This day trip is a bit off the beaten path. It lets you visit King Rama IV’s summer palace and the unique Wat Hua Mongkol.
Mrigadayavan Palace is on a beach between Cha-am and Hua hin. King Rama IV commissioned the building and the construction was completed in 1924. The palace snugly overlooks the Beach amidst expansively beautiful gardens. The palace area consists of 16 buildings of golden teak, in Thai-Victorian style, all connected by elevated walkways designed to catch the refreshing sea breeze.
Plearn Wan is a vintage market. It’s a medium sized wooden two-story house, filled with old songs, old stuffs, old desserts, old-style advertisement posters, and bygone era temple fairs. The shops on ground level mostly offer clothes and fashion and the ones on 2nd floor mainly cater food and beverages. There are plenty of local dishes, along with local snacks/dessert. They also have a cute antique motel inside. Plearn Wan is open between 10am and 10pm on weekdays and between 9am and midnight on weekends.
Hua Hin Railway Station is one of the country’s most beautiful train stations marked by its fine architectural details. Built in the reign of King Rama VI, the station features a Royal Waiting Room. The room was relocated from Sanam Chan Palace in Nakhon Pathom province during the reign of King Rama VI. This iconic landmark sits on a nice landscape in the center of Hua Hin and it will let you have a glimpse of Hua Hin connection with the Thai royals.
Wat Huay Mongkol is home to the giant statue of Luang Phor Thuad, a Thai monk revered for his ability to perform miracles. The statue and the temple’s park-like setting attract many visitors each weekend who come for worshipping and relaxing. Apart from the huge statue, the ground includes a lake, streams, waterfalls, bridges, a number of pavilions and lots of shade under the trees to relax. There are several stalls serving Thai food. Wat Huay Mongkol is pleasant place worth a visit for everyone.
Last but not least the trip won’t be complete without a visit to the beach. We can take you to the Hua Hin beach where there will be more people and activities, or the quieter Suan Son beach. You can take a while to enjoy the sea, take photos, and relax. Then head back to Bangkok after a great day out in Hua Hin.