Rajabhakti Park is one of Hua Hin’s latest attractions. Standing in a line against a backdrop of forested hills are seven giant statues of great Kings from Thai history. An impressive sight, the bronze statues measuring nearly 14 meters tall honour great Kings of various era in Thai history, namely Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Thonburi and Rattanakosin. Each statue carries a plate with the name of the King and period of reign.
Built among a former pineapple plantation, Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin opened in October 2008. Immediately following, the course was awarded 2009 Best New Course in Asia Pacific by the readers of Asian Golf Monthly. Since then Banyan Golf Club course, clubhouse, and staff have consistently claimed 'Top 3 in Asia' awards and have been featured in the 'Rolex Top 1000' in the World.
Every day at 10.00 there is a high speed ferry which departs from Pattaya City and arrives 2 hours later in Hua Hin, which is 2 to 3 hours quicker than driving from Pattaya to Hua Hin.
The stair climb (right) rewards you with a great view from the top, those looking for an easier option can drive up around the back. They have been building in the temple grounds at the top of the hill for a number of years now, it still doesnt seem to be complete but that does not detract from the great views and the beauty of the temple and statues themselves.
Pranburi Forest Park is a project registered under the Queen’s patronage that seeks to protect the local mangroves. The park spans an area of 3.17sqkm at the mouth of the Pranburi River in the Klongkao- Klongkob National Reserve Forest, and features two nature trails that pass through awe-inspiring scenery.
Sam Pan Nam Floating Market is a large scale market fashioned in the style of middle Rattanakosin Period (King Rama VI). The market’s vast landscaped grounds encompass a large manmade lake, show islands, mini train track, over 200 shops and 40 boat vendors offering all kinds of food and snacks. Tucked in Soi 112, about 6km south of town centre, Sam Pan Nam is one of the two floating markets found on the same street.
A fun place for young and old, Vana Nava Water Park Hua Hin offers spectacular rides and slides and plenty of thrills. Recently opened (December 2014), the park is clean and very well maintained. At the “Water Jungle” people of all ages will enjoy the breathtaking and exciting rides and slides in a safe environment. For safety reasons some of the rides have age and weight restrictions. A great number of life guards is on duty, life jackets are available across the park.