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Hua Hin & 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 Thailand’s 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 Hin.

Ko Singto Fishing lovers can enjoy a day’s 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 is available.

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.

 

 
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