Hua Hin is 170km’s south of Bangkok on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand.
Originally a fishing village from about 1834 when Thai farmers affected by a severe drought in Phetchaburi moved south until they found a small village now known as Hua Hin.
Hua Hin first came to note when Prince Purachatra built the Railway Hotel close to the beach in 1921.
King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) built a summer palace which was later named Klai Kang Won “Far from Worries” in 1928. Hua Hin became very popular as a holiday destination for the Thai nobility and upper-class.
Royal family members traditionally travelled by train to Hua Hin and the train station is one of the most picturesque in Thailand.
Hua Hin has developed into a very popular destination for Thais and tourists and still maintains a charm that is not found in many other places whilst developing a wide range of accommodation, great restaurants, markets and with world class golf courses within close proximity.