During the fasting month, I travelled with my bestfriends to Hua Hin, a fancy schmancy getaway town frequented by Bangkokians and the Royal Thai family.
It’s just a quick drive away, you can just rent a super comfy van or simply buy a train ticket from Bangkok all the way to Hua Hin.
Usually I’d go through the trouble of going via train, but hey it’s the fasting month so I arranged everything to be as easy as possible – HAHA. The van picked us up at the hotel and we zoomed to Hua Hin.
FYI I booked a van from 12goasia, which basically is a booking engine for vans, taxis, busses, ferries, trains. First time trying them and we were quite pleased!
Anyway, here are 5 things about Hua Hin!
1. It is a beautiful and quiet beach town!
Me and my girlfriends spend whole days just hanging out at the beach!
2. So many affordable beachfront resorts and gentle waves!
This was very evident in the booking process! There were so many good deals around and we were super spoilt for choice!
We love the resort we were staying at, but it was just the tip of the iceberg! There were so many to fit your budget, your group, or your requirements!
All resorts were designed to be super private, safe, and surrounded with security (humans and strategic foliage) to ensure that we don’t have to worry about a thing!
Our resort, The Crest Santora, was located I suppose on the main resort belt, and was a beachfront property. The room can comfortably fit us 5, and as u can see, more!
The area is so beautiful and tastefully designed too!
3. People come here to play pretend!
Hua Hin is full of themed malls, parks and gardens and it is such a joy to take photos in! In fact, we took so many pictures! Until I wanted to pass out from the heat!
Pretend you’re in Santorini
Pretend you’re in Venice
Pretend you’re a mermaid
Pretend you’re in Holland? Swiss farm? (This one a bit confusing)
Pretend you’re upside down
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4. They preserve their heritage in new and interesting ways!
I love the way they try to incorporate the old and the new – like the beautiful Plearn Wan an open air mall/shopping village, which was actually like a living museum.
Then there’s the railway station which I think is the most beautiful train station I’ve ever seen in my life! It is maintained so well and is extremely clean. Some railway staff were even wearing old vintage uniforms and really brought in an awesome vibe.
5. Delicious seafood!
The thing about travelling while fasting is u really only have 1 meal at sunset and plenty of snacks only at night.
Also, you are super hungry so you cant really judge if the food is genuinely delicious or you’re just super hungry 😂
However i reaaaaaaaaaally enjoyed the meals we had! It could be the fasting, it could be the food or it could just be the company! I love all the meals we had and i love that Hua Hin is halal friendly with an abundance of seafood! Have fish will eat!
Here we are at a seaside restaurant recommended by our taxi driver ❤️
And here’s one meal we had at the night market before shopping!
I recommend Hua Hin to people of all ages and highly recommend it for best friend trips, couple trips, family trips and especially if you are the type who looooooooves to take photos! 😂
However, I don’t really recommend this place for fasting month hahahahah. Theres so much delicious food and outdoor activities that you don’t wanna miss! For us we were too exhausted and thirsty to do anything! 😂
Hua Hin is easily accessible from Bangkok. Royal Brunei flies to Bangkok daily.