Check out our exclusive member site: http://goo.gl/M0nMT5 We have headed South to the beaches! In this segment we head off to Hua Hin. Can a category 1 RIPper (Retiree In Paradise) live well by the seaside in Hua Hin? Here is a little information that might start to answer that question. So put on your sunscreen and get some sand between your toes and join with me as we dig in and explore what the Thai beach life at Hua Hin has to offer!
This oldest and most traditional Thai resort combines the attractions of a modern holiday destination with the charm and fascination of a still active fishing port.
And while most other Thailand holiday destinations cater mainly to foreign tourists, Hua Hin is a holiday resort for both foreigners and Thais.
The resort was discovered in the early 1920s by King Rama VII as an ideal getaway from the sultry metropolis of Bangkok. The tranquil fishing village was turned into the Royal resort and consequently became popular among Siam’s nobility and upper-class.
The construction of a railway line from Bangkok locked in its accessibility and popularity the Thai public.
In 1928, King Rama VII built Klai Kangwon (Far From Worries) Palace which remains to this day an official royal residence. It is still frequently used by members of the royal family and is open to the public for visits.