Attraction in Thailand : Hua Hin

Ang Thong
Bangkok & Neighboring city
Chai Nat
Hua Hin
Lop Buri
Nakorn Nayok
Phetchaburi - Cha Am
Rayong & Chanthaburi
Sing Buri
Suphan Buri
(185 kilometers southwest of Bangkok)

Immediate & Related Attractions

Hua Hin can lay claim to being Thailand's oldest beach resort. This status dates from 1926 when King Rama VII built a beachside palace named Klai Kangwon (Far From Worries). The Thai royal families still customarily spend the hottest months of the year, generally March through April, there. Many prominent Bangkok families maintain beachside villas. Hua Hin boasted Thailand's first golf course (still in use as the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course after some 70 years) and the resort continues to exude, despite modernization, a genteel fin de siecle atmosphere.

Hua Hin Beach

This extends some three kilometers southwards from the fishing village and rocky headland (that gives Hua Hin, literally Rocky Head, its name) until a southern headland where Buddhist temples cling to yet another, somewhat formidable cliff. Fine white sand, resort hotels, many water sports opportunities lends the resort its distinctive ambiance.

Khao Takiap

This hill marking the southern extent of Hua Hin supports Buddhist temples and offers a commanding view of the resort, particularly early in the morning.

Sea Pine Tree Garden

This is located 8 kilometers south of Hua Hin. A left turn is made at Km 240 on Highway 4 for a distance of half a kilometer. There are restaurants and accommodation facilities. Further details may be obtained from Hua Hin 511-239-40.

Pala-U Waterfall

This scenic waterfall, some 60 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is an increasingly popular destination.

Khao Tao/Sai Noi Beach

Between the Km. 243 and 244 markers, there is a branch road, which leads to a scenic lake, and a beautiful beach named Sai Noi.

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

This coastal national park literally translated as 'Three Hundred Peaks', covers more than 24,500 acres. High, thinly vegetated Limestone Mountains and coastal marshlands overlook several islands. The marshlands support a great variety of waterfowl species and the limestone masses are riddled with popular caves. Accommodation and camping facilities are available.

Prachuap Khiri Khan

This unpretentious and somnolent provincial capital lies 90 kilometers south of Hua Hin and nestles against a crescent bay with a fine beach. The most prominent landmark is a beachside hillock named Khao Chong Kra Chok (Mirror Mountain) near the provincial office. The hillock supports a Buddhist shrine on the top, which is reached by a climb of some 390 steps. A tribe of mischievous monkeys inhabits the hillock. The summit affords exhilarating views of the rugged coastline to the north, including Sam Roi Yot, and a splendid view of Prachuap Bay.


Golfing opportunities abound in Cha-am and Hua Hin. Indeed, golf is the major sport aside from popular watersports. Some of the courses are well established. Others are recent creations, several having been specially designed by internationally renowned golfers. Major golf courses include:
    Cha-am Villa & Golf Club
    • 27-hole course
    Springfield Royal Country Club of Cha-am
    • 36-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus
    Palm Hills Resort & Country Club
    • 18-hole course designed by Max Wexler.
    Majestic Creek Country Club & Beach Resort
    • 18-hole course
    Royal Hua Hin Golf Club
    • 18-hole course
    Sawang Golf Course
    • 27-hole course
    Lake View Princess Resort & Golf Club
    • 18-hole course
    Milford Golf Course & Condominium
    • 18-hole course designed by Robert Mcfarland.

Special Event

Phra Nakhon Khiri Fair Each February, the hilltop Phra Nakhon Khiri palace in Phetchaburi becomes the focal point of a popular fair, which features light & sound presentations, bazaars, folk entertainment and other special activities.

Shopping Hua

Hin is best known for its cotton products, which come in a wide range of prints and colors, and its dried seafood products, which enjoy enduring appeal among those who favor Thai and Chinese cuisine. A nightly street market in Hua Hin is the favorite venue for shoppers. Phetchaburi has long been renowned for the excellence of its Thai-style sweets, which include subtle custards and egg - based confectionery. Several specialty sweet shops are located at the foot of Khao Wang on the northern outskirts of the provincial capital.