Hua Hin Overview
Hua Hin Overview | Hotels and travel in Hua Hin
The city of Hua Hin is situated approximately 190km south of the city of Bangkok and 92km north of Prachaub Khiri Khan. Hua Hin is a coastal resort town situated on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand, with a summer palace of the King of Thailand right next to the beach.
The Hua Hin population is approximately 60,000. One reason for the large Hua Hin population is the climate. Hua Hin has less rainfall than anywhere else in Thailand and the lowest rainfall for a beach area anywhere, yet because of its proximity to the coast, there is a delightful breeze blowing off the sea all year.
The three seasons in Hua Hin are the dry season that runs from March to September, the rainy season in October and November, and the warm season from November to February. Most days the sky is blue though occasionally you will see white clouds.
The excellent weather and climate are the reasons Hua Hin was selected as the location for the King's summer palace. The main part of the beach faces the town itself where you will find many of the finest resorts. The beaches lie to the north and south. The Hua Hin population grows as people come to enjoy this climate!
Klai Kang Won Palace, the royal summer palace is among the most important landmarks in Hua Hin. The night market is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists. It includes a wide variety of cuisines including authentic Thai restaurants. The night market also includes boutiques, style shops, and old style and art shops. Much of the Hua Hin population works in these locations.
For some outdoor activities, you can enjoy water sports, elephant rides, ATV rides, fishing and boat trips. Khao Takiah Bay is a popular beach area with clean water and gentle warm breezes. Many people also jog and beach cycle in these areas.
Another area attraction is that of the Temples of Kahao Takiab with its abundance of temples including those built many years ago. Just a short distance outside of time you will fine Sam Roi Yot, the National Park of Hua Hin. The Hua Hin population tends to be very religious and these are a testament to that.
Other area attractions include two museums and numerous bars, clubs, venues, and shopping districts, all offering different wears. It makes for interesting travel to see what everyone has at their table. Again, much of the Hua Hin population works in these industries.
The Hua Hin population numbers continue to rise as foreigners begin to reap the benefits that the country's people have known for years. Hua Hin population is expected to grow over the next decade. More so, more of the Hua Hin population is likely to enter the service industry as tourism grows
Last Updated: 06 Jan 2008