The most picturesque stretch of the beach in the Malay Peninsula of Thailand is dubbed Hua Hin. It has evolved into a beach resort town that woos crowds from across oceans and established itself as a premier tourist destination, especially among those who are yearning for a golden tan complexion. The area’s inimitable natural beauty must have lured the members of the royal family to favour the neighbourhood as the palace constructed by King Rama VII, named ‘Far From Worries’ remains the royal house of the nation.
From humble commercial beginnings over a century ago, Hua Hin’s progression towards stardom was as clear as the blue ocean waves that continue to curl in. Amidst all the flurry of tourists, the presence of regality and surrounded by endless natural wonders, stands the Waghor Aquarium a few miles south of the renowned beach strip in Hua Hin. With his limited knowledge of the sciences, King Rama IV was able to predict the precise timings of an eclipse that took place during his reign and it was this location that he chose to witness it from.
Ever since then the tall, white structure with a dome at the crescent has been a famous and iconic landmark for all Thais. Today, the sprawling grounds that surround the minaret like tower have been converted to King Mongkut Park, whereas the building itself is an aquarium. With a splendid sea just a short distance away, having a display of the treasures of the ocean, is a fitting tribute indeed.
In one large hall the replica of a shark is suspended from the ceiling while another room cordons corals and little sea creatures. Outdoors there is a fountain where dolphins engaged in a dance routine have been sculpted artfully. The interior of the aquarium has been coloured and created in such a way that it replicates a seaside experience.
Hua Hin hotels are never faced with a ddearth of people, though they are places that value privacy and provide it to its clientele. Beach hotels Hua Hin Thailand are many in number but none quite so discerning as properties such as the Anantara Hua Hin Thailand Resort which seems to be a popular habitat among travelers.
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. Google+