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Hua Hin

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  • Hua Hin Hills
    3.5 stars

    Owned by the founder of Thailand’s Red Bull empire, Hua Hin Hills boasts 560 acres of vineyards in a stunning setting some 40 kilometres west of Hua Hin. An upscale restaurant and tasting area overlook elephants being led through the vines, straw-hatted workers picking grapes and a golden chedi ... read more

  • Wat Khao Takiab
    4 stars

    Located at the pinnacle of 270-metre-high Khao Takiab, or "Chopsticks Hill", Wat Khao Takiab is worth the walk for its fabulous views -- just watch out for the monkeys. The 270-metre-high Khao Takiab, or "Chopsticks Hill", marks the southern end of Hua Hin beach in dramatic fashion. Visitors who ... read more

  • Hua Hin Train Station
    3.5 stars

    Most people only think of going to a train station if they want to catch a train, but Hua Hin Train Station is an attraction in its own right. Crimson-and-beige signs with pointed tops are found all over Hua Hin, from cafes to markets, right down to the street signs. All of them attempt to capture ... read more

  • Beaches around Hua Hin
    3 stars

    While Hua Hin beach is the only one that most visitors ever see, long stretches of sand continue all the way down the coast of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The water off most of the area's beaches tends to be shallow and not great for swimming, though Khao Tao is an exception. Beware of the deadly ... read more

  • Naeb Kehardt Road
    4 stars

    Hua Hin's brightest area is located down Naeb Kehardt, a frangipani-lined street that shoots north from the tacky tourist area. At first glance, the resort city of Hua Hin lacks charm. Yet a little poke around reveals that Hua Hin shouldn't be written off just yet. We discovered its brightest spot ... read more

  • Khao Hin Lek Fai
    3.5 stars

    A three-kilometre hike, cycle or drive to the west of downtown Hua Hin brings you up to Khao Hin Lek Fai, a flint-stone hill with views to rival Khao Takiab. The stone slopes gently down in various directions and leads to a few different perches with both southerly and northerly views. Looming ... read more

  • Pranburi Forest Park (Wana Utthayan Pran)

    Located around 25 km south of downtown Hua Hin, this small national park has one of the most extensive mangrove forest walkways in Thailand. Mangrove trees blanket most of the park's nearly 800 acres, with a pine-fringed beach on one side and a rock formation known as the Ram's Head, reachable ... read more

  • Hua Hin Art Village (Baan Sillapin)
    3.5 stars

    Given Hua Hin's reputation for contrived tourist attractions, we didn't have the highest hopes for Baan Silapin, the art village located just west of town. Filled with real local artists crafting and selling everything from sculptures to paintings and fashionable wears, it turned out to be a ... read more

  • Other activities
    3.5 stars

    Hua Hin offers several other activities that you're sure to find out about from touts and tuk tuk drivers within 10 minutes after arriving. Among the most notable is Pala-U waterfall, where clean mountain water cascades down several tiers amid impressive old growth jungle. Pala-U is located in ... read more

  • Plearn Wan
    2.5 stars

    Plearn Wan is a neatly packaged vintage market that tries to remind Thai people of what their country was like 50 years ago. Recycled wood and galvanised metal blend with old flags, lanterns, "street carts" and Chinese-Thai food shops that are supposed to look like they did decades ago. As it ... read more

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