Hua Hin is a famous beach resort town in Thailand, Located in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula. It has a population of 84,883 over the area of 911 km2, some 200 km south of Bangkok, Thailand and is one of 8 districts of the Prachuab Khiri Khan province. Hua Hin Town is located in the coast of Hua Hin District. With an area around 86.36 sq. kilometers, the town has about 50,000 inhabitants. It is a beach town for Bangkok's elite.
Following the international trend for recuperative spa resorts in 1920's, Hua Hin became a popular retreat for Thai Royal Family, Bangkok's high society, and affluent foreigners. Although Hua Hin's fortunes declined after WW II, its historical connections have helped it become popular again with a new generation of Bangkokians. The town has two main streets. For those who arrive on the train, the main street, Damnern Kasem boulevard leads from the stately Hua Hin Railway Station, straight to the main Hua Hin beach a distance of 1km, passing various government offices and ending on the beachfront by the side of the former Royal Railway Hotel, now the five-star Sofitel Central Hotel Hua Hin.
Generally, Hua Hin does not have rowdy beer bars and raucous nightlife as on the other side of the Gulf. The superior beaches, wide open endless stretches of fine powdery white sand, are relatively serene and clean, the pace of life calm and relaxing, and ideal place to bring the family for their annual holiday.