WITH its long history, Hua Hin traces its aristocratic roots to the 1920s when Rama VI (King Vajiravudh) and Rama VII (King Prajadhipok) built summer residences here to escape Bangkok’s stifling climate.
The most famous of the two is Phra Ratchawang Klai Kangwon (Far from Worries Palace), 3km north of town and still a royal residence today; it’s so poetically named that Thais often invoke it as a city slogan.
Rama VII’s endorsement of Hua Hin and the construction of the southern railway made the town the place to be for Thai nobility who built their summer residences beside the sea.
Read A Grand Retreat In Hua Hin — about the Centara Grand and other attractions.
A Fashionable Getaway
Hua Hin today is a seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand, in the southern Thai province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Once a quiet fishing village, it grew into a fashionable escape for residents of Bangkok.
Hua Hin Beach is popular for kitesurfing and other water sports. The main stretch of sand is lined with high-end hotels and seafood shacks.
Seafood is plentiful and affordable; there’s cheap public transport for beach-hopping
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Wonderful News for a 3 Night and more Stay
For every 3-night stay of 1 Room or more reserved between now and 31/01/2018 for stays until end March 2018 via Elite Travel Concierge (ETC) by a Friend of Elite, DestinationElite will gift an “Elephant Walk” for two guests within this reservation.
An Elephant Walk is a special evening Gourmet Walk around the gardens to all Centara Grand Beach Resort’s six Food and Beverage facilities, included will be one Signature Appetizer course in each facility with a paired wine with each course.
The Resort’s cuisine is an outstanding selection of Japanese, Thai and Western.
Enjoy special privileges as Friends Of Elite.
Berjaya Air (Malaysia ) operates 3 weekly flights (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) between Subang, Kuala Lumpur and Hua Hin.
The flights will be on 70-seat ATR72 turbo-prop planes. Approximate return fare is S$200.