Hua Hin is located 190km south of Bangkok and is a well-known resort town, set on the West Coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Hua Hin has a population of around 60,000 people, the King of Thailand has his summer palace Klai Kang Won adjoining the beach.
Hua Hin has one of the lowest rain falls in Thailand and being a coastal town gets that lovely sea breeze, so can be visited all year round. There are three seasons, the dry season (March-September), the rainy season (October - November) and the warm season (November-February). One of the lowest rainfalls of any beach area. Weather is hot but refreshed by a cooling sea breeze. Most days offer clear blue skies and sometimes billowing white clouds. Hua Hin was chosen as the Royal resort due to the excellent weather and climate.
Among the most important landmark is the Klai Kang Won Palace, a Royal summer residence built by King Rama VII. The major nightlife attraction which is very popular with both Thai and foreign tourists is the night market. A wide choice of cuisine’s naturally with many fine Thai restaurants. Click here for Hua Hin Recommended Accommodation.
Hua Hin has night markets, stylish shops and boutiques. There are many old style and art shops close to the fishing piers, art and crafts shops.
The main beach area fronts the town itself where many fine resorts are found. Beaches to the north and south. The beaches at Khao Takiab (Chopsticks Hill) and Takiab Bay (Chopsticks Bay) are just to the south of the town centre. Hua Hin beaches stretch along the coast both north and south. For out door fun and adventure you can enjoy watersports, elephant rides, all terrain vehicle rides, fishing and boat trips. Khao Takiab Bay is a popular beach with clear clean water and gentle waves, beach loungers and beach umbrellas for shade. Palm trees and Casuarana trees line the long beach at Takiab Bay. These beach areas are also popular for jogging and beach cycling. The area also offers the opportunity to visit the temples of Khao Takiab, feed the monkeys, and climb to the viewpoint. The Khao Takiab area has many historic temples. Snorkelling is available a few hours south. The River Kwai is just 3 hours from Hua Hin. The National Park at Sam Roi Yot (Three Hundred Peaks) is just 30 minutes south of town.
To get to Hua Hin by train from Bangkok takes just 3 hours and 15 minutes. By bus the journey is four hours and by private car is just 3 hours.