4 hours from Bangkok, Hua Hin is more than just another getaway for the locals escaping the hectic city life. We show you 5 reasons why you should totally make this your next romantic stop.
#1: Take a romantic stroll along the tracks at Hua Hin Railway Station
Built in 1921, the train station connected the laid back seaside town to Bangkok and to as far south as Singapore. Although the mode of transport has lost popularity over years, its old charm earned the station a reputation of a different kind. Lovebirds and youngsters flock here to catch a glimpse of the old trains and sneak a couple of Instagram-worthy shots. There’s a reason why it’s snagging the number 1 spot on most itineraries!
In case you’re wondering, no one will stop you from walking down the tracks after the trains leave. You can even lay down flat on the tracks if you want.
#2: Turn back time with your sweetheart at Plernwan
Old school is the new school – not just with adults, but with younger couples too. While most of you might not be born in the 1950s, you’ll still definitely appreciate this quaint little shopping mall.
Actually, calling it a mall might be an understatement. It’s like a miniature theme park from the old days. There’s a hotel, a funfair, food and clothing stalls. Enough to make you want to stay a night here. So whip out that bandana and groove to the beat while you blast down the aisle with your baby.
#3: Laze the afternoon away at the floating market
Forget about the old floating markets. On the rise are the new-age faux-floating markets. They are built to retain that charm yet address the various problems faced by their authentic cousins – mostly hygiene issues.
Sit by the pond and attempt the famous Lady and the Tramp scene over a bowl of Thai boat noodles or take a lazy afternoon break in the swing over water.
#4: Sip a taste of wine and love at Monsoon Valley
Grapes, wine and food apart, the unobstructed view is so pretty that you won’t be surprised if someone whips out a ring.
While birds chirp in the breeze and glasses go ka-chink, wash the tasty tapas down your throat with one of the best local wine. The taster menu ranging from feisty Shiraz to luscious Moscato is also bound to delight the sommelier in you!
Guests are also free to roam in the estate whether it’s by foot, bicycle or even hop on a jeep tour. And if you can catch the harvest season (mid February to late March every year), don’t miss the chance to participate and get your hands dirty.
#5: Fall head over heels in love as the sun falls at the Banyan Golf Club
Tranquility is the sell here. It’s the romantic me-time you ever-so imagined it to be. Golf course by day, it transforms into the perfect sunset spot.
Grab a drink or two at the restaurant or bar overlooking the fields. Nothing feels better than some quiet time together, watching the sun fall over the trees. No distractions, just the two of you. Don’t forget to take some shots before you leave!
#Bonus: Enjoy the serenity of Hua Hin’s beach
The locals have a deep fondness for Hua Hin as a seaside town. It’s where Bangkokians head out to trade their hectic city for a piece of the beach life.
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider staying at one of the beautiful beach resorts. The lovely long flat beach seems to stretch out to the horizon. Lounge by the pool in the day and stare into the stars at night.