Sunday, September 13, 2009

Odds and Ends

Just a few notes that haven't been added to the Hua Hin Pages yet:

Plearnwan, the box of corrugated tin near Soi 40 seems to be closed temporarily for expansion. This is probably why we see more Bkk cars wandering around aimlessly.

I've heard no more news about the ferry between Hua Hin and Pattaya. That really doesn't surprise me but if anyone hears anything new, please let us know.

Transport: The VIP bus between Korat and Hua Hin now has 5 trips each day, starting at 0830 through 2200.

The new minivan service between Hua Hin and Victory Monument in Bangkok is run by BKS and has at least one trip each hour between 0400 and 1900.

Moving the location for the music festival proved to be as big a headache as having it near the railway station. Why they don't do these things at 19 Rai is beyond me.

The ASEAN Summit is coming up in just over a week so make sure you've got the correct color shirt on.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Mini-Van Service Between Hua Hin and Bangkok and Kanchanaburi

This is one of the lowest low seasons we've seen in Hua Hin in many years but it's getting easier and easier to get to and away from the resort.

FBF hasn't heard any more about the new ferry service but road transport is improving at a steady pace.

There is a new mini-van service between Kanchanaburi and Hua Hin. There are four trips daily for the 3 hour journey (leaving Hua Hin at 0900, 1200, 1500 and 1800). The office in Hua Hin is near Hua Hin Tansamai Shop on Petchkasem (Soi 56) and the van stops in Kanchanaburi at MuBan Jong Charoen which (I am told) is near the main train station in Kanchanaburi. The cost is 220 Baht each way. This should be great news for those wanting to visit Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai but don't want to go through Bangkok.  Hua Hin: 086-623-1828, Kanchanaburi: 083-485-2530.

In addition, there is now another company offering mini-van service between Hua Hin and Bangkok. This company also goes to Victory Monument in the Big Mango. Their office in Hua Hin is very near the original company on Petchkasem Rd. The office is located next door to Top Charoen Optical shop just north of Chomsin Rd (Soi 70). The price is currently 180 Baht each way. The new company starts service an hour or two earlier than the other, something like 0400.

Mini-vans are not known for their luggage space but a small day pack or overnight case shouldn't be a problem.

One more thing. The VIP bus between Hua Hin and Korat continues to add more buses. There are now 3 or 4 trips each day.

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