Hua Hin

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Cosmopolitan city meets fashionable beachside retreat at Thailand‘s oldest and most traditional resort, long associated with the Thai royal family.

Hua Hin is a popular weekend getaway spot for well-heeled Bangkok residents. The beach resort has been a favorite holiday destination for Thai nobility and the upper classes since the 1920s, when King Prajadhipok transformed it from a quiet fishing village to a royal resort. The town is still widely associated with the Thai royal family. It also remains a working fishing port that has retained plenty of its charm and character.

Hua Hin has developed slowly over the centuries, and life moves at a slower pace here. Many Thai tourists visit this resort town, so you’ll find authentic local cuisine and plenty of good shopping. Take a stroll down the village’s winding streets in the evening. Shops and night markets sell jewelry, silks and handmade gifts until late. Enjoy freshly caught seafood in the restaurants built on stilts sitting in the water off the beach.

The beach of Hua Hin stretches for several miles south toward the hill of Khao Takiab and offers fine white sand, and good swimming and snorkeling. Rent snorkels from vendors along the beach.

If you want to sight-see in the village itself, visit the Hua Hin Railway Station, said to be Thailand‘s most beautiful rail station.

The surrounding countryside is rich in natural beauty. Climb Khao Hin Lek Fai, or Flint Mountain, which is less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Hua Hin. At the top of the mountain you’ll find a public park and plenty of spots to enjoy the view over Hua Hin. There are also several picturesque nature reserves and natural beauty spots, including the Sam Roi Yot National Park.

Activities available in the resort range from water sports to golf. Hua Hin is home to the largest number of world-class greens in Thailand, with low fees and excellent maintenance.

Hua Hin is a 2.5-hour drive from Bangkok. Trains run between Hua Hin and Bangkok numerous times a day. Once in the village, you can get around by bus, taxi or tuk-tuk.

Hua Hin Travel Guide Video

Top hotels in Hua Hin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
4.5 out of 5
129/129 Petchkasem Road, Nong Gae Dist, Prachuabkhirikhan, Hua Hin
SG$128
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

This family-friendly Hua Hin hotel is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park, Cicada Market and Hua Hin Beach. Bangkok Hospital ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (304 reviews)

"friendly staff, good location, great service. definitely recommend to my friends."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb,2020

Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
SG$116
per night
Mar 25 - Mar 26

Located in Hua Hin, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Jao Mae Tubtim Shrine and Hua Hin Beach. Hua Hin Railway Station ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,401 reviews)

"Nice property in very convenient location Hua Hin. Easy walking to shopping and restaurants. Some rooms need updating, but I'm general the hotel is in good condition. Hotel kindly upgraded us to a junior site with a lovely view. We would happily return to the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan,2020

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
ibis Hua Hin
ibis Hua Hin
3 out of 5
SG$39
per night
Mar 18 - Mar 19

Located in Nong Kae, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hua Hin Beach and Cicada Market. Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and BlúPort Hua Hin Resort Mall are ...

3.9/5Good! (566 reviews)

"Its convenient & well located but lack of nearest amenities like big shopping mall etc."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan,2020

ibis Hua Hin

Popular things to do in Hua Hin

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Wooded mountain peaks rise over sandy beaches and mangrove swamps that are home to many rare bird species at this spectacular coastal reserve.

Top activities in Hua Hin

Your Introduction to the Thai Kitchen
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Your Introduction to the Thai Kitchen

96% of travellers recommend
SG$67
Per adult
4 Corners of Thailand: A Taste Sensation Tour
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4 Corners of Thailand: A Taste Sensation Tour

100% of travellers recommend
SG$82
Per adult
Eat Like A Local Tour
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Eat Like A Local Tour

SG$60
Per adult
Hua Hin to Koh Phangan by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran
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Hua Hin to Koh Phangan by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran

SG$60
Per adult
One-Day Pass: Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin
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One-Day Pass: Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin

SG$27
Per adult
Koh Samui to Hua Hin by Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Coach
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Koh Samui to Hua Hin by Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Coach

SG$73
Per adult

Reviews of Hua Hin

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 40.119760479041915%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 42.51497005988024%
3 - Okay
23
3 - Okay 13.77245508982036%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 3.592814371257485%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 23, 2020

A few hours drive from Bangkok and located on the coast. Hua Hin has Shopping Malls, Night Markets & Food Courts...so able to experience the city life and still go to the beach.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 22, 2020

Excellent golf courses

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 20, 2020

Easy to get to from Bangkok

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 20, 2020

The area is becoming over populated with tourists.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jan 17, 2020

Hula Hin is a great leisure area but the hotel was a disappointment

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 6, 2020

I always get caught up in a traffic jam.

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