Hua Hin has grown in popularity and has now turned out to be quite a touristy place. The location is well known as the oldest beach destination in Thailand. Hua Hain has managed to salvage some of the iconic landmarks in its history, the place is calm and peaceful, perfect for a quiet holiday.
Hua Hin back in time
This place was first given prominence and made known in the 1900s with the introduction of the Thai – Malaysia Railway. The Royal family began to take a liking to the place in the 1920s and began to build Wang Klai Kangwon so that they could take a break from the heat of Bangkok. Now, this monument is the main residence of the current king.
Hua Hin today
The area now holds about 70,000 people, most of them being foreigners. Hua Hin has been in a continuous process of development since the day it was founded, especially when the Hilton was set up in the 1990s. Today, looking for a resort in Hua Hin is not that hard with the number of hotels such as Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa propping up.
Wat Khao Takiab
One of the main attractions in Hua Hin would be the temple on the hill, Wat Khao Takiab. About 80 steps on Chopsticks Hill leading up to the shrine shaped like a white lotus flower. The temple in itself is a spectacular sight. Also, the view of the horizon from the top is simply breathtaking. We can’t forget to mention the monkeys who love to hang around here.
If you are searching for a place to find a variety of food and authentic Thai food, this is the perfect place! In Naeb Kehardt, you will find an array of restaurants and bars along with an amazing art village. The Jazz festival in June is quite a unique experience here.
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+