After our journey through Myanmar, we relaxed 10 days in Hua Hin, the oldest seaside resort of Thailand and summer residence of the royal family. We lived in the charming Central Village, which is part the famous "Railway hotel". Now it belongs to the Sofitel group.
Luxury and excellent service made our stay to an unforgettable experience. Particularly to recommend is the Thai restaurant "Salathai" which offers the best Thai cuisin in a charming Thai pavilion or in the garden under the big trees.
Hua Hin is a tourist place with many multistored buildings at the beach, night market, bars, restaurants and the other usual entertainment places. But during our stay, it was a sleepy town with much Thai atmosphere. On the broad, 6 km long sandy beach there were only of few tourists and souvenir sellers.
Only the weekend was busier, because many Thai families came to the beach and so we can watch their family life. Contrary to other tourist centres, the people here were never importunate. Everything here seemed to be calmer.
Another sightseeing point was the old railway station that is still a stop of the famous Orient express. During our stay, we did not saw the train, it was only the usual daily traffic.