Top 5 Places to Go and Things to Do in Hua Hin Thailand

5 Attractions With Top Things to do in Hua Hin Thailand

5 Attractions With Top Things to do in Hua Hin Thailand

The favoured seaside town on the Gulf of Thailand, to relax and chill out, starts with 5 Attractions With Top Things to do in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Thailand’s original beach holiday resort is a mere two hours’ drive from Bangkok.

Hua Hin is one of Asia’s Top 10 Destinations, popular with local and international tourists.

Hua Hin is one of Asia’s Top 10 Destination.

The five-kilometre long beach is delightfully cosmopolitan, palm-fringed, geared up with water sports, and even horses with Thai cowboys offering rides!

There’s more to Hua Hin than just beaches, though.

Hua Hin has lively markets, a bustling nightlife, and plenty to see, do, and eat!

It is good to appreciate the town’s slightly laid-back nature with so many activities, clean and easily accessible by tuk-tuk; it is travel-friendly for families and couples on the move.

So what are you waiting for?

Quick, head on down and check out the next flight there!

Let’s start with the Top Things to do in Hua Hin.

Top 1 – Long Beach

If you’re adventurous, the energetic activities in horse riding and kiteboarding will provide the rush for some hype up fun.

Bright white sands of 5 kilometres the Long Beach is fringed by a wide range of accommodation from bungalows to five-star resorts. Local youths and young families come to a picnic and chill at the beach.

Foreigners soak in sun-filled days jogging, walking, sunbathing while sipping a cold beer and flipping the pages of a paperback languidly.

Run into the sea for a plunge? Don’t worry if you find the South China Sea too rough. You could always grab a spot on the beach and be a beach bunny instead.

The beautiful white beaches are one of the reasons why women travellers love Thailand.

The Long Beach at Hua Hin has rough waters and is very dangerous to swim in.

Hua Hin Long Beach

Top 2 – Pala-U Waterfall

Pala-U Waterfall is the highest peak in the largest park in Thailand. Kaeng Krachan National Park is known for its flora and fauna.

Just 60km away from the tourist town of Hua Hin, you can take a taxi tour there. It is worth a visit to go hiking here.

Pala-U Waterfall has 16 levels, and water flows throughout the year.

However, hikers are only permitted to go up to level 9.

Visitors crossing a shallow river to hike up the Pala-U Waterfall

Trekking upriver to Pala-U Waterfall

Top 3 – Wat Huay Mongkol

Wat Huay Mongkol is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks.

Luang Phor Thuad was a legendary southern Thai monk. Revered for his enlightenment, the monk can perform miracles.

The magnificent lifelike image of a holy monk of Luang Phor Thuad statue is set on a mound with steps leading up to it. It is an impressive 12 meters high and 10 meters wide!

The statue is in a park-like setting and attracts many visitors who turn up to worship and petition for favours, health, good luck, fortune, and happiness.

Pilgrims climb up a long staircase to view a huge stone statue at Wat Huay Mongkol

Wat Huay Mongkol

Top 4 – Cicada Market

Set against a dark backdrop, the white tents and paving laid out in a meandering manner with small lanterns lighting up an art market atmosphere.

The traders are artists, creators, designers, student communities that integrate culture and arts with lifestyle.

Cicada Market has numerous handmade decorative items and crafts. The artsy night market has clothes, fashion accessories.

It promotes creative activities, workshops, and exhibitions. Talented young Thais gather for performances, dance, music, fine arts.

The community is from the university, community theatre, and various artists. Read more here…

Cicada Night Market lit signage at the entrance at night.

Entrance to Cicada Night Market

Top 5 – The Street Food

Thai style street food and seafood in Hua Hin are excellent.

The relatively bland western offering of freshly baked bread and cakes jostle for stomach space.

Thai cuisine has a perfect balance of flavours. Chilli-hot, bitter, sweet, salty, and fragrant with the bouquet of fresh herbs.

Everything tastes more flavorful, spicier, with a different texture, and tastier.

Ever had a craving for Som Tam, a shredded unripe Thai Green Papaya Salad?

Or a daily dose of pure coconut water to hydrate your body has wings to lift one gastronomically!

Top 5 Places to Go and Things to Do in Hua Hin Thailand_Thai Green Papaya Salad

Ever a craving for Som Tam, a shredded unripe Thai Green Papaya Salad

How to Get to the Places and Check Out the Things to Do in Hua Hin?

We took a cab from the Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin (198.8 km) for a hassle-free transfer. The journey is approximately 3 hours, depending on traffic.

Bangkok City – Hua Hin (from 1900THB)
Suvarnabhumi Airport – Hua Hin (1900THB)
Don Mueang Airport – Hua Hin (from 2100THB)

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