Hua Hin is Thailand’s oldest beach resort and the Thai Royal family built a summer palace here in the 1920s. Today, its elegant charms continue to attract the wealthy of Bangkok, along with a growing number of international tourists. Its fishing village, long, curving bay, excellent golf courses and the magnificent Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park to the South are major attractions. A number of excellent hotels can be found here and so can some splendid golf courses.
The town of Cha Am is smaller than Hua Hin and is a very popular weekend resort for Bangkok
residents. When Hua Hin started booming, Cha-am was still unknown to the outsiders. But when people of high ranks sought for a new place for relaxation, Cha-Am's beauty was discovered and the place was quickly developed. Today Hua Hin and Cha-Am are still among Thailand's favorite attractions.