Hua Hin & Bangkok 2016 : Part 8 – The Museum at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas

This is part of an ongoing travelogue. To start at the beginning, please click here.

At the other end of the main road from the Railway Station, just beside the beach is the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas (formerly known as Sofitel). This stretch of beach is known to be the best in Hua Hin, hence all the best luxury hotels are here. However, the reason we walked the long mile here is for the Railway Museum in Centara.

Well, there is little doubt that the Centara is a beautiful hotel, with its expansive grounds and colonial design.

(pathway to Museum)


An interesting feature is their well manicured topiary garden.


(trust me, you need to see this elephant in person. It is truly impressive)



The Museum is part of café within the hotel (café is also called the Museum). The high tea here is very popular, but we didn’t go for it.


The collection is rather small but interesting, with some notes explaining their significance and use in the old railway station.





If you come here, do take time to check out Centara. The hotel is really beautiful and charming. We didn’t take any photos, but don’t miss it if you have the opportunity.

Next – Grand Night Market

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