Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hua Hin Tourist Attractions

This is the second of my three posts on our travel in Hua Hin. In this post I will cover the tourist attractions in this famous beach resort town. (See first post on Hua Hin food here)

The Hua Hin Market Village is a shopping mall in Hua Hin which opened in February 2006. It is the first shopping and entertainment complex of such size in the beach resort town. The mall houses Tesco Lotus, a Home Pro outlet, a cineplex, an arcade hall, a bowling alley and scores of restaurants and shops.


Luang Por Tuad is a very famous monk in Thailand for his miracles. Throngs of Thai people visit Wat Huay Mongkol which houses a large statue of Luang Por Tuad to pay respect and seek protection from Luang Por.


The Hua Hin night market is another must visit when is Hua Hin. Famous among tourists, the night market boasts stalls selling freshly cooked food, souvenirs and clothings.


Cha'Am is another famous beach resort town not far from Hua Hin town. The Cha'Am beach will not go unnoticed with the strings of deckchairs and parasols lined along the beach, an amniety provided by hotels along the beach or rented by vendors to tourists. A host of activities are offered from pony rides on the beach to banana boat rides to waterskiing, windsurfing and parasailing etc.


The Hua Hin Railway Station is a famous tourist attraction in Hua Hin. It is one of the oldest railway station in Thailand. Its most striking feature is the Royal Waiting Room in Thai architectural style. The Royal Waiting Room was built in the reign of King Rama IV in order to welcome the King and His entourage. (Source: http://www.thailand-huahin.com/)


Khao Takiab or "Chopstick Mount" is a hill located south of the town of Hua Hin. At the foot of the hill is a statue of the 20m tall Lord Buddha. On top of the hill, you will find the Wat Khao Lad temple and a 10m tall statue of the Chinese Goddess of Mercy amongst others. There are many seafood restaurants around Khao Takiab.


If shopping is on your mind, head on to the  many factory outlets near Hua Hin on the way back to Bangkok. We did two stops, one at the Fly Now (FN) factory outlet and another at Premium Outlet. These factory outlets offer clothes produced for the European market at discounted prices.

1 comment:

lesnor123 said...

Wonderful pics and info…thank you! We had a great time sightseeing and enjoying ourselves on the beach…it was the most prefect holiday and the best stay in one of the Hua Hin hotels.

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