These best things to do in Hua Hin will keep you and your family busy on your escape from Bangkok, from markets to water parks.
Located just a few hour’s drive from Bangkok, Hua Hin makes for a great weekend away from the city.
You can explore the beaches, visit the attractions, or relax in your villa, but today we share some fun things to do in Hua Hin for those looking to explore the city a little more.
Best things to do in Hua Hin
Hua Hin Beach
Begin your time by relaxing on the beaches here. There are various water activities like surfing and horseback riding, or you can head to one of the restaurants that are located along the beachfront.
There are plenty of high-end, luxury hotels that lead onto the beach, making this a great option for families and couples looking for a romantic break.
Klai Kangwon Palace
This palace belongs to the Royals of Thailand, but you can visit the architecture and scenic surroundings.
This is a place to explore and makes great Instagram photographs, but we recommend heading here in the morning to avoid the crowds.
Cicada night market
This night market is a vibrant option that shares local arts and crafts. However, in recent years, it’s become well known for its food street options that can be found at affordable prices. we recommend trying the meat skewers like chicken satay, as well as the tasty banana pancakes here.
Hua Hin Night Market
This night market is another popular option and a more local place to explore. Of course, you can find plenty of street food here, but you also have life performances and some souvenir vendors as well.
Hin Lek Fai viewpoint
For an incredible panoramic view of Hua Hin and the Gulf of Thailand, you can hike or drive up to this viewpoint.
The mountain is located a few kilometres west of the town centre and you can reach here by car or by taking an Uber to the top. You can also choose to hike up the hill and this is a popular option for more adventurous travellers.
Who are him is made for families and this waterpark is no exception to that.
With a variety of exciting slides and attractions, there is something for children of all ages here. That’s because the weather is great most of the time you can visit the water jungle all year round.
Black Mountain waterpark
Another great option for families is the Black Mountain Waterpark with slides, family-friendly attractions, and wave pools. The waterpark has enough to keep you entertained for a whole day.
Wat Khao Takiap
Also known as Monkey Temple, this is a temple located on Monkey Mountain where you can explore the temple interact with the monkeys, and enjoy panoramic views of Hua Hin.
As always with monkeys, however, make sure to keep food and important belongings away and avoid wearing sunglasses or hats. Monkeys do you like to take everything here?
Phraya Nakhon Cave
Trek to this iconic cave which is home to approximately stunning pavilion that sits in a natural light stream.
This is a surreal, magical place that looks like something right out of Tomb Raider.
Plearn Wan Shopping Village
For a unique shopping experience, head to Plearn Wan. Here you will find a retro-style village full of vintage shops and cute cafes.
This is a great place to find traditional Thai products but also a unique place to shop.
Getting to Hua Hin
There are a few different ways that you can travel to Hua Hin. The most popular is to fly into Bangkok, International Airport, of which there are two, and then take a train bus or private transportation service to Hua Hin.
If you would like to take a bus, then you can compare options on the 12go.Asia website with bus routes available from the airport, as well as from the Ekkamai neighborhood in Bangkok.
You can also get a taxi using the Grab app, but we recommend if you do want to get private transportation book a driver in advance, we always use a guy called Nut and you can contact him on the line app.
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