Hua hin tourist information, weather, seasons, time
General information about Hua hin
Hua hin (Hua hin, Hua Hin) is a city in Thailand on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, 220 km South from Bangkok (Hua hin on a map of Thailand) and a popular beach tourist resort. This is one of the oldest resorts in Thailand. Although the city is small, only 80 000 people, it is quite a developed tourist centre for almost all types of recreation, and we recommend to consider it as an alternative holiday in Pattaya.
The resort Hua hin is considered to be not cheap, unlike other places in Thailand (the minimum cost tour for 7 days in Hua hin is about 80 thousand rubles). All of Hua hin's well-established the title of "Royal resort", since almost a century ago the king of Thailand chose this place for the rest of the Royal family. Therefore, it is always kept clean and tidy, very high level of safety and low crime.
This heavenly place is different from other resorts in the country for its tranquility. That is why it is attractive to tourists, especially older and older, and families wishing to avoid noisy crowds, relax from the hustle and bustle. The only prerequisite for a comfortable stay here a few more reserve funds than for other coastal areas on mainland Thailand. However, to say that access to budget travelers here quite closed, will not be true. Of course, a large part of the Hua hin hotels are quite expensive, and tours are expensive because of this. But Hua hin has a number of budget accommodation in guesthouses, appropriate affordable for any budget traveler. Especially many cheap accommodation is concentrated in the tourist district in the city centre, and it is also the most fun place in the resort. It is also worth mentioning the town of Cha Am (Cha-am), which, though located 25 kilometers from Hua hin, is often regarded by tourists as one of the far beaches of Hua hin. In Cha-Am, a choice of affordable housing presents a much wider, and the situation is even quieter. In General, Hua hin is a good place for travelers with even the most modest, the truth will have to come here yourself, as budget permits to find likely fail.
Another advantage of Hua hin is ideally located for visits to Bangkok airport. Although in the heart of Hua hin airport is humble and accepts only the rare domestic flights arriving in Bangkok international airport to Hua hin from there you can reach 3 hours and only 300 baht for a direct bus.
Stay in Hua hin primarily a beach. The main town beach stretches for five kilometers, and outside the city there are several excellent beach area. Even on the beach, which is considered the most clean, the sand is white and very small. The descent into the water is smooth, good for families with children. There are sun loungers, parasols, cafe, water sports, and even horseback riding. In General, there is everything you need for a perfect beach holiday.
Although we mentioned above that Hua hin is a fairly quiet resort, in fact it is and plenty of entertainment. For those who are tired of the noisy and filthy Pattaya, Hua hin may be a great alternative. We can confidently say that Hua hin is a "light-Pattaya", in comparison with Pattaya, it has a more clean and beautiful beaches, the water is just unreal warm. Here too, there is entertainment, including adult. There is a whole district full of bars with girls. If entertainment all night you're not interested, then in the evening you can go for a walk through the night market (and three of them here), or dinner with the freshest seafood restaurants on fisherman's Wharf. In the afternoon you can spend time on the beaches, or acquainted with the sights. Although the town itself is an interesting little places, in the surroundings they will last for a week.
There is another category of tourists, which we would highly recommend Hua hin. Many of our compatriots in recent years to return to Thailand for the winter, spending three or four months. Now, Hua hin is a great place for such visits. Here at quiet and peaceful, near the sea, and there is always somewhere to go or to go to see something interesting.
Shopping in Hua hin
Also, in Hua hin are happy to spend the time shopping. It can be as night markets, where, by the way, you can buy quality goods for a little money, and shopping malls selling branded clothes. The largest shopping center Market Village, located in the city centre. Here you can buy clothes, food, appliances, and also find a café, a restaurant, a cinema and a bowling alley. In addition to this centre, a popular new night market Cicada Market – the area for walking, shopping and entertainment (Friday to Sunday from 18:00 to 23:00). In the Cicada Market are exhibitions, concerts, shows, sales of Souvenirs. Quite popular place among tourists is the main night market in town, running every day from 18:00 to 23:00. In this place you can buy original Thai Souvenirs, dine on local seafood. Another market - Grand Market is known for its large selection of cosmetics and products for the home. There you can eat from the carts ("makashnits"), which are everywhere here. Local food is very tasty, fresh and cheap. Interesting object for tourists – the floating markets in Hua hin three. This is a great place to buy Souvenirs, photography and entertainment. Here are constantly carrying out traditional local show.
Briefly about the sights
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It should briefly tell about the sights of Hua hin. In the city almost nothing interesting there. All the attractions are located outside the city, some at a respectful distance. It is, first and foremost, the temples. Cave temple, Khao Luang is famous for its huge statue of the reclining Buddha. In addition, the colossus, there are many other figures of the Buddha, installed Rama IV. The cave is located 5 km from the town of Petchaburi road No. 3173. Another temple located in a cave, Wat Khao Bandai It. It is a famous school of meditation. At the entrance to the cave meets tourists flock forever hungry monkeys that you can feed bananas. In General, temples in Hua hin a lot. This Wat Cha Am, also located in the cave and Wat Na Yang (the Great Eeyore), and the famous temple-ship of Wat Ta Nod Luang, near the fishing village of Bang Kao and other not less popular. In Hua hin many national parks: Kaeng Krachan, Kui Buri National Park, Khao Sam Roi Yot, Huay Yang, Kaeng Krachan, and also the unspoiled beaches of Hat Sai Thang, Hat Sam Phraya, Puk Thien, Khao Kalok and beaches in the Bay of AO Manao.
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In Hua hin we decided to finally call in his sixth visit to Thailand. Before that, we have chosen Pattaya, visited the North and South, and Bangkok has almost become our second home. And I never assumed here that there are places that can themselves again to fall in love.
Hua hin loved me from day one. As soon as we arrived at the bus station and disembarked from the bus and walked to find the hotel, I was surprised by the cleanliness of the streets. Then I learned that Hua hin "Royal resort" not only in name but in reality. That is why there is lick and keep clean.
At the prices, I expected it to be worse. But the big difference between the popular resorts of Thailand and Hua hin I never saw. Transport is cheap in the shops and markets are all the same as in Pattaya. Even the guest we found for 500 baht is quite decent, with air conditioning.
The beach does not surprise me at first sight. As usual, wide bandwidth, small sand, and almost no trees, because the city beach. But when I first went into the water, apparently just then and fell in love with this place. Well, you know, sometimes some minor nice things as memorable and impressive, this and fall in love. Now, like warm water, like this, I have not seen anywhere else. Even in swimming pools. Like went in the hot tub, and still had to get used to. A little away from the shore, of course, became cooler. Don't understand what can explain such hot water in Hua hin sea, may its warm here, because it is a Royal resort. Of course, it's a joke, but who knows... After all it is the Royal resort. Will definitely go back again and again.
Weather in Hua hin, tourist seasons
Hua hin is a year-round resort. Throughout the year is hot and it is possible to relax on the beach. Outstanding cool season, hot season and rainy season.
The cool season (high season) runs from November to February. This is the best time to visit Hua hin. Rain at this time is almost there, the weather is moderately cool by local standards, i.e. not too hot.
The hot season (moderate season) lasts from March to may. At this time you can relax and sunbathe in Hua hin, the only drawback of this period was at times unbearable heat.
The rainy season (low season) lasts from June to October. In the rainy season rainfall, but this, by and large, does not interfere with the rest, because the rains are short and the sky is almost always clear. The maximum rainfall is in October. Which is good, at this time, prices for tours and accommodation in hotels can be reduced.
Seasons in Hua hin by month:
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
Hua hin weather forecast
Useful tips on Hua hin
- Entertainment, girls. Adult nightlife in Hua hin are concentrated in the city center in the heart of the tourist district along the streets Selakam, Nares Damri, Here you can find the most affordable accommodation.
- Hotels. When choosing a hotel or Guesthouse note that in the tourist district in the centre there are some bars that will not allow you to sleep through the night because of loud music.
- Night markets. At the night markets you can find very interesting and original Souvenirs, but the prices of simple Souvenirs such as magnets, there may be slightly higher than other places in town. You have to haggle.
- Currency exchange in Hua hin. Exchange offices abound here, as well as ATMs for cash withdrawal. The course is good. The easiest way to find exchange offices on the main street, Thanon Phetkasem
- The ATMs in Hua hin. ATMs are found almost at every step, so that problems with withdrawals will not occur. The easiest way to find them along the main street, Thanon Phetkasem.
- Orientation, street names. Not everywhere in Hua hin street names are duplicated in English. But you can look at the numbers of streets 72 Soi, Soi 86, etc.
- The rental of vehicles. While sightseeing, try to Park vehicles close to the dwelling, it is better to use paid Parking. The fact that the local monkeys are very aggressive and tend to spoil the transport left without supervision. For example, they can easily break the wire at the motorbike or torn seat. Local scare the monkeys with toy crocodiles, they are very afraid.