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Hua Hin and its fabulous old Railway Station

Hua Hin Page 1 the oldest beach resort in Thailand, and video's

In 1834, before the name Hua Hin was coined, some agricultural areas of Phetchaburi Province were hit by severe drought. A group of farmers moved southward until they found a small village that had bright white sands and a row of rocks along the beach. They settled here and gave it the name Samore Riang, which mean rows of rock.

In 1921 the director of the state railway, Prince Purachatra, built the Railway Hotel close to the beach. King Prajadhipok - Rama VII  liked the place so much that he built a summer palace there. The palace was named Wang Klai Kang Won ( Far from Worries ). It is now the full-time residence of His Majesty the King of Thailand. His Royal Highness Prince Krom Phra Naresworarit was the first member of the royal family to build a group of palaces at Ban Laem Hin, called Sukaves, and he give the name Hua Hin to the beach next to his palace.

In 1932 Hua Hin was part of Pran Buri district.

In 1949 Hua Hin was promoted to  a district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. After the building of southern railway, Hua Hin became the first and most popular beach resort of Thailand.Hua Hin Town is on the coast of Hua Hin District. With an area around 86.36 km², the town has 50,169 inhabitants. It is a popular beach resort getaway for Bangkok residents. The Railway Hotel, now more generally known as The Sofitel Hotel, is a famous old building which was used as a top  Hotel in Phnom Penh in the film - The Killing Fields.

Hua Hin Railway Station. This is Thailand's most beautiful train station. The wooden building used to be a royal pavilion in Sanamchan Palace, Nakhon Pathom province. It was rebuilt at Hua Hin in 1968. Behind the station is the Royal Hua Hin Golf Coures, the very first Golf course in Thailand

Hua Hin Page 2, and its fabulous old Railway Station
Hua Hin Page 2, and its fabulous old Railway Station
Hua Hin , Page 2a, Videos of Hua Hin Railway Station.