
200KM SOUTH OF BANGKOK
Hua Hin is situated in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula, about 200 km south of Bangkok with an average population of 84,000 people.
Come see for yourself how amazing Hua Hin is and how it maintained its unique identity throughout the years.
XploreAsia is excited to introduce you to the town we are so proud to call home!
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