Apart from modern shopping malls and opportunities to consider purchasing genuine regional products, the region has markets by the score that you are bound to encounter as you explore the region. Don’t be intimidated by language problems with a point and ask “Tao rai mai? (how much?) approach. Chances are you’ll be shown on a calculator; always understand the price before you agree to the sale.
- Blúport Resort Mall
Boasting a full line-up of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, IT as well as entertainment complexes and many restaurants and cafes, Blúport is Hua Hin’s newest and biggest shopping mall.
Where: A five minute tuk-tuk ride south from the centre of Hua Hin on Phetkasem Road.
- Cicada & Tamarind Night Markets
These two venues offer similar but different attractions as weekend night markets created for and by artists, creators, designers and the community through music, arts and local food.
Where: At the entry to Khao Takiab, a ten minute tuk-tuk ride south of the Hua Hin town centre.
- Factory Outlets
Premium and Fly Now (FN) offer high end brand name clothing, accessories and golf equipment often advertised with significant discounts.
Where: Various locations along Phetkasem road between Hua Hin and Cha-Am and further north.
- Hua Hin Night Market
This is typical Thai market full of stalls, lights, noise and tourists. The market is not just for shopping but where exotic foods, small bars and seafood restaurants display produce on ice, bright lights and lots of people from all over the world can be seen.
Where: Downtown between the main thoroughfare of Phetkasem road and the Railway tracks.
- Market Village
Hua Hin’s first modern style shopping mall features an outdoor plaza and three levels of shops, restaurants, food court and a multi-screen Major Cineplex.
Where: At the southern end of Hua Hin town on Phetkasem Road.
As a royal initiative, OTOP or ‘One Tambon One Product’, is a venue for Thai communities to market their produce and for visitors to find unusual Thai products and genuine souvenirs.
Where: At the traffic light intersection of Phetkasem Road and Soi 71 in central Hua Hin.
- Plearn Wan Village
Plearn Wan is a wooden building with a two storey courtyard as a period-style shopping mall selling everything from clothes, inexpensive plastic-and-tin toys, snacks as well as a beauty salon, photo studio, outdoor cinema screen and a mini ferris wheel.
Where: On the northern fringe of downtown Hua Hin on Phetkasem Road.
- Saphan Pla
Take a sunset stroll along the iconic fishing pier where food stall offers many tempting treats with cooling ocean breezes, views of the coastline and locally inspired entertainment. Open evenings from Friday to Sunday
Where: A five minute tuk-tuk ride on the coast north of the town centre at the end of Soi 55.
This is a beachfront shopping mall and eatery with a laid-back vibe that combines the philosophy ‘Eat, Play, Stay, Relax’ with a chill environment, swimming pool bars, live music and restaurants.
Where: A 10 minute ride north the city centre on the beach.
- The Venezia
The city of Venice is the obvious theme including a San Marco’s bell tower replica. This park includes a ‘Grand Canal’ with rides on Venetian gondolas amongst colorful Mediterranean styled shops and terraces.
Where: A 15 minute ride north of Hua Hin on Phetkasem Road.