Welcome to HUA HIN

Hua Hin is a famous beach resort town in Thailand. Hua Hin Town is on the coast of Hua Hin District. It is a popular beach resort getaway for Bangkok residents. It has a population of 84,883 in an area of 911 km, and is one of eight districts of Prachuabkirikhan province.

Hua Hin is closely associated with the Thai royalty. Merely 25 kilometers apart, Hua Hin in Prachuabkirikhan province enjoys a wealth of satellite attractions; prominent among them are national parks and historical cities.

huahin beach

History

In 1834, before the name Hua Hin was coined, some agricultural areas of Phetchaburi Province were hit by severe drought. A group of farmers moved southward until they found a small village that had bright white sands and a row of rocks along the beach. They settled here and gave it the name Samore Riang, which mean rows of rock.

In 1921 the director of the state railway, Prince Purachatra, built the Railway Hotel close to the beach. King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) liked the place so much that he built a summer palace there. The palace was named Wang Klai Kang Won ('Far from Worries'). It is now the full-time residence of His Majesty the King of Thailand. His Royal Highness Prince Krom Phra Naresworarit was the first member of the royal family to build a group of palaces at Ban Laem Hin, called Sukaves, and he gave the beach next to his palace the name Hua Hin.

In 1932 Hua Hin was part of Pran Buri district. In 1949 Hua Hin was promoted to be a district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. After the building of southern railway, Hua Hin became the first and most popular beach resort of Thailand.

huahin train station

Hua Hin Town

Hua Hin Town is on the coast of Hua Hin District. With an area around 86.36 km, the town has 50,169 inhabitants. It is a popular beach resort getaway for Bangkok residents. Hua Hin district is located in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province and consists of 2 sub-districts; Hua Hin and Nong Khae.