Tipped to be one of Hua Hin’s must-see points of interest Hin Lek Fai Hill is no ordinary lookout point in the popular seaside hamlet. Ideally located within 3km of the centre of Hua Hin Town this engaging attraction boasts the best views of the town and its breathtaking surroundings. Easily accessible via a steep roadway the views atop Hin Lek Fai Hill includes panoramic sights along Thailand’s Gulf, the town’s stunning beaches and the iconic Royal Hua Hin Golf Course. Not merely confined to one lookout point those embarking on a trip to Hin Lek Fai Hill will have six observation points at their disposal.
A preferred cycling route for cycling enthusiasts the steep road leading to Hin Lek Fai Hill is best navigated on a vehicle as the sharp incline is difficult to negotiate on a motorcycle. Once one reaches the top, flat lands dominate in a lush, tropical landscape that is as idyllic as it is mesmerizing. Towering above the surrounding landscape at an altitude of 160m the first observation venue comes into view even before the entrance to the park. Trails from the parking space leads to the other observation points on the hill. The second lookout venue is lies a mere 400m from Hin Lek Fai’s parking lot while the 5th affords breathtaking vistas of the Hua Hin Fishing Pier, the nearby ocean and even the southern town of Khao Takiab as well as Cha-Am in the north.
Guests can also take a leisurely walk or enjoy a picnic at the well-maintained park atop Hin Lek Fai Hill. Littered with rolling lawns and walking trails the park is home to larger than life bamboo trees and ornamental beds of shrubs as well as a plethora of flora species. An iconic statue of the nation’s monarch King Rama VII is also found in the lush parkland where locals have set up stalls offering refreshments and snacks. A restaurant is also on-site while the park’s chief attribute is its thriving bird conservatory where winged beauties of every shape and colour can be found hobnobbing with omnipresent peacocks.
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Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.