Hua Hin is 144 miles south of Bangkok on the west coast of the Gulf
of Thailand. Located in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Hua Hin is
Thailand's oldest beach resort and a charming town famed for its
pristine five-kilometre-long, white, sandy beach.
Hua Hin is easily accessible by rail, coach, or flights from Bangkok and
takes less than three hours by car.
Tours and transport to the many sights around Cha-am and Hua Hin can be
arranged by the major resort hotels. Alternatively there are regular and
inexpensive bus services between the main centres. In the resorts the
most common means of transportation is the trishaw accommodating two
Dining and Entertainment
Resort hotels offer an excellent choice of restaurants serving a
variety of cuisines. In addition both Cha-am and Hua Hin have several
simple but good restaurants where the local speciality is deliciously
For evening entertainment there are cocktail lounges and nightclubs at
the major hotels. In a different vein, Hua Hin's night market affords
great pleasure for the browser and shopper alike. Best buys for the
dedicated shopper are locally produced silk and cotton, as well as the
region's famous dried seafood and various kinds of kanom, Thai sweets.
Attractions in Hua Hin
His Majesty the King's Summer Palace Klai Kang Won
Klai Kang Won, meaning 'far from worries', was designed with a European
architectural feel and was built in the late 1920s by King Rama VII; it
is still used as a summer palace by the present monarch. Beside the
royal residence are beautiful gardens.
Hua Hin Night Market
Hua Hin's famed night market is popular among visitors and locals alike
for souvenirs, clothing and general goods.
It is a very beautiful beach. The access road to the beach is two
Phra Ratchaniwet Maruldshathayawan
This place is located between Cha-Am and Hua Hin, make a left turn via a
two kilometers access road. King Rama VI used it as accommodation during
the summer time. Now it is administered by the Border Patrol Police
Khao Takiab, Khao Krailat
These two hills are only 4 kilometers from Hua Hin township. A local
bus service from Hua Hin to Khao Takiab is located on the sea shore It
is convenient to get to the top of Khao Takiab where it is cool and
shady and one can view local scenery. Takiap is well worth climbing for
its scattering of Buddhist shrines and the panoramic views.
Sea Pine Tree Garden
This garden is located 8 kilometers from Hua Hin city. A left turn
is made at Km. 240 for a distance a 500 meters. The original name of
this garden was "Pradiphat Garden Convale-scence and RelaxationThere
Area" and is taken care of by Army Welfare Office. There are food shops
and accommodation for the public.
This hill is located in the area of Amphoe Hua Hin Office. Bet ween
Km. 243-244 there is a one kilometer branch road on the left which leads
to the spot. There are two beautiful beaches called Sai No Beach and Sai
Kaeng Krachan National Park
Thailand's largest national park is located some 50 kilometres
north-west of Cha-am. The park extends towards the Burmese border to the
west, is characterised by forested hills and mountains and waterways,
and has as a major focal point the Kaeng Krachan Dam, a 58-metre-high
and 760-metre-long structure that dominates a scenic reservoir.
Chao Samran Beach
This beach, 51 kilometers from Cha-Am, used to be a famous seaside
resort in the old days. Legend says that King Naresuan the Great and
King Eka Thotsarot used to make royal visits there. They enjoyed the
beauty of this beach so much that they spent many nights there causing
the villagers to call it the "Beach of Royal Leisure"
Laem Luang Beach
Four kilometers from Chao Samran Beach is Laem Luang Beach - a white
sandy beach some two kilometers in length. Seven kilometers from Chao
Samran Beach is Pukitian Beach which is the latest popular beach in
This hill in the vicinity of Amoghoe Muang Phetchaburi, 36
kilometers from Cha-Am is 92 meters high. King Mongkut was very fond of
Khao Wang so he commanded a palace built on top of it in the year 1860
to be used for vacationing; he named it Phra Nakhon Khiri. However,
Phetchaburi inhabitants have called it "Khao Wang" until now.
At present, Khao Wang is established as Phra Nakhon Khiri National
Museum, open to the public from 09.00-16.00 hours every day. The
entrance fee is 10 baht per person.
Khao Luang Cave
The cave is located in Khao Luang hill which is only 92 meters high,
and five kilometers from Khao Wang. Khao Luang Cave is regarded as the
most important cave of the province because it houses a Buddha image
cast by the royal command of King Chulalongkorn as a dedication to
King Nang Klao and King Mngkut.
On the right hand of Khao Luang access road at the foot of the hill
there is a large monastery called "Wat Tham Klaep" or Wat Bun-thawi
which has a very large multipurpose hall. The Sala Kanparian and wooden
door panels of the Ubosot are beautifully carved.
Khao Bandai It
This is a rather small hill, 121 meters high, located two kilometers
from Khao Wang. An ancient monastery built in the Ayutthaya period is
named Wat Khao Bandai It. There are several caves on this hill such as
Tham Prathum, Tham Phra Chao Sua, and Tham Phra Puttha Saiyat.
Khao Yoi Cave
This cave is located on Khao Yoi hill,67 kilometers from Cha-Am.
Various Buddha images are house(l in the cave. Khao Yoi Cave was the
place where King Mongkut practised meditation while he was in the
Sam Roi Yot National Park
This park is 58 kilometers from Hua Hin town ship. It occupies an
area of 61,300 rais (some 24,520 acres) and was designated as a national
park on June 28, 1966. The geographical characteristics of the park
consist of high limestone mountains, wide Marshland near the sea shore,
and islands. In addition it is also the center of various species and
families of plants and trees as well as the home of wild animals. There
are three caves worth visiting within the park:
Keaw Cave, Sai Cave and Phrayanakhon Cave.
There are bungalows and a camping area for those who require an
overnight stay in the park. Reservations can be made at the National
Park Division, Forestry Department Tel. (02) 5790529
This bay is situated in the vicinity of Prachuap Khiri Khan
township,90 kilometers from Hua Hin. Its beach is long and pleasant.
There are bungalow accommodation operated by both the Provincial
Administration Organizations and the Municipality for public service.
Details can be obtained by telephoning (032) 611204.
This beachside palace was formerly used as a royal summer residence
by King Rama VI during the 1920s. The palace was designed by an Italian
architect and built of golden teak.
This bay is located five kilometers from Prachuap Khiri Khan
township area and is administered by the Royal Thai Airforce. A permit
should be obtained from the commander of the 53rd Squadron, Prachuap
Khiri Khan, prior to a visit.
Klai Kangwon Palace Or Khao Chong Kra Chok stands near by Prachuap
King Phra Plokklao commanded it built in the year Khiri Khan provincial
office (Chang Wat Hall), is a small 1926. The palace is located 3
kilometers from Amphoe hill. At the top you may enjoy the view of
Prachuap Hua Hin Office. A permit must be obtained from the Khiri Khan
Bay and town.
This beach is 22 kilometers from Prachuap Khiri Khan township Travel
to Km. 345 make a right turn and go 3.5 kilometers to the sign board
saying "Huai Yang Arboretum". The seven kilometers long beach is lined
with sea pines. Accommodation facilities can be reserved at the Faculty
of Forest Affairs, Kasetsart University, Tel. (02) 5790520 Huai Yang
Waterfall Forest Park A few kilometers from Wanakon Beach, this is an
ideal place for picnics and natural sight-seeing.
This beautiful, 15-tier waterfall is in the middle of rich and
fertile virgin forest. It is located about 60 kilometres west of Hua Hin
town centre. Water cascades down the fall throughout the year and
various species of birds and butterflies can be found there, especially
in the morning.
Hua Hin is home to six world-class golf courses, which are all within 15
to 30 minutes' drive from Hyatt Regency Hua Hin.
Springfield Royal Country Club
The course is generally considered as one of the premier golfing resorts
in Thailand. The famous golfer Jack Nicklaus designed this course to
meet the high demands of recognised championship golf, and yet it
remains an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all standards.
Palm Hills Golf Club
The course is a garden paradise with over 40,000 mature palms and
mountains all around. The 18 outcrop extends from the mountain range.
Holes are arranged in two distinctive nine-hole sections, separated by
the clubhouse and a rocky outcrop extending from the mountain range.
Majestic Creek Country Club
The course was designed by a local golf architect and is claimed to
be a course needing to be played with imagination and skill. The journey
to the course is interesting as the road passes through rural Thailand
with small pineapple and sugarcane farms.
Imperial Lake View Golf Club
With a good championship length of more than 6900 yards from the
back tees, the course has been designed to convey a sense of adventure.
Greens are often hidden from the tees, but the well-defined fairways
provide the necessary pointers for golfers to retain a sense of
Royal Hua Hin Golf Course
The first golf course in Thailand, built in 1924, and set among the
rolling coastal hills. A notable hole is the 14th, with an exotic
glimpse of a Buddhist temple halfway up a densely wooded slope.
Milford Golf Club
The Milford course lies in a spectacular location, nestling in the
valleys of a chain of mountains directly adjoining the coastline.
Air-con(litioned buses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal (Tel. (02)
435-5032, 435-5097, 4357455) 36 times daily between 4.20 a.m.. and 4.20
p.m. (40 minute intervals).
Non-air-conditioned coaches leave from Bangkok's Southern Bus terminal
on Petkasem Road 19 times daily.
Trains depart daily from Bangkok for Cha-Am, Hua Hin.
Express Diesel Railcar leaves Bangkok daily at 9.15 p.m.
Express trains leave Bangkok 5 times daily at 2.00 p.m., 3.15 p.m., 5.05
p.m.,7.20p.m.and 10.35 p.m.
Rapid trains leave Bangkok 4 times daily at 12.35 p.m., 4 p.m., 5.45
p.m., and 6.30 p.m.
Diesel Railcars leave Bangkok twice vice daily at 9.00 a.m. and 1.40