Whether you are a fan of art and culture, street food or fine wine, there's something for all ages to enjoy in our list of top 5 things to do in Hua Hin.
Oh, how we love to travel across the globe. From luxury hotels in Cambodia like The Bale, Phnom Penh to stunning Ho Chi Minh retreats like Windsor Plaza Hotel Saigon, and five-star properties like Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, we love living in the lap of luxury at great hotels and resorts, but sometimes you just want to explore. If you’re in Thailand with the family, then we’ve found 5 fun things to do in Hua Hin that everyone will enjoy. Take a look. (And while you’re here, read our review on the gorgeous Avani Hua Hin Resort & Villas.)
Hua Hin Railway Station
If you’re looking for things to do in Hua Hin, then you should probably start with a trip to Hua Hin Railway Station. Because Hua Hin has always been a favourite holiday destination for the Thai Royal family, the architecture at this train station is quite beautiful, having been built by the finest craftsmen in the 1920s. Bold red colours contrast with bright whites here, and it’s a popular spot for selfies in the city. Don’t miss out on seeing the Royal Waiting Room that was once part of the Sanamchan Palace in Nakom Pathom.
Hua Hin Railway Station, Western end of Damnernkasem Road, Hua Hin
Monsoon Valley Vineyard
Fan of Thai wine? You will be once you’ve visited Monsoon Valley Vineyard. Explore the vineyard and learn more about making wine. Then, enjoy a delicious Thai-style lunch at The Sala Wine Bar & Bistro as you sample white and red varietals from the 200-acre vineyard below. We are big fans of the Shiraz!
Monsoon Valley Vineyard, 1 Moo 9 Baankhok Chang Patana NongPlup HuaHin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan,Thailand
Also known as the Palace of Love and Hope, Mrigadayavan Palace was crafted from golden teak for King Rama VI in 1924. This summer seaside palace is a great spot to explore with the family, with wonderfully curated gardens and loads of space for the kids to run around. There’s even a wonderful tea house that sits beside the beach where you can enjoy some exceptional French tea from Mariage Frères along with a royal afternoon-set that features traditional candy especially made for the King and his family along with other nibbles.
Mrigadayavan Palace, 1281 Phet Kasem Rd, Tambon Cha-am, Amphoe Cha-am, Chang Wat Phetchaburi 76120, Thailand
Baan Sillipan Artist Village
This artist village in Hua Hin is a great place to spend the afternoon. Around 15 families have studios on site, with artistic styles and mediums ranging from painting to ceramics. Grab a cuppa at the Art Cafe and pick up some gifts in the gift shop, or get a family portrait done by one of the talented local artists.
Baan Sillipan Artist Village, 299/8 3218 Tambon Hin Lek Fai, Amphoe Hua Hin, Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
Cicada Market is a must-visit when it comes to things to do in Hua Hin. Catch some live theatre as you tuck into some quality Thai dishes from the food stalls and explore the trinkets and art for sale from the various vendors. While it is a little bit touristy, it’s definitely worth a visit for the sights and smells alone.
Cicada Market, 83/159 Nong Kae-Khao Takiap Road, Nhongkae, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand