Hua Hin Railway Train Station Thailand
Built during the reign of King Rama VI, just a short distance from the centre of town, Hua Hin’s railway station and nearby the attractive royal waiting room stands.
The brightly painted buildings made of wood have a Thai concept and design, however, has a Victorian feel to it. The story of Hua Hin started as a royal seaside getaway town with its historic railway station.
In the early days, there was no road access to this pleasant beach town, and train travel was a new and wonderful alternative from Bangkok to Hua Hin instead of travelling by the normal alternative method by boat.
Brief History – The Birth of Hua Hin With the train station in place and the northern-southern rail line connecting Bangkok and as far south as Singapore in 1921, the town was gradually built around it.
European expatriates would travel from Penang and Singapore to enjoy a beautiful seaside vacation in Hua Hin. Later a road was constructed from the train station to the beach where the town’s first luxury hotel stood.
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Formerly the Hua Hin Railway Hotel, The Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin was the Kingdom’s first resort hotel which opened in 1923.
Whilst retaining it old world charm with its beautiful colonial architecture, the resort enjoys a beachfront location amongst tropical gardens, one of the great local landmarks.
The hotel was designed by Italian architect A Rigazzi and operated by the Royal Siamese Railway, it has two storeys and boasts elegant colonial-style architecture with verandahs on either side. Today, it has become part of the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin and Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa.
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By 1926, Hua Hin was pretty much set to be a popular seaside town, complete with its beautiful train station, luxury hotel, two royal palaces (Klai Kang Won and Maruekhathaiyawan) and a nine-hole golf course (laid out in 1921).
Today, the train station has become a very popular tourist attraction.
It’s charming, East-meets-West architectural style which stands out in contrast to the modern style hotel buildings and outdoor malls that have become an integral part of Hua Hin’s skyline.