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Famed for its history as a royal residence, Hua Hin remains Bangkok's most popular weekend seaside getaway. While the five kilometer beach isn't anything overwhelmingly special, not to mention quite... Read More
Famed for its history as a royal residence, Hua Hin remains Bangkok's most popular weekend seaside getaway. While the five kilometer beach isn't anything overwhelmingly special, not to mention quite crowded with families at its center, the town still retains a very local village feel, with excellent food, especially at its bustling night market, where fresh fish is served to every table. Hua Hin also has an excellent choice of resorts of every price, and is easily accessible by rail, bus, and car from Bangkok in just a few hours time. To get a more secluded feel, stay outside of town at one of the fancier, hip, and self-contained resorts like Baba Beach Club for a real escape. Golf courses are also in abundance, bringing down scores of Tiger Woods wannabees every weekend, and the town also hosts plenty of festivals throughout the year, such as the International Jazz Festival, which draws top acts from around the world.
- Beaches: "The fastest way to get here via public transport is to take the BTS Skytrain in Bangkok to the Victory Monument station, and then grab a minivan from here. The vans leave throughout the day as soon as they get 10 passengers, and only cost 120 baht, and get to Hua Hin in less than 2 hours."
- Best for Beaches Because: For being Bangkok's nearest nice beach, enjoy Hua Hin.