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