The Butterfly Garden
Hua Hin (หัวหิน) is a seaside resort city in Thailand. It is popular with Thais, having become quite fashionable as a weekend getaway spot for Bangkok residents, as well with foreigners and as an ex-pat retirement or vacation home location.
Although developing rapidly, there is a commitment by the local and provincial authorities to avoid the kind of overheated blight that has affected other beach resorts in Thailand.
There is only one beach, Hua Hin Beach (ชายหาดหัวหิน Hat Hua Hin) which runs from one side of Hua Hin to the other. Basically it's one long beach. Hua Hin Beach extends some three kilometers southwards from a rocky headland until a southern headland where a Buddhist temple cling to the cliffs. Fine white sand, resort hotels and many water sports opportunities lend the resort its distinctive ambiance. At the south end of town, the hill of Khao Takiab interrupts the beach. On the other side (technically not Hua Hin anymore) is a lovely swimming beach with a view of Khao Takiab's South face. Just a little further on, Suan Son beach is owned by the thai army, but open to the public. Notable for the tropical sea pines lining the shore. A little south of the Marriott, watch for tiny sand crabs digging industriously, leaving odd patterns of tiny sand clods around their beachfront property.
Parts of the beach closer to the town may have greenish water, in this case continue walking down the beach where the water appears cleaner. There is ample supply of deck chairs along the beach, however many places will charge for their hire (100 baht is common). Deck chairs that are part of a beachside cafe may be free (in the assumption you will buy food or drink).
The hill of Khao Takiab, 14 kilometers from Hua Hin town, supports Buddhist temples and offers a commanding view of the resort, particularly early in the morning. A local bus service from Hua Hin to Khao Takiap is on the seashore. Khao Takiab is one of the highest area in Hua Hin, by going up this mountain by driving you will see the whole Hua Hin and also nice beaches. This is another good place to wait for the sunset as well. Also the food on Khao Takiab is very delicious too.
Panee Butterfly Garden is the latest attraction in Thailand in Hua Hin. Set in the midst of an emerald green surrounding, this garden makes an ideal backdrop for colorful butterflies.
As the name suggests, this garden houses hundreds of varieties of butterflies. It is located at the Petchkasem Beach Road in Hua Hin.
The butterfly garden offers a unique experience for nature lovers. Beautiful butterflies with different colors, shapes and patterns can be found here. The garden is dotted with a large number of flowers as well.
Hence, together they make a perfect tranquil ambience. This spectacular garden faces the beachfront of Hua Hin.
The beach, the exotic varieties of butterflies and verdant green surroundings make this garden a heaven on earth. Visitors can relax and unwind themselves in this nature's paradise.
The garden remains open on all weekdays, from 10 in the morning till 6 in the evening.
Address: Petchkasem Beach Road, Hua Hin, Thailand
Phone Number: +66-32-512642