& Prachuab Khiri Khan Province
Kingdom of Thailand
Some 20 kilometers beyond Cha Am, is the most famous
of the Sunrise resort of Hua Hin. It is accessible by express train
from Bangkok, as well as by highway. In addition to good hotels,
beaches and water sports, it is located within walking distance
of a local market and many local restaurants. Shopping is geared
to the Thai people but foreigners will feel just as welcome. Hua
Hin is also the location of the Royal Palace of which the present
King Rama 9 resides frequently.
Hua Hin is Thailand's oldest beach resort for the
elite of Bangkok society. It is east of Kilometer 232 of Highway
No. 4 about 195 kms. from Bangkok or 85 kms. north of Prachuap Khiri
Khan. Hua Hin is noted for its long and white sandy beach, superb
seafood restaurants and a wide range of accommodation.
Klai Kangwon Palace King Rama VII commanded this
summer palace to be built in the year 1926 to the north of Hua Hin.
The palace consists of 3 Spanish styles mansions facing the sea.
It is open to the public daily from 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. Call (032)
5t1-115 for more information.
Hua Hin Arts and Crafts Centre This is located
on Nacpkhehat Road in Hua Hin. There is an old typical house, more
than 80 years old. It has a collection and exhibition of many contemporary
works of Thai artists, as well as old furniture and many pictures
about Hua Hin in the past.
Hua Hin Railway Station Built in the reign of King
Rama VI, this is one of Thailands most beautiful train stations
of which the local people are very proud.
Khao Takiap This hill is only 4 kms. South of Hua
Hin. There is a road leading to the top where a temple is situated.
The nearby Khao Takiap beach offers mostly bungalow accommodation.
To get to this beach, visitors may take a local minibus from Hua
Ko Singto Fishing lovers can enjoy a days
outing to this island, just a few kilometres from Hua Hin or Khao
Takiap where wome boats for hire are available.
Suan Son Pradiphat or Sea Pine Tree Garden This
beach side area belongs to the Army Welfare Office and is open to
the public. It is at Km. 241, some 8 kms. South of Hua Hin. Accommodation
Khao Tao This hill is located about 10 kms. South
of Hua Hin and 1 km. Along an access road. Next to the hill is two
quiet beaches called Hat Sai Noi and Hat Sai Yai, which are the
locations for some bungalows and fishing villages.
Namtok Pa La-u This waterfall is located within
a yearlong verdant forest where various kinds of birds and butterflies
are found, especially in the morning. It is composed of 11 tiers
of rocks, some of which can be reached along a trekking trail parallel
to the stream. To get there, visits may take local transport from
Hua Hin for a distance of 63 kms.
Sam Roi Yot National Park This park is located
63 kms. south of Hua Hin. It occupies an area of 98 square kilometres
with undulating ranges of limestone mountains, mangrove swamps,
and beaches. It is also home to various kinds of local and migrating
birds, which are plentiful from November to February With a large
number of ridges, Khao Sam Roi Yot (or the mountain of 300 peaks)
stands as a and mark for seamen and also provides a good shelter
for ships during a storm. To get to the park, follow the direction
signs marking the remaining distances Of 38 and 15 kms. at Km. 256
and Km.286.5, respectively.