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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Relaxed trip to Hua Hin Thailand

Hua Hin, a name that may not be familiar to most travellers. It is one of the holiday destination of Thailand in Asia. It has a beach tho it is not magnificent. It has a night market tho it is not unique. It has got a tourism and hospitality industry but it is not known for its size.


The only selling point of Hua Hin is simple. It was the place where the Thailand royal family spent their holidays. Yes, it "was". Compare to other well known Thailand holiday destinations such as Phuket and Chiang Mai, Hua Hin has a long way to catch up.

Our hotel lobby at Hua Hin, Thailand

Despite of its lack of attractiveness, we went there for a holiday. It was an enjoyable relaxed trip. We stayed at one of the resort hotels. We searched online and looked for information before we made the booking. Our resort reception "hotel lobby" would be a hut, we would be driven to our room in golf karts, our hotel room would be a house with a private swimming pool. It all sounded very nice and looked very nice in photographs. Once we got there, we've got what we were promised; but deviated from our expectation.


The resort was nice, just that things sounded better when you heard it second hand; things looked much better in photographs. Upon our arrival, we were taken to the first room and the private swimming pool was full of algae. We were replaced with another room and discovered that these rooms were so closed to nature that became part of nature. The conditions, furniture and facilities of the room felt somewhere between living in a 3.5 to 4 stars hotel. There were areas where one can lie down and relax, before mosquitoes chased after your that is. Nonetheless, we have managed to take plenty of photographs. When I looked back at my photographs, I wondered whether the real objects looked that nice. 


To be fair, we might have expected too much from our hotel and Hua Hin. It delivered what it has promised, just that we were expecting international standards. For those who are considering to visit Hua Hin, I would honestly ask you to do more research and reconsider other destinations that would meet your expectations, unless you just want to find any place quiet to relax.


Hua Hin Special:
Relaxed trip to Hua Hin Thailand
Elephant Ride and Show
Food @ Hua Hin
Hua Hin Night Market