Hua Hin municipality plans to build a skywalk at Hin Lek Fai to serve as a new city landmark with stylish buses touring the city as added tourism attractions.
October 1st marked the founding of the Hua Hin City, with Mayor Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul convening a ceremony at the Municipal Offices to recognise the 81st anniversary by revealing plans for imaginative projects to promote the city. The proceedings included a presentation of achievements over the past 6 years highlighting education, public utilities, transportation, community development, career opportunities and other improvements to the quality of life for local citizens. The Mayor commented on the need for developments to showcase the city’s natural attractions.
He acknowledged that the private sector has added significant projects such as shopping centres, hospitals, commercial business and many investments in Hua Hin. He also cited Buriram as a location where development and investment has lifted the provincial profile with attractions such as a football stadium and motor racing track. This has led to Buriram being better known to tourists with increased revenue for the province. Future tourism promotion proposals were revealed including development of the Hin Lek Fai area with a Sky Walk feature, visitor facilities and giant hillside Hua Hin sign not dissimilar to the iconic Hollywood sign. Mr.Nopporn believes that a City Tower and Sky Walk will attract more tourists to Hua Hin. The project would include a walkway around the hill to provide 360 degree panoramic views.
This proposal is now the subject of a feasibility study and design process with the necessary budgetary considerations. There is also a proposal for a public bus project as a tourism promotion with an invitation for design ideas to be submitted before ideas are released for public consideration. The project may be funded by the municipality with opportunities for private sponsorship. Design ideas for a ‘city tour bus’ are being sought The municipality has now opened the new car park with 7 floors for more than 300 cars to accommodate visitors to the municipality. The general public is now able to park their cars at the 6th and 7th floors of the car park building at the Hua Hin Municipal Office. Images source mgronline.com