Hua Hin

Situated along Thailand’s western coast, Hua Hin stands out as a prominent coastal town in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Combining modern amenities with the serenity of a seaside village, it offers a luxurious, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Just a 2.5-hour drive from Bangkok or an easy train ride away, Hua Hin’s accessibility is a draw for visitors. This destination boasts not only picturesque beaches but also a reputation as a top kite surfing spot. Golf enthusiasts will find delight in its ten top-notch golf courses. Remarkably dry compared to other parts of Thailand, Hua Hin experiences minimal rainfall, adding to its appeal.

Getting There: Hua Hin is approximately 200km away from Bangkok, so the easiest way to reach Hua Hin is to fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and then take a domestic flight, train, bus, or private car/taxi to Hua Hin. The flight from Bangkok to Hua Hin takes around 45 minutes, offering a quick and convenient option. Trains provide a scenic journey from Bangkok to Hua Hin in 3-4 hours. Buses offer a direct 3-hour journey, with a similar travelling time by car.

Climate: Due to Hua Hin’s tropical savanna climate, the average temperature all year round is approximately 32 degrees Celsius, with very slight variations. With next to no rainfall at the beginning of the year (an average of 28mm) between December and April, the most desirable time to visit is generally in the dry season. The wet season approaches in May, and concludes in November, averaging rainfall of about 117mm. The wettest month is October, reaching an average of 246mm.

Demographics: Hua Hin embraces diversity. The majority of the population practices Theravada Buddhism, with Buddhist temples prevalent in the city. There is also a significant Muslim community, along with Christian churches and Hindu temples catering to their respective communities. The population of Hua Hin is approximately 80,000 people.

Geography: Hua Hin, located approximately 200 km south-west of Bangkok, is a coastal city in the Prachuap Khiri Khan province of Thailand. It stretches along the Gulf of Thailand and has a length of approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) and a width of around 2 kilometers (1.2 miles). The terrain in and around Hua Hin is mostly flat and characterized by sandy beaches. Hua Hin is surrounded by scenic hills and mountains, including the nearby Khao Takiab and Khao Hin Lek Fai. These elevated areas offer panoramic views of the city and the coastline.