Never been to Hua Hin before? Here’s a quick overview of one of Thailand’s most popular resort towns on the south coast.
What’s Hua Hin Like?
The town is home to around 50,000 or so residents and sees a significant influx of tourists annually. It has quite a relaxed vibe to it and is popular with travellers looking to have laid-back fun amidst the sun, sand and surf. As a consequence, there are a great many beachside hotels there, such as AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas among several others.
What’s There to See and Do?
Being a popular destination for global travellers, there’s no lack of things to do in Hua Hin; the most obvious of which includes having fun at Hua Hin Beach. Besides that, you can visit the Klai Kangwon Palace, Sam Roi Yot National Park and Rajabhakti Park. There are also some annual festivals that Hua Hin hosts, which are a hit with both locals and foreigners. Examples are the Hua Hin Jazz Festival and the Thailand International Kite Festival.
History of Hua Hin
Until the 1920’s and 1930’s, the city of Hua Hin was just a quiet fishing village located by the Gulf of Thailand in the country’s south. However, in the following decades, the city became popular with Thai royalty, and this led to its rapid development. This, in turn, catalysed its transformation into the quaint resort town that it is today.
Which Part of Thailand is it in?
Hua Hin is a popular seaside locale in the south of Thailand. It’s actually the capital of the Hua Hin District, which is one of the country’s eight official districts. The town resides within the southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+