Hua Hin is a seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand, in the southern Thai province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Once a quiet fishing village, it grew into a fashionable escape for residents of Bangkok after the 1920s, when the Thai royal family built summer palaces here. Hua Hin Beach, popular for kitesurfing and other water sports, is the main stretch of sand, lined with high-end hotels and seafood shacks.
BANGKOK - THE CAPITAL CITY OF THAILAND
Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is a bustling and vibrant metropolis that seamlessly blends ancient traditions with modernity. Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok is a city of contrasts, where towering skyscrapers stand beside historic temples, and street food stalls share the roads with luxury shopping malls.
At the heart of Bangkok's cultural and spiritual heritage lies the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. These magnificent structures, adorned with intricate golden spires and intricate artwork, showcase the city's deep-rooted reverence for Buddhism and its rich royal history.
Beyond its historical sites, Bangkok is a city that never sleeps. The bustling streets of Khao San Road cater to backpackers and partygoers, while Sukhumvit Road offers upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The vibrant street food scene is a culinary adventure in itself, with stalls serving up delicious Thai dishes on almost every corner.
Bangkok is also a shopper's paradise, from the sprawling Chatuchak Weekend Market to the upscale boutiques of Siam Paragon and CentralWorld. The city offers everything from traditional handicrafts to high-end fashion, making it a mecca for shopaholics.
Despite its urban chaos, Bangkok also provides pockets of tranquility. Lumphini Park offers a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle, and the Chao Phraya River provides a picturesque backdrop for boat rides that offer a unique perspective of the city.
In conclusion, Bangkok is a city of captivating contradictions, where ancient temples coexist with modern skyscrapers, and where traditional culture mingles with contemporary lifestyles. Its dynamic energy, rich cultural heritage, and diverse offerings make it an enchanting destination that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT BANGKOK – TRANSFER TO HUA HIN:
Arrive Hua Hin; Upon Arrival in Bangkok Airport you will be met by our representative & you will be transferred to Hua Hin by Road which is approx. 3.5 hours. Rest of the day will be free at your leisure and individual activities. You could also explore the famous Night Bazaar & also get along the famous beaches of Hua Hin on your own. Overnight stay at the Hotel / Resort
DAY 02: HUA HIN – CITY TOUR:
After Breakfast we drive south to see The Maruka Thai Yawan Palace (Place of love & hope ). Designed by King Rama VI, and completed in 1924. Spend time walking around the beautiful Teakwood Palace, now restored to its former glory. Then visit Hua Hin Railway Station, built in the reign of King Rama VI, the station is one of Thailand’s oldest railway stations. In addition, it is one of the country’s most beautiful train stations with unique architecture. Its most striking feature is the splendid Royal Waiting Room constructed in the Thai architectural style. The room was relocated from Sanam Chan Palace in Nakhon Pathom Province during the reign of King Rama VI.Continue to visit Khao Takiab Vantage Point. This hill is situated at the southern end of Hua Hin, only 4 kilometers from the town. Visitors can go up the hilltop to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Hua Hin, which is one of the delightful views either during the day or night. There is a temple call Wat Khao Takiap situated on top of the hill. The giant golden Buddha Statue standing against the cliff has become a landmark of Khao Takiap. 12:00 hrs Transfer back to hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
DAY 03: HUA HIN - BANGKOK:
After breakfast, you will be Start your Journey back to Bangkok. Upon Arrival in Bangkok you will be transferred to your pre- booked hotel. Rest of the day will be free at your own leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel
DAY 04: BANGKOK – CITY TOUR (GOLDEN BUDDHA TEMPLE + MARBLE TEMPLE):
After breakfast, proceed for the city tour which covers major landmarks including fascinating temples around the capital. Visit the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Traimit), Located at the end of the China Town’s Yaowarat Road, near Hualampong Railway Station, Wat Traimit houses the world’s largest massive gold seated Buddha measuring nearly five meters in height and weighing five and half tons. In the past, artisans crafted the buddhas in gold and disguised them from invading armies by a covering of stucco and plaster. Also pay a Visit to the Marble Temple (Wat Ben), Wat Benjamabhopit, most commonly called Wat Benja was built in by King Rama V in 1900 and is renowned for more than one reasons. Nickednamed 'The Marble Temple' for all the external walls of the main temple are covered with marble imported from Italy, but also for being the temple embossed on the back of 5 baht coins! Located near the many government offices and palaces, this wat is highly revered and is often visited by high ranked officials. Overnight stay at the Hotel
DAY 05: DEPART BANGKOK:
After Breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to the airport for the return journey with wonderful memories of Thailand, we recommend you visit the sophisticated plazas of Bangkok. With a huge choice of not only what to buy, bargain-hunting is an engrossing experience including the simple of souvenirs, handicrafts or luxury items.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We customize holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could customize a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable International tour.
- 04 night’s accommodation on twin sharing at the hotels / Resorts mentioned above or similar as per the itinerary.
- Daily buffet breakfast at all places in the hotels
- Journeys Exotica representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
- All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by Air-Conditioned Private Car / Van
- Half Day Bangkok City Tour & Temple Tour (Golden Buddha + Marble Temple)
- Half Day Hua Hin City Tour as mentioned in the itinerary above
- Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, and interstate taxes
- All currently applicable taxes, including Government service tax
- Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
- Porterage at all hotels, railway station & airports.
- Any meals other than the mentioned.
- Any kind of Visa Fees / Airfare
- Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Our Cost is not valid for any period other than mentioned above.