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.
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