Hua Hin Images 13 images Created 17 Mar 2009
Hua Hin is oldest Thai resort owing its popularity to the royal family's upcountry mini palace. The town combines the attractions of a modern holiday destination with the charm of a very active fishing port. While most other Thai holiday destinations cater mainly to foreign tourists, Hua Hin is a holiday resort with enough attractions for both foreigners and Thais. Hua Hin is on the Gulf of Thailand and a fashionable weekend getaway resort town thanks to its proximity to Bangkok. Hua Hin is closely associated with the Thai royal family as they maintain a seaside palace there. Thus the place has maintained a quiet, relaxing seaside resort for family vacations. The tranquil fishing village was turned into a royal resort and consequently became popular among Siam's nobility and upper classes. As a fishing port, there is an abundance of seafood, a major attraction to Thai visitors. Though developing rapidly, there is a commitment by the local authorities to avoid the overheated blight that has ruined other beach resorts in Thailand.