McFarland House recognized as architecturally-important building in Hua Hin

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McFarland House at the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin is a historical beachfront two-storey wooden house that has recently been recognized as an architecturally-important heritage building in Hua Hin by Hua Hin Municipality and the Office of Policy and Plans on Natural Resources and the Association of Tourism Business in Cha-Am/Hua Hin.

The recognition was given based on data that had been collected on all old and historical buildings in the city, most of which were built from 1932 to 1957 in traditional Thai style with hip roofs, or in western style, known locally as colonial style architecture. All of the selected buildings will be included in a tourist map by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) so that Thai and foreign visitors will know the locations and can visit these important heritage houses.

Old buildings, which reflect the long-standing and unique identity of Hua Hin are recognized as part of the city’s cultural heritage. They need to be preserved and introduced to visitors of this famous royal seaside resort, a favorite home of his Majesty King Bhumiphol Adulyadej.

Built in the 19th century, McFarland House, an authentic Thai pavilion, was the original vacation house of the late Dr. George Bradley McFarland to whom the land was given by His Majesty King Rama VI for his contribution to Thailand’s medical history. This magnificent vintage building has been restored and transformed into an airy beachfront bar and casual dining area overlooking the Gulf of Thailand and serves snacks and tapas-style fare including healthy cuisine and a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Every Sunday, diners can enjoy a laid-back and relaxing Sunday Brunch at McFarland House featuring a stunning international buffet and live music performances in a unique historical location on the beach.