Take a Trip and Travel to Hua Hin Thailand

Hua Hin Thailand

Thailand is a country that is steeped in tradition and history. A great place to explore this is the royal town of Hua Hin. In this guide we will offer an overview of what there is to see and do in Hua Hin Thailand and why it is a fascinating place to learn more about the country of Thailand.

Travel Hua Hin

Hua Hin is a great place to spend a few nights and its relatively close to Bangkok. From Bangkok to Hua Hin one can Travel in usually about 4 hours. Hua Hin Thailand is situated on the South west coast and is basically on the way to Phuket, Samui and other southern areas. If you plan to Travel to Hua Hin on your way to the Islands then you can find many buses and Mini vans that depart from Bangkok to Hua Hin and its a lovely sea side town to break up the journey south.

Hua Hin Beaches

The reason that Hua Hin, Thailand is called a royal town is that it is where you can find Klaikangwon Palace. This is the summer home of the King of Thailand. Its name roughly translates as “far away from worry” and from the look of the surrounding Hua Hin beaches the name is wholly appropriate. Hua Hin has a nice beach with few scattered rock formations, but generally speaking the beach is clean and the waters great for swimming.

Maruekatayawan Palace Hua Hin

While Hua Hin is home to the Royal family it  has an exclusion zone around it, but one palace that is accessible is Maruekatayawan Palace. It is open to the public from 8am to 4pm and boasts a number of beautiful looking two storey wooden pavilions with a fantastic view of the sea. The local people have taken pride in properly restoring the palace and it is easily accessible from Hua Hin Thailand.

Wat Hua Hin

Thailand as a nation is 95 per cent Buddhist. This is often reflected in the number of temples. Hua Hin’s main temple is called Wat Hua Hin or Wat Ampharam and is located in the town centre. While this is impressive you can also feed sacred catfish at Wat Bor Fai or see some stunning looking Buddha statues in the Wat Khao Krailas and Wat Petchravud temples.

If you are visiting a temple it is important to be respectful. You need to dress appropriately and to be on the safe side any offerings in the temple should be given to the monks. Do not touch the statues and always obey any instructions that are given by the monks. In some instances you may need to donate to them in order to do certain activities. If you are unsure it is best to talk to a local guide or look online for more detailed etiquette guides.

Hua Hin Night market

There is an excellent night market in hua hin which has some great bargains and is where most tourists enjoy an evening looking. the atmosphere is also relaxed and friendly and its not so hustle and bustle like Bangkok’s Markets. The night market is open daily and starts at around 7pm.

Hua Hin is smaller and friendlier than other popular Thai holiday destinations such as Phuket. The main advantage of this is that a lot of the local attractions are easily accessible on foot, ideal for people who enjoy a good walk and those who want to minimize public transport costs. Open sided minivans known as

Marriott Hotel Hua Hin Thailand

Marriott Hotel Hua Hin Thailand

tuk tuks are readily available should you wish to travel further, as are the green vans known as songtaews.

Hua Hin Nightlife

Hua Hin has recently changed with regards to nightlife and there is more and more beer bars popping up. Whilst these are mainly for the single gentlemen market they are mainly kept to just one or two streets and make for a relaxed stroll and a few drinks. Hua Hin also has a few discoteques attached to Hotels and a few Karaoke bars you can enjoy. However Hua Hin is a peaceful town and not really a party paradise, but there is definitely nightlife in  hua Hin.

Thai food in Hua Hin

While Hua Hin Thailand is a relatively smaller destination compared to other popular places it should not be underestimated. It offers a wealth of cuisine, both local and international, and being a beach resort you can get fresh sea food at most restaurants and even on the beach. A common misconception is that hygiene standards are more lax in Thailand. This is simply not true as they have the same high standards as other areas that want to cater for tourists. While it is advisable to be cautious this is true of dining out anywhere.

Hua Hin Hotels

As well as offering good food it also offers a good range of hotels and guest houses to suit the budget of many different types of traveller. Look below to find out more about what this fascinating part of Thailand has to offer. Some of the best beach hotels Hua Hin has to offer would be the sofitel and Hilton. But there are so many other Hua Hin hotels that are more affordable to budget and mid level travelers. If you are seeking reviews and the latest hotels in Hua Hin just check out our hotels section and you will find many to choose from.

Hua Hin Resort

Hua hin has also recently become quite a resort town, with great interest in places like the evason hua Hin, six senses hua hin ad the Aleenta being the current favorites and most popular Hua Hin resort and spa. To find out more about these just visit our hotels and resorts section.

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