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Best Things to do in Hua Hin - Top Activities to Enjoy in Hua Hin

As one of Thailand's most popular beach holiday hubs, Hua Hin welcomes travellers from around the world. Here are some of the best things to do during a getaway in Hua Hin.

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Shop till You Drop

The Venizia is not only for window shopping and Instagram worthy photo sessions but a spectacular retail hotspot for the masses. In fact, no tour of Hua Hin would be complete without spending a few hours exploring the many shopping and recreational highlights occupying the massive compound. Take a ride on a gondola or the Ferris wheel and step inside the 3D art gallery and mini wildlife sanctuary while shopping for clothes, accessories and other branded goods at this iconic shopping complex.

2

Spend a Day at Safari & Adventure Park

Those who love team sports should not miss the chance to enjoy a game a paintball at this popular activity base in Hua Hin. This is not only an activity that suitable for all ages but for families and groups of friends as well.

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Tour Maruekhathaiyawan Palace

Regarded as one of Hua Hin's architectural treasures, the Maruekhathaiyawan Palace is no ordinary landmark in the beach Mecca. The walk through the museum which was designed by architects from Italy no less affords tourists a look back at Hua Hin's golden era as a playground for the rich and famous. The many royal relics and beautifully preserved antiques contained within the palace speak of the riches and the wealth that surrounded this scenic seaside hamlet in the roaring 1920s.

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Venture into the Phraya Nakhon Cave

Occupying pride of place inside the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the Phraya Nakhon Cave is ranked among Thailand's most breathtaking natural wonders for a number of reasons. Although getting to the cave and exploring its confines is a challenge, the trek is well worth the effort once the gold and green pavilion contained inside the cave comes into full view.

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Wine and Dine at the Plearn Wan Shopping Village

This themed retail compound made up of shops, cafes and eateries are the closest things tourists will come to experiencing a culinary market in Hua Hin. Hosting many a local event including temple festivals and movie screenings throughout the year, the best aspect of exploring this retail hub is the many opportunities to sample local delights and treats. Thai snacks and staples are just some of the goodies travellers can dig into if they venture down to this unique shopping area.

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Hike up Khao Takiab Mountain

Tipped to offer the best views of Hua Hin, a hike up to the Khao Takiab Mountain is a must for all first time visitors. Not only is the venue renowned for its panoramic views but also the many monkeys that occupy its leafy confines. Those based at the Avani+ Hua Hin Resort or any similar rest will find that climbing up Monkey Mountain is one of the best things to do in Hua Hin. The temple at the top of the hill affords a bird's eye perspective of Hua Hin and its many beaches.