Hua Hin

Hua Hin was originally a small fishing town until it was ‘discovered’ by the Thai Royal family. Since then it has had a longstanding Royal connection. The beautiful white sandy beach extends from just north of Cha-Am southwards some 40 kilometres, apart from a few rocky promontories to the south of Hua Hin. There is a wide range of water sports and beach activities available, as well as several National Parks and five superb golf courses nearby. Within the town centre there are numerous eateries and the local market is well worth a visit. The whole area is ideal for families, honeymooners and the not-so-young, indeed anyone in search of the quieter side of Thailand.

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Fact File

CapitalBangkok

LanguageThai (English widely spoken)

ClimateThailand’s climate is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity. April and May are the hottest months of the year. June sees the beginning of the South West Monsoon, and brings with it the rainy season, which continues intermittently until the end of October. From November to the end of February the climate is much less trying with a cooling north east breeze and a reduction in the humidity level. The north and north east are generally cooler than Bangkok in winter, and hotter in summer. In the far north, temperatures can occasionally drop as low as 2°C

CurrencyThai Baht (THB)

VisaRequired for stays exceeding 30 days

HealthAdvised immunisation against malaria, hepatitis, polio, typhoid, tetanus and cholera

PassportsMust be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Thailand

Time ZoneGMT + 7 hours