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  • Hua Hin Attractions
  • Thailand is royal family and especially former kings were the first to set Hua Hin as the original seashore destination in Thailand. The 5 km long beach is very pretty with nice sea. Beside sunbathing snorkeling and swimming, Hua Hin is the place supporting attractions and activities such as golf, spas, caves, peaks, waterfalls, shops and national parks. For more information of Hua Hin Activities,

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    Hua Hin Beach.
    Hat Hua Hin is a 5-kilometer white sandy beach lined with a wide range of accommodations, from bungalows to five-star hotels and resorts. Located at the sunrise side of the city, the beach runs from a rocky headland which separates it from a tiny fishing pier, and gently curves for some three kilometers to the south where the Giant Standing Buddha Sculpture is located at the foot of Khao Takiap. While offering a tranquil atmosphere, the beach is also the place for fun-filled activities ranging from jogging, walking, sun bathing, horse riding, kite boarding, and other kinds of water sports.

    Hua Hin Railway Station

    This is Thailand\\\'s most beautiful train station. The wooden building used to be a royal pavilion in Sanamchan Palace, Nakhon Pathom province. It was rebuilt at Hua Hin in 1968. Built in the reign of King Rama VI, the station is one of Thailand is oldest railway stations. In addition, it is one of the country\\\'s most beautiful train stations with unique architecture. Its most striking feature is the splendid Royal Waiting Room constructed in the Thai architectural style. The room was relocated from Sanam Chan Palace in Nakhon Pathom Province during the reign of King Rama VI.

    Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
    Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is the only vineyard in the area is located 45 minutes from downtown. It offers spectacular views, a restaurant and wine tasting of the local Monsoon Valley Wines.
    Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is built on a former elephant corral, a sublime place where wild Asian elephants were domes ticated. The terrain, comprising mostly of loamy-sand and slate, is conducive to the cultivation of grapes providing the seaside resort town of Hua Hin with its first boutique vineyard.  Siam Winery started developing the site after successfully experimen ting at the nearby Royal Research Station at Huay Sai in 2003.
    These grapes are now the main components for our Monsoon Valley Wines. Alone in 2008 we have received 4 medals at international wine competitions in Europe.

     Suan Son Pradiphat
    Wanna get away from the fast pace of life? Get rest at the tranquil beach of Suan Son Pradiphat or Sea Pine Tree Garden. Though it is not as popular as Cha Am or Hua Hin, the beauty of the garden is comparable, talking of its stretching white-sand beach amid tranquil atmosphere. Shaded with lots of pine trees, the seaside destination was named Sea Pine Tree Garden or Suan Son Pradiphat.

    This beachside area belongs to the Army Welfare Office and is open to the public originally established to be the retreat for soldiers and veterans.  It is at Kilometer 241, some 8 kilometers south of Hua Hin. This is a tranquil and relaxing place to visit with various restaurants and accommodations in the form of guesthouses, hotels and self-catering bungalows The beach is less crowded and in secluded location, comparing to other beaches in the neighborhood. Visitors can take some rests and relax under the shade of pine trees, and let the cool, steady breeze blow away all stress, while listening to the sound of the waves.

    Fringed with pine trees, Suan Son Pradiphat is a peaceful, lovely beach, where you can get away
    from it all., Sea Pine Tree Garden is at Km. 241, some 8 kilometres south of Hua Hin on Highway for more information please contact 03253 6581-3 Fax 03253 6584

    Koh Singto
    Approximately 800 meters off the coast of Suan Son Beach is Ko Singto, a small island suitable for fishing and diving. Some boats for hire are available.
    This small island is situated just off the coast of Khao Takiab and its name literally means "Lion Island" as the shape resembles a crouching lion.

    It is a worthwhile spot to visit and boat trips out to it can be arranged in the fishing village of Khao Takiab. The island has decent rock formations and is good for underwater exploration, particularly while snorkelling. Fishing and sailing can also be enjoyed around the island.
    You can organize day trips to Koh Singto, Koh Tao and Koh Nok with a variety of operators and then head for the beach at Haad Sai Noi. If you require them, fishing tackle, bait, deckchairs, beach umbrellas, a picnic lunch, soft drinks and transfers to and from your hotel can all be included in the overall price. A round trip will last approximately 5 hours.

    Khao Tao Beach
    This small beach at the foot of Khao Tao Hill lies about 10 kilometers south of Hua Hin and there is a 1- kilometer branch road on the left which leads to the spot with two beaches called Hat Sai Noi and Hat Sai Yai. Khao Tao is a trditional fishing village that also boasts spectacular temples. It is located on a pine-fringed beach and is more secluded than Hua Hin. The signature of the place is a large Buddha image which faces out to the sea. Bungalows are available.,

    Huay Mongkol Temple
    Wat Huay Mongkol was home to the immensely popular monk Luang Pu Thuat was famed for his ‘miracles’. Commissioned by the Queen of Thailand, Wat Huay Mongkol houses the largest statue of Luang Phor Thuat in Thailand in a park-like setting. 10. Suan Son Pradiphat Beach, 8 km south of Hua Hin, is a peaceful location which is owned by the Army Welfare.

    Khao Hin Lek Fai

    Situated 3 kilometers west of Hua Hin district, Khao Hin Lek Fai or Flint Mountain is 162 meters high. On the mountaintop, there is a public park and scenic spots from where the scenery of Hua Hin and its surrounding area is visible.Definitely a vantage point to see the whole town of Hua Hin, the hill is located approximately 3 kilometers west of the town. The best time to see the city is in the early morning

    Hua Hin Elephant Village

    The Hua Hin elephant village is located several kilometers from the central point of Hua Hin. You can get there any number of ways. For example, if you are renting a moped, it is not a long drive to get there. You can also take a taxi cab. In fact, some hotels even have shuttles that will take you right there. They will coordinate your trip for you and provide the transportation at no extra charge. You should make sure your hotel has this benefit before finding other methods to get to the Hua Hin elephant village.

    Pa La-u Waterfall
    This beautiful 11-tiered rock waterfall, some 60 kilometres west of Hua Hin, is located within a yearlong verdant forest in the area of Kaengkrajan National Park where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found, especially in the morning. Some levels of the waterfall can be reached along a trekking trail parallel to the stream. The best time to watch butterflies is from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. In addition, visitors may be able to spot wild animals and several species of rare birds. The best time to visit the fall is from November to April when the fall is at its most beautiful.

    Sam Roi Yot National Park
    Located 63 kilometres south of Hua Hin in the vicinity of Kui Buri district, this coastal national park covers an area of 98 square kilometres with 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 landmark 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 kilometres at Km. 256 and Km.286.5,

    Attractions within the park area include:

    Hat Sam Phraya, located 3.5 kilometres north of the park office, is a beautiful beach lined with pine trees. Accommodation is available.
    Tham Kaeo is situated some 23 kilometres from Pran Buri or 15 kilometres north of the park office. This cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites. Oil lamps can be rented at a nearby village for exploring the cave.
    Tham Sai, is 9 kilometres north of the park office. Exploration inside the cave takes about half an hour. Oil lamps can be rented at nearby Khung Tanot Village.
    Hat Laem Sala is located 16 kilometres north of the park office. It can be reached by boat or walking across a hill from Bang Pu Village. Walking up a beachside mountain for a while, visitors will arrive at a famous cave called "Tham Phraya Nakhon". The cave has a big hole through which a shaft of light reaches and permits the growth of various kinds of plants. Phra Thi Nang Khuha Kharuhat, a Thai style pavilion, lends the most attractive sight to the cave and has become the symbol of Prachuap Khiri Khan. It is a four-porched building first constructed in Bangkok in 1890 during the reign of King Rama V, then dismantled and moved to the cave where it was reconstructed. Its gable tops were raised by the King himself.

    Khao Takiap Vantage Point
    This hill is situated at the southern end of Hua Hin, only 4 kilometers from the town. It can be easily reached by local minibus. Visitors can go up the hilltop to enjoy a bird\\\'s eye view of Hua Hin, which is one of the delightful views either during the day or night. There is a temple call Wat Khao Takiap situated on top of the hill. The nearby Khao Takiap Beach offers mostly bungalow accommodations. The giant golden Buddha Statue standing against the cliff has become a landmark of Khao Takiap.

    Khao Krailat
    Located near Khao Takiap, this steep hill lends its name to the temple that is located there. The temple belongs to a Buddhist denomination originally founded by King Rama IV and showcases a collection of large Buddha images dating back several hundred years.

    Hua Hin Night Market
    The most colorful spot in Hua Hin during the night, the market offer a wide array of food, drinks, deserts, memorable souvenirs; all kinds of freshly-prepared dishes. Famous are Pad Thai, Hoi Thod, fresh seafood, Indian roti bread, coconut ice cream, etc. (the list is endless) This market will delight visitors wishing to savor the real taste of Hua Hin

    Ploenwan Hua Hin
    Located between HuaHin soi 38 & 40 Phetkasem Road. Visitors will find many shps offer various products and services such as toys, food, studio, grocery, salon, massage and beverages shops in the old-fashioned style. Open everyday 10 am - 10 pm.

    Cicada Market

    Located at Suan Sri Khao Takiab area, in front of Hyatt Regency Hotel. Very nice atmosphere with its lively activities such as lived performance, art exhibition, hand-made products, many idea words as well as delicious food are available. Open Fri & Sat 4 pm-11 pm &Sunday from 10am- 9 pm.

    Pone Kingpetch Statute
    Pone King Petch or Mana Seedokbuab is Thailand\\\'s 3 times Flyweight world boxing champion. Born in Hua Hin 1935, Pone become the 1st world boxing champion on 1960. His victory brought happiness to Thai people especially Hua Hin people. Pone died in 1982 at the age of 47.

    Spirit Houses of Brassiere Beach
    were, according to legend, built to appease the spirit of a fisherman’s daughter who was once torn to pieces and her breasts fell into the sea. She was killed because she was desired by too many men. Until this day, the locals still hang brassieres to the spirit houses, but now they just pray for good luck.

    Klaikangwon Palace
    The current monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikitt now both mainly reside at their summer palace in Hua Hin.
    Known as Klaikangwon Palace, meaning "far from worries", this residence is only accessable by invitation and there is an exclusion zone around it that stretches out to sea. It was built in Spanish style architecture in 1929 and the gardens are beautifully manicured and full of art from Java. Slightly further north is Maruekatayawan Palace. This was designed by His Majesty King Rama VI in 1923 and is a superb example of classic raised Thai architechure. Of particular note are three two-storied wooden pavilions facing out to sea. Halls are linked together throughout the palace and there are residential areas for royal consort members and naturally for The Royal Family.

    The Palace is open to the public daily from 08.00-16.00 and is a must-see whilst you are in Hua Hin for a real glimpse back into Thailand\\\'s Royal past. The Palace is now fully restored and prides itself on being the longest golden teak palace in the world. You can find it within a few minute\\\'s drive north of Hua Hin.

    Marukatayawan Palace
    Marukatayawan Royal Palace is a wooden palace made by King Rama VI in 1923.The summer seaside palace, often referred to as "the palace of love and hope is located midway between Cha-am and Hua Hin. The structure plan of palace were design by the King, it is consist of a big hall for play and other 2 major building are all connected with 2 storey in Thai style It was built under the royal command of King Rama VI using golden teakwood from the demolished Hat Chao Samran Palace. An Italian architect designed the palace with a dazzling composition of verandahs and latticework in regal proportions.

    Hua Hin Arts and Crafts Center
    Situated in an old typical house on Naepkhehat Road, the center features a private collection of contemporary works of many Thai artists-paintings, sculptures and local handicrafts, as well as old furniture and many pictures about Hua Hin in the past.

    Chatchai Market
    is like a paradise for the shopping freaks. This huge flea market offers everything that tourists could ask for From flowers to vegetable and from fishes to fabrics, everything is available in this market. 

    The market is a place, where shops selling a variety of such stuff gather together. Visitors will find a wide range of Thai items, in a similar wide range of prices here.
    Most of the items in this market look more Chinese than Thai. However, some of the shops sell traditional Thai items as well.
    Since Hua Hin is a beach town, fishing is the main business out here. Visitors can get exotic varieties of fishes in the Chatchai Market.

    Here, one can also find typical Thai spices used for cooking Thai food. The vegetables that are freshly plucked from the local farms, garnish this market. Flowers, vegetables and fruits are found in abundance at this place. Shoppers can get great deals on garments and fabrics in the Chatchai Market as well.
    The market represents the richness of Thailand from the natural resources available.

    Keang Krachan National Park
    Keang Krachan National Park with an area of 3,000-sq-km, this is Thailand’s largest national park. Located primarity in the mountains adjacent to Myanmar,and only 40km from Hua Hin, it has lots of rain and an abundance of rainforests and some grassland areas. Animal life includes deer, tigers, gibbons, bears, hornbills, wild elephants and dusky langurs. One of the park\\\'s most popular attractions is the eleven-tiered Pa-La-U Yai and Pa-La-U Noi waterfall. This park is difficult to access so the falls are best visited on an organized tour

    Cha Am

    Cha-Am is located 170 km south from Bangkok (2 hours by car) and 25 km north from Hua Hin, the famous seaside resort. Whereas Hua Hin has more facilities and a lot to offer for tourists (shopping, restaurants, entertainment...), Cha-Am is appreciated for its quiet and laidback atmosphere, its 5 km long beach, and its wide range of restaurants and accommodations.

    Pranburi
    Pranburi is some 30 kilometres south of Hua Hin. There are several beach resorts in peaceful atmosphere. It is a relatively new destination amongst in Thailand\\\'s thriving resort offerings. Blessed with endless miles of white sandy beaches, Pranburi is fast becoming one of the preferred holiday getaways for discerning individuals and for those who yearn for their own private retreat.
    If you need taxi transfer from Bangkok to Pranburi please visit www.huahintaxi.com
    The Pran Buri Forest Park occupies a large area with a 1-kilometre pine-fringed beach and mangrove nature trails.

    Koh Talu, Koh Sang, and Koh Sing
    This privately owned island sits a 30 min boat ride away off the coast of the increasingly popular town of Bangsaphan which is a 2-3 hour journey by car, bus or train, south of Hua Hin.

    These three islands suitable for fishing can be reached within 20 minutes by boat from Ban Pak Khlong, 3 kilometres east of Bang Saphan.   Half-day trips for snorkeling  to the island can be arranged from a local travel agencies  office and the price approximately 2,300 Baht per person.

    Inland, tropical evergreen rainforest covers the island and trekking is possible. Other activities include kayaking and sailing but most of these are arranged by the sole resort on the island.

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