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Hua Hin Travel Guide

Hua Hin is a seaside resort city in Thailand, in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula. The town is situated some 200km south of Bangkok, thus, becoming quite popular with Thais as a weekend getaway. Hua Hin became popular with the Royal Family following the construction of the southern railway in the 1920's, travel became more accessible and a demand for luxury resorts and hotels grew. The first of these was the Railway Hotel which is now the Sofitel Central, still one of Hua Hin's most popular hotels.

Hua Hin occupies a lengthy stretch of verdant coastline with each beach unique in character; from the casuarina- lined Cha-Am to the relatively deserted Takiab Bay. Compared to the hustle and bustle of other beach destinations such as Pattaya, Hua Hin offers something more laid-back and family-friendly.

Rama VII built a summer palace in Hua Hin, Thailand and His Majesty King Bhumipol now lives here full time.

Though the film 'The Killing Fields' was set in Cambodia, the hotel scenes in this 1984 movie, were shot (pun intended) in the Railway Hotel in Hua Hin, Thailand.

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