10 Things to Do in Hua Hin

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hua Hin is a town south of Bangkok that’s rapidly a favorite destination for visitors who love being in an idyllic location beside the sea. But for all the peace and serenity of the town, there are still plenty of activities to keep adventurous visitors happy and on the move. Here are 10 fun things to do in Hua Hin that will provide you with years of fond memories.

1. Try Your Hand at Kitesurfing

Although it may look a daredevil's sport, kitesurfing is perfectly safe, once you’ve had a few lessons. And few things can compare to the feeling of racing across the warm waves with the balmy breezes and brilliant sun on your face.

For those who are feeling adventurous, Hua Hin Kitesurfing has their main shop on Soi 83 in central Hua Hin. They can teach you the basics of kitesurfing in as little as a few days.

2. Take a Walk Through a Tropical Marsh

Bueng Bua Wood Boardwalk is a long boardwalk situated above a huge tropical marsh in the heart of Sam Roi Yot National Park right outside the town of Hua Hin. Strolling along the boardwalk, you'll be amazed by the amount of wildlife that inhabits this seemingly vacant marsh.

Be sure to bring a camera to get shots of all the birds and wildlife you encounter.

3. Enroll Your Kids in a Weekend of Art at Vic Hua Hin

Vic Hua Hin is an art school in Hua Hin that offers weekend programs in dance, sculpture, painting, and music at their farm and campus. Your kids will become immersed in the arts for a weekend. The school also offers farm animals roaming the campus that your kids are free to pet and feed.

They also have accommodations that are suitable for families wishing to make a family holiday out of a weekend at Vic Hua Hin.

4. Pose for a Painting at Baan Sillapin

What could be more fun than having your entire family pose for a talented artist's painting? Baan Sillapin is an artist’s village in Hua Hin. There are many artists who can be hired to paint a portrait of your family from a photo or in person.

Wander the galleries and workshops of the village until you see an artist’s work who would do your family justice in a painting.

5. Cool Off at Vana Nava Water Jungle

Vana Nava Water Jungle is a large water park that’s just a few minutes’ drive from the center of Hua Hin. It offers 19 rides in total and includes Thailandinfo-icon's largest water slide called 'The Abyss'. The water park has zones for children and adults, each of which provides cool fun and excitement for a full day of wet and wild adventure.

For white-knuckle rides or gentle rides that will offer a fun time to the youngest members of the family, Vana Nava Water Jungle is the place to spend the day.

6. Take a Camel Ride at Camel Republic

Camel Republic in nearby Cha-Am offers a Moroccan-themed amusement park that features live camel rides. Your kids will also get to see the llamas and alpacas that call the park home.

This park also offers mechanical thrill rides including the ‘Skyfly’. This ride features a strong updraft of wind that allows it to simulate the effects of skydiving.

7. Visit a Temple Inside a Cave

Visiting Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is a bit of a hike, but it offers an amazing sight. You’ll be able to take in the sights of a beautiful Buddhist temple that been constructed inside an open-roofed cave that allows the sunshine to stream in and illuminate the temple

The day trip provides a beautiful nature walk into the jungles of the national park with a breath-taking sight at the end.

8. Eat Some of the Best Seafood in Thailand

One of the first things that locals will enquire of visitors is whether they have sampled the famous seafood of Hua Hin. They are proud of the seafood offered in Hua Hin, as well they should be.

Whether your tastes run to posh restaurants with a view of the ocean, or you prefer to sample the delicious seafood on offer at the Hua Hin Night Market, the succulent lobster, giant prawns and spicy, steamed fish of Hua Hin are worth the trip alone to this seaside town.

9. Watch the Sunrise from Khao Kakiab

On the beach at the south end of Hua Hin, stands a large rock. It is the home of a Buddhist temple as well as a gang of monkeys. It also provides the best view of the sunrise in all of Hua Hin.

Visitors who get up early to climb the hill of Khao Takiab (also known as Chopsticks Hill) can witness the sunrise out of the Gulf of Thailand to kiss the white-sand kilometers of beaches stretching out before you. It’s a sight you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

10. Get a Glimpse into the Past at Maruekathaiyawan Palace

During the reign of King Rama VI, this palace was built to serve as a summer retreat. It was designed by an Italian architect and features Thai-Victorian architecture that takes visitors back to the past.

Stroll around the quiet, impeccably-manicured grounds and imagine life as it was during the 1920s. The vivid green of the lawns against the turquoise blue of the sea and the stunning architecture is a stunning sight.

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