Hua Hin

Year-Round summertime
…And the Living is Easy

              Hua Hin is located about 200km south of Bangkok on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand. It is the oldest and most traditional Thai resort with the attractions of a modern holiday destination with the charm of an active fishing port.

 
  In Phetchaburi:   In Town and Cha-am  
   
 

Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
is a palace built by King Rama IV on top of the Palace Hill (Khao Wang). It represents a mixture of traditional Thai and Western architectural styles.
 
   
 
 
Kaeng Krachan National Park, the largest national park of Thailand, offers good opportunities of trekking along the mountain paths, especially in the areas around Thothip Waterfall and the stream of Pa La-U.
 
   
 
 
Phanoen Thung Mountain About 50 km from the national park, there is a vantage point at km 36. A visit to the place by a four-wheel drive car at the end of the rainy season and beginning of the cool season is a boon.
 
   
 
 
Phetchaburi River meanders through the verdant forests of Kaeng Krachan National Park.
 
   
 
 
Chao Samran Beach is tranquil and beautiful.
 
   
 
 
Puk Tian Beach is suitable for swimming.
 
   
 
 
Cha-am Beach Cha-am is the No.1 beach resort of Phetchaburi Province. Located 41 km to the south of the provincial town, the casuarinas lined beach is long and clean. The sea here is suitable for swimming. Tourists can enjoy several water sports.
 
   
 
 
Maruekkha-thayawan Palace, located on the coast between Cha-am and Hua Hin, was King Rama VI’s seaside summer palace comprising three two-storey wooden buildings connected to each other by elevated airy walkways. It is now open to the public.
 
   
 
 
Huai Sai Wildlife Breeding Centre, 15 km from Cha-am Beach, was royally initiated. It is where animal conservation and breeding project are conducted.
 
   
 
 
Hup Kraphong is where the Hup Kraphong Roral Development Project initiated by the King is situated.
 
   
  In Prachuap Khiri Khan:   In Hua-Hin and Pran Buri  
   
 
 
Hua Hin Beach is a tranquil 5-km white sandy beach offering great opportunities for swimming and relaxing in peace as well as the special activity of horse riding. Bicycles are available for rent. The beach-side area is also a popular dining venue.
 
   
 
 
Hua Hin Railway Station Built in the reign of King Rama VI (1910-1925), this railway station is in the form of two magnificent red-and-white pavilions, one of which is exclusively used by royalty visiting Hua Hin.
 
   
 
 
Klai Kangwon Palace or the Summer Palace has the name that means far from worry. Built in 1926 in Spanish style overlooking the sea, the palace is opened to the public so long as the Royal Family are not in residence.
 
   
 
 
Thakiap and Krailat Hills are at the southern end of either hill. Formerly, visitors had to climb series of steps to the top of Takiap Hill to enjoy the panoramic views of the sea and Hua Hin Town. But now the hill is easily accessible by car. Accommodations are available on Takiap Beach.
 
   
 
 
Pradiphat Pine Forest
, 8 km from Hua Hin Town, is a scenic place for rest and recuperation with accommodations run by the Army Welfare Office.
 
   
 
 
Pa La-U, nearly 70 km from town, comprises two waterfalls with a total of 11 leaps in the setting of an evergreen forest.
 
   
 
 
Naresuan or khao Kalok Beach is serene and features a vantage point.
 
   
 
 
Pran Buri Dam highlights scenic landscapes.
 
   
 
 
Pran Buri Botanical Park provides tourists with a trail to study mangrove forests.
 
   
 
 
Pran Buri River is where tourists can have a 3-hour sightseeing tour on boat to absorb the breath-taking views of nature.
 
   
 
 
Chong Krachok Hill is where Khao Chong Krachok Temple which enshrines relics of the Lord Buddha, is situated.
 
   
 
 
Manao Bay is part of a military base but open to the public. The bay is nice for swimming.
 
   
 
 
Sam Roi Yot National Park, located in Pran Buri, offers a large variety of easily accessible attractions including forest trails, secluded beaches, limestone hills and caves.
 
   
 
 
Pran Buri Beach, adjacent to Hua Hin Beach, stretches out to Sam Roi Yot National Park.
 
   
 
 
Bangsaphan, about 87 km from the provincial town, is a fantastic area for safe snorkeling and diving. Beautiful diving sites are around Ko Thalu & Ko Sang. You can also mingle with the fishermen and experience their lifestyles in the fishing community at Ban Krut Beach.
 
   
     
Many market to see
- Chat Chai day market
- Fish market at fishing port (Early in the morning)
- Souvenir bazaar at near Sofitel Hotel
- Night market at Dechanuchit rd. (everyday 5 pm. Till late)
- Night street Soi 59 behind police station
- Weekend market at Gran Hotel&Plaza (everyday 5 pm. Till late)
- Hua-Hin Market Village (Tesco, Home Pro)

 
   
  GOLF IN HUA HIN      
   
 
   Thailand, and especially Hua Hin, are not well known around the world for their golf courses though they should be.
There is great golf to be played here, in addition to the many activities available to the non-golfers in the family. Courses are well maintained and service
is excellent.

  Hua Hin is actually home to the first golf course in Thailand. The Royal Hua Hin, just five minutes walk from the town centre, was built during the reign
of King Rama VI in 1924. Still in wonderful condition and a 'must play' for most golf tourists, it now competes with five other golf courses in the area,
all of which are now between twelve and fourteen years of age and well established. Though the condition of one, (which is not included in the Fairway
Golf Tours itinerary), falls short of the mark, the condition of the other four courses varies from very good to excellent. Two of these courses are also in the process of upgrading by adding nine additional holes, offering more variety to golf visitors in the near future.

  Black Mountain golf Club Hua Hin
A golf course challenging for top golfers while enjoyable and playable to the average golfer, opened April 20th 2007. Peaceful tranquil surroundings, with valley meeting mountain range create the backdrop for the Black Mountain golf course.

Royal Hua Hin Golf Course
- Par 72, 6,654 yards
the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course was designed in 1924 by Scottish railway engineer, A.O. Robins. While perhaps not possessing the skills of Jack Nicklaus' team, Robins' creation has impressed golfers from all over the world for decades. As one local English expat says, "This is like an English country course.
If it wasn't for the temperature, you could be playing in England".

   With an area of over 180 acres, the RHHGC sits at the base of the Khao Hin Lek Fai hill, just across the tracks from the Hua Hin Railway station. As you walk the course, you're afforded views of the hills, temples, and the sea, and some very good golf -- with not a water hazard to be seen!

   Only a 5 minute walk from the beach with the most natural surroundings of any course in the country, complete with resident monkeys, this is truly the course in Thailand for any visitor to try.
 
   
     
 
Palm Hills Golf Resort and Country Club

- Par 72, 6,915 yards
About 10 km north of Hua Hin in Cha Am, near the Dusit Resort, Palm Hills was designed by Max Wexler and opened to the public in 1991. Two distinct nine hole sections are separated by the beautiful clubhouse and an outcropping from the hills around which Palm Hills has been constructed.

     
 
Lake View Princess Resort and Golf Club
- Par 72, 6,915 yards and the newly opened Desert nine holes
Near the Cha Am-Pranburi bypass, Lake View is easily accessible from Hua Hin, Cha Am and Bangkok. Designed by Roger Packard in an area originally knows for its pineapple production, Lake View has beautiful fairways often leading to hidden greens.

     
 
Springfield Royal Country Club

- Par 72, 7,063 yards, Tifway 419 Bermuda grass fairways and Tifdwarf greens Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Springfield is considered to be one of the finest golf resorts in Thailand with amenities as good as anywhere in the world and a course designed to meet the demands of a recognized championship venue.

     
 
Majestic Creek Country Club and Beach Resort

- Par 72, 7,123 yards
With water hazards that will challenge the most adventurous, MCCC has many natural streams waiting for those who forget.

     
 
Cha Am Villa
- 27 holes
- 55/1 Moo 6, Thumbol Khaoyal
Cha Am Villa opened with 18 holes in 1992 and another 9 in 1993

     
 
Milford Golf Club

- 18 holes, Par 72
- Tambon Paknampron, Pranburi

     
 
Tanarat Golf Course
- 18 holes, Par 72
- Tanarat Camp, Pranburi

     
 
WING 53 - MANAW Beach Golf Club
- 9 holes, Par 36
- Manaw Beach

     
 
The Banyan Estate Golf Club
  The Banyan Estate Golf Club is situated in pineapple plantations just south of Hua Hin, the course will provide spectacular scenery against a backdrop of mountains. It will be 18 holes, par 72 with a length of 7,030 yds