Hua Hin attractions include Hua Hin beach, Takiap hill, Wat Huay Mongkol, Hua Hin’s Night Markets, and Pa La-U waterfall.
Hua Hin beach is the main beach in the region, which is known for its many beautiful beaches.
The popularity of Hua Hin and its many beaches, as a tourism resort, skyrocketed, after the Thai royalty adopted this place as their favorite holiday destination.
The beach extends a total of 5 km (3.1 miles) to the south, all the way toKao Takiap, from where you can find a Buddhist temple, built on a dramatic location, on coastal cliffs near the water’s edge.
Services at this white sand beach include a number of family-friendly activities, such as:
- pony rides,
- banana boat rides, and
- various types of lounge chairs and parasols for hire.
Takiap hill, meanwhile, is located on a small rocky peninsula, within the southern end of Hua Hin beach.
You can find both a massive Buddha statue and a temple from the hill, next to which is a great vantage point to the surrounding areas, with panoramic vistas.
To get to the hill, you can drive a car all the way up there.
Of Hua Hin attractions, Wat Huay Mongkol temple was the home temple for the historic monk Luang Pu Thuat, who gained fame in Thailand for performing miracles.
As a highlight of the temple, there is a massive statue of Luang Pu Thuat, surrounded by a park-like gardens, added here by the Queen of Thailand.
The temple, located about 10 km (6.2 miles) from the center of Hua Hin, is a popular place to visit especially on the weekends…
…when thousands of locals come to the statue, to pay respect to the memory of the popular monk.
Hua Hin Night Markets are held in the center of the town, and the markets are a popular venue to shop for:
- handmade crafts, and
- local products.
The markets are also a nice place to just spend some time, enjoying the Thai atmosphere and local food, made, on the spot, from traditional recipes and local fresh fish.
Night Markets cover an area of streets from Petchkasem street up to the train station, with first sales happening around 6pm, continuing until11pm, with some food retailers serving up to the sunrise.
Finally, Pa La-U waterfall is on a beautiful, 15-level waterfall, located within an untouched part of nature in Thailand, about 60 km (37 miles) west of Hua Hin.
The waterfall, part of Kaeng Krachan National Park, is created from a river flow that starts from Tenasserim mountain, continuing through forests and waterfalls, finally running down the steep Pa La-U cliffs.
You can get to the attraction from its parking place via an 800 meter (874 yard) long walkway, to the first level of the Pa La-U waterfall.
If you are interested in Hua Hin’s nature, the forests surrounding the waterfall also offer a lot to admire, including a variety of local birds and colorful butterflies.