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Hua Hin

Top Things to do in Hua Hin

Let the city of Hua Hin take you by the hand and walk you through its splendor as you slowly fall in love with every aspect of it, from its beaches to its markets.

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The history of Hua Hin can be traced back to the year 1834 when severe drought made some farmers come and settle down in this region. They had named the Samore Riang or ‘rows of rocks’. The region gained prominence in the 1920s with the construction of the Maruekhathaiyawan Palace by King Vajiravudha, followed by the construction of the local railway, and yet another resort built by the successor of King Vajiravudha, following which the reputation and fortune of the place took off.

In the current times, Hua Hin attracts tourists throughout the year. Moreover, its vicinity to Bangkok makes it a perfect weekend getaway. So, if you are planning to visit here, then take note of the top things to do in Hua Hin.

Top 5 Things to do in Hua Hin

Following are some activities that should be on your travel plan to Hua Hin –

1. Unlock Your Inner Gastronomical Critic at the Tamarind Market

The Tamarind Market of Hua Hin is one of those places to be if you are a foodie or simply love sampling different dishes. The market has a delectable array of dishes available such as sushi, wood-fire cooked pizzas, Pad Thai, and Wagyu-type burgers.

The vibe of the place is such that tourists certainly enjoy eating here, and this makes it one of the amazing things to do in Hua Hin.

2. Tap into Your Inner Artist at the Baan Sillapin or Artist Village

The Baan Sillapin Village is located at a distance of 3.8 miles from the city center of Hua Hin, and it is a paradise for art lovers as it consists of beautiful art studios and galleries. These galleries and art studios offer classes to those tourists who wish to learn the local art.

An artsy café located within the premises takes care of the nourishment of both the visitors and students. Indeed, the peaceful ambiance and the art on display make visiting this village one of the best things to do in Hua Hin.

3. Explore the Kaeng Krachan National Park and Pala-U Waterfall

The Kaeng Krachan National Park and Pala-U Waterfall are some of the places to be. The natural beauty of the landscape, coupled with the atmosphere and the chance to view several exotic birds and species of gibbons, makes it a must-visit.

Tourists can climb up to the third level of the waterfall to truly immerse themselves in the essence of the place.

People seeking more of a thrill can also hire a guide to take them deeper into the rainforest of the national park. Also, they can view animals such as leopards, elephants, and boars.

4. Indulge in Retail Therapy at the Cicada Market

The Cicada Market of Hua Hin is a place where tourists can shop around and collect authentic souvenirs such as sculptures, handmade items, and original paintings. Another reason the market is popular is that it is divided into a couple of sections where guests can indulge as per their different tastes.

The sections consist of a food court, a section devoted to live music played by musicians, a DJ or local or otherwise bands, an art gallery, etc.

5. Unwind at the Maruekhathaiyawan Palace

The Maruekhathaiyawan Palace is known for being a former summer palace of the reigning king in the 1920s, King Vajiravudha or Rama VI. The palace is remarkable in that its construction is entirely made from teakwood, which lends a naturally old-world air to it.

Tourists visiting this palace can explore the various parts of the palace, such as the King’s study, where he is said to have composed his poetry. The greenery surrounding the palace makes for quite a charming ambiance.

Key Takeaways

The city of Hua Hin offers many other experiences and activities besides this list of top things to do in Hua Hin. So, if you are planning a trip, then head to and make your travel plans.

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