7 Reasons Why Hua-Hin is a Great Place to Live
Hua-Hin is a beach resort town in southern Thailand, situated in the Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. It has a tropical savanna climate, meaning that for most of the year, it’s dry and hot with a Monsoon season beginning in May.
Hua-Hin isn’t only a great place to live because of its warm temperatures and all-year-round sunshine. As well as living near the sea, people there enjoy excellent educational facilities and all the benefits of city life bordering white sand beaches.
Here’s just a few reasons why people love living in Hua-Hin.
1. Feast on seafood
Since Hua-Hin sits beside the Gulf of Thailand, seafood is never in short supply. Local eateries offer it for budget prices. Enjoy spicy seafood curry, grilled catfish, and delicious squid lâhp (a seafood and salad combo).
As well as seafood, fresh fruit is a staple in Thai diets. Papaya, mango and pineapple are plentiful, as well as fruits more foreign to westerners like mangosteen and rambutan.
2. Live in tropical paradise
Whether further inland in the city or perched on the beach, wildlife surrounds you in Hua-Hin. National Parks scatter the district and there are plenty of daytrips to enjoy when you want to escape bustling city life and submerge yourself in nature.
Hop on a boat and sail out to Monkey Island, an isolated beach haven given the moniker to match its most populous inhabitants. Feed monkeys by hand before making the two-hour cruise back to Hua-Hin.
Kaeng Krachan National Park and Pala-U Waterfall are just short distances away from main towns. Hua-Hin is an extraordinary place to live for those who never tire of tropical scenery.
3. Universities on your doorstep
Hua-Hin is served by a number of higher educational facilities. Locals can live and study in the sun – the perfect combination to ease exam stresses.
Animal-lovers can choose to attend the Kasetsart University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, or Petchaburi Technology and Agricultural University. Silpakorn University specializes in Fine Arts while Webster University Thailand, a US-based non-profit educational establishment, has a campus in Hua-Hin. They offer both Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in subjects like Management, Accounting, Psychology, and more.
If you are a parent wishing to move to Thailand, you can rest assured that there are many educational opportunities in Hua-Hin for your children.
4. Beautiful property for sale
Thinking of packing up and moving to Thailand? There are masses of amazing property for sale or rent in Hua-Hin for very reasonable prices. Houses, condos and villas are for sale for an average of $142,965; most with their own private pools and 3 bedrooms.
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5. Low cost of living
Compared to the US or the UK, the cost of living in Thailand is much more relaxed. Dinner in a top-end restaurant is only likely to cost around 500 bahts ($15) per head and food in the street markets is much less. Bartering is the norm in the district and the rest of Thailand. Vendors appreciate friendly bartering and you can end up with very good deals, especially when buying in bulk.
Of course, leisure activities and food tend to be more expensive in the tourist areas – going further afield to local areas will cut costs further and allow you to enjoy Thailand authentically.
6. The royal touch
Hua-Hin is a popular district historically beloved by royalty. In the early 1900s, Prince Krom Phra Naresworarit was the first member of the Thai royal family to build palaces there, which he called the Sukaves, based in Ban Laem Hin. The district’s name comes from the Prince naming the beaches neighboring his palace ‘Hua Hin’.
Later, King Prajadhipok decided to build more royal buildings in Hua-Hin, after becoming very fond of the district. He built a summer palace called Klai Kang Won, which translates to “far from worries”. It has since remained a base for the Thai royal family, recently occupied as the full-time residence of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
7. City meets shore
Possibly the best reason to live in Hua-Hin is the integration of city and beach life. Enjoy shopping malls and urban towns as well as all the pleasures of living by the sea. Hire a boat; take up kite surfing, a popular sport in the region; or just take a swim in the sea adjoining the Gulf of Thailand whenever you wish.
Having the ocean, towns and tropical rainforest around you will never tire the senses or cause the claustrophobia of urban city living.
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