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06 Best Things to Do in Hua Hin – Seaside Fun Galore!

The best experiences in Hua Hin are centred on loads of family fun by the sea. An age-old retreat for the Thai royal family, Hua Hin is now a quintessential holiday destination, as explained below, where one can enjoy a spot of romance, adventure and relaxing vibes.

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Visit the Maruekhathaiyawan Palace

Easy to reach from Hua Hin hotels, this is the summer seaside palace of the Royal family. Built in the 1920's during the time of King Rama VI the palace was designed by an Italian architect. The place is beautiful boasting a number of verandas and intricate latticework; there is also a lovely boardwalk made from golden teak obtained from the torn down Hat Chao Samran palace. One of the most beautiful features of the palace is the passage which leads down to the beach. The Maruekhathaiyawan Palace located in Cha Am is only 15 minutes from the Anantara Hua Hin Resort.

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Explore the Hua Hin Railway Station

Another location enhanced by the Royal family, the Hua Hin Railway station was built during the time of King Rama VI and in located a short distance from the city centre. The most notable feature there is the 'royal waiting room'. The buildings boast beautiful architectural styles which recreate traditional Thai designs while managing to retain a very Victorian vibe. Take along the cameras for the charming station, its features and surroundings are perfect for capturing some unique aspects of Hua Hin.

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Browse the Cicada Market

You will love exploring the Cicada Market home to stalls of handmade items, beautiful artwork and loads of good cheer. The place is a gathering point for the talented artisans of Hua Hin and also a venue for those wishing to implement 'freedom of expression'. The market also boasts a beer garden, an art gallery and live music to enjoy.

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The Hua Hin Night Market is Fab

The night market is located in the centre of town between railway line and Petchkasem Road. Located along an entire street the place is abuzz by 6.30pm. There you will find a range of vendors selling just about every quirky, duplicated and outlandish item you would expect from a typical Thai open-air market. The food is a pretty impressive line-up too, so go there hungry and enjoy some indulgence.

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Check Out the Plearn Wan Shopping Village

Located close to the Klai Kong Won Palace, this shopping village is located within a lovely wooden building. The place is home to a number of shops, cafes and even guests rooms which bear a charming 1960's design. The shopping complex is open every day from 10 am onwards and is most popular for its open air movies, temple fairs and live music.

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Black Mountain Water Park

For more watery fun away from the beach, you can visit the Black Mountain Water Park. Located about 10kms from Hua Hin, the place is easy to reach from your resort in Hua Hin. Nine varied water slides, pools, rides and loads of fun await the entire family.