Located on the sunrise side of the Gulf of Thailand,
Hua Hin is well-established beach destinations, with full
facilities. But not know Pattaya, on the opposite shores of
the Gulf, Hua Hin provide a quieter, more relaxed retreat
amid surroundings which preserve a typical Thai ambience.
Hua Hin is well suited for families or for those who wish
simply to escape city bustle.
Hua Hin is similarly noted for its magnificent beach,
running from a rocky headland, which separates it from a
tiny fishing port, and curving gently for some three
kilometres to its southern point where Buddhist temples
cling to the cliffs.
Hua Hin lies some 200 kiloetres to a three-hour drive
southwest of Bangkok. Adding destination to Hua Hin’s
coastal setting, is its status as Thailand’s most
traditional beach resort. It was here, in the 1902s, that
King Rama VII built a summer palace, thus creating a vogue
among high society for Hua Hin to become, the present Royal
Family continues to reside at Hua Hin for part of the year.
Hua Hin Arts and Crafts Centre: This is located on
Naepkhehat 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 pictures about Hua Hin in
Klai Kangwon Plalace: 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 style mansions facing the
sea. It is open to the public daily from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00
p.m. Call (032) 511115 for more information.
Khao Takiap: This hill is only 4 kms. South of Hua Hin and
may be reached by local minibus. There is a road leading to
the top where a temple is situated. The nearby Khao Takiap
beach offers mostly bungalow accommodation.
Suan Son Pradipaht or Sea Pine
Tree Garden: This beachside 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. Accommodaiton is available.
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,
visitors may take local transport from Hua Hin for a
distance of 63 kms.
This park is located 63 kms.
South of Hua Hin. It occupies an area of 98 square
kilometres with undulating range of lime stone 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 sheltle for
ships during a storm. To get to the park, follow the
sirection signs marking the remaining distances of 38 and 15
kms. At Km. 256 and Km. 286.5, respectively.
Hat Sam Phraya: located 3.5 kms. North of the park
office, is a beautiful beach lined with pine trees.
Accommodation is available.
Tham Kaeo: is situated some 23 kms. From Pran Buri or
15 kms. north of the park office. This cave is full of
stalactities and stalagmites. Oil lamps can be rented at
nearby village for exploring the cave.
Tham Sai: is 9 kms. North of the office. Exploration
inside the cave be reached by boat of walking across a hill
from Bang Pu Village.
Walking up a beachside mountain for a white, Visitors will
arrive at a famous cave called “Thanm 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
In addition, there is a viewpoint on Khao Daeng, 400 metres
from the park office and ban Khao Daeng, a canalside
village, which is the starting point for a boat trip to
watch wild birds.
This is located in the north
of the town. From the foot of the hill, up 395 steps, sits a
much revered monastery. There is small pagoda and a troop of
playful monkeys. The top of the hill also offers a spalendid
panorama of the coastline and seascape.
This beautiful curved bay is
under the care of the Royal Thai Airforce. It is between the
Thai and Japanese armies during Second World War.
Accommodation should be reserved in advanced at the 53rd
Squadron, Tel: (032) 611017, 611031 ext. 2146.
This located has had
historical importance since the reign of King Rama IV. The
King made a trip to Wa Ko to witness the full moon eclipse.
A long white sandy beach lined with pine trees offers a
pleasant atmosphere. It is located at Km. 335 of Highway No.
4, 12 kms. south from the town.
This is located to the west of the town. Travel along
highway No. 4 till Km. 331-332, them turn right and drive
for another 8 kms. Among large stones placed by nature in
the area, there are narrow walks leading to wide rocky
fields on the mountain top overlooking the view of the city
and the sea.
This park is 22 kms. south of
Prachup Khiri Khan, and another 3.5 kms. on an access road.
It offers a 7-km. long beach lined with sea pine trees. For
accommodation, contact Faculty of Forest Affairs, Kasetsart
University, Tel: 579-0520.
This park coves a forested
area on the Tanaosi Mountain Range. Follow a sign at Km. 351
of Highway No. 4 and drive along a 7-km. Access road to the
park office. Namtok Huai Yang near the park office is its
main attraction. The waterfall is composed of 5 small
cascades situated among recreational surroundings.
This is a scenic bay in Amphoe Bang Saphan. Travel about 75
kms. South of Phrachup Khiri Khan to Km. 399, turn left and
continue for another 17 kms. Via Bang Saphan Market.
Accommodation and seafood restaurants are available.
Ko Thalu, Ko Sang, and Ko
Sing: These three islands suitable foe fishing can be
reached within 20 minutes by boat from Ban Pak Khlong, 3 kms.
East of Bang Saphan. We sell package tour 2 days 1
night and 3 days 2 nights. The package includes: 3-6
good meals, a round trip boat, snorkeling, and
accommodation. Scuba is also available now!