The charming coastal town of Hua Hin located in Prachuap Khiri Khan grew into a popular getaway destination after the Thai royal family built summer palaces here around a hundred years ago. Only 199 km southwest of Bangkok, it is an ideal escape for all types of holidaymakers. Whether you are nature lovers, sport lovers, foodies, or palace and temple enthusiasts, you can find what you like in this
refreshing mix of a classic beach resort town and world-class entertainment.
Only a short distance from the city center is the Hua Hin Train Station. This historic railway station is one of the most popular landmarks in Hua Hin. Train travel was introduced to Thailand in the reign of King Rama V in an attempt to modernize the country. Cha-am Station to Hua Hin line opened in November 1911. The red-and-white wooden building of Hua Hin Station was rebuilt in 1926. Near the station stands a spectacular Thai architectural style pavilion known as the King Rama VI Royal Pavilion which was moved from Sanam Chandra Palace in Nakhon Pathom province. You can also see the first steam
locomotive before World War II at this station.
Apart from the famous Hua Hin Beach, there are two more secluded beaches called Sai Noi Beach and Sai Yai Beach. They are located on each side of a charming village of Khao Tao which is 13 km far from
downtown Hua Hin. The less-than-1-km-long sandy beaches are ideal for swimming. Up on the hill is Wat Khao Tao. The magnificent temple complex is worth visiting, and you can get stunning views over
the coast. In addition, you can explore several caves there, and have excellent fresh seafood at a local restaurant.
Another highlight that will guarantee you a lot of fun is a water park called Vana Nava Water Jungle, Asia’s First Water Jungle. The world’s largest waterslide and the only one in Thailand, the tallest man-
made mountain waterfall in Asia, a wide range of dining options created by an Iron Chef of Thailand, a wide variety of plants and trees are included in its area of 3.2 hectares.