HUA HIN ATTRACTIONS
We have compiled a list of the 10 most popular Hua Hin attractions. Hua Hin is well known for its variety and cleanliness. It is a very popular destination for Thai residents as well a tourists from all over the world. It also the favorite city for the Thai King, who spends much of his time in Hua Hin. This could very well be the reason why things in Hua Hin are just a little bit nicer than in other tourist destinations.
Hutsadin Elephant Foundation
This is one of our favorite excursions in Hua Hin. We even have a share in a “small” elephant called Songkran who would love to have you visit. Songkran is five years old and can swim, paint, play basketball, give small kisses, and play football.
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
The family behind the popular “Red Bull” energy drink are the people who have developed this exceptional place. Here you get to taste wines produced in Thailand. The wine you like best will be served with your gourmet lunch in a wonderful natural setting. After lunch you have the option for an elephant ride in the beautiful surroundings where the tasty grapes are grown.
Hua Hin Night Market
Hua Hin Night Market is a must for first-time visitors. Every day all year round stalls are open from 5 until 11 pm. In the market you will find everything from handmade wooden figures and fragrant soaps to the latest electronics and traditional Thai clothing.
Cicada Market is open only on weekends. The market is a step higher in standards and comfort than in the general Night Market mentioned above. We often take a Saturday walk up to the market and follow it with dinner and a few drinks in town later in the evening.
The Saxophone Lounge i Hua Hin
Want a night out with great music and cold drinks? The Saxophone Lounge is a good choice. However, keep in mind that the lounge is in street number 94 a bit far from all the other bars and music venues.
The Old Railway Station in the heart of Hua Hin
The old railway station and Royal wooden pavilion in Hua Hin is the city’s landmark. It has soul and history. Thai royalty has been arriving by train at Hua Hin since the railway’s inauguration in 1920, when Hua Hin was the first city in Thailand to be connected by rail to Bangkok.
Nowadays transport takes place for both royalty and others mostly by car, so you will have plenty of time to take a walk down to the railroad and get a bite story home in their luggage.
Huay Mongkol Temple
In the western part of Hua Hin you can find Huay Mongkol temple, which is known for having the world’s largest statue of Luang Phor Thuad, who was a famous monk in southern Thailand. Luang Phor Thuad was known for his enlightenment and knowledge. It is part of the Buddhist tradition that if you give a small donation and walk around the large elephant statue at the base of the temple, it will ensure both good health and luck in love.
Khao Takiab Panoramic View of Hua Hin
Khao Takiab is a small temple located on top of a hill next to the sea. It offers a magnificent view over Hua Hin. Permanent residents here are monks and hundreds of monkeys waiting for you to buy them some bananas from the many fruit stalls. This attraction is not recommended for people who are physically disabled or do not like monkeys.
Hua Hin also has a market made to look like Venice. Here you will find all kinds of shopping and entertainment disguised as the world-famous Italian city, with gondolas and even a replica of the famous San Marco bell tower.