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Hua Hin Beach

This popular resort town is about 200 kilometres south of Bangkok and can be reached by car, train and flight. It offers a wide range of beachfront accommodation, good golfing, and seafood galore.

Part of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Hua Hin is becoming increasingly popular, although it has all but escaped the gaudy excesses of Pattaya and Patong. The town boasts accommodation to suit all budgets, with a good selection of resorts spread along its white sandy beach. Golfers can enjoy the 72-par Royal Hua Hin Golf Course for a reasonable non-member’s fee.

Historical Eminence
Notable buildings in Hua Hin are the town’s appealing teak railway station, Klai Kangwon Summer Palace and the colonial-style Sofitel Central Hua Hin Hotel, portrayed as the Phnom Penh hotel in the movie The Killing Fields. All three give visitors a glimpse into a bygone era.

Breezy Beaches
Hua Hin’s peaceful beach differs to many others in Thailand due to its refreshing sea breeze, and near the Sofitel Hotel, large rounded rocks protrude from the sea. A few sailing and jet ski operators work from Hua Hin, but not enough to disturb swimmers. However, occasional pests are jellyfish (these give painful burns, so be vigilant) and tiny black sand flies (their harmless-looking bites become very itchy a day later).

Hua Hin can be visited all year round. However, it has a tropical climate with a high degree of humidity and moderate rainfalls in the wet season from August to October. The warm season starts from November to April. The weather can be dry with occasional rains from May to July. Weather can be hot during the day but cooled by the sea breeze. Most days offer clear blue skies and sometimes billowing white clouds.