Whether you are a resident of Hua Hin, coming from Bangkok or elsewhere in Thailand, or flying from overseas, it is easy to get to Hua Hin.
Flying to Thailand
Over 90 different airlines fly to Bangkok's main international airport - Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
(http://www.suvarnabhumiairport.com), including Thailand's national carrier Thai Airways (http://www.thaiairways.com/ )
Included by Skytrax as one of the top ten airports in the world in 2010, Suvarnabhumi Airport now offers a fast rail link into the heart of Bangkok, making connection even easier.
To Hua Hin
Hua Hin is situation 190km from Bangkok, and well-served by road and public transport.
If travelling by car, the journey should take just two and a half hours and you can view sample directions here: http://bit.ly/bkktohuahin
Hua Hin's railway station is one of the oldest in Thailand, dating back to 1911. It has been beautifully restored, and features the Royal Waiting Room, originally used by King Rama VI.
Trains depart from Bangkok's Hua Lampong station a number of times a day. Check out the official railway website at http://www.railway.co.th which has schedule information.
The train takes a little longer than by road, but can be a unique and enjoyable experience.
Buses to Hua Hin depart from 'Sai Tai' – Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal. There are a number of services. They are all very reasonably priced. It is probably worth spending a little extra for the air-conditioned or VIP service, and these travel roughly every 40 minutes.
For ultimate convenience, most taxis will happily take you from Bangkok to Hua Hin. The price is negotiable, but should be no more than 2500 Baht.
How to find the festival venues
Hua Hin is easy to get around. You can travel around easily by foot, or there are Songtaews, tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis.
Official screening venue
Photo credit by Major Cineplex
The Major Cineplex is on the 3rd floor of the Market Village shopping centre. It is in the centre of town, and should be very easy to find.
This newly renovated multiplex cinema offers modern projection, digital sound, and comfortable seating. For more information, unfortunately in Thai language only, check out the website: http://www.majorcineplex.com/theatre/major-cineplex-hua-hin.php
All tickets can be booked from the Box Office at the Major Cineplex, and a festival information desk can give you program information and information on the other festival events.
Official Festival Venue
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort
33/33 Petchkasem Resort, Hua Hin
Photo credit by InterContinental Hua Hin Resort
Inspired by the Maruekhathaiyawan Summer Palace built by King Rama VI, InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is perfectly located on prime beachfront along Petchakasem Road.
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort will host some of the major festival events, including the Opening Ceremony, the Red Carpet parade of the stars, special events, parties, and the Closing Award Ceremony.
It will also host the official press centre, and accommodate a number of our visiting stars.
Public festival venue
Photo credit by Express Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Just a short distance out of town, not far from the Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort, is Centennial Park. Built to celebrate the centenary of Hua Hin, it played host to a world class tennis event featuring Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams
A large screen, live music, shows, a beer garden, and a wide variety of food will make this a great place to celebrate the fun of the festival, and pick up some souvenirs.
Seminars and Special Events Venue
Vic Hua Hin
62/70 Moobaan Huana
Photo credit by Vic Hua Hin
The Vic Hua Hin Performing Arts Center opened in January 2010, a project of renowned Thai actress, Patravadi Mejudhon. Set in 12 acres of land, it is Hua Hin's own home of the arts, located approximately 4km south of the town centre.
The Vic Hua Hin park features the modern 320-seat Vic Hua Hin Theatre, the ‘Flower Dome’ (Dome Dokmai) outdoor performance space, a ‘sculptured’ residence area called the Arts Camp, and numerous classrooms, and shops.
The festival is most grateful to Khun Patravadi for allowing the festival to hold seminars and special events at the Vic Hua Hin. While there, take a little time to look around at this very special place.