Hua Hin traces its aristocratic roots to the 1920s
when Rama VI (King Vajiravudh) and Rama VII (King Prajadhipok) built summer residences here to escape Bangkok’s stifling climate. The most famous of the two is Phra Ratchawang Klai Kangwon (Far from Worries Palace), 3km north of town and still a royal residence today; it's so poetically named that Thais often invoke it as a city slogan. Rama VII’s endorsement of Hua Hin and the construction of the southern railway made the town the place to be for Thai nobility who built their own summer residences beside the sea.
In the 1980s, luxury hotels started moving in and foreign tourists began arriving in numbers.
Today, all the international hotel chains have properties in Hua Hin,
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