Explore Hua Hin & Khao Takiab
Having grown from a small rural fishing village to a favourite vacation spot for Bangkokians and international holidaymakers, Hua Hin still remains a relatively small holiday town. It is possible to explore the centre of town by foot, as most shops and restaurants are concentrated along a short, walkable stretch. Shoppers will find ample opportunities to shop and browse. Those looking to dine or unwind will doubtless find the perfect spot while surveying the town’s innumerable restaurants, food stands, cafes, and bars. For visitors with wider recreational interests (whether cultural, geographical, culinary, or athletic), the area offers a wide range of attractions and activities:
Hua Hin offers a convenient base for day trips to two national parks, nearby waterfalls, as well as numerous islands along the gulf. Wine drinkers might also enjoy a visit to the local vineyard, which offers daily tours and tastings.
|Hua Hin Tique||10km|
|Hin Lek Fai Viewpoint||11km|
|For Art's Sake||13km|
|Swiss Sheep Farm||40km|
|Sam Roi Yod National Park||45km|
|Hua Hin Hills Vineyard||46km|
|Kaeng Krachan National Park||100km|
|Koh Talu Island||190km|
Hua Hin is home to a large community of Thai artists skilled in everything from contemporary visual arts to more traditional trades. The local artistic scene features artists’ collectives, galleries, and cultural centres which host performing arts festivals, workshops, exhibitions, and film screenings.
|Wat Khao Takiab||2.4km|
|Cicada Art Market & Cultural Centre||3km|
|Wat Tham Khao Tao||8km|
|Baan Silapin Artist’s Collective||25km|
|Wat Huay Mongkol||23km|
Shoppers will find everything from vibrant night markets (for souvenir shopping and tasty treats) to fine tailors and jewellers. There are also a number of themed shopping villages and brand name outlets a short drive from the city centre.
|Cicada Night Market||3km|
|BlúPort Hua Hin Resort Mall||6km|
|Grand Night Market||7km|
|Market Village Shopping Complex||7km|
|Khomapastr Fabric House||8km|
|Hua Hin Night Market||9km|
|Plern Wan Vintage Shopping Village||11km|
|Venezia Shopping Village||17km|
|Fly Now Factory Outlet||19km|
Sports enthusiasts can arrange for anything from scenic cycling tours to snorkelling trips. Hua Hin is also considered to be one of the country’s main golfing destinations and one of the few areas in Thailand with ideal conditions for kitesurfing.
|Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park||5km|
|Go Kart Huahin||7km|
|Black Mountain Water Park||22km|
|Cha Am ATV Park||35km|
Jet skis, banana boats, doughnuts, and kayaks can be hired on Khao Takiab beach. There are also a number of kitesurfing schools in Hua Hin offering professional tuition and equipment for hire.
Fishing & Boat Trips
Boat trips can be organised with local fishermen as well as with Prachuab- based companies such as Mermaid Cruises and Hua Hin Sea Discovery.
Hua Hin has long been regarded as one of Thailand’s prime golfing locations. With 9 international quality courses within a 30-minute drive of town centre, golfers will likely find themselves spoilt for choice.
Many of Hua Hin’s large hotels offer short courses in traditional Thai cuisine. Visitors to Hua Hin can also choose between a number of local cooking schools