These must-see attractions will give you a taste of what can be experienced just a short distance from the centre of Hua Hin. Some will be a short stroll but others will need a tuk tuk or other means of transport.
- Baan Sillapin Artists Village:
This is an arts centre with galleries of arts and antiques, artist studios, restaurant, coffee and gift shop with workshops for painting and sculpture. Whether you are interested in art or not, this is the best place to see Thailand on canvas.
Where: A fifteen minute drive inland.
- Hin Lek Fai:
Set on the highest point overlooking Hua Hin, Hin Lek Fai (flintstone hill) offers the best view point to see the landscape and seascape of the city. You are also likely to see some pesky monkeys; keep your valuables safe and don’t feed them.
Where: A ten minute ride inland overlooking downtown Hua Hin.
- Hua Hin Railway Station:
The architecture and history of Hua Hin’s most photographed and identifiable image is a testament to the region’s royal history and heritage. Maybe also take the time to cross the tracks where more history awaits at Thailand’s first golf course.
Where: In downtown Hua Hin at the end of Soi 76.
- Khao Tao
A Chinese inspired temple shares this location with an inland lake and small fishing village. The temple has a hillside location with beautiful views over the Gulf of Thailand with Hua Hin in the distance north.
Where: A 20 minute drive to the south of Hua Hin.
- Krailart Niwate Mangrove Preservation Centre:
Set in an urban mangrove ecosystem, this reconstructed wetland provides a natural environment to experience this amazing reclaimed ecosystem.
Where: A five minute ride to Kao Takiab south of the town centre.
- Naresdamri Road:
Stroll along a narrow winding road past seafood restaurants jutting out from the coastline and a variety of quirky shops. Now experiencing an uncertain future as some oceanside restaurants go before redevelopment.
Where: An easy walk after reaching the end of Soi 61; take as much time as you choose.
- Pone Kingpetch Memorial:
Visit the statue of Thailand’s first world champion boxer who has been rightfully honoured in his home town. The small park is often used for community events under the gaze of the champ.
Where: In downtown Hua Hin on Soi 76.
- Soi Bintabaht Nightlife
A vibrant entertainment area has restaurants featuring cuisine from many European, Asian origins with themed beer bars and lively entertainment.
Where: An easy walk from Soi 61 or Soi 55 along adjacent streets guided by the bright lights of the night.
- Town Beach:
Hua Hin’s town beach is a short walk away from the town centre. Stroll along the sands south to round ‘stone head’ along five kilometres of clean sands towards Khao Takiab.
Where: Access the beach from the end of Soi 61 then take as much time as you choose.
- Ratchapakti Park:
The huge statues of seven Great Kings overlook visitors at this park honouring Thailand’s royal history.
Where: Around 5 kilometres south of town just off the main highway.