Hua Hin was once the most favored holiday destination for the royal families and the rich and famous of Thailand. It is one of those fabulously elegant holiday spots that can be enjoyed by one and all. The list of things to do in Hua Hin is endless with its many incredible attractions.
Super Exciting Things To Do In Hua Hin
If you are wondering what to do in Hua Hin then check out our list of the most exciting activities you can do here:
1. Visit the Maruekhathaiyawan Palace
Built in the 1920s and designed by Italian architects, this magnificent palace offers a spectacular view of the Cha-am Beach. Walking through the museum which is filled with beautifully crafted royal artefacts and vintage photographs is one of the best things to do in Hua Hin.
Location: Rama VI Army Camp, Cha-am
Average cost: INR 125 per person
Timings: 8 AM – 4 PM
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2. Indulge in a shopping spree at The Venezia
Venezia is the latest theme shopping attraction in Hua Hin replicating the lovely city of Venice with the San Marco’s Bell Tower replica as you drive to Hua Hin. This large shopping attraction also includes a 200m Grand Canal and people can enjoy a ride on the iconic gondola. It is one of the best places to go shopping in Hua Hin if you are looking for a combination of shopping and entertainment under one roof. You can also enjoy a unique experience of shopping on a horse cart. There are also many other attractions such as a mini zoo, 3D art gallery, Ferris wheel, and mini carousel.
Location: 1899 Petchkasem Rd. (Sai Tai), Cha Am, Petchburi
- Entry fee – INR 104
- Gondola rides – INR 334
- Mini zoo – INR 104
- 3D art gallery – INR 250
Timings: 10 AM – 11 PM
3. Explore the breathtaking Phraya Nakhon Cave
Exploring the Phraya Nakhon Cave located in the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park will give you an experience of a lifetime and it is listed as one of the top things to do in Hua Hin. The cave is not easily accessible but the views of the green and gold pavilion inside the cave make the effort worth it.
Location: Guiburi, Prachuap Kirikhand
Average cost: INR 420
Timings: 6 AM – 6:30 PM
4. Climb the Khao Takiab Mountain
Enjoy an incredibly scenic view of Hua Hin from atop the majestic Khao Takiab Mountain. The mountain is popularly known as Monkey Mountain because of the monkeys that have made this mountain their home. There is a hilltop temple here with sensational views of the beach and Hua Hin. You can also enjoy a relaxing stroll on Khao Takiab Bay or indulge in some exciting water sports as well.
Location: Khao Takiab
5. Eat all you can at Plearn Wan Shopping Village
One of the most beautifully decorated markets in Thailand, Plearn Wan Shopping Village is one of the most favoured markets in Hua Hin. It is a themed shopping complex with unique brown wooden buildings housing cafes, shops and guest rooms. It is famous for open air movies and temple fair festivals. Food is the main highlight of Plearn Wan Shopping Village and this is one of the best places to indulge in some of the hard to find Thai snacks in Hua Hin.
Location: Phetkasem Road
Timings: 9 AM – 10 PM
6. Get a bird’s eye view of Hua Hin from a hot air balloon
Hua Hin with its varied and colorful landscapes, vineyards, busy marketplaces, and pristine, palm fringed beaches makes for a great vacation spot. But a sweeping view from a top a hot air balloon is one of the best activities to do in Hua Hin for experiencing a kaleidoscope of colors breaking out in front of you.
Location: Magic Balloon Park, Hua Hin Center
Average cost: INR 1,146 (Adults) | INR 625 (Kids)
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7. Go kiteboarding & kitesurfing
Kiteboarding is an extreme water sport and it is highly favored in Hua Hin due to its ideal kiteboarding conditions. March and April are the best months to go kiteboarding in Hua Hin owing to the steady thermal winds. This is one of the most thrilling Hua Hin beach activities to indulge in if you are looking for some adventure. In fact, many schools here offer lessons on kitesurfing. They also provide equipment for hire.
Location: Hua Hin Beach
Average cost: INR 8,335 per day (for kiteboarding lessons as well as kiteboarding equipment rentals)
8. Wander about the Hua Hin Night Market
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Shop like a local at the Hua Hin Night Market which is located in the center of the town and comes to life after 6:30 every evening. Shopping here is one of the best things to do in Hua Hin at night. From tasting local delicacies to a taste of the local culture and shops selling everything you can think of, all can be experienced at this fascinating local night market which encompasses of one vibrant street.
Location: Petchkasem Road
Timings: 6:30 PM – 11 PM
9. Get a glimpse of Thailand’s artistic side at Cicada Market
Cicada Market showcases the artistic talents of the people of Thailand. This is an open air market selling handmade crafts and lovely paintings. There are beautiful art galleries, beer gardens, tattoo artists, food joints, and so much more that can be explored here. On some days you can also enjoy some live music performances.
Location: Suan Sri, Khao Takiab
Timings: 4 PM – 11 PM
10. Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Black Mountain Water Park
The Park, spread across 40,000 meters, is one of the major highlights of Hua Hin and located just about 15 minutes from the city centre. You can enjoy some of the most thrilling family activities in Hua Hin here. It has some of the most amazing slides, wave pools, a lazy river, and many awesome rides that can be enjoyed by all.
Location: Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Timings: 10 AM – 5 PM
Average cost: INR 1,250 (Adults) | INR 625 (Kids)
Hua Hin is not only a popular tourist attraction in Thailand but it is also one of the most favoured weekend getaways for the locals. Hua Hin is also has a flourishing art scene which will definitely draw the attention of art lovers from around the world on their holiday in Thailand. There is a plethora of things to do in Hua Hin that can be enjoyed by every kind of traveler here!
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