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Bangkok has its attractions, but if you're a frequent visitor to Thailand and have had your fill of the capital's shopping and traffic, chances are you'll be arriving at Don Muang airport with but one desire: to get to the coast as fast as possible. There's good news if your chosen resort is Hua Hin. After a three-year hiatus, commercial flights have resumed between Bangkok and the seaside sanctuary most favored by Thailand's royal family. With the train taking more than four hours—and the tiresome 200-km road trip lasting almost as long, depending on traffic conditions—the new, thrice-daily airborne hop,...

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