The construction of a railway station in the city as part of the Southern Railroad in the reign of King Rama VI resulted in Hua Hin standing out from Thailands many quite fishing villages, adding the construction of a Summer Palace for King Rama VII totally transformed the village into a high-society resort town for royalty, even today the Royal Family continues to reside at the Palace for part of the year.
Hua Hin originally known as (Ban Samoe Rieng) a three hour drive from Bangkok approximately 280 kilometers south of the capital, the oldest beach resort in the country and one of the most popular coastal destinations fronting the Gulf of Thailand.
Hua Hin the once upon a time sleepy fishing village, with the site of the Royal Familys summer palace (Klai Kang-won Palace) soon became a weekend getaway for the well-heeled Bangkok residents.
The oldest beach resort in the country and the home of Thailands first golf course, The Royal Hua Hin Golf Club attracts tourists who want a peaceful and relaxing holiday offers a clean white sand beach with crystal clear water plus two national parks in the region with waterfalls, caves and hot springs to be explored and enjoyed.
Today a mix of foreigners and Thai holidaymakers enjoy its modern facilities coupled with a true sense of Thai hospitality, the Buddhist temples that are perched high on the cliffs of Khao Takiab, which make up the southern headland, provide a vantage point for magnificent scenic views will continue to provide a peaceful and relaxed sanctuary in a picturesque environment for many years.