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The 05 Best Things to do in Hua Hin – A Fun-filled Coastal Escape

One of the most popular places for a coastal getaway in Thailand, Hua Hin offers a holiday that can be as relaxing or activity-filled as you want. Apart from a picturesque stretch of shore, his idyllic seaside resort town has much to explore for intrepid travellers as well.


Spend Time at the Beach

Arguably, the main allure here is the beach which offers a fun day in the sand and surf. Resorts in Hua Hin can be found close to the shore so you can begin and end your day amidst the sights and sounds of the ocean. Those getting up early will be rewarded by some stunning sunrises too. Be it working on your tan, taking romantic walks, having family game time, trying various water sports or even going horse riding, there is much to look forward to at the beach.


Shop at the Hua Hin Night Market

Markets in Thailand are great places to find bargains and savour yummy Thai dishes; the Hua Hin Night Market is no exception and is well worth visiting when staying at a local hotel. Hua Hin shopping excursions become lively affairs at this colourful market which is open from around 6:00pm to 11:00pm. You can expect to find souvenirs, clothing, handicrafts, jewellery, beachwear, DVDs and more. Amongst the highlights here are the stalls offering a delectable array of seafood dishes.


Enjoy Some Fun Kitesurfing

This destination is also one of the best spots for kitesurfing in Thailand; the beach is easily accessible and the great thing is, you can enjoy this thrilling activity right in front of accommodation options the likes of Avani+ Hua Hin Resort. There are several well-known kitesurfing schools here as well for those wanting to try it out for the first time. During the two seasons for this activity (November to January and February to May), wind speeds can reach up to 20 knots and set the stage for an unforgettable ride on the water.


Visit Mrigadayavan Palace

Those looking to engage in some sightseeing in Hua Hin can plan a visit to Mrigadayavan Palace which was the former residence of King Rama VI also known as King Vajiravudh. One of the world's longest teak buildings, this charming structure was used as a summer palace and features lovely architecture, pastel exteriors and picturesque lawns that overlook the sea. While here, you can also look forward to enjoying a Thai-inspired high tea at its tea room!


Head to Hua Hin Train Station

One of the popular tourist attractions in Hua Hin, the local train station is a great place to visit and photograph too. Amongst the country's oldest train stations, it was constructed during the time of King Rama VI and features fascinating architecture that blends elements of both traditional and western design. Apart from the striking red and white exterior, the Hua Hin Train Station is also home to a royal waiting room that you can check out. A visit to the station won't take much time and is an ideal place to add on your sightseeing trip.