A little travel guide which our hotel provides for worldwide travellers discovering Hua-Hin. We plan to build up more content around Hua Hin that will eventually be a complete guide book for Hua Hin accommodation, restaurant, beach and attractions around Hua Hin.
Hua Hin or HuaHn is well-known as its ‘slow life’ beach destination near Bangkok. There are traditional fishing part with a number of fresh seafood restaurants, and a splendid sandy beach which starts from a rocky headland to its southern point where Buddhist temples are located.
Hua Hin is located 281 km. south of Bangkok in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. It takes around 3 hour drive to Hua Hin. Hua Hin is an old town abandoned during the fall of Ayutthaya in the 1760’s and a new settlement was established in 1845. The meaning of ‘The Rock’ resort derives from the Thai meaning of ‘Hua Hin’ itself. The word ‘Hua’ means head and ‘Hin’ means a rock or stone. That becomes the name of The Rock Hua Hin Resort. Due to its slow life and the proximity to Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, Hua Hin becomes Thailand’s most popular seaside destination among overseas visitors as well as Thais. Located on the sunrise (west) side of the Gulf of Thailand. It was here, in the 1920’s, that King Rama VII built a summer place, thus creating a vogue among high society for Hua Hin as a favourite retreat from Bangkok’s summer heat. Today the Royal Family continues to reside at Hua Hin for part of the year. In contrast to Pattaya, the long-established resort on the opposite shore of the Gulf, Hua Hin provides a quiet, relaxed retreat and amid surroundings which preserve a typical Thai ambience. Hua Hin is thus well suited for families or those who wish simply to escape the city bustle. This provides the perfect sense why The Rock Hua Hin Resort & Spa is nestled here to welcome worldwide travellers.
Time for sea
The prime beach of Hua Hin stretches 5 kilometers from a rocky head cove to Khao Takiab where The Rock Hua Hin Resort & Spa is located. Just a short relaxing drive from Bangkok, you can pamper yourself in our romantic beachfront hotel in Hua Hin offering a delightful mix of sea of the gulf of Thailand and a slow life town of Hua Hin plus intimate service experience.
Seafood Market Village
Situated nearby Khao Takiab, the market basically encompasses one street along the foothill. This village comes to life when local traders line the street with their stalls selling fresh seafood – high quality with Thai-style low prices. You can enjoy buying various kinds of mouthwatering seafood (e.g., fish, crab, lobster, etc.) or even tasting it in a local restaurant. Seafood market village has attracted visitors from all around the world to feast.
Sam Pan Nam Floating Market
Sam Pan Nam Floating Market is a large scale market fashioned in the style of middle Rattanakosin Period (King Rama VI). The market’s vast landscaped grounds encompass a large manmade lake, show islands, mini train track, over 200 shops and 40 boat vendors offering all kinds of food and snacks. Sam Pan Nam is one of the two floating markets found on the same street. Hua Hin Floating Market Hua Hin Floating Market offers a distinct retro theme of floating market. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, it features a large man-made lake filled with boat vendors selling all kinds of treats. All shops are also fashioned in the style of 1920s Hua Hin, offering a broad range of merchandise. Cultural shows and boat tours are ready to serve daily.
Renovated from a 60-year-old luxury boutique residence, Cicada market has become a center of art, handmade crafts and good times located between Hua Hin town and Khao Takiab. With an open-air market concept, it brings together Hua Hin’s artistic talents and those who wear ‘freedom of expression’ on their sleeves. Besides the crafts market, you’ll also find an art gallery, beer garden and live music. All are ready to serve from Friday to Sunday only.
Hua Hin Night Market When the light goes out, the street comes to life. Hua Hin night market, a famous night market in Hua Hin, has drawn attention from visitors eager to taste all kinds of food (e.g., seafood, Thai food, western food, etc.) along the street. Besides mouthwatering treats, local snacks & desserts, and fresh fruits, Hua Hin night market also offers various apparel, crafts, art, CDs, DVDS and cheap souvenirs.