Hua Hin is one of eight districts in the Prachuap Khiri Khan province in Thailand's northern peninsula. There are many must-visit attractions here, including the popular Hua Hin night market which is the city's most loved sight. Check out this travel guide to prepare yourself for all the amazing destinations, local dishes and souvenirs which await you here!


    Hua Hin attractions
    Things to do in Hua Hin, Thailand


    Things to do in Hua Hin, Thailand

    Popular Hua Hin Attractions

    For both locals or tourists alike, it has become a custom to enjoy the sea and other outdoor activities during the day and the night markets at night. The flavours of the local dishes found across this city is familiar and comparable to Bangkok, bearing the same harmony between sweet, sour, hot and salty. This quiet and relaxing seaside destination is located approximately 2.5 hours away from Bangkok by car, and is popular for weekend family vacations.


    Best Street Food in Hua Hin

    When in Thailand, you must definitely have a taste of the local cuisine. At the Hua Hin Night Market, you'll find a fantastic assortment of seafood eateries. The restaurants in this area of town are quite popular because of the Thai ambience, incredible food quality, and reasonable prices. If seafood isn't your thing, many other options are easily available including sticky mango rice, roti, mango salads, noodles, spring rolls, steaks, and other local dishes.

    The majority of the eateries along the vibrant streets also double as bars. Feel free to sip on locally brewed beer or fancy cocktails while enjoying views of the bustling night market.

    The Hua Hin Night Market is located at the intersection of Decha Nuchit Road and the well-known Phet Kasem Road. Here, you can shop for gifts and enjoy delicious, freshly grilled seafood while exploring the alleys and streets.

    Hua Hin Street Food
    Do not miss out on the local street food in Hua Hin
    Hua Hin local Food
    Seafood is a popular choice of food at the Hua Hin night market


    Hua Hin Souvenirs & Shopping

    Shopping is undoubtedly the favourite activity of many tourists visiting Hua Hin. The night markets here are perfect for those who enjoy hours of browsing, buying or simply window shopping. Jewelries, crafts, Buddhist mementoes, and beachwear are among the items you can expect to see here. Women's clothes are extensively displayed, as are exquisite handcrafted accessories. The best places for gifts include The Family Tree, Sam Phan Nam Floating Market or the Hua Hin Night Market.


    Hua Hin Floating Market

    Thailand is famous for its floating markets, and you must not miss visiting one while you are at Hua Hin. Also known as the Sam Phan Nam Floating Market, this market features a wooden walkway. You can buy anything from homemade arts and crafts to soaps and lotions here. Not only you will get the goods at a cheaper price, but the products are also of good quality.

    The entire market is built on a man-made lake. You can choose to take a boat to explore the market on the water. There are three cultural show performances that will take place daily on the lake. A food court can also be conveniently found here, offering local snacks and lunch options so you don’t have to worry about getting hungry.

    Hua Hin Sam Phan Nam Floating Market is open daily from 10am-10pm.

    Hua Hin Floating Market
    Hua Hin Floating Market


    Hua Hin Beach Activities

    Visitors to Hua Hin often spend their time at the beach during the day and hit the markets when the sun sets. When it is still sunny outside, there are several beach activities that you can take part in such as waterboarding, jet skiing, banana boarding, and kiteboarding. There are also kid-friendly activities available, such as horseback riding. On the other hand, adults can relax at the lounges or indulge in beachfront massages. Alternatively, simply sit back and unwind on the beach while you bask in the sun.

    June is the best month to visit Hua Hin as the world-famous Hua Hin Jazz Festival is held on the beach!

    Hua Hin Beach
    The popular Hua Hin beach offers lounges and beachfront massage facilities


    Wat Hua Hin Temple

    While you are in the city, squeeze in some time to visit Wat Hua Hin which is the most popular temple here. Used also as a monastery, this temple is located in the heart of Hua Hin. Many devoted locals can be observed praying or taking part in the afternoon meditation sessions.

    Wat Ampharam
    Wat Ampharam or Wat Hua Hin is considered the most important temple in Hua Hin.


    The best way to fully enjoy your vacation in Hua Hin is by tasting the local cuisine, visiting the floating market, and shopping for local handicrafts. You also must not skip the Hua Hin Night Market, as it is the heart and soul of this sunny beachside town.

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