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How Hua Hin is becoming ‘Bangkok’s Hamptons’ for wealthy Thais

According to an article in the South China Morning Post, Bangkok residents are saying goodbye to traffic gridlock, noise and pollution in favour of life by the beach.

The pandemic has seen an influx of wealthy Thais from Bangkok buying properties in Hua Hin, which is helping to fuel a surge in property prices in the town.

According to an article in the South China Morning Post, Bangkok residents are saying goodbye to traffic gridlock, noise and pollution in favour of life by the beach.


Hua Hin has long been a favourite weekend destination among Bangkok Thais, but since the start of the pandemic, and with ongoing restrictions in the capital, a new wave of residents have been purchasing property in Hua Hin as people move for a lifestyle outside the big city.

The South China Morning Post spoke to Tjeert Kwant, group CEO of Banyan Thailand, who made comparisons between Hua Hin and the Hamptons – the famous summer destination popular with wealthy New Yorkers.


“Hua Hin is to Bangkok what the Hamptons is to New York,” Tjeert said.