Hua Hin is a charming Thai seaside resort town that is close enough to the capital to be a weekend getaway destination for Bangkok’s great and good. It’s also popular with travellers and expats thanks to its well-developed beachfront and old-fashioned good looks. It was made popular in the 1920s when the king and his family used to holiday here and still has royal ties today - with one of the current king’s full time residencies located here. Stroll along the four mile sandy beach swim in the clean sea or make use of the numerous leisure facilities in the area which include golf coursesspas national parks and a choice of excellent seafood restaurants.
Areas & Neighbourhoods in Hua Hin
Hua Hin Beach - Stretching for miles along the coast the beach is the big draw here in Hua Hin. At one end the Kao Takiap headland is the place to find beautiful cliffs and enjoy great views out over the sea.
Pa La-u Waterfall - This 11-tiered waterfall is one of the city and region’s premier attractions and a natural jewel in the crown.
Hua Hin Hills - Wine lovers might be surprised to find a fully-functioning vineyard in the hills outside the city. Explore the countryside and marvel at the wildlife including butterflies and birds.
Takiap Hill - One of the major natural attractions Takiap Hill is the place to go to enjoy the best views over the town complete with its Buddhist temples
Things to See in Hua Hin
Head up to the Khao Hin Lek Fai also known as ‘Flintstone Hill’ located about a mile outside the town. It’s the best viewpoint in the city offering panoramic vistas of the resort. Culture lovers will relish the chance to see theatre and dance at the Vic Hua Hin where a traditional programme of events will delight. The Floating Market is another top attraction not to be missed with the boardwalk and water filled with vendors hawking their wares. You can also pick up some bargains at the Plearnwan wooden shopping complex and outdoor cinema.
Things to Do in Hua Hin
If you’re looking for a bit of action then check out the Cha Am ATV park with three tracks to tackle - including one very challenging cross country circuit for more advanced riders. Head to the Baan Sillapin Artist’s Village to see how the landscape and city has inspired creative minds. The Cicada Market is another place to discover local arts and crafts. If nature is your thing meet 18 of the most unusual residents of Hua Hin at the Elephant Village. Go for a ride and explore the local area in an unforgettable way. Or you can simply sit back on the sand and soak up the sun before exploring the depths while snorkelling.