If you want to understand the history of Hua Hin Train Station, you have to know a little about the town itself. Hua Hin holds a particularly long history that exists before the current name. During 1834, the neighbouring province of Phetchaburi, had been struck by a severe drought and this caused a group of farmers to move south where they came upon a fishing village with white sandy beaches. It was officially named Hua Hin in the 1911, which means Rock Head in English.
The popularity of Hua Hin started to surge in the 1920s when the train line coming from Bangkok had been completed and King Rama VI constructed Klai Kangwon Palace to be used as a retreat during the summer. Hua Hin Train Station is among the oldest throughout Thailand and The Royal Waiting Room is the main feature that is used to welcome the King and his court whenever they visited the town.
At first, The Royal Waiting Room was located in Nakom Pathom at Sanam Chandra Palace and was called Plub Pla Sanamchan. Ultimately, the room was moved to Hua Hin. This has similar style to that of Mrigadayavan Palace, which is one of the attractions that you should also to visit while you are in this area.
Visit this attraction on our Thailand Royal Coast Experience tour.