05.12.2016 - 05.12.2016 27 °C
Hua Hin should be the 3rd nearest beach retreat from Bangkok after Pattaya and Bang Saen. But there is something distinctive about Hua Hin which why this beach retreat city is well adored. The most notable icon in Hua Hin is its train station which has maintained much of its original structures to date. The red and light yellowish paint on the wooden structures of the station somewhat created an unforgettable memory of this train station visit or even just a few seconds of passing through it. I appreciate this Hua Hin train station on how the building has been preserved and maintained appropriately which has turned it into one of the place to be to have some good photography. Apart from the train station, Hua Hin is also a royal city that has also made this beach city yet another reason why Hua Hin is distinctive.
Taking a dip into the beach is somehow a normal activity when visiting Hua Hin. There were also few other attractions in Hua Hin and surroundings for 1st timer to Hua Hin. I visited Hua Hin for several times and this visit I took time to visit and enjoy some splashing fun time at one of its water park, the Black Mountain Water Park. This is not the latest water park in Hua Hin and is not a huge water park. The location of Black Mountain Water Park is about 11 km away from Hua Hin city and the place surrounded this water park is mostly undeveloped with lush landscape. As such, the atmosphere of the water park is relaxing, peaceful, quiet with minimal pollution. On how the Black Mountain Water Park got its name, I believe it must be the few small mountains that have been preserved on the background of this water park. Apart from its green surrounding landscape, another thing I like about Black Mountain Water Park is the size of the park which is small and not overcrowded. Perhaps due to its slightly away from city location and new as well as larger water park that came up after Black Mountain Water Park, this water park is able to maintained its current relaxing atmosphere.
There is a locker area where you could keep your belongings safely in which a deposit of THB 500 need to be placed and you will be given a magnetic rubber hand grip which is used to open and secure the locker. Changing and shower room located just next to the locker area. Once you have changed and keep all belongings safely, its time to head to the sliders and have splashing good time.
There are few sliders at Black Mountain Water Park that you should not missed to have fun time out. The signature of Black Mountain Water Park is The Bee, the black and yellowish stripe covered slider. The colour of this slider must have been how it got its name. You can either go on solo or double on a single or double tube. The Bee slide provides a very smooth and just nice speed level, length of slide and comfort. Once you were out of the slide, due to its smooth speed level , you would land on the base pool without being thrown deep into it . The Bee is definitely a good start to a more other thrilling slide adventure at Black Mountain Water Park.
THE BEE SLIDES SIGNATURE IN BLACK & YELLOW @ BLACK MOUNTAIN WATER PARK
Next was the Blue Snake slide which is just on the side to The Bee slide which is the longest slides among all the slides at Black Mountain Water Park. The length of slide, smoothness and speed level is about the same as The Bee but what differentiates The Blue Snake and The Bee slide was that the former will plunge you into darkness just like a sudden blackout as you slide into it. Fear may soon be replaced with excitement and fun as you splash down knowing that you are on the right track due to the smoothness and the good speed level coupled with the fact that you will noticed small multiple led like lightning placed on top left of the slide. Once out of Blue Snake, you feel how the fear of darkness has been greatly relieved by the huge amount of rapid adrenaline push this slide has provided.
THE BLUE SNAKES SLIDES IN BLUE
The White Ring slider has similar speed as that of The Bee & Blue Snake and is the third longest slide at Black Mountain Water Park. The difference between White Ring and its 2 other siblings was that this one is an open slide.
THE WHITE RING SLIDES
Head over then to the Grey Screw which is the second longest slide after Blue Snake. The Grey Screw slide also provide one of the most fear due to its speed level that can be very fast. Just as you slide down the White Snake in the dark, you will start to feel the great adrenaline push as you were being cornered by each of such edges of the slide at high speed. This is definitely not for those faint hearted person as the great amount of fear and fun as well as excitement could be just to much to managed.
THE GREY SCREW SLIDES IN WHITE
Then there is the Purple Speed slide which is a short length slide but enough to keep your heart pumping at the speed you could ever imagine. It was a fun slide just as you splash down the slide but as you reach a point, there was this sudden slide down edge that will make you feel as if you have plunged down out of nowhere from a high place down into somewhere. And this is where The Purple Speed slide provide the real enjoyment of water slide fun.
THE PURPLE SPEED SLIDES IN PURPLE IN BETWEEN GREY SCREW & BLACK WAVE SLIDES
The Black Wave slide is located next to Purple Speed slide. Black Wave provided not quite the same adrenaline push in comparison to Purple Speed but just as excited and fun as Purple Speed. Its speed level is similar to that of Purple Speed but there feel of sudden plunge was not there for this one, but then came the roller coaster feel on a good amount of fastness which make it fun.
BLACK WAVE SLIDES IN BLACK ON THE FAR RIGHT
There are few other slides which are suitable for children under the age of 12 under supervision of parents. 3 sliders side by side for fun of parents and their kids include Wide Wave, The Magenta and The Green slides provide some good fun splashing day out with family in Hua Hin. There was also the Wave Pool for a good feel of having fun swimming at the sea as well as the Lazy River where you can sit on the tube and tubing through flow of water on this river like pool. Few relax benches are available with roof shelter within several sections of the pools and slides. It was one of the best fun day out splashing and sliding through the various sliders at Black Mountain Water Park and I hope I could be back for yet another great splashing fun here.
THE WIDE WAVE, THE MAGENTA & THE GREEN SLIDES
THE WAVE POOL
THE LAZY RIVER FOR TUBING
Relaxing benches with shelter