Seeing All the Key Attractions in Hua Hin
Hua Hin Attractions | Sightseeing and attractioons in Hua Hin
As an old town that was once just a small fishing village, there are many key attractions in Hua Hin that you won't want to miss once you've made the trip to Thailand. The area itself is the country's oldest beach resort, dating from 1926 when King Rama VII built his beachside palace Klai Kangwan (translated "Far from Worries"). In fact, this palace is one of the key attractions in Hua Hin that you won't want to miss. Another of the key attractions in Hua Hin is the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course, Thailand's oldest, still in operation after some 70 years.
Many of the key attractions in Hua Hin are historical, though the area is a large tourist result, and there are also new and more contemporary attractions. Natural attractions also bring people to the area. For example, one of the key attractions in Hua Hin is the Sea Pine Tree Garden, about 8 km south of the main city, and another is the Pala-U Waterfall, a 60 km drive to the west. One of the key attractions in Hua Hin that is practically next door is the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, a 24,500 acre park (translated "Three Hundred Peaks") full of limestone mountains full of caves, marshlands, and several small islands.
One of the key attractions in Hua Hin that you would be sorry to omit from your trip itinerary is Khao Takiab, a hill at the southern end of the tourist resort town. It is covered in Buddhist temples that demand your attention and are also key attractions in Hua Hin, and from the hill you can observe the resort view from an amazing standpoint, with especially beautiful views in the morning light.
One of the many exciting key attractions in Hua Hin is Chong Kra Chok (Mirror Mountain). Atop the hillock is another of the key attractions in Hua Hin, a Buddhist shrine that can be reached by climbing a line of 390 steps. At the top, you may be greeted by a band of mischievous monkeys, but you will also find an incredible view of other prominent key attractions in Hua Hin, including a fantastic view of the northern coastline of which the Sam Roi Yod is a part, as well as a breathtaking view of Prachuap Bay, a must-see among key attractions in Hua Hin.
Aside from the beauty of the area, there are a number of other key attractions in Hua Hin to consider. Upon entry into the town center, you'll find a great deal of exciting sites. One of the key attractions in Hua Hin is the variety of cuisine you can find in local restaurants. Whether you are looking for fresh seafood, traditional Thai, Chinese, European, or International dishes, you'll find some of the best dining in the world right in the small tourist town. Another of the key attractions in Hua Hin is the fabulous shopping. You can choose to go through the small shops or the open market during the day or visit the night market, yet another of the key attractions in Hua Hin, during which there are great options for souvenir purchases as well as amazing local Thai arts and crafts.
There are so many things to see and do that even hitting the key attractions in Hua Hin can take more time than you have available. Rest assured, you'll want to return and finish your tour!
Last Updated: 06 Jan 2008