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Hin welcomes you to an unforgettable holiday experience.
oldest and most traditional Thai resort combines the attractions
of a modern holiday destination
with the charm and fascination of a still active fishing
port. And while most other Thai holiday destinations cater
mainly to foreign tourists, Hua Hin is a holiday resort
for foreigners and Thais.
it's great 5 mile long beach Hua Hin provides the
highest density of world class golf courses anywhere in
Thailand while it's yet virtually undiscovered as
an international Golf destination. Green-fees and other
costs are currently among the lowest in the world while
course maintenance and services are superb.
While the beaches of Phuket
and Samui were discovered only recently and have since
undergone rapid and sometimes destructive development,
Hua Hin has already been the favourite Thai resort for
over 70 years.
resort was discovered in the early 1920s by King Rama
VII as an ideal getaway from the sultry metropolis of
Bangkok. The tranquil fishing village was turned into
the Royal resort and consequently became popular among
Siam's nobility and upper-class.
construction of a railway line from Bangkok ensured
its accessibility and popularity with a wider part of
the the Thai public. But it was the resort's royal
endorsement which has given Hua Hin a special character
of its very own. In 1928, King Rama VII built his Klai
Kangwon (Far From Worries) Palace which remains until
this today an official royal residence. It is still frequently
used by members of the royal family and is open to the
public for visits.
Hua Hin continued
to develop in its own leisurely way, both as a aristocratic
resort with the added attraction of an 18-hole golf course,
and as a fishing port. The Railway Hotel, today's
Sofitel Central Hua Hin, was built by the State Railways
of Thailand in 1923 in the architectural style of old
Siam. Many of Bangkok's rich and famous built their
own beachfront summer homes to the north and south along
the curving sandy bay, enjoying leisurely family weekends
in a resort which has maintained its unique identity.
visitor to Hua Hin will still sense this special atmosphere
and old world charm. Besides sun-filled days on the mile-long
beach there are leisure activities for the whole family
from watersports to golf. The area around the town let's
you discover fabulous parks and peaks, caves and waterfalls.
In the evening
the winding roads with a great variety of shops make a
great stroll. And the restaurants built on stilts into
the sea offer superb seafood in the legendary and unsurpassed
preparation of the Thai cuisine. Hua Hin has all the ingredients
for a very special holiday experience.
by T.A.T (Tourism Authority of Thailand)