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Hua Hin Thailand – Virtual Destination Hot Spot #1

One of Thailands’ Hot Spots for Travel

Hua Hin is located on the western side of Thailand. It’s a large enough city to have its own airport . This makes getting there very simple if you have the money to fly there. If you’re on a budget the best way to get to Hua Hin is by train. Trains depart daily from Hua Lamphong railway station in Bangkok and the journey takes about 4 hours. You can jump on the Hua Hin train at Bang Sue Junction if you’re in the North of Bangkok.

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The Train

The cost of a ticket is just 44 baht, which is in the normal seating area obviously. If you wish to travel with a little more comfort, the ticket price will be a little more expensive.

The trip to Hua Hin on the train was not too comfortable. This was seriously made up for by the stunning scenery which we passed through. The train travels through a number of stations, villages, plantations, and farms. You’ll get a good look at how Thai rural life is lived.

At one station, there is even a troop of monkeys which come down to visit us and to the joy of the children on board the train.

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Buses

Buses to Hua Hin leave from a number of different spots. The main area is at the southern bus station which is in Pinklao. The buses leave every hour and you have the option of traveling via air-conditioned bus. Tickets cost approximately 160 baht. It’s a good idea to book in advance, but in general, this is not necessary. Minibuses to Hua Hin from Bangkok leave from Victory Monument frequently. They leave to and from, Hua Hin every 15 minutes or so. They’ll get you to your destination quicker but with less comfort and they can be slightly more expensive than the bus.

Attractions

Hua Hin is one of the oldest resorts or getaways in Thailand. It’s been enjoyed by the Thais for generations. The name means ‘stone head’ and the central location of Hua Hin city in Thailand makes for the journey to the city to be rather easy and less time consuming than going to other beach cities in Thailand.

It’s easy to see why the Thai people have been enjoying this beachside city for generation after generation.

The beaches at Hua Hin Thailand are some of the best beaches in Thailand with their white sand and rolling surf. The city is also surrounded by a number of hills which provide magnificent views of Hua Hin bay and the city.

History

Hua Hin first became a resort back in the 1920’s when the residing King of Thailand, King Prajadhipok visited the area. It is now well known to be the summer residence of the King and this can be further enforced through the stationing of the naval security unit for Klai Kang Won royal place.

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The security unit which is moored about 1500 yards offshore consists of 3 naval vessels and when they dock to change hands they can draw large crowds of tourists. Hua Hin town still maintains a large fishing fleet. In the evenings you can even see the boats fishing for squid with the translucent lights. They use these lights in the dark of the night to attract the squid to the surface for an easy catch.

The main areas of Hua Hin are situated from the railway station on Soi 76 down to the beach. To the north and south of the railway station, there’s mostly resorts. There is a lot of development, however, at the present time and this will, in turn, lead to further services being available in this area.

Hua Hin, Thailand is definitely ‘on the map’ and becoming a major tourist attraction.

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