Hua Hin Beach city

Hua Hin Thailand pier

Hua Hin Thailand pier

Bangkok was killing me softly, I needed to regroup my mind just then I met a few people who were at a street vendor eating some noodles when I overheard them talking about going south. They wanted to go all the way south to Phuket to party hard, but that part wasn’t the interesting part everyone and their mom talks about partying on the beaches on Thailand. Give me some new material already. The part I was interested in was that they were going to stop off in Hau Hin. I chimed in on what they were saying and made a choice to scramble out of the big city and book the next earliest train ticket.

The next day without a plan or a place to stay I checked out of my 200 baht a night luxury accommodation and headed off to the train station. I took a couple days journey to head south to Hua Hin via the slow route train through the country side.

But then decided to stop early in a place called Amphawa Thailand a small village that is mostly known for its floating markets. The peole float on their boats exchanging currency for goods, mostly produce and food stuffs. Something that sounded interesting. I thought maybe a couple days there snapping some photos of the local people and their way of life then continue down to some fisherman’s villages and then the beach city of Hau Hin.

So off to the ticket office to buy a train ticket. the train ride was a great little journey leaving the big city into the country sides seeing the agriculture and the way of life of rural living environments. No plans written in blood or ink. just going where it feels right.  As of right now I really want to explore inland up in the mountains and see Myanmar if that is possible. After this beach stop I think I’ll have seen plenty of beaches in my life to tide me over for a couple month. Now is the time to see other parts of Thailand and possibly other regions of South East Asia. So here are some snap shots of my time in Hau Hin.

hua hin thailand pier

hua hin thailand pier

Hua Hin Thailand fishing boat

Hua Hin Thailand fishing boat

hua hin thailand pier

hua hin thailand pier

Hua Hin Thai woman and tall man

This woman was so kind, I saw her everyday and smiled. She wanted to measure how tall I was.

soda water- hua hin thailand

soda water- hmmmmm yum

Eating out hua hin thailand

street soup- Hua Hin

Amphawa water market

In between Bangkok and Hua Hin there are many cities and villages to choose from to visit, I heard about the water markets in Amphawa, where people line the canals with their long boats and buy and sell fresh produce. Ampahawa is a district in the Samut Songkhram Province. Its location is slightly inland from the north western section of Bay of Bangkok. The great thing about this place is its water market the highlight of the trip, however I came on a weekday, and it wouldn’t happen until the next weekend. So even though I missed out on some epic photograph opportunities I enjoyed the quiet little village and its peaceful back waters instead.

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riding with the locals

riding with the locals



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