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From an original Historical submission by "Boge" Hartman

August, 2002

HUA HIN - Who Knew ?

Who knew indeed.
Hua Hin, being outside the Bangkok area is not normally within the purview of Bangkok Eyes, however, a brief write-up might prove useful to others travelling from Bangkok for a holiday, as well as an historical point-in-time reference.    The included map includes virtually all of the Expat-oriented Night Entertainment Venues.

  View the Bangkok Eyes Map of Hua Hin's Night Entertainment Area.   - Or download (right mouse on Map) and print it out at home.

On Bangkok Eyes' visit to Hua Hin seven years ago, there were a total of three or four bar beers in this area.    Our visit in June of this year (2002) was more than a little disconcerting - we found over 50 bars.   Most of them are beer bars, however the inside / air conditioned bars are starting to make their presence felt (the two Hogs Breaths, the Lucky Lukes 2, the Lips Bar, and the J Gene 'Takieng').

As can be seen from the MAP, the main Entertainment Area is located between Hua Hin's largest wat ( Wat Hua Hin) and the Hilton Hotel.    The MAP shows the main soi name, however it only exists in the Thai language at the Poolsuk Rd entrance.    The two streets, Naret Damri and Poolsuk Road have bilingual signs, and will stand you in good stead if you have a problem locating the area..

In addition to the 'bar-beer' scene, there are several Thai Massage, Traditional Massage & Foot Massage places, as well as several decent Thai and European restaurants.

Generally speaking, the "quality of entertainment" in Hua Hin doesn't yet come up to a par with Bangkok's or Pattaya's (for example, no A-Go-Go), however, an enjoyable time is easy to come by, and a visit of 2 to 3 nights is definitely in order.

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