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.

Rajabhakti Park3km
Plearn Wan10km
Hua Hin Tique10km
Hin Lek Fai Viewpoint11km
For Art's Sake13km
The Venezia18km
Mrigadayawan Palace24km
Pala-U Waterfalls38km
Swiss Sheep Farm40km
Santorini Park41km
Camel Republic43km
Sam Roi Yod National Park45km
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard46km
Kaeng Krachan National Park100km
Koh Talu Island190km

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 Takiab2.4km
Cicada Art Market & Cultural Centre3km
Wat Tham Khao Tao8km
Baan Silapin Artist’s Collective25km
Wat Huay Mongkol23km


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 Market3km
BlúPort Hua Hin Resort Mall 6km
Grand Night Market7km
Market Village Shopping Complex7km
Khomapastr Fabric House8km
Hua Hin Night Market9km
Plern Wan Vintage Shopping Village11km
Venezia Shopping Village17km
Fly Now Factory Outlet19km


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 Park5km
Go Kart Huahin7km
Black Mountain Water Park22km
Cha Am ATV Park35km

Water Sports

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.

Cooking Courses

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

For more information, please check out the following website:

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HuaHin City Tour Guide.