Hua Hin Tourist Spots

Hua Hin is no another castaway island with palm-fringed beaches, but it is a premium beach resort town on the Gulf of Thailand which is a charming mix of city and sea that gives an international feel with great shopping opportunities, water sports, powdery sand beaches, historical sites, outstanding seafood restaurants and much more Hua Hin has no shortage of attractions. Aside from having some of the finest golf courses in Thailand, Hua Hin also has some of the most renowned resorts and destination spas in the world. The place has been a popular retreat for Thai Royalty and elite society since the 1920s. This place also attracts all class of international tourists from all over the world.

Accommodation along the beach offer beautiful sceneries and service but they could be a little expensive. If you are looking for a rather budget say then its best to stay in a mid-range hotel or guest house which might cost around 400B per night.

There are no shortage of authentic foreign eateries here but if you want to eat authentic local food then seafood is plentiful and affordable. Going around is also quite cheap with available public transport which also takes a lot less effort. And If you are a souvenir hunter then there two night markets, a local market, and numerous boutique stores for your satisfaction.

You can take a bus to Hua Hin from Bangkok’s Sai Tai Mai terminal. Buses depart every 20 minute and takes only 3 ½ hour to reach Hua Hin. There are also a number of daily flights between Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Hua Hin Airport. Trains are a cheap alternative to both of the above options. Almost all the trains going south from Bangkok stop at the Hua Hin Railway Station. But the journey could take from 4-6 hours.

Tourist spots of Hua Hin

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Maruekhathaiyawan Palace

Built in 1923 by King Rama VI and situated between Cha-am and Hua Hin Maruekhathaiyawan Palace is a Thai-Victorian style summer seaside palace. This place is often referred to as "the palace of love and hope”. The view of the palace against the backdrop of white sands and blue sea of the Cha Am Beach will surely take you back in time. Opening Hours: Thursday to Tuesday 8 am-4 pm. Entrance Fee: 60 B How to Get There? The Palace is located in Petchaburi province, about 15 kilometers North of Hua Hin inside the Rama VI army camp. You can easily and quickly reach it by taxi or tuk-tuk.
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Plearn Wan Vintage Village

Plearnwan is a ‘Living Museum’where you can experience the life in 1950s Hua Hin. The two-story wooden complex includes shopping arcades that sell variety of vintage merchandise from vintage postcards, liquor, plastic toys, snacks etc. Food is one of the main attractions of the village and you can find many uncommon food item here that you can’t find elsewhere. Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon-Thurs), 10am – 12pm (Fri), 9am– 12pm (Sat), 9am – 10pm (Sun) How to Get There? Plearnwan is close to Klai Kang Won Palace. Take a Song-Thaew or Local Mini Bus from Hua Hin to get there. For More Information: http://www.plearnwan.com/en/home.php
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Hua Hin Railway Station

The Hua Hin Railway Station is one of the most famous attractions in Hua Hin because of its historical value and Royal connections. The railway station and adjacent royal waiting room were built in the reign of King Rama VI and showcases a unique East-meets-West architectural style. How to Get There? The station is located at top (west end) of Damnoern Kasem Road, Amphoe Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khanon. It only takes a few minutes to reach it on foot from the town center.
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Khao Takiab

Khao Takiab is a fishing village on the outskirts of Hua Hin. The major attraction of the area. Khao Takiab Mountain, will provide you with a sensational panoramic view of the area and a rare chance to hang out with monkeys. Khao Takiab beach behind the hill is also a great place for water and various types of sports or just to spend a quiet holiday. How to Get There? Khao Takiab is about 10 km from the center of Hua Hin. Just take a Songtaew that leave almost every 15 minutes to and from Hua Hin and cost only 10 B. For More Information: http://www.khaotakiab.com/
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Phraya Nakhon Cave

Phraya Nakhon Cave, situated in and managed by the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is only 45 minutes’ drive from Hua Hin. This cave houses a Thai-style pavilion built by King Rama V. When sunlight shines over the pavilion from a certain angle through the sinkhole opening it creates a spectacular view that looks straight out of a movie. How to Get There? First you have to drive to the small village called Bang Pu. From there take a 20-minute long-tail boat ride to reach Laem Sala Beach and hike another 30 minutes up a steep rocky trail, 430 m. long and rising to a height of 130m steep.
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