If you are looking to visit a small up-and-coming town in Thailand then Hua Hin is the town for you. Hua Hin is a coastal town that’s located in Prachuap Khiri Khan province in the South of Thailand. Hua Hin is a favourite among tourists that are trying to escape from the busy Phuket, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. If you want to experience Thailand without all the parties, then we highly recommend this town.
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5 Things to do in Hua Hin, Thailand:
There are so many beautiful attractions here in Hua Hin that you shouldn’t miss out on during your stay here. These attractions are located not far outside of the main town.
1. Monkey Mountain (Also known as Chopstick hill)
Monkey Mountain is a favourite here in Hua Hin. This mountain offers great views of Hua Hin town and is known for all of the monkeys that live on this mountain. Monkey Mountain is located 6 kilometres from Hua Hin Town at the southern end of Hua Hin Beach.
When you get there you will see a 20-meter-high Golden Buddha Statue. There are also hundreds of wild monkeys that will surround you while hiking up the mountain. You are allowed to feed the monkeys however be careful. Feeding the monkeys can make them aggressive.
The recommended way to get to Monkey Mountain in Hua Hin is by tuk-tuk which will cost around 200-300 baht.
Monkey Mountain is open daily from 05:30 to 17:30 and entrance is free.
2. Vana Nava Waterpark
Vana Nava Water park is a jungled theme waterpark here in Hua Hin. This is one of the most amazing waterparks in Thailand.
It has some amazing sets with pipes, waterfalls and fountains. It also has thrilling rides, slides, and world-class facilities. The park has 19 amazing rides, plenty of fast-food restaurants and even shopping options. It’s an amazing place to take kids.
This is an amazing thing to do in Hua Hin for both kids and adults.
Vana Nava Waterfall is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. The entrance fee is 1,000 Thai baht for adults and 600 Thai baht for children. Book your Vana Nava Waterpark trip here.
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3. Pala-U Waterfall
Pala-U waterfall is located in Kaeng Krachan National Park which is located in the south of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. This national park is located about a 1,5-hour drive from Hua Hin Town.
This waterfall has 5 levels. The first 2 levels are fairly easy to reach while the rest of the levels could be more difficult because of slippery grounds. Level 3 to 5 is not recommended for children or the elderly.
Bring your swimsuit and a towel so you can take a swim in the waterfall. Also, wear comfortable and trustworthy shoes to hike up the Waterfall.
We highly recommend that you hire a private driver whether it’s a taxi or tuk-tuk just because it can be quite difficult to navigate.
Open daily from 08:30 to 16:30 from November to July. The waterfall is closed from August to October. The entrance fee is 300 baht for adults and 150 baht for children
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4. Phraya Nakhon Cave
Our favourite attraction here in Hua Hin was the Phraya Nakhon Cave. It’s located in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park just 1 hour outside of the main town. The easiest way to get there is a private taxi or tuk-tuk.
This beautiful cave is known for the shrine that is built inside the cave and for the previous Kings who visited here. You can get to this cave either by hiking or by taking a long-tail boat. We took the longtail boat there and hiked back.
The long-tail boat is cheaper when shared because you don’t pay per person but a set price for the boat.
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Once you reach the beach you need to do a 500-meter hike to the cave. Close to the top of the path, you will start going down into the first cave. This first cave is beautiful with a natural stone bridge called ‘hell bridge’.
The main attraction is the second cave with the shrine. This is such a beautiful attraction and one of the best things to do in Hua Hin.
Phraya Nakhon Cave is open daily from 08:00 to 15:00. The Entrance fee is 200 baht per person.
5. Cicada Weekend Market
Cicada Weekend Market is so unique. This market is not like other touristy markets in Thailand, where you can find cheap or knockoff products. This market has a variety of very unique hand-made products.
It’s a little bit more expensive than the other markets, but it’s worth it. The products are beautiful and you can spend hours at this market just looking at all the unique things and live entertainment.
If you feel like you haven’t spoiled yourself enough with all the beautiful things you bought, you can treat yourself to a fantastic meal at the outside food court and a drink at one of the bars.
Cicada Weekend Markets’ opening hours are 10:30 to 18:00 on Monday to Thursday and 16:00 to 23:00 on Friday to Sunday.
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Other Things in Hua Hin
Hua Hin has two beautiful shopping malls known as Market Village Shopping Mall and BlúPort Hua Hin Resort Shopping Mall. There you can find a few great restaurants as well as treat yourself to a movie, Thai style. You will also find some of the well-known fast-food places here if you’re not quite ready to experience Thai cuisine just yet. However, do yourself a favour and eat some local Thai food, it’s delicious.
This town is a coastal town and has some beaches, but they aren’t like the unbelievable blue beaches that Thailand is known for. Hua Hin has some beautiful beachside resorts.
Amazing Tours and Trips in Hua Hin
Book some of these amazing tours today and see the best of Hua Hin town and Prachan Khiri Khan Province.
How to get around the town of Hua Hin
There are great ways to get around Hua Hin Town. You can either use the Songthaew which cost between 10 to 20 Baht per trip. Songthaews are like a pickup truck that has been converted into a public transport vehicle.
You can also use the Tuk-Tuks or Meter Taxis.
Where to stay in Hua Hin, Thailand?
There are a lot of hotels and beautiful resorts that you can easily book by using websites such as Booking.com or Agoda. We recommend that you book a hotel as close to Hua Hin beach as possible since this is where most of the attractions and restaurants are located.
Book some beautiful hotels below using the booking.com platform:
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