6 Extraordinary Things to Do in Hua Hin

6 Extraordinary Things to Do in Hua Hin

Hua Hin District is one of eight districts in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula in Thailand. A place with an irresistible charm that combines the attractions of modern travel destinations with the charm of a still active traditional fishing port. Situated just 200 kms from Bangkok it has turned into a popular getaway destination even for the city’s elite.

Catch a glimpse of the Night Market at Hua Hin

 

Discovered in the early 1920’s by King Rama VII and identified by him as an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city of Bangkok. Soon this fishing village was transformed into a Royal Resort and became a favourable retreat for the Thai Royal Family.
Today Hua Hin still retains it’s special atmosphere that carries with it an old world charm. You can choose between spending sun filled days on the long beach or indulging in a variety of leisure activities for the entire family ranging from water sports to golf. The winding roads with a variety of shops, restaurants and nightlife establishments provide plenty of things to do for the entire family.


Hua Hin Railway Station, voted top tourist spot in 2015.

Some of the main attractions of Hua Hin are :

1) Hua Hin Railway Station
Built during the reign of King Rama VI the Hua Hin railway station and its royal waiting room are unquestionably beautiful. The brightly painted wooden buildings are in fact Thai in concept and design however somehow manage to have a ‘Victorian’ feel to them. Even if you don’t arrive here by train you absolutely must go and have a look. It’s a charming, quirky and photogenic spot to visit.

2) Hua Hin Night Market

Situated in the centre of town this market takes up one entire street and comes to live only from 7 pm onwards, when traders set up show selling various merchandise, all that you would expect from a typical Thai market. With a superb selection of seafood restaurants to choose from this Night Market draws a lot of attention from visitors.

3) Plearn Wan Shopping Village

Plearn Wan is a themed shopping complex located not far from Klai Kang Won Palace. This unique brown wooden building features many shops & café with some guestrooms too 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.

4) 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.

5) Phraya Nakhon Cave

The magnificent Phraya Nakhon Cave is one of the most mystical and mysterious landmarks of Thailand but only a few travellers get a chance to take a picture of it. The reason is simple: this gold and green pavilion is hidden inside a hard to reach cave and only a handful of dedicated visitors will do the effort to visit it. Those who do are rewarded with a stunning vision that looks like it’s straight out of an Indiana Jones movie.

6) The Venezia

The Venezia is the newest theme shopping and attraction village in Hua Hin, following the growing popularity and undeniable success of other similar weekend destinations in Thailand.

Picture Credits : http://www.bangkok.com/huahin/attractions/top-ten.htm

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