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Self-drive car rental in Thailand is a fantastic way to get around this well-to-do seaside resort city. Pick up car hire in Bangkok and In less than 3 hours you can drive from the beaches, resorts and golf courses of this popular Thai destination to mountains, waterfalls and forests.
When you need to book car hire in Hua Hin we are able to offer the best price guarantee with Budget, Sixt and Thai Rentals. We have an exclusive zero excess package with BUDGET Hua Hin. All packages include unlimited or free miles and one or more free additional drivers. If you can find a better offer let us know by sending email to carhirethailand @ gmail.com
Although it is mostly visited by Thais, This resort can be enjoyed by anyone and its large expat community makes it multilingual. Roads are clearly posted in both Thai and English making driving easy. In addition you will find that the locals in the tourist industry can speak English to a degree. Public transport is not easy to negotiate if you don’t have a grasp of the Thai language and taxis charge top prices, making self drive the best way to discover all that this fashionable city has to offer.
On the Gulf of Thailand, in the southern Thai province of Prachuap Khiri Khan is the seaside resort of Hua Hin. What was once a quiet fishing village, has grown into a fashionable escape for residents of Thailand. In the 1920s, the Thai Royal Family built their summer palaces here. Hua Hin Beach, well-known for kitesurfing and other water sports, is the main stretch of pure white land, and is lined with high-end hotels and seafood shacks. Many of Bangkok's rich and famous continue to build their beachfront summer homes here.
Khao Takiab’s Monkey Mountain
From Hua Hin beach you are able to see Khao Takiab Mountain with its very distinct feature, an impressive golden coloured statue of Buddha, that is 20 meters high and overlooks the sea. Just a short walk from the statue will take you to a beautiful Chinese temple. The temple contains a huge number of statues and pagodas all wonderfully decorated in festive colours. Here there is an amazing statue of Guanyin, the Chinese Goddess with the thousand arms. Inside the temple can be seen paintings depicting old Chinese tales. As is the case in many Chinese temples, there is a huge and ornate statue of Pu Tai, also known as the Laughing Buddha. Pu Tai is considered the protector of children and the poor by the Chinese.
Namtok Pa La-u Waterfall
These falls are found on the south side of Kaeng Krachen National Park. The park is one of Thailand’s largest, and is situated right next to the Burmese border. The waterfall has 16 levels/steps, making it one of the highest in Thailand. The third level has a large, deep pool and most visitors are happy to spend their time right here. The water temperature is always cool and there are plenty of large friendly fish swimming around. But remember, this is a National Park, and catching or disturbing them is forbidden.
Sam Roi Yot National Park
Located on the coast of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, it is the first official Marine National Park of Thailand. Khao Sam Roi Yot translates to ‘The mountain with three hundred peaks’. It is used in reference to a series of limestone hills positioned along the Gulf of Thailand. The highest one measures 605m above sea level. The NW part of the mountain range is called Thung Sam Roi Yot and is mostly freshwater marsh that covers 37% of the National Park, making it the largest wetlands area in Thailand.
Suggested Trips In and Around Hua Hin
Budget, Hertz and Thai Rentals all offer a free delivery service within office hours. Service is available outside office hours but overtime fees circa THB500 will apply. When booking select the delivery option and provide full details of collection and delivery locations and we will arrange the rest.
Driving in Hua Hin
The main road that runs through Hua hin tends to get congested, downtown is a pedestrian zone and finding parking space can be difficult. It is best to use your self drive vehicle for day trips and if going to spend the evenings strolling and shopping in Hua Hin use the local taxi service which is relatively cheap.Always negotiate price up-front.
Always check for motor motorcycles before opening doors and give them a wide berth when driving. Remember if a vehicle flashes its headlights it means that they are warning you and they do not intend stopping. Be particularly careful at U Turns are these are notorious accident hot spots. In general drive slow and give respect to pedestrians and motorcyclists and your trip will be accident free. All our packages include CDW with Budget currently offering a zero excess package.
We work to give you the best deals on from trusted rental companies that include Hertz, Avis, Budget and Thai Rentals Pick ups are available from downtown or we can arrange delivery to your hotel,condo or resort.
BUDGET Depot Hua Hin
The Budget depot is located at the Grand Hotel & Plaza 222/2 Petchkasem Rd downtown Hua Hin. Don’t forget we can also arrange a delivery service to the nearby resort of Cha Am.