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Mother & Daughter in Hua Hin

Mother & Daughter in Hua Hin

Douglas Grant

Hua Hin is located approx. 190km south of Bangkok and 92 kilometres north of Prachuab Khiri Khan, its provincial chief town and it is a coastal, well known resort town, set on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin has a population of around 60,000 people, the King of Thailand has his summer palace Klai Kang Won (Far from Worries) adjoining the beach.  Recently upgraded highways provide for a leisurely three hour drive to Thailand's oldest beach resort area.

Hua Hin has one of the lowest rain falls in Thailand and being a coastal town gets that lovely sea breeze, so can be visited all year round. There are three seasons, the dry season (March-September), the rainy season (October - November) and the warm season (November-February). One of the lowest rainfalls of any beach area. Hua Hin has about the best summer beach weather in Thailand. Weather is hot but refreshed by a cooling sea breeze. Most days offer clear blue skies and sometimes billowing white clouds. Hua Hin was chosen as the Royal resort due to the excellent weather and climate. Excellent summer holiday weather.

Among the most important landmark is the Klai Kang Won Palace, a royal summer residence built by King Rama VII. The major nightlife attraction which is very popular with both Thai and foreign tourists is the night market. A wide choice of cuisines naturally with many fine Thai restaurants.

Hua Hin is unlike most other beach resorts in Thailand. If you are looking for bright lights and frantic all night action you will be disappointed there. It is very much a family holiday resort area with good shopping and multi-national restaurants including, of course, the best Thai seafood the country has to offer. Idweal Thailand summer holiday beach destination.

Hua Hin has night markets, stylish shops and boutiques. There are many old style and art shops close to the fishing piers, art and crafts shops .

The main beach area fronts the town itself where many fine resorts are found. Beaches to the north and south . The beaches at Khao Takiab (Chopsticks Hill) and Takiab Bay (Chopsticks Bay) are just to the south of the town centre. Hua Hin  beaches stretch along the coast both north and south.  For out door fun and adventure you can enjoy watersports, Elephant rides, All terrain Vehicle rides, fishing and boat trips.  Khao Takiab Bay is a popular beaches  with clear clean water and gentle waves, beach loungers and beach umbrellas for shade. Palm trees and Casuarana trees line the long beach at Takiab Bay. These beach areas are also popular for jogging and beach cycling.  The area also offers the opportunity to visit the temples of Khao Takiab, feed the monkeys, climb to the viewpoint. The Khao Takiab area has many temples includes many built many years ago. Snorkeling is available a few hours south . The River Kwai is just 3 hours from Hua Hin . The National Park at Sam Roi Yot (Three Hundred Peaks) is just 30 minutes south of town.

Apart from its fabulous beaches, Hua Hin is best known for its cotton products, which come in a wide range of prints and colours, and its dried seafood products which enjoy enduring appeal among those who favour Thai and Chinese cuisine. A nightly street market in Hua Hin town is a favourite venue for shoppers. Summer holidays at the beach in Thailand for good beach weather in Thailand in the summer months.

Hua Hin also boasts Thailand's first golf course (still in use as the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course after some 70 years).

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