Hua HinThailand

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Cosmopolitan city meets fashionable beachside retreat at Thailand‘s oldest and most traditional resort, long associated with the Thai royal family.

Hua Hin is a popular weekend getaway spot for well-heeled Bangkok residents. The beach resort has been a favorite holiday destination for Thai nobility and the upper classes since the 1920s, when King Prajadhipok transformed it from a quiet fishing village to a royal resort. The town is still widely associated with the Thai royal family. It also remains a working fishing port that has retained plenty of its charm and character.

Hua Hin has developed slowly over the centuries, and life moves at a slower pace here. Many Thai tourists visit this resort town, so you’ll find authentic local cuisine and plenty of good shopping. Take a stroll down the village’s winding streets in the evening. Shops and night markets sell jewelry, silks and handmade gifts until late. Enjoy freshly caught seafood in the restaurants built on stilts sitting in the water off the beach.

The beach of Hua Hin stretches for several miles south toward the hill of Khao Takiab and offers fine white sand, and good swimming and snorkeling. Rent snorkels from vendors along the beach.

If you want to sight-see in the village itself, visit the Hua Hin Railway Station, said to be Thailand‘s most beautiful rail station.

The surrounding countryside is rich in natural beauty. Climb Khao Hin Lek Fai, or Flint Mountain, which is less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Hua Hin. At the top of the mountain you’ll find a public park and plenty of spots to enjoy the view over Hua Hin. There are also several picturesque nature reserves and natural beauty spots, including the Sam Roi Yot National Park.

Activities available in the resort range from water sports to golf. Hua Hin is home to the largest number of world-class greens in Thailand, with low fees and excellent maintenance.

Hua Hin is a 2.5-hour drive from Bangkok. Trains run between Hua Hin and Bangkok numerous times a day. Once in the village, you can get around by bus, taxi or tuk-tuk.

Where to stay in Hua Hin

Spot monkeys at monkey mountain in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Nong Kae

4/5Very Good!(48 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Nong Kae is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and Cicada Market.

Nong Kae
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Pak Nam Pran

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

Beaches, spas, and restaurants are some highlights of Pak Nam Pran. Make a stop by Pak Nam Pran Beach or Pranburi Forest Park while you're exploring.

Pak Nam Pran
Going some stairs up from Soi Noi beach : Great spot to see Pran Buri with big Buddha on the top.
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Khao Tao

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Khao Tao. You might want to make time for a stop at Khao Tao Beach or Sanae Beach.

Khao Tao
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Khao Takiab

4/5Very Good!(3 area reviews)

Unique features of Khao Takiab include the spas and gardens. Make a stop by Cicada Market or Hua Hin Beach while you're exploring the area.

Khao Takiab
Temple in Hua Hin known as the catfish Temple.
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Bo Fai

Travelers like the monuments in Bo Fai, and Wat Bo Fai is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Bo Fai

Top Hotels in Hua Hin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
4.5 out of 5
129/129 Petchkasem Road, Nong Gae Dist, Prachuabkhirikhan, Hua Hin
¥10,064
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

This family-friendly Hua Hin hotel is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park, Cicada Market, and Hua Hin Beach. Bangkok Hospital ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (304 reviews)

"friendly staff, good location, great service. definitely recommend to my friends."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
33 Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
¥9,126
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Located in Hua Hin, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Jao Mae Tubtim Shrine and Hua Hin Beach. Hua Hin Railway Station ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,401 reviews)

"Nice property in very convenient location Hua Hin. Easy walking to shopping and restaurants. Some rooms need updating, but I'm general the hotel is in good condition. Hotel kindly upgraded us to a junior site with a lovely view. We would happily return to the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
ibis Hua Hin
ibis Hua Hin
3 out of 5
Petchkasem Road Hua Hin 87, Prachubkirikhan, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
¥2,950
per night
Mar 26 - Mar 27

Located in Nong Kae, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hua Hin Beach and Cicada Market. Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and BlúPort Hua Hin Resort Mall are ...

3.9/5Good! (566 reviews)

"Its convenient & well located but lack of nearest amenities like big shopping mall etc."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

ibis Hua Hin

Popular things to do in Hua Hin

Cha-am Beach
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Cha-am Beach

4/5(42 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Cha-am Beach, a popular beach in Cha-am. Wander the forest and sandy beaches in this relaxing area.

Hua Hin Beach
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Hua Hin Beach

4/5(79 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Hua Hin Beach, a popular beach in Hua Hin. While in this romantic area, find time to visit its shops.

Hua Hin Railway Station
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Hua Hin Railway Station

4/5(40 reviews)

Learn about the history of Hua Hin Railway Station, one of the top monuments in Hua Hin. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this quaint area.

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

4.5/5(18 reviews)

Wooded mountain peaks rise over sandy beaches and mangrove swamps that are home to many rare bird species at this spectacular coastal reserve.

Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park
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Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and see why this is a favorite amusement park in Hua Hin. Visit the shops and spas in this relaxing area.

Cicada Market
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Cicada Market

4/5(31 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Cicada Market, a popular shopping spot in Hua Hin. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Top activities in Hua Hin

Your Introduction to the Thai Kitchen
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Your Introduction to the Thai Kitchen

96% of travellers recommend
¥5,291
Per adult
4 Corners of Thailand: A Taste Sensation Tour
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4 Corners of Thailand: A Taste Sensation Tour

100% of travellers recommend
¥6,526
Per adult
Eat Like A Local Tour
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Eat Like A Local Tour

¥4,762
Per adult
Hua Hin to Koh Phangan by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran
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Hua Hin to Koh Phangan by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran

¥4,708
Per adult
Skip the Line: Santorin Park Cha-am Entrance Tickets
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Skip the Line: Santorin Park Cha-am Entrance Tickets

¥659
Per adult
Koh Samui to Hua Hin by Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Coach
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Koh Samui to Hua Hin by Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Coach

¥5,783
Per adult

Reviews of Hua Hin

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 47.95918367346939%
4 - Good
38
4 - Good 38.775510204081634%
3 - Okay
12
3 - Okay 12.244897959183673%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.0204081632653061%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 22, 2020

Great and very clean beach.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 9, 2020

Lots of European retirees, few young people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 20, 2019

The night market is a must see. most everything is in walking distance. There are plenty of other excursense to take as well if the night market isnt your thing. The staff and people overall are very friendly and helpful. Overall a great experience .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 10, 2019

It is a nice place and would make a great retirement destination. It will continue to grow. It has the prettiest beach in Thailand

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 17, 2019

The people in Thailand are so friendly, always ready to give you a smile. The Veranda Lodge is the perfect place to recoup from the stresses of everyday life, especially in these chaotic times we live in.

4/5 - Good

Hyt

Oct 12, 2019

The location of our hotel is good. Because there is no car rental I still need to rely on the taxi. If you want to go to many attractions or outlets, there is actually a distance. You can ask the hotel to call the car. Otherwise, the fare will be ez

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