Hua Hin

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Hua Hin traces its aristocratic roots to 1911 when the railroad arrived from Bangkok and some in the royal family built vacation homes here. By the mid-1920s it was a full-fledged resort town for the Bangkok-based nobility with a golf course and a seaside hotel featuring a European restaurant manager. Even Kings Rama VI and VII built summer palaces here.

The latter’s Phra Ratchawang Klai Kangwon (Far from Worries Palace) remains a royal residence today and was the full-time home of King Rama IX for many of his later years.

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Best things to do in Hua Hin

The best things to do in Hua Hin are tailor-made for family fun by the seaside. It is true that most Thais envisage Hua Hin as a romantic and elegant gateway holiday destination, a notion started off about 100 years ago when the Royal Family members and the well-to-do would spend their summers here. As a result, Hua Hin now has countless lovely seaside houses, villas and a few attractive vintage summer palaces. These are all popular Hua Hin attractions, but the newer, purpose-built shopping and sightseeing villages mean there is something for all generations.

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Maruekhathaiyawan Palace
Like so much in Hua Hin, this summer seaside palace was built in the early 1920s during the reign of King Rama VI. It was designed by an Italian architect and features lots of verandas, latticework and covered boardwalks using golden teak from the demolished Hat Chao Samran Palace. The beautiful passage from them leading to the sea is one of the many charming features of the complex.

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Hua Hin Railway Station
Built during the reign of King Rama VI, and only a short distance from the center of town, Hua Hin’s railway station and adjacent royal waiting room are undeniably attractive. The brightly painted wooden buildings that are Thai in concept and design somehow manage to have a ‘Victorian’ feel to them. Even if you don’t arrive at the resort by train, go and have a look. It’s charming, quirky and photogenic.

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Cicada Market
Cicada Market is all about art, handmade crafts and good times. With an open-air market concept, it brings together Hua Hin’s artistic talents and those who wear ‘freedom of expression’ on their sleeves. Besides the crafts market, you’ll also find an art gallery, beer garden and live music.

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Hua Hin Night Market
Situated in the center of town between Petchkasem Road and the railway line, the market encompasses one street and comes to life from 18:30 onwards, when traders line the street with their stalls selling various merchandise – generally what you might expect from a Thai market. A superb selection of seafood restaurants that line the road that hosts the Night Market draws a lot of attention from visitors.

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Plearn Wan Shopping Village
Plearn Wan is a themed shopping complex located not far from Klai Kang Won Palace. The unique brown wooden building features many shops as well as a café and some guestrooms all decorated in 1960s Thai style. Open daily for shopping and dining from around 10:00, Plearn Wan is famous for its ‘nang klang plaeng’ (open-air movies), live music and temple fair festival which runs every evening from Friday – Sunday.

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Black Mountain Water Park
Black Mountain Water Park offers a fun-filled day for families and anyone needing a big splash. The park features nine different water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, beach pool, kids’ pool, and more – all set on a vast mountain-hugged landscape fronting a main-made lake just 10km north of Hua Hin. Owned and managed by the same people behind the Black Mountain Golf Course, the water park is the latest attraction in the group’s portfolio. It’s located opposite the golf course, on a local road that passes through Wat Huay Mongkol and Baan Silapin.

Planning Your Hua Hin Visit

When to visit?

For rest of the year, the weather remains fairly pleasant with occasional bouts of rainfall especially in August and September. The best time to visit Hua Hin is between November and February, which is also the peak tourist season.

Where should I stay in Hua Hin?

Central Hua Hin – Where to stay in Hua Hin for nightlife

If you plan to partake in the Hua Hin nightlife scene, then you should plan to stay near Central Hua Hin. There are many hotels in Hua Hin town centre, including family-friendly and budget-friendly options.

Good to know

Language

Thai

Currency

Thai baht (฿)

Country Code

+66

Time Zone

UTC (+07:00)

Best time to visit

The climate in Hua Hin is tropical with high humidity, especially during the summer months of March, April and May. For rest of the year, the weather remains fairly pleasant with occasional bouts of rainfall especially in August and September.

What people are saying about Hua Hin

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-They agreed to pick me in the hotel at 8:00 and finally they arrived at 9:00 -The ticket I bought was to go in a minivan and then boat but finally it was by bus and boat -1 hour waiting for the boat -Arrived 1 hour later in Koh Tao.

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