Rent a house or a flat by the inhabitant in Thailand, Madagascar
Thailand: Bangkok, Hua Hin. Madagascar: Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Diego Suarez, Antsirabe
GENERAL INFORMATION HUA HIN AND SURROUNDINGS
Bordered in the south by a rock
headland, the white sandy 3 km long beach is the pride of this charming station which
competes now with the resorts of the East coast, thanks to its situation on the
fast road of the south peninsula and to its excellent tourist infrastructure.
Hua Hin also has a famous golf course, which is one of the oldest in South East, Asia and an original railway station made of teak, where stops the Eastern and Oriental Express train from Singapore to Bangkok. This train is an alive memory of the great tradition of the great railway trips.
" Queen of peace "
Hua Hin deserved well this name at the time when it became the first easily accessible seaside resort from Bangkok by train . One of the royal princes discovered the area in 1910 during a f hunting. The frequentation of the royal family, to her summer palate (the palate Without Concern),
gave to Hua Hin a large a prestige.
absolutely, Railway Hotel (Sofitel hotel). Marvelous teak wood building of colonial style , this hotel was opened at the same time as the railway line in the 20th years. It was restored, its beach and its gardens, with their shrubs cut in the shape of animals come to perfect its elegance.
or " Muay Thai " traditional sport. In Hua Hin the boxing stadium held by Mr. Tchop, is not far from the hotel City Beach. Opened every Tuesday and Friday starting from 21 h. Each evening comprises 5 engagements.
Phra Ratcha Niwet Marukatayawan
At 15 km in north. Built in 1924 by Rama VI on a field pertaining to the police force, this " palate of Love and of Hope ", dreamy royal place of retirement, includes harmonious teak buildings, renovated and connected by suspended corridors with direct access to the houses of the beach. The architectural style indicates the Victorian influence. The feet of the pillars are immersed to protect them from the insects. In the center were the royal family apartments . There were also courtrooms and a theatre. The balcony offers marvelous sights on the sea and the gardens.
At 13 km towards the south by road 4, and take on the left on km 246. The road leads to an animated fishing port and beautiful beaches, in particular the beach of Kao Tao, where the visitors will feel themselves alone on earth. The area is in development and has several seaside resorts..
65 km towards the south by road
4 then leave the road Pran Buri on
the left on km 286 and continue out of 30 km.
The wintering attracts many birds there; here gather herons, brushes, storks, as well as the rare imperial and spotty eagles.
The caves dug in limestone, with their geological formations in domes,
their petrified cascades deserve a visit. Tham Sai, after
the villages of Ban Bang Phu, Ban Khao Daeng, Ban Khung Thanot. Caves of
Tham Khaeo and Tham Phraya Nakhon : access by boat, a 1h15
trip from Ban
Bang Phu. From the beach of Hat Laem, take the abrupt path on approximately 400 meters and
down to the first room.
comes to add a note of fantasy.
Several desert beaches
( Hat KhaoTakiap, Suan Son, Khao Tao ) oardered of marine pines serve traditional
fishermen villages . At the top of a hill, 2 temples (Wat Khao Thairalat and
Wat Khao Takiap) dominate the sea and offer an admirable place to
observe the population of monkeys in the neighborhoods.
Various festivals regional
Celebrates of Phra Nakhon Khiri in Phetchaburi (65 km in the north of Hua Hin), at the beginning of the month, during about eight days. The festivities are concentrated around Khao Wang and the historical temples of the city, decorated for the occasion with lights garlands. A sound and light spectacle is given in the palate of " Pha nakhon khiri " as well as representations of historic dramas, traditional Thai dances such as Lakhon Chatrii or Li-khe,
and historic dramas of modern style.
The fair is also the occasion to see the beauty contest very awaited by the young widows of " Phet " who come to expose their assets in the hope
to it to find a men.
Ox carts races are organized in the northern periphery of the city.
During the school holidays, young Shan boys are ordered as novices (Bouat Louuk Kéau). They form a procession around Wat (temple), during which one carries them under large umbrellas on the shoulders.
The festival of Jong Para marks the end of the Buddhist Lent.
National celebrates of Loï Krathong which one celebrates throwing a Krathong (small illuminated floating lotus ) in a river, pond or the sea. Enlightened balloons (Krathong Sawan = which means paradise) are also dropped in the night, giving the impression of a large starry sky .
December the 5th, birthday of the King Rama IX and by the same occasion the Father's Day (Wan Po). Christmas and new year (Pii May) are also appreciated by the Thais, who enjoy entertainment (Saanouk).
The visa is given for 29 days renewable 2 times ... If you wish to stay longer, you should renew your visa while going out of the country. At the border post, make plug your passport for the exit, and the same for the new entry. Without forgetting the plugs of the intermediate country at the entry and the exit. From Hua Hin, you can do it in one day and you can go to to :
On departure of Thailand, do not forget t he airport tax of 750 ß. Most of the time, your travel agency does not specify it
Never touch someone with your feet.
Never span somebody, even in a very crammed coach of third class, where the passengers sat or lengthened on the floor.
Try to circumvent them, or ask
that they move.
There are buses starting from Hua Hin to Bangkok every hour in the morning starting from 3 am , and the afternoon every ½ hours. An approximately 3 hours trip.
On starting of Bangkok, it is the southern bus station (Saytay) which deserted Hua Hin.
Never put your luggage under the seat of a bus , you risk to forget it to be stolen. Never show valuable articles; watch, pendants, money...
Travel with few cash, choose the travelers' cheques which in the event of loss or of rubbery, can not to be used without your signature and will quickly be refunded.
Some sentences and their phonetics to bring you closer to the Thais
to meet you
what's your name ?
I am English.
how much does that cost?
can you lower the price?
can you speak slowly...
how are you?
I hope to
see you again
I go to the market
it is too expensive!
this price is cheep