Hua Hin is Thailand’s oldest, well known resort town and set on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand. In 1928, King Rama VII built the Klai Klangwon Palace which means “Far From Worries”. That was the best way to describe the lifestyle in Hua Hin “Paradise City”. Thailand’s oldest and once, most unspoiled beach resort! Klai Klangwon Palace is still today the home of the King and an official royal residence. Even though it is used by the royal family the public can also go and visit.
Hua Hin in the early 1920’s & Hua Hin today
Just before the Klai Klangwon Palace in 1923 with an architectural design of old Siam The Railway Hotel, today’s Sofitel Central, was built. Since this time many of Bangkok residents have been building holiday homes along Hua Hin’s sandy beaches, as far as north to Cha Am and south beyond Parnburi.
Even though Hua Hin and Parnburi are in Prachuab Khiri Khan Province and Cha-Am is in Petchaburi Province it is only a 25 minute drive to Hua Hin from either city. Between them there are several luxury holiday resorts and the region is now growing to be one enjoyable holiday destination. Each city offering it’s own charisma.