Hua Hin was one of my favourite locations in Thailand.
Maybe not the town per sec, but the surrounding area.
Petchaburi, a bit north, is quieter and more laid back.
What always struck me is the very unique climatic conditions around Hua Hin.
I think it's pretty much the closest thing Thailand has to a Mediterranean Type climate.
Wander off the beaches and you'll actually find cactus and something resembling prickly pear.
It's settled, as folks have mentioned.
I like Hua Hin and vicinity.
I always recommend it to folks heading to Thailand.
Notwithstanding Songkhla, were I to have to live in Thailand, it would be the Hua Hin area.
Mind you, it is relatively pricey.
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I've visited Hua Hin twice before (once when I was 22 and again when I was 24), both times I've enjoyed myself and I travel on my own. I'm the kind of person who enjoys sitting on the beach whilst reading a decent book though so if your up for more of a party atmosphere it would pay to look elsewhere. I found the locals and expats to be friendly and there's plenty of amenities in the town; it's worth at least a short visit of 2-3 days.
Last edited by Firestorm; 9th July 2012 at 22:55.
Glad to have found this thread. My bf & I are going to ride the train from Bangkok back to Hat Yai. We were thinking of stopping in Hua Hin and then going to the islands. Our friends told us that there was a cheese factory called Del Casaro. Here is the website: Del Casaro - The Classic Italian Cheese | Page 1
i'm getting married there in 2 weeks!
Hua Hin, not the cheese factory
although that'd be awesome.
Come October I will be Hua Hin bound for the holiday. I enjoy getting pissed at the top of the Hilton then decending to the less....erm....5 star establishments. The seafood is also wonderful. I like those restaurants the piers. I nice beach to walk on,too.
Hua Hin is an interesting mix of small "country village" and "big city". Abandoned lots with trees and bushes next to a brand new condominium complex. You can see expensive shops next to a dirty place where an old woman peels fish. Lunch for 30 baht next to expensive steak restaurants. At least most people speak English and the traffic is bearable. Take a minibus for 200 B to BKK, takes 2-3 hours, not bad.
The read area district is not like in Pattaya; the girls are mostly dressed sexy, not vulgar, and I saw hole families with teenage kids hanging out in the bars. Lots of Nor-dicks.
I likes living there for to years but the rent is too high because of too many foreigners living there.