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Popular Tourist Spots in Hua Hin

Thailand's Hua Hin district has become a secluded hotspot of tourist activity, with many attractions and activities awaiting the eager traveller. Here's a few that you shouldn't miss in Hua Hin.

1

Hua Hin Night-Market

One of the hallmarks of Thai night-life is the concept of the night-market, and Hua Hin has one of the most popular ones in the country. The market is located a short distance away from the iconic Anantara Hua Hin Resort, a most notable Hua Hin beach resort. Stalls featuring many local products Thailand is renowned for saturate the market, ranging from outlets selling hand-made crafts to iconic food-stalls. The stalls contain Thai street-favorites ranging from various grilled sea-foods to mini-pancakes and mango sticky-rice.

2

Cicada Market

A definite must-visit if you find yourself in Hua Hin. The Cicada Market is the artistic hub of Hua Hin, featuring everything from visual-art to music. The market consists of four sections, Art a la Mode, Art of Eat, Art of Act and Art Indoor, each with a very distinct theme. The dining area known as The Art of Eat gives an education in various traditional Thai cuisine and their place in the country's history. The market even has a Beer-Garden where budding artists liaise.

3

Hua Hin Safari

A collective of nature-trails combine to offer an adventurous experience like no other. Hua Hin's adventure-park features great views of the town as well as opportunities to interact with the diverse range of wild-life indigenous to the area. Additionally, one can traverse the park on the back of an Elephant or on a Horse-Drawn Carriage. The prior will take you through a much more exciting adventure into the heart of the Hua Hin wilderness while the latter will only occur within certain sections of the park.

4

Plearn Wan

If you ever wondered about travelling back in time to the 1950s, then the Plearn Wan is definitely worthy of a visit. A courtyard-style building made from wood and featuring two-storeys, the Plearn Wan shopping mall is built recreating various things from 1950s Thailand, ranging from the architecture, to the cars, to even the featured products. The shopping complex has clothing from the recreated time-span, local Thai street-food and unique guest-houses.

5

Wat Huay Mongkol

Luand Phor Thuad was one of Thailand's infamous monks and a local hero. He committed incredible acts such as purifying salt-water into a drinkable form, and rescuing the occupants of a doomed boat. The temple was built in order to commemorate his memory, and features a massive a statue of the monk with two mammoth-size elephants on either side. People visit the temple to pay respects and seek good fortune, health and happiness. It is believed that walking underneath the respective bellies of the elephants will bring forth good luck.

So here are five reasons to visit the eclectic town of Hua Hin in Thailand. It's a dynamic locale that will impress you whether you're looking to dive into Thai culture or experience a relaxing retreat into nature. So if you find yourself in Hua Hin, be sure to visit the above locales, you might even discover some wondrous places of your own.

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