The Famous History of Hua Hin
While the beaches of the islands Samui and Phuket were only discovered (recently) and have since became rapid and sometimes destructive developed, Hua Hin has already been the popular Thai resort for more than 80 years.
Hua Hin has a long history that predates its current name. In 1834 some agricultural areas of Phetchaburi Province were hit by severe drought. A group of clever farmers moved southward and found a small fishing village that had bright white sands and a row of rocks along the beach. They settled here and gave it the famous name Samore Riang, which means the rows of rocks.
The resort town was discovered in the early 1920s by King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) as favorite getaway from the muggy metropolis of Bangkok. The serene fishing village had evolved into the Royal resort and eventually became favorite among Siam’s aristocrat and nobility. In 1920 Prince Purachatra, the director of the state railway, built the Railway Hotel, today’s Centara Grand Hua Hin in the architectural colonial style of old Siam.
The King Rama VII liked the place so much that he built a romantic summer palace Wang Klai Kang Won (Far From Worries) there, which until today still remains an official royal residence. The palace is still frequently used by members of the respected royal family and friends, and for a small peace of the park is open for public for walking or running in the morning.
After the famous southern railway was built, ensured popularity and accessibility with a wider part of the Thai public, Hua Hin became the first and most favorite beach resort in Thailand which the elite of Bangkok society began flocking to Hua Hin as they still do today.
Hua Hin continued to develop in its own gradually way, both as an aristocratic resort with the added attraction of an 18-hole golf course next to the railway station. Many of Bangkok’s famous and rich built their own exclusive beachfront summer houses to the north and south along the long curving white bay, enjoying leisurely family weekends in a resort which still has maintained its unique identity until today where Hua Hin is being develop with new great shoppings malls, waterpark, international schools, new very exclusive housing developments and restaurants and is one of the top 3 preferred retirement places in the world to live.
Nowadays, among the globalize development, Hua Hin’s pleasures are still tranquil, not all that different from those enjoyed by the aristocratic visitors of its past. The beloved Hua Hin – the oldest beach resort of Thailand with a sense of history and a serene but scenic atmosphere.
THE CLIMATE TODAY:
Hua Hin has a tropical savanna climate. And the temperatures is always warm to hot throughout the year, with small variations. The year begins with the best season of the year, the dry season, its starts on December and last to April, and that before the monsoon arrives in May with some rain. The Rain ease somewhat from June to August before the heaviest rains begin in September and continue through November. The population is today around 86.000 people.