Thailand has many wonders old and new: historic temples, glistening shrines, towering shopping malls, sprawling markets and plenty of natural beauty. The capital city, Bangkok, is a major tourist hub. Travel two hundred kilometers from Bangkok to the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand and discover the scenic beachside destination of Hua Hin. Resorts in the area cater mainly to the luxury traveller. It is a favourite getaway for Bangkok’s affluent and even caught the eye of the Thai Royal Family during the 1920’s. Explore the town and you will see the old world charm of its days as a fishing village mixed with upscale condominiums and holiday homes, golf courses, shopping complexes and hotels like the Anantara Hua Hin Resort.
A ‘shopping village’ is modeled on a picturesque destination from somewhere in the world or a popular theme. It includes similar facilities to any other shopping complex but is livened up with its own unique theme. The Venezia uses a Venetian theme, much like other shopping malls in the country draw from other places and trends. You will find restaurants and food outlets, attractions and entertainment venues, shops and boutiques, along with quirky nooks and crannies that provide interesting backdrops for photographs. The expansive park is spread across seventy three thousand six hundred square meters and features three hundred and sixteen stores.
The ‘Grand Canal’ weaves through the village for two hundred meters and features bridges and the trademark gondola rides. The iconic San Marco’s Bell Tower can also be seen standing tall within The Venezia, amidst brightly painted Mediterranean style buildings. The canal takes you to an Italian style piazza which is flanked by two buildings that resemble large churches. Opening hours are from 10am to 11.30pm daily and there is an entrance fee of 50 Baht.
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