Hua Hin (Thai: หัวหิน) is one of eight districts of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula in Thailand. It is a beach resort town. When it was developed in the 1920s with railway access, it served as a getaway for Bangkok's elite. King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) liked the place so much that he built a summer palace there which was later named Klai Kang Won.

Day 1

Tambon Hua Hin, Tambon Nong Kae, Tambon Thap Tai

Klai Kangwon Palace

Klai Kangwon Palace (lit. "far from worry") was the primary summer royal residence of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) of Thailand. The palace was commissioned by King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) in 1926. Prince Itthithepsan Kritakara served as the architect and oversaw the construction, which was completed in 1933. The palace's main residence buildings are named Piam Suk, Pluk Kasem, Oep Prem, and Em Pridi.

Hua Hin Beach

Hua Hin Beach is a 3-km long beach that runs from one side of Hua Hin to the other. It extends southwards from a rocky headland to a southern headland where a Buddhist temple clings to the cliffs. Fine white sand, resort hotels and many water sports opportunities lend the beach its distinctive ambience.

Hua Hin Railway Station

Hua Hin Railway Station has been considered to be the most beautiful station in Thailand. On the premises, there is an old 305 Unit Baldwin steam locomotive on display. The original station building was built in 1910, and rebuilt in 1926, by Prince Purachatra Jayakara (former commander of the Royal State Railways of Siam) to the current Victorian building today. The station is on the southern rail route originating in Bangkok and ending in Singapore. Trains run through to the south of the country and link directly with Malaysia.

Wat Khao Takiap

Wat Khao Takiap is a hilltop Buddhist temple with a long stairway, a grand, colorful shrine and scenic sea views. Being one of the highest points in Hua Hin, Khao Takiap offers great views of Hua Hin town and the beach, at both sunrise and sunset.

Sam Phan Nam Floating Market

Sam Phan Nam Floating Market offers many floating shops on piers connected by wooden walkways, offering traditional eats and souvenirs. About 40 of these shops are on actual boats.

Day 2

Tambon Nong Phlap, Tambon Thap Tai, Tambon Hua Hin, Tambon Nong Kae

Monsoon Valley Vineyard

Located in a pictureque mountain valley west of Hua Hin town centre, Monsoon Valley Vineyard produces its own wine lable and offers vineyard and wine tasting tours.

Wat Huay Mongkol

Commissioned by the Queen of Thailand, Wat Huay Mongkol is a temple that houses the largest statue of Luang Phor Thuat in Thailand in a park-like setting. Luang Pu Thuat was a popular monk famed for his "miracles" and is mentioned in the early regional histories of southern Thailand.

Hua Hin Night Market

Hua Hin Night Market is the main hustling and bustling touristy night market in the center of the town. Many seafood restaurants can be found at the western end of the market street.

Cicada Market

Cicada Market is one of the most popular destinations in Hua Hin. Unlike many other Thai night markets, it is unique in that there is a theme around art and the atmosphere is quite relaxed. It offers handmade crafts and arts, independent designer T-shirts and clothes, and more. Many traditional Thai street eats and performances can also be found here.

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