The famous seaside town of Hua Hin is on the west coast of the gulf of Thailand and is home to some of the most renowned resorts, destination wellness retreats and spas in the world.
Hua Hin is a district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, 180 kms from Bangkok. The history of Hua Hin began when a group of Thai farmers moved south until they came across a small village with white sand and a row of rocks along the beach. They settled there and gave it the name Samor Riang, which means "rows of rocks" in Thai. Hua Hin grew to became Thailand's first beach resort after a train line was built in the 1920’s to provide access from Bangkok. It has always been a popular destination for royal families, celebrities and executives, as well as a retirement destination for many expatriates with Thailand residency status. In contrast to the busier and livelier Thai destinations of Bangkok and Phuket, the laid back and friendly town of Hua Hin continues to draw both international tourists and local Thais, for its’ outstanding seafood, local night market and easy-going life philosophy that Thais holds true to their heart.
Information by Tourism Authority of Thailand