When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

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When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Before 1970
3
1%
1971-1980
10
3%
1981-1990
32
9%
1991-2000
63
18%
2001-2005
98
28%
2006-present
139
40%
 
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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by SydneyGuy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:41 am

Came to Hua Hin and Khao Takiab for the first time in 1998, VERY quiet back then, Takiab was a small fishing village with nothing around.

Have been coming back every year since 2004 and now living here enjoying the serenity, not sure how long it will last, the weekends are becoming crazy on the roads, mass exodus of people from Bangkok clogging up the roads, and the tour buses rocking into sleepy Khao Takiab:)

How times have changed.

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by Nothappyjan » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:29 pm

First came in 1992, stayed at Royal Garden Village, north of Hua Hin. Not much between there and the Night Market in those days.
Only a handful of restaurants that were farang friendly. One was on the corner opposite the then Sofitel.
Only two tailors, no massage shops, no 7/11 but night market was as is today.
The beach was littered with angry dogs that made walks/runs along the beach unpleasant. A big tick to whoever cleaned this up.
The road from Bangkok was a single lane(each way) and took closer to 4 hours than 3, so another tick.

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by ChockDee » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:55 pm

Like a lot of you,... visited after a marital breakdown, trying to re-find myself, and found myself in HH :)

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by mariareese » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:44 pm

I was visited in 2014 and it was great experience! I would like to go again here. :D

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by timmymac » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:13 pm

My first (and only visit so far) was 8-11th of November last year. It was a trip to decide if I liked Hua Hin enough to move there. The decision was a definite yes, and I'll be back for another visit next month!

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by Mick37nufc » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:54 pm

2014 and been back the last 2 years..me and the wife love the place..just arrived back home on Friday after 3 weeks there..

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by MickyDo » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:36 am

Stopped off on my way back to Issan after a visit to Koh Samui, must have been about '82 or '83. Stayed in in a room on a pier, as I have done every time since.

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by BrianT » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:58 pm

I will be visiting in February most likely:)

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by HuaHin61 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:53 am

first time in 2006 in HuaHin, then 2010, 2015, good stay to relax and recover.

after 10 years in phuket (patong beach) 1994-2004,
last stay in patong 3 weeks before tsunami, never returned to phuket after 2004 Tsunami,

HuaHin, i like the small city, easy to walk around, find all needed tourist infrastructure, but not too crowded,
o.k. the huahin beach/sea is more to go walk, less to go swim,
take it easy

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by kRnXqfgcPW4Rz7hLxvkj » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:00 pm

Came here 2014, lured by a friend, and still here. Honestly I like it quite well. Did live some time in Bangkok before. I started to study Thai in 2015 and now can even read and write something. Not that I had something to say, though. Most of all I like here the food, nice people and climate. Sometimes I thought there were too may tourists, but when you take a bit of effort, quite opposite may emerge. Have a good time all.

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by huahin4ever » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:25 pm

Just after New Year 2010, and still here
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Either we are alone in the universe or we are not.
Both are equally terrifying."
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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by Peter1990 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:54 am

My first visit was around 10-15 years ago and I wondered why Land was THAT expensive that most beach front hotels had land plots with around 10 meters width (of beach front) and around 500 meters in length.

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by laphanphon » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:57 am

Not till I lived in Thailand 2001

Only visited once, Phuket, 1999 and returned to stay in 2000.
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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by mariad » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:26 pm

Have never visited Hua Hin, a friend a of mine did make a trip back in late 2000 and she was all praise for the place. The reason i am here on this forum to know more about the place and plan a trip hopefully

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Re: When was your first visit to Hua Hin?

Post by keepitfun » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:11 pm

I've been 3 times. Once on my own 2011, once with my family and parents 2014, and once with my and another family 2016. Great times all three. Heading back again at the start of April (on my own). Can't wait.

Maria, you've gotta go!

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