Bangkok, 31 January, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Prachuap Khiri Khan Office in collaboration with Hua Hin’s public and private sectors have launched a new “Hua Hin: Thai Authentic Beach” brand, with emphasis on “Street Art Hua Hin” installations located at the town’s local communities.

The new brand, launched on 21 November, 2019, leverages Hua Hin’s
unique history and cultural significance as Thailand’s first beach resort
destination developed from
the extension of the railway system to this district.

“Hua Hin offers a mix of modern town vibes and traditional Thai way of life. It is a beach resort perfect for families and tourists of all ages. It is also a preferred beach resort destination among the country’s royalty and elite, from the past to present,” TAT Prachuap Khiri Khan Director, Ms. Soraya Homchuen, said. “The launch of the new brand provides Hua Hin’s tourism operators with an authentic new marketing tool to promote the destination with both local Thai and international tourists.”

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Hua Hin: Thai Authentic Beach

Under the “Hua Hin: Thai Authentic Beach” brand, the TAT Prachuap
Khiri Khan Office will promote the town’s latest landmarks, street art
installations in the villages of Samo Riang, Poon Suk, and Khao Tao. The street
art initiatives are part of integrated collaborations between the villages and
Hua Hin’s public and private sectors to create new tourism experiences.

The first location in Samo Riang and Poon Suk villages features
walls adorned with creative images that reflect Hua Hin’s local way of life, as
well as the Thai people’s love for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX).
Themes include a man jumping on water; train station post; local tricycle taxi;
boats; man fighting a shark, mermaids and paintings of the late King. The
villages are two of Hua Hin’s oldest communities that still follow a
traditional Thai way of life located right in the heart of the town centre.

The second location is at Khao Tao village, another old community and home to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s initiated Khao Tao Reservoir, the first Royal Project for irrigation. Street art installations here tell the stories of days gone by, including one about the late King’s visit to Khao Tao in his jeep when he got stuck in the mud. A student named Phanom helped get the jeep out at that time without knowing that he was helping the King.  

Khao Tao community is also creating a tourist trail linking Khao Tao
Reservoir with the village centre and the beach. The trail will showcase the
fishing village’s way of life while also showcasing local products from the Ban
Khao Tao Professional Handicraft Centre.

Besides its beautiful beaches, Hua Hin is also home to award-winning
health and wellness facilities including Chiva-Som International Health Resort and the Barai Spa.
The destination is very well known for golf tourism on both seaside and
mountainside courses and was voted the “Best Golf Destination of Asia” from the
International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) for two consecutive
years. In
addition, there is a range of attractions including Monsoon Valley Vineyard,
Palisa Farm, Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle, and Black Mountain Water Park.
Last but not least, Hua Hin is famous for its Thai and international cuisine,
from street food to fine-dining, at locations; such as, the evening Hua Hin
Night Market, Cicada Weekend Market, and Tamarind Market.

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