Hua Hin is a amazing place, when you stay in hotel, with the lush greenery surrounded you will felt like you were a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of central Hua Hin, when in fact it was only minutes by foot. And that’s the great thing about Hua Hin – you can do as little or as much as you’d like; grab a tuk tuk and head out of the city or just wander the streets to soak in the atmosphere.
Here’s the top 5 things to do in Hua Hin.
1. Watching the trains at Hua Hin Railway Station
What’s strange about turning up at Hua Hin Railway Station is watching all the commuters boarding the trains while droves of tourists line the concourse taking photos. But this landmark is somewhat of an iconic institution.
The station, which is only short walk from the town centre, is one of the oldest in Thailand and its main feature is The Royal Waiting Room that used to welcome King and his court when they were visiting.
2. Have a tipple at Hua Hun Hills Vine Yard
Hua Hin Hills is nestled in a scenic mountain valley 45km west of Hua Hin. The loamy sand and slate soil feeds several Rhone grape varieties that are used in their Monsoon Valley wine label. Daily vineyard tours start at 1500B, including return transport, wine and a three-course meal. Alternatively you can just do the wine tasting. A vineyard shuttle leaves the affiliated Hua Hin Hills Wine Cellar store at 10.30am and 3pm and returns at 1.30pm and 6.00pm; return ticket is 300B.
3. Swim at Pala-U-Waterfall
This cascade is found on the south side of Kaeng Krachan National Park, some 60km west of Hua Hin. The park is one of the largest in Thailand and sits right next to the Burmese (Myanmar) border. It is a beautiful spot to visit as you will pass through stunning countryside on the 1.5 hours journey from Hua Hin. The waterfall has 16 steps, making it one of the highest in Thailand and those who make it to the top will be rewarded by superb views over Thailand and towards Burma.
4. Jump on the saddle with Hua Hin Bike Tours
Not only does Hua Hin Bike Tours offer trips to Khao Sam Roi Yot above, but their trips are tailored to all levels of cyclists. Tt is the best and most fun way to get out and about to enjoy the natural beauty that Hua Hin has to offer. You may spend a full day tour along the beaches from Dolphin Bay.
5. Stroll the Night Market
You cannot stay in Hua Hin and not visit its famous Night Market. Not only is it the locals favoured choice for eating out, but it’s an eclectic mix of east meets west as stalls throw up touristy trinkets, clothes and wares. It’s the food stalls, however, that are the main draw from fresh seafood on ice – lobsters, crabs and prawns so big and so fresh, to rotis and BBQ meat – the smells are sensational. A great place to stroll and people watch, too.
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