Top 10 Attractions in Hua Hin
Hua Hin is a province and also a town in Thailand. It is one of the eight districts of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province located in between Bangkok and Chumphon. It is one of the popular tourist retreats in Thailand both for locals and foreigners.
Hua Hin is a coastal town with beautiful sandy beaches. It is only two hours away from Bangkok and it is locals’ favourite weekend getaway destination. Many will drive from Bangkok to Hua Hin to spend the weekend to get away from the traffic jam and the busy city life.
It has been a popular beach town for locals but in this couple of years, many tourist attractions were built to attract more tourists. I visited Hua Hin last year and I love the town.
The easiest way to travel to Hua Hin is via Bangkok. You can take go to Hua Hin from Bangkok via train, bus, minivan or self drive. It is only two hours of driving from Bangkok.
Hua Hin is located beside another town, Cha Am which is also another coastal town with tourist attractions.
We have listed the Top 10 Attractions in Hua Hin.
1.Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
Developed since 2011, Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is over 560 acres in total area. It produces a variety of wines include Colombard, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sangiovese and Tempranillo. It is located 140-210 meters above sea level in Hua Hin hills.
The Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is located quite far from the town. You can either taking a day tour, rent a tour van or rent your own car. Driving from the town takes at least half an hour one way to the Hua Hin Hills Vineyard.
You can enjoy their tapas or set meals at Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. You can also walk around the vineyard and purchase their wines. Thus, there is a complimentary Jeep Tour at 1pm and 4pm and there also souvenirs available at the vineyard.
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard Address:
204 Moo 9, Baan Khork Chang Patana,
Hua Hin, Prachuab Khiri Khan, Hua Hin District
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
GPS: 12.527839, 99.710195
2.Hua Hin Railway Station
The Hua Hin Railway Station is one of the country’s most beautiful train stations marked by its meticulous details in architecture. Built in the reign of King Rama VI, the station features a Royal Waiting Room with Thai architectural style, a room which was relocated from Sanam Chan Palace in Nakhon Pathom province during the reign of King Rama VI.
The Hua Hin Railway Station is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hua Hin. With its beautiful Thai architectural style, many tourists come here for photography.
There are also some of the old trains showcased outside of the station. The Hua Hin Railway Station is located in the town.
Hua Hin Railway Station GPS Coordinate:
GPS: 12.567272, 99.954827
3.Hat Hua Hin / Hua Hin Beach
Hua Hin or Hua Hin Beach is located at the sunrise side of the city, is home to a 5 kilometer beach with white sands, bungalows, five-star hotels and resorts. The beach runs from a rocky headland and curves about three kilometers down south to Khao Takiap where the Giant Standing Buddha Sculpture is located.
The beach itself stays tranquil while still sprung with fun activities like horse riding, kite boarding and water sports.
Many locals will escape the city landscape to come to Hua Hin for the beach, sand and the sea. That’s why it is usually packed during weekends as the city goers enjoy their staycation in Hua Hin.
There are many hotels and resorts located along the beach and you can book at them at www.agoda.com
Khao Takiap is situated 4 kilometers South of Hua Hin reachable by local mini bus, a giant golden Buddha statue standing against a cliff is the landmark of Khao Takiab.
Visitors can catch a great bird’s eye view of Hua Hin, visit Wat Khao Takiap, a temple on top of the hill or head down to Khao Takiab Beach which mostly offers bungalow accommodations.
This hill, 14 kilometers from Hua Hin town and this is one of the iconic attractions of Hua Hin.
Khao Takiap Address:
Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
GPS: 12.515636, 99.981823
5.Namtok Pa La-u
This is for nature lover. Namtok Pa La-u or Pa La-u waterfall is an 11-tiered waterfall located in the verdant forest area of Kaeng Krachan National Park where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found. Some levels of the waterfall are reachable through trekking trails, of which visitors may be able to spot some wildlife animals and several species of rare birds along the way.
The best time to visit the fall is from November to April and to watch the butterflies from 7 A.M. to 10 A.M. The waterfall can be reached by local transport from Hua Hin for a distance of 63 kilometers.
This 11-tier scenic waterfall is located some 60 kilometres west of Hua Hin. You need a tour van or self drive to this waterfall.
Namtok Pa La-u GPS Coordinate:
GPS: 12.537962, 99.462993
6.Wat Huay Mongkol
This Buddhist temple is home to the world’s largest statue of Luang Phor Thuad, a legendary southern Thai monk revered for his enlightenment and ability to perform miracles. Many believe that the amulets created in his image guarantee safety in times of distress.
Many Buddhists will come to pray and also to look for the amulets. There are many devotees here and most of them are locals. You can easily spot the statue as it is huge. The best way to come here is via tour van or self drive as it is located at least 20 min off the town.
Wat Huay Mongkol Address and GPS:
Thap Tai, Hua Hin District
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
GPS: 12.552984, 99.825683
Plearnwan is a theme of unique brown wooden building features shopping complex, has two-storey courtyard-style building, an architectural statement in itself, houses a community of period-style shops selling everything from clothes, inexpensive plastic-and-tin toys, snacks as well as a beauty salon, photo studio, outdoor cinema screen and a mini ferris wheel.
It is located on the main road in Hua Hin town and it is hard to miss the beautiful wooden huge entrance. There are no entrance fees and the place is a beautiful vintage village with plenty to shop. There are individual boutiques as well as restaurants and food stalls in Plearnwan too.
Plearnwan Village at Hua Hin Address and GPS:
38 Soi 40, Hua Hin Road, Hua Hin, Thailand
GPS: 12.594029, 99.949175
8.Hua Hin Sam Phan Nam Floating Market
Hua Hin Sam Phan Nam Floating Market is the biggest floating, covering an area of over 100 rai (16 hectares). The market’s architectural features take their inspiration from several historical sites in Hua Hin that were either built or renovated during the reign of King Rama VI (1910-1925), including the Mrigadayavan Palace and Hua Hin Railway Station.
Hua Hin Sam Phan Nam Floating Market Address:
88/8 หนองหอยทับใต้ ทับใต้
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
GPS: 12.501513, 99.914813
Cicada Market is one of the unique attractions in Hua Hin. It is a weekend night market but it is not the usual night markets. The Cicada Market is created for artists, creators, designers, students and community through culture and arts.
Yes, the Cicada Market is an art market with exhibitions, music and performances.
Cicada Market is divided into four venues: Art A La Mode, Cicada Art Factory, Amphitheatre and Cicada Cuisine.
This is a must visit night market even you are not art lovers as you can enjoy performances, shop and eat here. Remember it is a weekend night market as it is closed during the day and weekdays.
The market opens every Friday, Saturday from 16:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs and Sunday 16:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs and admission is FREE.
For more info, visit http://www.cicadamarket.com
Cicada Market GPS Coordinate:
GPS: 12.534052, 99.965828
10.Vana Nava Hua Hin
Vana Hava Hua Hin is the newest and latest tourist attraction. It is Asia’s first Water Jungle is located right in the heart of Thailand’s most renowned resort town of Hua Hin. Claiming to be the first ecologically and community aware waterpark in the region, Vana Nava Hua Hin has literally transformed an empty plot of land into a tropical jungle, with over 200,000 living species from across Thailand in its 20 Rai (3.2 hectares) property. Combining state of the art technology and modern facilities with 19 very exciting rides and slides from the World’s best, WhiteWater West industries, exciting Vana Nava Hua Hin is set to make a very big splash in Thailand’s tourism industry.
From the largest slide in Thailand, the Abyss, to the tallest man made mountain with waterfall in Asia, Vana Nava Falls, Vana Nava Hua Hin promised the fun and thrill. Get your swimsuits ready for one of the best water theme parks in Thailand.
For more info visit https://www.vananavahuahin.com
Vana Nava Hua Hin GPS:
GPS: 12.531740, 99.961741
Bonus: Fly Now FN Outlet
Fly Now Outlet or FN Outlet is factory brand outlet located in Hua Hin near Cha Am. The outlet offer seasonal and discounted local and International brands and also food and beverages outlet. The outlet opens daily from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm.
You can find many quality local brands here at Fly Now FN Outlet. There are on going sales and promotions from time to time.
Fly Now FN Outlet is located at the main road of Hua Hin and near Cha Am.
Fly Now FN Factory Outlet Hua Hin Contact and GPS:
GPS: 12.66620, 99.95195