Hua Hin has quite the reputation of being a holiday destination for local Thai people from Bangkok. The fishing village is a great place to live or for a holiday. It offers a wide range of things to do and see in the seaside town-style environment that merges the best of Thai culture and philosophy with a sprinkling of Western-style modern amenities.
From stunning palm-fringed beaches to a modern and cosmopolitan atmosphere, The City offers a wide range of exciting things to do.
Where is the Fun in Hua Hin?
Because it is such a cosmopolitan city by the sea, there is an exciting and wide range of fun things to do. You will find a refreshing choice of bars and nightspots in and around the Night Market every evening. Two of the most popular and upper-class places in Hua Hin is the White Lotus Rooftop Bar on the top floor of the Hilton Hotel and the Coast Beach Club in Centara Grand Beach Resort. The Holiday Inn offers the Vana Nava Skybar which offers almost a vertigo experience and offers a combined capacity of 600 people across multiple spaces.
What to Expect in Hua Hin?
Hua Hin is a laid back coastal destination that offers a cool nightlife scene, historical attractions such as the Hua Hin Railway, and as a cosmopolitan place to live for all manner of people. Surrounding the city, you will find some of the most luscious countryside areas and a vast choice of golf courses. The High-Speed Train and a new station are in the process of construction.
Events & Festivals
The small city is home and host to many events and festivals throughout the year. When it comes to Hua Hin Festivals, some of the most famous include the annual and prestigious Hua Hin Jazz Festival, the Queen’s Cup International Triathlon and many more. However, there are events taking place weekly around the city’s dining scene, launch parties, and so forth, all of which you can find on our events calendar.
Art & Culture in Hua Hin
For such a small and compact city, the beach resort a melting pot for art and culture. If you are a fan of art and events, the Artist Village doubles as a great place to buy locally made paintings and other artworks and is also host to many exhibitions throughout the year. Keep in touch with our events calendar to find out the latest info on art and culture events throughout the year.
Hua Hin Shopping Suggestions
The city does offer lots of shopping options and comes with a wide variety of choices. The world-class shopping malls are fantastic, but for something a little different, we highly recommend that you visit areas such as the Night Market. Another recommended choice is Khomapastr, which was founded in 1948 and specializes in cotton products, hand-printed designs and classical patterns. There are also some cool factory shops in and around the city — great airconditioned places where you can find the best prices on fashion items and the like. Blue Port and Market Village are the two most popular shopping destinations if you like a cool-down moment from the humid temperature in Hua Hin.
Hua Hin Sports & Activities
The leading sporting activity is unquestionably golf. With eight top-notch courses within a 30-minute drive of the city, culminating with the world-class Banyan Golf Estate and Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin is a golfer’s paradise. True Arena attracts more pro-sports training events as well as the WTA Tennis Open.
Other popular sporting activities in the region include kiteboarding, fishing, Muay Thai boxing, and cycling. Popular Hua Hin Sporting events throughout the year include the Hyatt Open, The Amari Hua Hin Skins Golf Week and last but not least the Centara World Masters
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