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1. Handicraft Shopping At Cicada Market

Handicraft Shopping At Cicada Market
4.5 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 27
Things To Do in Hua Hin

Cicada Market is an artist's paradise. An open-air market which caters to handicrafts, small kitschy items and products developed by independent artists, this market is an integral part of any visit to Hua Hin. A leisurely stroll around the market will give you a glimpse of what true local Thai artists have to offer.

2. Relax At Hua Hin Beach

Relax At Hua Hin Beach
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
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The name ‘Hua Hin’ originates from the words ‘stone head’ due to the large rock formations visible from the beach and located right at the end. The mesmerizing beach is a 4-kilometer-long white sand paradise with a view of the Gulf of Thailand. It is popular for watersports like water skiing, banana boat, jet skiing, and parasailing.

3. Tour Monsoon Valley Vineyard

Tour Monsoon Valley Vineyard
4.3 /5

28 km
from city center
3 out of 27
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Monsoon Valley Vineyard or Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is popular for wine tours starting from 1700 THB. Visitors can enter the large property from breakfast until lunch hours and indulge in the food and wine served at the restaurant cum cafe.

4. Fun Time At Vana Nava Water Jungle

Fun Time At Vana Nava Water Jungle

6 km
from city center
4 out of 27
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The Vana Nava Water Jungle is Asia’s first themed water jungle cum park. With over twenty attractions that comprise of rides, slides, as well as Thailand’s first professional underwater studio, the jungle is an excellent combination of nature and modern technology.

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5. Shop & Eat At Hua Hin Night Market

Shop & Eat At Hua Hin Night Market
4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
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Hua Hin's central market is a favorite of locals and tourists alike; this night market starts from Petchkasem Road, up to the railway line. Delicious food cooked right in front of your eyes can be sampled at the various stalls at the market. In addition, vendors can be found selling their small souvenirs and goods at stalls at affordable prices.

6. Learn Thai Royal History At Rajabhakti Park

Learn Thai Royal History At Rajabhakti Park

7 km
from city center
6 out of 27
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Hua Hin’s Rajabhakti Park is a tribute to the royal dynasties of Thailand. It honors Thai kings from the Sukhothai period to the current Chakri Dynasty. The park is dominated by bronze statues of seven notable kings. The base of the statues houses a museum that focuses on Thai royal history and the lives of the seven kings.

7. Feed Elephants At Hutsadin Elephant Foundation

Feed Elephants At Hutsadin Elephant Foundation
4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
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Run by the non-profit Hustadin organization, the Hustadin Elephant Foundation takes care of elephants rescued from abandonment or tourism industries. Tourists can interact with the elephants and get firsthand experiences in taking care of them. Located within the compound of a temple, the area is also classified as a Buddhist place of worship.

8. Shopping At Market Village

Shopping At Market Village
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 27
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The Hua Hin Market Village is the seaside town’s first and largest shopping complex. The mall offers tourists an addition to the open-air night markets in Hua Hin with its air-conditioned shopping experience and numerous restaurants and cafes. There are over 100 shops selling a variety of clothes, electronics, and other products.

9. Explore Phraya Nakhon Cave

Explore Phraya Nakhon Cave

42 km
from city center
9 out of 27
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Situated in the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the Phraya Nakhon Cave is one of the most mysterious caves in Thailand. The mystery of the place owes to the fact that the cave is a little hard to reach, and not a lot of visitors manage to reach the stunning site. A revered Royal golden meeting hall, built for Rama V is the main highlight once you reach the main area.

10. Climb To Wat Huay Mongkol Temple

Climb To Wat Huay Mongkol Temple

15 km
from city center
10 out of 27
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Wat Huay Mongkol is a temple dedicated to the famous monk Luang Phor Thuad, located on the outskirts of Hua Hin. The monk who lived 400 years ago is shrouded in many stories speaking about the miracles he performed. The Huay Mongkol Temple marks a massive statue of monk Luang Phor Thuad who sits on a mound that can be accessed by a long set of stairs.

11. See Standing Buddha Statue At Wat Khao Takiap

See Standing Buddha Statue At Wat Khao Takiap

6 km
from city center
11 out of 27
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Perched on 272m Chopstick Hill jutting out into the Gulf of Thailand, Wat Khao Takiap is a magnificent Buddhist temple. The shrine is dedicated to Guan Yin, the Boddhisattva of mercy and compassion who owns a thousand arms. The temple overlooks the Gulf of Thailand and offers a magnificent vista as far as Cha-Am Beach in the distance. It also boasts the iconic 20m tall golden Buddha statue built amid the hill facing the sea.

12. Sunbathe At Khao Takiab Beach

Sunbathe At Khao Takiab Beach
4.4 /5

7 km
from city center
12 out of 27
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Khao Takiab Beach is a 1.5km white sand beach in Hua Hin. The shallow waters make swimming here tricky, but the hill offers shaded areas to enjoy the sight of the large expanse of water. Visitors can also enjoy sunbathing, horse riding, and jet skiing at the beach.

13. Taste Local Food At Tamarind Market

Taste Local Food At Tamarind Market

4 km
from city center
13 out of 27
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Located near its elder sibling Cicada Market on the outskirts of Hua Hin, Tamarind Market is a bustling night market. It comes alive every afternoon with lines of stalls for food and drinks. You will find filling meals at extremely pocket-friendly prices across many cuisines, including Chinese, Malay, Indian, and even your regular pizza and pasta, but primarily Thai.

14. Day Trip To Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Day Trip To Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

49 km
from city center
14 out of 27
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Khao Sam Roi Yot is the very first marine national park of Thailand located near the southwestern coast of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. With Hua Hin in its proximity, this National Park is a nature lover’s paradise. Also known as ‘the mountain with 3 hundred peaks’, this place is blessed with different ecosystems making it a likeable tourist attraction.

15. Relax At Suan Son Pradipat Beach

Relax At Suan Son Pradipat Beach

8 km
from city center
15 out of 27
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Suan Son Pradipat is a picturesque beach in Hua Hin which gets its name from the lush forestation of oak pine trees that grow here. Because it is located in a military zone under the supervision of the Royal Thai Army’s Infantry Center, the beach is quiet, calm, and less crowded than others. Stop and savor the skeleton of a Bryde’s whale displayed at the beach entrance.

16. Black Mountain Water Park

Black Mountain Water Park

8 km
from city center
16 out of 27
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Spread over a sprawling 10-acre area, the Black Mountain Water Park comprises nine water slides, a kid's pool, a wave pool, the lazy river along with a golf course of its own. It is situated in close proximity to the Black Mountain Cable-Ski Lake, an artificial lake present in between the Black Mountain region boundaries.

17. Tour Hua Hin Artists Village (Baan Sillapin)

Tour Hua Hin Artists Village (Baan Sillapin)

4 km
from city center
17 out of 27
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Hua Hin Artists Village, better known as Baan Sillapin, is an excellent art-themed retreat just 5km away from the main center. There are 15 art families in the village; most have their traditional studios on the site. The artworks on exhibition in these studios include clay sculptures, paintings, woodcarving, photography, pencil sketches, watercolor, oil painting, jewelry, and handicraft items. Several of the items which are on display are also for sale.

18. Bluport Resort Mall

Bluport Resort Mall
4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
18 out of 27
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Bluport is Hua Hin’s first-ever resort shopping mall with an enormous beachfront dual-storey space dedicated to high-end retail stores, gourmet markets and a cinema complex. Conveniently located on the town’s main highway, this futuristic mall comprises over 1,000 outlets for branded and boutique clothing, jewellery, furnishings, homeware, beauty and wellness hubs, as well as food courts, a port walk and a department store.

19. Walk Around Pran Buri Forest Park

Walk Around Pran Buri Forest Park
4.6 /5

18 km
from city center
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The Pran Buri Forest Park, having a mix of mangrove, deciduous and pine trees, was established as a forest recovery project in 1982. Travellers can explore the forests by boat, go on a boardwalk over the mangrove forests, and spy on crabs and mudskippers at low tide. A watchtower along the boardwalk is perfect for catching glimpses of, among others, the four types of kingfishers at the park.

20. Discover Buddha Shrines At Tham Khao Luang Cave

Discover Buddha Shrines At Tham Khao Luang Cave

5 km
from city center
20 out of 27
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A stunning cave called Tham Khao Luang Cave is nestled amidst natural beauty and serene beaches. It is famous because of its numerous Buddha shrines found within the cave. This cave is adorned with Buddha statues, stalactites hanging from the roof, and multiple stupas.

21. Picnic At Pranburi Beach

Picnic At Pranburi Beach

0 km
from city center
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Pranburi beach is a natural beach located to the west of the Gulf of Siam. It is easily accessible from the resort town of Hua Hin that lies at a distance of mere 20 miles. Visitors who aspire to relax amidst sand, sun and sea find it irresistible on account of its unspoilt beauty and clean surroundings sans the commercialisation.

22. Visit Khao Tao Village

Visit Khao Tao Village

13 km
from city center
22 out of 27
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Highlights: Sai Yai Beach (Big Sand Beach), Suan Son Beac (Read More)h (Small Sand Beach), Chinese Temple, Queen's Palace, Khao Tao Lake

Situated in the Prachuabkirikhan province, Khao Tao village is nestled between mountains and fishing grounds. It is visited for its numerous beaches, resorts, and sites. The quiet mountain vibes and the calm inland lake add to the serenity of this village.

23. Admire Architecture Of Hua Hin Train Station

Admire Architecture Of Hua Hin Train Station
4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
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Located close to the city centre, Hua Hin Railway station was originally built in 1910. It is one of the oldest railway stations in Thailand. A small railway junction, it now primarily is a tourist attraction with an ornate building, the Royal Waiting Room, in the centre of the station that tourists can explore. Few trains run across this station throughout the week.

24. Day Trip To Kaeng Krachan National Park

Day Trip To Kaeng Krachan National Park

69 km
from city center
24 out of 27
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Highlights: Pa La-U Waterfall

Kaeng Krachan National Park is one of the most beautiful parks on the outskirts of Hua Hin. It is a continuation of the Tanintharyi Nature Reserve of Myanmar, which can be reached via a vehicle just under two hours from Bangkok. The lofty mountain, spectacular waterfalls and dark caves within the Kaeng Krachan National Park make it a natural area worth visiting.

25. Seenspace Shopping Mall

Seenspace Shopping Mall

3 km
from city center
25 out of 27
Things To Do in Hua Hin

Situated in the Hua Hin district of Thailand, Seenspace Huahin is a popular beachfront shopping mall developed and designed on the concept of Eat, Lay, Play, Relax. The lifestyle mall is a fusion of shops, restaurants and clothing brands blended together with the beachview and modern architectural space.

26. The Venezia Hua Hin

The Venezia Hua Hin

9 km
from city center
26 out of 27
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The Venezia is a popular shopping destination and a theme park located in the town of Hua Hin that offers a host of activities and attractions to the visitors. It is based entirely on the city of Venice in Italy replete with the Grand Canal and gondolas, thus giving a taste of the far off exotic city to the local inhabitants of Thailand.

27. Mrigadayavan Palace

Mrigadayavan Palace

14 km
from city center
27 out of 27
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Easily located in the town of Hua Hin in Cha-am of Phetchaburi Province, the Mrigadayavan Palace is the former summer residence of King Vajiravudh or King Rama VI of Thailand. The sea facing palace is encircled by well-manicured gardens around stilted pathways. One can walk around and admire the architecture of the palace even when it's on a refurbishing tenure as of now.

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Day 1: Relax and Unwind

After making your way to Hua Hin, cool off by heading straight to the beach. Hua Hin has plenty of beaches to choose from. Hua Hin Beach is perfect if you are looking for a lively beach. And for a more secluded beach, head to Suan Son Pradhiphat, Cha Am, or Khao Takiab. Cha Am is home to a stunning seaside palace, Mrigadayavan Palace, built by Rama VI and is open to the public.

And as the sun sets and the hunger strikes, explore the night market, Cicada Market, which is an artist’s haven. Just like other Thai markets, this market also features an array of Thai dishes, handcrafted artefacts, trinkets, and handicrafts. There’s also a beer garden, where one can indulge in a variety of drinks.

Day 2: Exploring the city of Hua Hin

Start the day early by paying a visit to Khao Takiab. The “Chapstick Mountain” or the “Monkey Mountain. It has a hilltop temple that is accessible by climbing a flight of stairs, which also offers sensational views of the fishing village and the ocean from the top.

After this, head to the Plearn Wan shopping village that is designed in the 1960s Thai-style and features wooden buildings, old-style shops, and vintage cars.

From here, go to the Venezia, a Venice-themed village shopping area that comes with a ridable canal, San Marco’s bell tower, several fountains, fun-fair, European-themed eatery joints, and an art gallery.

And to close the day off, take an evening walk by the Hua Hin railway station famed for its Thai-designed concept mixed with a Victorian aura, which is a must-visit for every traveller.

How can I commute within Hua hin?

Hua Hin has many transportation options ranging from the famous Thai Tuk-tuk to local buses, motorcycle taxis and songathews (mini-trucks). Buses ply to and fro regularly. The city has a flat topography and is best explored leisurely on bicycle. Cycles are available on rent too but might not be as popular as motorcycle rentals.
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How much does a package cost for Hua hin?

The packages for Hua hin start at INR 8647 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Hua hin?

The top sightseeing places in Hua hin are Cicada Market, Hua Hin Train Station, Plearn Wan Shopping Village, Hua Hin Night Market, Monsoon Valley Vineyard (Hua Hin Hills Vineyard), Kaeng Krachan National Park.

What are the top shopping places in Hua hin?

The top shopping places in Hua hin are Cicada Market, Plearn Wan Shopping Village, Hua Hin Night Market.

What are the top activities in Hua hin?

The top activities in Hua hin are Private City Transfers between Hua Hin and Bangkok, Vana Nava Waterpark Hua Hin, Swiss Sheep Farm Hua Hin, Private City Transfers Between Hua Hin and Bangkok by Thai Rhythm, Let's Relax Spa Treatments in Hua Hin, The Venezia 4-in-1 Combo Hua Hin.

What are the top hotels in Hua hin?

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