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Would you like to spend a quiet, laid back holiday with a touch of the aristocracy? Hua Hin is the right spot for you? The city tops the list of tourist attractions within Thailand. 144 km away from Bangkok, this seaside resort town has been a favorite of the royals for a long time as is evident from the several monuments in the city, especially the Phra Ratchawang Klai Kangwon.
Hua Hin is not just famous for its beaches, which are less crowded and quieter than those in Phuket or Pattaya but also renowned for golf courses, water sports and medical tourism especially cosmetic surgery.
The city is safe and there are several activities to entertain you on the beachfront and in the town center. There are popular cinemas, night markets, shopping malls, and restaurants to tantalize the taste buds and satiate one’s love for nature. Large hotel chains like Hilton and Marriott presence here makes one feel assured of a comfortable stay. Hua Hin has a lot of development and the property field is proliferating. Yields from rentals are sizeable at 6 percent annually.
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Hua Hin with its beaches, proximity to Bangkok and warm tropical weather entices not only travelers but also entrepreneurs and retirees across the globe. When you arrive at this city, the first hurdle to cross will be to decide upon; what kind of accommodation are you looking for – does an individual want to buy a property or just rent it and if so, what are the various options available.
Hua Hin has a variety of popular properties to suit all budgets and requirements.
Khao Takiab Hill is popular with tourists, as not only can they enjoy the shallow beaches and take part in exciting beach games but at the top of the hill, you can view amazing seascapes that will stay with you long after you return home. The Wat Khao Takiab temple is yet another attraction in this city. The statue of Luang Phor Thuad at the Huay Mongkol Temple is an awe-inspiring site at 40 feet height and 32 feet width. You will be able to rub shoulders with the locals as it is a place of reverence and prayer.
Probably what will thrill young tourists is the Black Mountain Water Park which is just fifteen minutes away from the town center. Water slides, wave pools, infinity pool, and a great selection of Water rides await the young visitors at this attraction.
An exciting attraction that many are not aware of is the Hua Hin Vineyard which is run by the Siam Winery who has recently decided to reduce their carbon footprint by opting for solar power which will prevent the production of over 15,000 tons of carbon emissions.
Besides these attractions and activities in Hua Hin, there is the usual mix of night markets, beaches, and shopping centers and in case you miss the hustle and bustle of Pattaya just charter a yacht and be in this city in less than two hours, all the while enjoying the sea, the sunshine and the company of friends.
Hua Hin is probably one of the few places in the world where all the comforts of modern society, beautiful nature, fresh vegetables, and fruits are inexpensive and are available at an affordable price. It is no wonder that the city is gaining popularity among western retirees. Rentals range between USD 350 to USD 500 and there are several cheaper options too. While the local fare is cheap, fine dining is not; even mediocre restaurants are quite expensive. The center of the town has free WIFI while in the suburbs one can take out a plan with a local agent for a nominal price which is less than USD$20.
Transport and gas are cheap, with tuk-tuks being ubiquitous. House help is very affordable and grocery reasonable. The popularity of golf and world-class golf courses has ensured that this town has world-class medical care and high-end shopping malls and movie theaters.
One can live a reasonably comfortable life with all amenities for around USD$ 1500-1700 a month.
Hua Hin has a cosmopolitan culture that is endearing and hard to resist, but several other reasons compel a visitor to rent a property here.