Hua Hin! Why are you so beautiful & colourful?!
Hua Hin. Also known as Thailand’s Royal Beach Resort town, this district is rested on southern Bangkok and has the oldest and most traditional Thai resort combines the attractions of a modern holiday destination with a charm. While most of the other Thai holiday destinations cater mainly to foreign tourists, Hua Hin is a place where Thais spend their holiday. Now, it’s getting more popular with foreign visitors too!
When most people asked us, “Where to?”
“Hua Hin!”, we exclaimed excitedly.
“Where’s that?” bombarded back.
Here’s where! A lovely district closely associated with the Thai royalty & this is where the King lives now There is plenty in Hua Hin to entertain the creative minds in you, with local artists eager to display their talents & handicrafts.
Perhaps you could consider making a trip to Hua Hin, to sense this special atmosphere and old world charm.
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There’s 2 district very close each other that we visited:
Cha-Am and Hua Hin.
Both are beach destinations located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Cha Am is a district in Phetchaburi province, while Hua Hin is a district in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, about 2-3 hours drive from Bangkok by car, bus or train
Discovering Hua Hin!
#1 Swiss Sheep Farm @ Cha-Am
A cute atmosphere setting of a farm in a valley surrounded by the touches of styles from European country.
#2 Maruekhathaiyawan Palace Hua Hin (Palace of Love & Hope)
This is a summer seaside palace, and it’s often referred to as “The Palace of Love and Hope”. This palace is one of the oldest and most attractive royal palaces in Thailand & was constructed by His Majesty King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) in 1923 as a place where he could fully relax in great comfort surrounded by a naturally serene atmosphere.
#3 Hua Hin Night Market
This night market is situated right in the town centre between the Petchkasem Road and the railway line.
A place where generally you might expect from a Thai market, with stalls selling various apparels, crafts, art, and cheap, tasty bites. Nothing special you can say, but they have a superb selection of seafood restaurants that line the road that hosting the night market. This draws a lot of attention from visitors that are eager to feast.
#4 Chatsila Market
Chatsila market is a night market open daily from 6pm to 11pm. Located just next to Hua Hin Night Market and opposite the “Clock Tower”. We prefer this market to Hua Hin Night Market as the area is moe spacious with many small shops offering souvenirs of Hua Hin, handmade items & food stalls.
#5 Hua Hin Floating Market
About 20-30 minutes drive from Market Village, Hua Hin Floating Market offers a delightful alternative to the Night Market. It features a large man-made lake, surrounded by picturesque countryside a mini farm. Shops are fashioned in the style of 1920s Hua Hin, selling a range of merchandise, from artsy handmade crafts to yummy snacks!
#6 Sam Phan Nam Floating Market
This is is one of the two floating markets found on the same street, very near to Hua Hin Floating market, about 1km deeper in. Comparing the two markets, Hua Hin Floating Market has a distinct retro theme, while Sam Pan Nam offers a wider range of activities and goods. Both have daily cultural shows, boat tours and boat vendors selling all kinds of mouthwatering treats.
#7 Hua Hin Railway Station
This is one of the most famous sightseeing attractions in Hua Hin with a long cultural heritage and Royal connections. The station is one of Thailand’s oldest railway stations, built in the reign of King Rama VI. This railway station is one of the country’s most beautiful train stations with its unique architecture. The most striking feature of the station is the splendid Royal Waiting Room constructed in the Thai architectural style. Very pretty.
#8 Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village
A small village that accommodate the two-storey wooden complex of sylish old-fashioned shophouses, reminiscent of those that made up the Thai-Chinese neighbourhoods of Hua Hin. This includes shops and cafes that host a variety of vintage merchandise, retro fashion, toys, and home-made food! Walking through this faux village is like stepping back into time they said, creating a nostalgic time capsule that offers visitors a glimpse of the seaside town’s good old days!
#9 Cicada Market
Cicada market is definitely not your usual Thailand street night market!
This market is created as a medium of connection to artists, creators, designers, tourists, students and community through integrating culture and arts with lifestyles.
As an art market with atmosphere of Hua Hin, this place is a source of contemporary art in various fields, including the invention of handmade decorative items, fashion clothes, collectible secondhand items and little products with innovative ideas to be displayed and sold in open-style mat and shops.
They are only open on weekends: every Friday, Saturday from 4pm to 11pm and Sunday 4pm to 10pm.
#10 Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
Thailand had vineyard too! Did you know?
Sitting on the veranda of The Sala Wine Bar & Bistro at Hua Hins Hills Vineyard, one could be forgiven for thinking they were actually somewhere other than Thailand, say Australia’s Barossa Valley?
Visitors are welcome to explore New Latitude Wines at the Sala Wine Bar& Bistro! This is an open -air dining pavilion that was built 5 years ago into the side of a hill. Overlooking superb & serene panoramic views of the vineyard. Wine tasting and pairing with their gourmet dish could be done with a refreshing Colombard, a smoky Shiraz & many more! Definitely not just an average wine-tasting experience.
#11 Wat Huay Mongkol, the Big Buddha
This temple complex located about 15km west of Hua Hin & is famous for its enormous statue of, one of Thailand’s most famous monks: “Luang Phor Thuad”. This place is very popular among the Thai people from all over the country, who come here to pay respect to Luang Phor Thuad and to ask for things as favours, good luck, health, fortune and happiness
#12 Santorini Park @ Cha-Am
Santorini Park brings a slice of the picture-perfect Greek island to Cha-Am. It’s got all the details right, from classic whitewashed buildings, colourfully painted windows, down to stone-paved paths and domed towers. Very impressive isn’t it? Bagged with impressive lineup of shops, restaurants and an amusement park promise good times for everyone. All so cute! Can take tons of pictures at every corner
#13 Jek Be-Ak Seafood Restaurant
Just an old wooden house located right across Hua Hin night market, opposite 7-eleven, this restaurants serves you memorable seafood meal. Many locals Thai will tell you “very famous!”
Must order their sukiyaki hot pot (they use claypot over charcoal stoves), stir fry seafood & steamed glass noodles with seafood whih are some of their specialties.
#14 Dang Seafood Restaurant
On your journey to or from Bangkok, you will pass by the Samut Songkram province & most people called it Mae Klong, which is a river in the area that connects to the Gulf of Thailand. Means? Very fresh seafood at a very reasonable price! Dang seafood restaurant is very famous among the locals and their menu is all in Thai!
Details of every places & more pictures will be up soon! ♥♥♥
Meanwhile, we hope you will enjoy this sneak peek & itinerary