Hua Hin Jazz Festival

Hua Hin

The annual Hua Hin Jazz Festival continues to grow in both popularity and professionalism, drawing visitors and musicians from Thailand and across the globe.

Multiple stages, many of which are located on the beach, feature local and international talent in this beautiful seaside town that goes all out to welcome visitors.

Car parking, shuttle busses, food stalls, games, and elaborate decoration are all part of the convenient and festive atmosphere of the Hua Hin Jazz Festival, put on by the residents and business of Hua Hin.

All performances during the three-day Hua Hin Jazz Festival are free and continue from 1530 until midnight.

No wonder this “Royal Town” is sometimes renamed “Jazz Town” when its streets are packed with music lovers of all ages, who gather to enjoy the best of jazz from both international and Asian musicians.

The Hua Hin Jazz Festival certainly adds value for any holiday maker visiting Hua Hin during the balmy June or July weekend over which it spans.

Hua Hin is approximately 220 km from Bangkok and is noted for being the country’s first beach resort discovered by royalty and nobility in the post war years when the only feasible way to reach its golden beaches was by steam train.

By Bus

From Bangkok, buses to Hua Hin leave from the Sai Tai Mai terminal about every 20 minutes and take around 3.5 hours. The price (1st class) is under 200 baht. Buses go from 4.00 a.m. – 10.20 p.m.

For more information, please contact Hua Hin-Pran Buri Tour Tel: 0 2884 6191-2, Bang Saphan Tour Tel: 0 2435 5105, 0 2884 8895, Bus Southern Terminal Tel: 0 2435 1199, 0 2435 5605, 0 2434 7192 ºÃÔÉÑ· ¢¹Êè§ ¨Ó¡Ñ´ :

More convenient (but less comfortable) to downtown Bangkok, you can also take a minibus from the Victory Monument (Anusawari Chai) area, near the BTS skytrain. Cost is 180 baht, limited baggage.

The Hua Hin vans board in the alleyway next to Rajavithi Hospital at the southwest side of the Victory Monument traffic roundabout. From the skytrain station, take the walkway towards the monument, then turn left and descend the staircase to street level.

The minibus area is behind the food vendors area.

Look for a small table with "Cha Am, Hua Hin" written in English to buy your ticket.,A 1st class bus service will eventually connect Hua Hin directly with Suvarnabhumi Airport (the new BKK).

By Train

Train is an easy method to get into Hua Hin, as the train station is right in the center of Hua Hin.

However, the trains go very slowly getting away from Bangkok so 2 1/2 hour road time to Hua Hin stretches to 5 or 6 on the train.

The price of the train is around 100 baht(and only 44Bath for ordinary train). Most trains on the southern route stop at Hua Hin.

They leave Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong and Bang Sue railway stations 10 times daily between 7.45 a.m. and 10.50 p.m.

It takes 4 hours for the journey.

Only two trains (9.20 a.m. and 1.50 p.m.) stop at Cha-am. See State Railway of Thailand [1] for more information on time tables and fares.

By Other

As at 21 JUN 09 there are no flights from Bangkok to Hua Hin. SGA has suspended the daily flights schedule from Bangkok to Hua Hin and return until further notice. See Hua Hin Thailand International Airport