Golf gives you an excuse to travel and to see the world. It also allows you to play on golf courses that are beautiful, lush, and green. Many golfers today are finding that Hua Hin in Thailand offers them the serenity and beauty they crave when enjoying this pastime.
A World-class Golfing Experience
Across the country, courses at various resorts offer golfers a world-class golfing experience. An 18-hole championship golf course, for instance, offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape as well as practice facilities. Normally, courses feature a practice range along with two big practice greens with bunkers. Visiting one of the golfing sites in Thailand is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.
The Railway Station at Hua Hin
Not only are the golf resorts in Hua Hin appealing, but the other attractions and sites are also memorable as well. One of the landmarks in the area is the Hua Hin Railway Station. The resort owes its popularity to the rail line. In fact, the place’s popularity started to increase during the 1920s. That was when King Rama VI, who wished to have a mode of transportation to his summer retreat, built a railway line stretching all the way from Bangkok. The residence was called the Klai Kangwon Palace.
This railway station, which is a short distance from the centre of town, is one of the oldest train hubs in all of Thailand. Its main feature is the Royal Waiting Room – a spot that was once used to welcome Thailand’s King and court.
Visiting the Monkeys
Hua Hin is also home to many wild monkeys. When golfers are not playing on the resort’s lovely courses, they often pay a visit to Monkey Mountain at Khao Takiab, otherwise known as “Chopstick Hill.” You can really experience the Thai culture by taking a 20-minute tuk-tuk ride up to the attraction. Once you reach Monkey Mountain, you need to climb about 100 steps to the Buddha Temple. When you reach the top, you are rewarded with magnificent views of Hua Hin’s gorgeous coastline.
The other major attraction is, of course, the actual monkeys. The animals do not fear humans and are more than happy to take both drinks and food from you.
Enjoy a Fun Day at the Water Park
In order to keep cool, you can always stop by the Mountain Water Park. This relatively small attraction is located on the town’s outskirts. Visitors are given free life jackets at the site, which also features exceptionally clean changing areas. If you are visiting with small children, they will absolutely fall in love with the small waterslides, shallow pools, and play areas.
Where to Go for Wine
Golfers and wine lovers alike enjoy visiting Hua Hin Hills, which are nestled in a mountain valley that is about 45 km west of Hua Hin. The loamy soil of the valley feeds a number of Rhone grape plants that are used in the production of Monsoon Valley labelled wine. Vineyard tours are conducted daily and include return transport, a three-course meal, and, of course, wine samples. A vineyard shuttle leaves the Hua Hin Hills Wine Cellars at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm daily, and returns at 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm the same day.
The Night Market in Hua Hin
When you return from your wine-tasting excursion, you will want to visit the famous Night Market, where stalls feature clothes, trinkets, and a variety of different wares. However, the food stalls serve as the main draw for the tourist set. You can enjoy barbecued meat, lobsters, and crabs, as well as sensational smells up and down the entire street.