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Railway Hua Hin: A historical route to beach city

August 11, 2017
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One of Thailand's oldest train stations is now a beautiful attraction for anyone staying in Hua Hin. It is a train station that doesn’t compare to anything else in the world. Famous for its Royal Waiting Room, it became popular among tourists.


For those who would like to have an immersive experience into the old Thai way of transportation, you can even get on the train and go to Bangkok. Unlike many other attractions, there is no fee to be paid when visiting Hua Hin Railway Station.


History of the Hua Hin Railway Station


As with any old monument or building there usually is a story to tell. The Hua Hin Railway Station was build in the 1920’s by King Rama VI along with Klai Kangwon Palace, which was intended to be a summer residence for the King and Queen. This time marked the starting point of an evolution for Hua Hin, as its popularity significantly increased shortly after Klai Kangwon Palace was build.


In 1923, Maruekhathaiyawan Palace was built, which has a similar design language as Hua Hin Railway Station.Hua Hin was developed into a vacation retreat for many people travelling from Singapore and Penang. The train station is located near the centre of Hua Hin at the west end of Damnoern Kasem Road. Its opening hours are from 7am until 11pm.


Today, Hua Hin is very well known among tourists and remains one of Thailand’s favorite travel destinations. It now has a vast variety of luxury beach resorts as well as lively markets and even a decent nightlife scene to attract people from all ages.


Train Rides


For the best experience, you have the option to take a train for Hua Hin Railway Station. There are three different trains, 1st Class, 2nd Class and 3rd Class. The 1st Class offers great comfort with air conditioning and a bed available, which makes it great for longer distances. The 2nd Class offers either bunk beds or seats with air conditioning. 3rd Class is a seat only option and great for short distances. Depending on your destination you can choose what’s best for you.


If you intend to travel during the holiday season, you should book your ticket in advance to be on the safe side.


Along with many other attraction, the Railway Hua Hin is one not to be missed. If you rent an apartment long term in Hua Hin, you should absolutely take some time to visit this place.