October 08, 2019.
Tags: Hua hin, Travel, Leisure, Attractions
Hua Hin is blessed with some of the cleanest and most oxygen-rich air in Thailand. The combination of the cool breezes blowing in off the Gulf of Thailand are combined with the forests that surround the town providing life-giving oxygen. Book your holiday in Hua Hin and enjoy the beaches and national forests surrounding this bucolic, seaside town.
Hua Hin is located right on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand. This body of water has constant offshore breezes that provide a source of clean air to the town 24-hours a day. You’ll notice the difference immediately upon your arrival in town.
Take a walk along the wide, pristine beach and enjoy the fresh, salt-tinged tropical breezes that blow in off the gulf.
These breezes work in harmony with the surrounding forests to boost the oxygen levels enjoyed by all the residents of this artist’s community by the sea.
Hua Hin is well-known for the abundance of national parks surrounding the town. These parks are all within a short drive of the town centre, making them a worthwhile destination for a day’s outing.
Be sure to dress appropriately for hiking. Wear sturdy-soled shoes, as the forests are not a place for flip-flops. Take plenty of water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Take along a towel and a swimsuit as well as some of these parks have streams and springs in which you’ll be able to take a refreshing dip to cool yourself off along your hike.
Above all else, be sure to have your cameras charged up. You're sure to encounter some spectacular natural scenes that you'll want to photograph and show to your friends back home.
Behind the town of Hua Hin, lie two of the largest national parks in the area, Kaeng Krachan National Park and Kuiburi National Park.
Kaeng Krachan National Park encompasses almost 3,000 square kilometres and includes mountains, reservoirs, caves and tropical forests. It has a rich, teeming variety of wildlife that includes wild elephants along with bison, bears, chamois, deer, gibbons, leopards, macaques, tigers, tropical birds and reptiles.
Haui Pa Lao National Park is a smaller park at the southern end of Kaeng Krachan National Park is better known as the site of Pa La-U waterfall. This is a beautiful waterfall deep in the heart of the forest. As it borders the larger park to the north, it shares the same species of wildlife, flora and topography as its neighbour.
To the south of Haui Pa Lao National Park lies Kuiburi National Park. This park is renowned in Thailand as possibly the best place to get a glimpse of wild elephants and gaurs on a regular basis. The park has a population of elephants that number around 320, and around 100 gaurs as well.
While the park is significantly smaller than the nearby Kaeng Krachan National Park, it has open areas that greatly improve the chances of seeing wildlife. Besides gaurs and elephants, the park is home to Burmese hares, deer, golden jackal, langurs, Malayan porcupines and wild boars that are spotted regularly.
It’s also home to some species that are rare and seldom spotted. These species include White-handed gibbons, leopards, Asiatic wild dogs and Malayan tapirs.
Cha-am Forest Park and Pran Buri National Park border Hua Hin to the north and south respectively.
Cha-am Forest Park is easily accessible on Phetkasem Road. The over 665,000 square metres of the park contains cacti, casuarina trees and other tropical trees and plants. Numerous species of waterfowl make their home on the lake in the centre of the park. You may be lucky enough to see the macaques, palm civets and peacocks that also call the park home.
The park is popular with families who come to enjoy walking and cycling along the paved trail that winds through the park.
Pran Buri Forest Park, to the south of Hua Hin, features elevated wooden walkways that make hiking and viewing the trees and wildlife easy.
The Mangrove Nature Trail winds its way through the mangrove forests that cover much of the park. It offers several elevated observation towers which provide you with a birds-eye view of the surrounding forest.
The Pran Buri River also borders the park. Local long-tail boats are available to take you through the mangrove forest. You may get a glimpse of mud-skippers, monitor lizards, macaques and various bird species.
Rentals for the Holidays has plenty of modern and spacious accommodations all over Hua Hin to choose from. On your next holiday to Thailand, book your accommodations with Rentals for the Holidays. Visit the delightful town of Hua Hin to experience the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and beaches and breathe a little bit easier while you enjoy the sights.