Hua Hin is quite a popular destination in Thailand. Known as a beach resort town, it is a quick escape for those who are tired from their busy city life especially those living in Bangkok. Hua Hin recently has become a great team building destination. Organizations are taking their members to Hua Hin not only to have a great time, but to also improve their overall dynamics once they head back to work.
Team building in Hua Hin is now starting to catch up because it offers a relaxing environment that participants can look forward to. And also, Hua Hin has a lot of beautiful locations to offer. Just imagine doing team building activities on sandy beaches?
Why Hua Hin?
Unlike other places in Thailand that have become so popular that it can be considered a tourist trap, this hasn’t manifested in Hua Hin yet. Hua Hin became a popular destination since the Royal Family has been taking their summer vacations here. But unlike places such as Pattaya and Phuket, Hua Hin offers a more affordable option for their visitors. Plus, a lot of people now love Hua Hin mainly because of the more laidback life offered by the place.
Close to nature, laidback, and not so touristy—these are the likely descriptions that you can get from Hua Hin. Nowadays, organizations are catching up as they are making this their ideal location for team building activities.
Where to Go?
In case you are wondering about places that you can visit in Hua Hin, it has a lot to offer. Whether as a tourist or an organization looking to give their employees a good time, Hua Hin won’t run out of places that you can enjoy.
Phraya Nakhon Cave
One of the best places to visit in Hua Hin is the Phraya Nakhon Cave. This location is something that is best experienced in person. It may not look as amazing in the photos, but don’t be surprised if it overwhelms you once you are standing right in front of it. Located in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, it takes roughly around 1 hour to get to the location from south Hua Hin.
Apart from the cave, what makes it stand out is the amazing temple hidden within the cave. It’s a combination of greenery and the gold temple that make the place such as stand out. A simple description is as if you are in an Indiana Jones movie.
Now, another thing that you might like about this cave is that you can visit the small village of Bang Pu after. Here, you can take a 30-minute walk and be able to reach the beautiful Laem Sala beach. For organizations that are following a strict schedule, it is possible to rent a boat going to this beach.
Another popular location in Hua Hin is the Monkey Mountain. Here, you get a good view of Hua Hin 272 meters above. Just as its name, Khao Takiab got its name from the number of macaques found in the place. You will be able to see a great number of monkeys leaping from tree to tree.
The Monkey Mountain is located approximately 6 kilometers from Khao Takiab. Aside from the monkeys, Khao Takiab stands out because of the 20-meter Buddha that stands on top of it overlooking the beautiful ocean. You also get to see the Wat Khao Lad temple on top of the Monkey Mountain.
Apart from the sandy beach and beautiful temple, it also offers great food and a relaxed vibe allowing visitors to just sit back and enjoy nature.
Reaching the top of the mountain can be challenging for someone who isn’t physically fit if you plan on taking the stairs. On the other hand, if you don’t plan on walking, it is also possible to get tuk tuk that can get you to the top. If you are lucky enough to visit Monkey Mountain on a clear day, you will be able to see as far as Cha-Am beach.
If you consider yourself as a nature enthusiast who plans on doing challenging hiking trails, the Pala-U is such a popular option in Hua Hin. It is one of the highest waterfalls in Thailand. Located in Kaeng Krachan National Park, it is a 1000-year-old forest somewhere around 60 kilometers from Hua Hin. You can get to the waterfalls after more than an hour of driving. It is also located near the Myanmar border.
Now, you can enjoy the pool found in step 3. Keep in mind that the Pala-U falls has 16 steps. It offers refreshing waters but not so much of a great view. However, you can still get to find a peaceful environment especially if you are there to relax.
Kinds of Team Building Activities That Are Popular in Hua Hin
There are different kinds of team building activities that you can enjoy in Hua Hin. Amazing Race is among the most popular among organizations. It can be done regardless if you have a small or a large number of participants. What makes it so popular in Hua Hin? Primarily because of the beautiful sites that can be enjoyed in the area, Amazing Race allows participants to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the greenery, and everything that Hua Hin has to offer.
Apart from the Amazing Race, you also have the Community Kitchen that can help feed the less fortunate in the area. Here, the homeless and the hungry can have a chance to get a free meal as members of the organization cook and prepare the meals for the less fortunate.
Team building activities are designed in a way where participants are going to cooperate for a common goal. It’s a good thing especially for those organizations that are looking to improve the overall dynamics of their group. What makes Hua Hin the ideal place to do these team building activities? You get a place where people are free from the stressful work environment. Also, you get to experience team building activities assisted by professionals themselves.