When Hua-Hin was booming, Cha-Am was just unknown to the outsiders. But when people of high ranks sought a new place for relaxation, Cha-Am's beauty was discovered and the place was quickly developed. Today Hua-Hin and Cha-Am are still among Thailand's favorite tourist's attraction. The twin resorts together with their nearby attractions are introduced below.
Hua-Hin Beach is a tranquil 5-km white sand beach stretching from a rocky headland to its southern end where Buddhist temples cling to the cliffs. Families and tourists frequent the seaside resort. With full facilities and its proximity to the entertainment center in town, the beach is lined with a wide selection of accommodation ranging from hotels to bungalows. Hua-Hin offers great opportunities for swimming and relaxing in peace as well as the special activity of horse riding. Bicycles are available for rent. The beachside areas are also a popular dining venue.
Built in the reign of Rama VI (1910-1925), this railway station is in the form of two magnificent and white pavilions, one of which is exclusively used by royalty visiting Hua-Hin. Klai Kangwon Palace or the Summer Palace has the name that means far from worry. Built in 1926 in Spanish Style overlooking the sea, the palace is opened to the public as long as the Royal Family are not in residence.
They are located at the southern end of Hua-Hin Beach. It is easy to get to the foot of either hill. Formerly, visitors had to climb series of steps to the top of Takiap Hill to enjoy the panoramic views of the sea and Hua-Hin Town. But now the hill is easily accessible by car.
Nearly 70-km from town, comprise two waterfalls with a total of 11 leaps in the setting of an evergreen forest. Some leaps can be reached by a trekking trail. Various kinds of birds and colorful butterflies are found here.
There are 6 couses in Hua Hin area. Just a 10 minutes from hotel, Royal Golf course. the Number one and pride of Hua Hin, Black Mountain, located 20 km from hotel.
This palace, located on the coast between Cha-Am and Hua-Hin, was King Rama VI's seaside summer palace comprising three two-story wooden buildings connected to each other by elevated airy walkways. Common people are welcome to visit the palace.
Located 15-km from Cha-Am Beach was royally initiated. It is where animal conservation and breeding projects are conducted. There is a zoo here open to the public.