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Trip List by george_harold

In and around a 200 kilometre radius of Hua Hin

Sep 25, 2006  Parents of 2 children and visiting the area many times over the course of many years
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Attractions from Petchaburi to Bangsapan. Where to start? In HH a high point is Kao Hin Lek Fai (Kao is high rock point) this is a viewing point that looks down east over the building tops to the bay. It is accessible by tuk tuk, taxi or a strong walk heading west on Chomsin rd, which starts on the corner of Naresdamri rd and the corner of Chomsin right by Buffalo Bill's at Fisherman's Wharf near the big fishing pier, which is worth a walk when the fishing boats come in. Kao Takiab has an inlet river where you can see the small fishing boats come and go also it is a place traveller's call Monkey Mountain. There's a temple at the top of the rock which seems to attract many tourists because of an abundance of Macaque monkeys that are very cheeky but can be dangerous so be careful and make sure to take a stick so they don't come too close. Hua Hin Train Station is worth a look, the Orient Express stops there on a Sunday afternoon, one of the only old local attractions that are looked after. It's at the top of Damnernkasem rd heading west from the Sofitel hotel. If you look to your right across the traffic lights you can also catch a glimpse of the local Fire Station. There are Elephant rides on the road going west towards Pala U Water Falls which are definitely worth a visit but I must tell you, you have to pay a westerners toll at all of the national parks, westerners have to pay in some cases 6 times more than Thai nationals (a case of you have we want) Heading north out of town opposite the Airport is one of the best Go-Kart tracks in Thailand very good cheap entertainment opens from 10am till late. Going further north towards Cha Am is the Palam 6 Army Camp. If you pass through the main gates you can visit Malukataiywan Palace this is one of king Rama 6 Palaces right on the sea shore. The grounds are beautiful gardens. It's a very interesting place to visit as it gives you an insight to how the old monarchs lived in day's gone by. The whole structure is elevated some 2 plus meters from ground level and made solely from Teak wood. All the rooms are open to the public and at this point entrance is free. Even further north is Petchaburi where there is a very famous temple Koa Wung which used to be the palace of Rama 5 it is on the top of a rocky outcrop and has a rickety but safe old cable car that takes you to the top. Take some water as it gets very hot at the top, there never seems to be any breeze. Now going back to Hua Hin and further south is Sam Roi Yot (3 hundred peaks) national park with another temple in a cave very unusual with a walk way that takes you to the top of one of the peaks very hard and high climb again take some water as there's not a lot of breeze. Back into HH if you pop into Buffalo Bill's you can get some information or book day trip's or over night packages to the Koh Talu Island Resort this is a must if you travel to HH the Island is possibly one of the gulfs most beautiful Islands about 1and a half hours south of HH in Bangsapan, privately owned, good food, staff and accommodation no roads clear clean water loads of marine life no plastic unlike the other Islands in the gulf seem to collect and never dispose of properly. We will add more as time go's by.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Cha-am
  • Category: Perfect week or more
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall