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Hua Hin

Country
Thailand
State
Prachuab Girikhand
City
Hua Hin
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

Solar Air flies to Hua Hin from Bangkok 4 days weekly on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Passengers leave Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport at 4 p.m. and reach Hua Hin at 4.30 p.m. Return flights to Bangkok is at 5 p.m.

By train

Train is an easy method to get into Hua Hin, as the train station is right in the centre of Hua Hin. However, the trains go very slowly getting away from Bangkok so 2 1/2 hour road time to Hua Hin stretches to 5 or 6 on the train. The price of the train is around 100 baht(and only 44Bath for ordinary train). Most trains on the southern route stop at Hua Hin. They leave Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong and Bang Sue railway stations 10 times daily between 7.45PM and 10.50PM It takes 4 hours for the journey. Only two trains (9.20PM and 1.50PM) stop at Cha-am.

By bus

From Bangkok, buses to Hua Hin leave from the Sai Tai Mai terminal about every 20 minutes and take around 3.5 hours. The price is under 200 baht. Buses go from 4.00AM – 10.20PM For more information, please contact Hua Hin-Pran Buri Southern Terminal More convenient to downtown Bangkok, you can also take a minibus from near the Victory Monument , near the BTS skytrain. Cost is 180 baht, limited baggage. The Hua Hin vans board in the alleyway next to Century Movie Plaza close to the stairs at the southern end of Victory Monument BTS station. From the skytrain station, take the walkway towards south, descend the staircase on the east side to street level. The minibus area is next to the stairs. Look for a small table with "Cha Am

By boat

There is a fast ferry service to Hua Hin from Pattaya that takes just over 3 hours and costs 1500 baht one way. Could be an option for anyone heading to southern Thailand from Hua Hin or Koh Chang but would prefer to avoid going in out of Bangkok. Thailiving Ferry provides a high speed Catamaran ferry service between Pattaya and Hua-Hin.
The ferry operates a regular schedule of three crossings per week. Wed, Fri and Sun. The crossing takes about 3:15h departing from Pattaya at 08:30 and from Hua Hin at 12:30

By taxi

Taking a taxi from Bangkok to Hua Hin (distance about 200 km) is possible. Price after negotiation should be in the 2000 baht range. The price for a taxi from Suwarnabhumi (Bangkok) airport, in november 2009, with 4 persons and 6 bags, was 2600 baht. The limousine services, available at Bangkok Airport, are more expensive than an ordinary taxi.
 

Key places to visit
Klai Kangwon Palace, Namtok Pa La-u, Sam Roi Yot National Park, Khao Tao, Khao Hin Lek Fai


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Places to Visit

Klai Kangwon Palace

King Rama VII commanded the Klai Kangwon (Far From Worries) Palace to be built in 1929. This Spanish-style summer palace faces the sea and dominates an extensive ornamental garden. The Thai Royal Family still customarily spend the hottest months of the year, usually March through April, there. Members of the public can visit the palace every day, when the Royal Family is not in residence. 20 baht

Namtok Pa La-u

This 11-tier scenic waterfall, some 60km west of Hua Hin, is located within a yearlong verdant forest where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found, especially in the morning. Visitors can take a local transport called a songthaew from Hua Hin to this waterfall. The best time to visit the waterfall is from November to April. This place is in charge of Kaeng Krachan National Park. Camping in the park is allowed and a tent can be rented at 250 baht per night. Call for more information. 200 baht.

Sam Roi Yot National Park

Located about 60km from Hua Hin Town, with an area of 98 square kilometers, is renowned for its limestone mountains, mangrove swamps, beaches and several species of local and migrating birds during the cool season. There are many ridges with the most popular being Khao Sam Roi Yot with 300 peaks. The park can be reached by following the direction signs marking the remaining distances of 38 and 15 km. at Km. 256 and Km.286.5, respectively. Some attractions within t he park:  Hat Sam Phraya located 3.5 km north of the park office, is a lovely beach with a line of pine trees. Accommodation is available there.
   Tham Kaeo, situated around 23 km from Pran Buri (15 km north of the park office) is a cave with an abundance of stalactites and stalagmites. For exploring the cave, oil lamps can be rented at a nearby village.
   Tham Sai, 9 km north of the park office, is a cave which can be explored in no time. Oil lamps can be rented at a nearby village.

Khao Tao

Between Km 243 and 244 markers, 13 kilometers south of Hua Hin, there is a 1- kilometer branch road on the left which leads to the spot with two beautiful beaches called Hat Sai Noi and Hat Sai Yai. Bungalows are available.

Khao Hin Lek Fai

Situated 3 kilometers west of Hua Hin district, Khao Hin Lek Fai or Flint Mountain is 162 meters high and is accessible by a road. On the mountaintop, there is a public park and scenic spots from where the scenery of Hua Hin and its surrounding area can be seen.

Right Time to Visit

November - February

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