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10 Places to Visit When in Hua Hin – A City of History, Culture and Natural Wonders

There are many amazing sites to visit in and around the coastal city of Hua Hin; to make the most of your stay, make a list of these attractions you hope to try.

1

Maruekhathaiyawan Palace

This mansion was built by King Rama VI in the 1920's, and its unconventional style is credited to an Italian architect. The colourful building combines Thai and Victorian design with an intriguing mix of beach style and grandeur. It is beautifully set, with neatly manicured lawns and the ocean for a backdrop. The mansion was once used by Royalty, and visitors can enjoy its beauty today.

2

For Art's Sake

This is a modern an exciting attraction to visit while in Hua Hin and is the first 4D Art Museum in all of Thailand. A combination of 3D art with exciting sound effects gives visitors an incomparable experience suitable for all ages. The art museum is divided into several thematic zones and creates illusions perfect for mind boggling photographs and selfies.

3

Hua Hin Night Market

The night market comes alive at about 6.30 pm, when vendors line the street, selling all the colourful goods that Thai markets are known for. The place is great not just for what is on sale, but for the exciting vibe, with hip music and charming bars. Enjoy an evening spent in this vibrant setting, enjoying the delicious food and drink on offer. The seafood here is a popular favourite.

4

Cicada Market

For visitors who happen to be in the area on weekend evenings, this is an exciting and lively place to visit, especially if you have a passion for art. Buy stylish pieces of décor and creative art at the craft market, on spend time at the art gallery. Enjoy the laid-back vibes with music playing, and food and drink to suit every palate.

5

Hunhin Artist Village

Artists and budding art enthusiasts alike will enjoy this colourful village with a charming bohemian vibe. Several talented artists work to make the village what it is, and visitors can enjoy exhibits in the galleries on the premises, and even get their hands dirty at one of the art workshops held here.

6

Black Mountain Water Park

This water park has all the attractions that make water parks great, from the water slides, the wave pools and a lazy river. Spend a whole day frolicking in the sun before returning to the comfort of beautiful Hua Hin hotels to unwind.

7

Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park

This is where to go when you want to get a feel of the local culture and history, and the beautiful complex, which is built on a hill, was once a Royal Palace complete with a temple. For those who truly want to immerse themselves in the local culture, try accommodation that reflects this, at a place like the Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa.

8

Phraya Nakhon Cave

At the cave visitors will find a splendid mix of nature and history, and a stunning view like nothing else on earth. Getting there is however a challenge, as it involves quite a hike. In the second of the two caves visitors will find an ethereal pavilion erected more than a century ago.

9

Santorini Park Cha-Am

When friends back home see pictures taken at this park, they will be confused as to whether they were taken in Thailand or the popular Greek Island. Reflecting the same architectural style and stoned paths as Santorini, this amusement park provides and unconventional experience.

10

Hutsadin Elephant Foundation

This isn't a glamorous park by any means, but it is run by well-meaning volunteers who want to give elephants who are suffering from some sort of trauma or difficulty a better life. Interact with the glorious animals or watch them perform, and if you are willing, leave a donation to contribute to the welfare of the elephants.