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Updated by Raphael Fitzherbert on Mar 04, 2015
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Top Things to do in Hua Hin - Top Activities in Breathtaking Hua Hin

Regarded among Thailand's premier island holiday hubs Hua Hin is a captivating sea side hamlet full of possibilities. From retail therapy to heritage tours here are top activities in Hua Hin.


Uncover the Hua Hin Night Market

Tipped to be one of the true highlights for shopaholics touring Hua Hin a visit to the seaside hamlet would virtually be incomplete without a stopover at the iconic Hua Hin Night Market. Occupying the heart of the city this bustling marketplace is situated between the railway network and Petchkasem Road. Ideal for bargain hunters the night market is littered with kiosks selling every variety of consumer good imaginable. A typical Thai thoroughfare with a twist the Hua Hin Night Market is a great venue to experience the vibrant local culture and cuisine as a large number of excellent seafood diners line the street on which the night market is conducted.


Visit Kaeng Krachan National Park

Located in Petchaburi the Kaeng Krachan National Park is a veritable icon among Thailand's natural landscapes. As the most expansive national park in all of Thailand the vast and breathtakingly lush Kaeng Krachan National Park is spread out across a whopping 2915km2 of jungle terrain. Lined with captivating natural wonders the likes of waterfalls and natural caves visitors exploring the leafy confines of this verdant national park will also come across a reservoir lake and a variety of wildlife on their journey. Perfect for hiking and trekking enthusiasts the national park is also popular as one of the country's best bird watching hotspots. Camp zones are also available for true blue nature lovers who wish to experience life in the bush first hand.


Spend a Day at Santorini Park

Occupying pride of place in Cha-Am Santorini Park s a one of a kind leisure hub in Hua Hin. Often compared to a Greek island paradise the sprawling parkland is lined with white hued structures and brightly colored windows much like its namesake city in Europe. A geographical and touristic anomaly in Thailand one would be forgiven for believing one is vacationing in the Greek isles thanks to the cobble stone pathways and dome shaped towers that dot the landscape. Fine dining restaurants and a wide selection of boutiques are also on hand at Santorini Park where an all encompassing amusement space is also available for families and tourists.


Explore Cicada Market

Tipped to be the best place in Hua Hin to pick up eclectic souvenirs and handicrafts to take back home as keepsakes of a memorable journey Cicada Market is a one of a king local thoroughfare in the coastal town. Synonymous with well-crafted art pieces, handmade goods and other local handicrafts unique to the area and Thailand the laid back art hub exudes a welcoming and creative atmosphere that must be experienced for one's self. The engaging art market also draws local artisans and tourists alike to a single space to celebrate the "freedom of expression". Other highlights at the Cicada Market in Hua Hin is of course its art gallery while art lovers can also head to the market's beer garden to enjoy live entertainment and hobnob with artists. Visitors based in Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa or other conveniently placed hotels in Hua Hin Thailand will enjoy easy access to the market and other attractions in town.


Retail Therapy at Plearn Wan Shopping Village

Ideally located close to the Klai Kang Won Palace the Plearn Wan Shopping Village is a unique shopping hub in Hua Hin. As a themed retail space the venue is littered with unusual brown structure that contains a variety of stores and boutiques. Trendy cafes are also part of the complex which is also known for screening open air movie sessions and live musical performances. The Temple Fair Festival also takes place at the venue each Friday to Sunday.