Historical Hua HIn
Historical Hua Hin.
Hua Hin has been a long history, it is therefore much more of a ' real ' town than the many other beach resorts in Thailand. That you can see very well if you go to the Center where many crisscrossing streets and walks from the harbour are going. There are many outdoor cafes and shops, good restaurants with really nice articles there.
Below are 4 historic buildings described, but there is still much more to see!
Because of the good location to Bangkok, because of the wonderful beaches and because of the beautiful nature of the hinterland chose the previous King, King Rama 6 here to build his Summer Palace. That was in 1923. The Palace is open to visitors, it is only kilometres north of Hua Hin.
The Palace is at the beach on 1080 foundation piles and is built of teak wood. Around it is a beautiful landscaped park.
The long corridors are really beautiful, and fun is it that you can peep in the personal bedroom of the King. You really get a look behind the scenes. Also his work room, guest room and his personal possessions belong to the tour.
Opening hours from 8.30 am to 1.30. Remember, you be neatly dressed.
Klai Kang Wen Palace.
This Palace of the Royal family is built in 1932, just north of the Centre, in the middle of Hua Hin. It is still in use. If the Royal family is not present, you can visit the Palace. Be also neatly dressed.
Market with old crafts.
To show how Thailand has traditionally a great culture in beautiful handicrafts, was recently placed a new building in Hua Hin. It's called Plearnwanmarkt and is on the way towards Bangkok. Craftsmen make their work here in the traditional way, and it is also possible to buy this. The prices are very reasonable. The building has a beautiful architecture and is made up of old materials. What you see is a market as it once looked like. From everywhere the people come here to see the crafts and to see this building.
The old station.
This station, which is still in Office, is one of the first stations in use in Thailand. That was after the railway was important in 1920 and the King built his palace in Hua Hin. Very special is the Royal waiting room. Behind the station building is still a lot to see how 100 years ago the train traffic had his way.