HUA HIN BEACH
The prime beach of Hua Hin stretches 5 kilometers from a rocky head cove to Khao Takiab where The Rock Hua Hin Resort & Spa is located.
Just a short relaxing drive from Bangkok, you can pamper yourself in our romantic beachfront hotel in Hua Hin offering a delightful mix of sea of the gulf of Thailand and a slow life town of Hua Hin plus intimate service experience.
Seafood Market Village
Situated nearby Khao Takiab, the market basically encompasses one street along the foothill. This village comes to life when local traders line the street with their stalls selling fresh seafood – high quality with Thai-style low prices. You can enjoy buying various kinds of mouthwatering seafood (e.g., fish, crab, lobster, etc.) or even tasting it in a local restaurant. Seafood market village has attracted visitors from all around the world to feast.
Sam Pan Nam Floating Market
Sam Pan Nam Floating Market is a large scale market fashioned in the style of middle Rattanakosin Period (King Rama VI). The market’s vast landscaped grounds encompass a large manmade lake, show islands, mini train track, over 200 shops and 40 boat vendors offering all kinds of food and snacks. Sam Pan Nam is one of the two floating markets found on the same street.
Hua Hin Floating Market
Hua Hin Floating Market offers a distinct retro theme of floating market. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, it features a large man-made lake filled with boat vendors selling all kinds of treats. All shops are also fashioned in the style of 1920s Hua Hin, offering a broad range of merchandise. Cultural shows and boat tours are ready to serve daily.
Renovated from a 60-year-old luxury boutique residence, Cicada market has become a center of art, handmade crafts and good times located between Hua Hin town and Khao Takiab. With an open-air market concept, it brings together Hua Hin’s artistic talents and those who wear ‘freedom of expression’ on their sleeves. Besides the crafts market, you’ll also find an art gallery, beer garden and live music. All are ready to serve from Friday to Sunday only.
Hua Hin Night Market
When the light goes out, the street comes to life. Hua Hin night market, a famous night market in Hua Hin, has drawn attention from visitors eager to taste all kinds of food (e.g., seafood, Thai food, western food, etc.) along the street. Besides mouthwatering treats, local snacks & desserts, and fresh fruits, Hua Hin night market also offers various apparel, crafts, art, CDs, DVDS and cheap souvenirs.
Khao Takiab means “Chopstick Hill,” is only four kilometers south of Hua Hin. This hill rises at the southern end of Hua Hin beach. There is a road leading to top where a temple is situated. The nearby Khao Takiab beach offers various local fresh seafood kiosks.
The main road runs through a small village and continues up the hill with observation points to view the beautiful beaches surrounding the rise. Many monkeys live up here so it is also referred to as “Monkey Mountain.” At the base of the hill is the Giant Golden Buddha Statue where worshipers can pay tributes and make prayers. Temples, rustic local restaurants, resorts such as The Rock Hua Hin Resort and a fishing village can be found scattered on the hillside. At the top of Khao Takiab is a stunning temple with a dazzling flight of stairs to climb!
Klai Kangwon Palace
King Rama VII had this summer palace built in 1926 to the north of Hua Hin, consisting of three Spanish-style villas facing the sea.
Namtok Pa La-u (Pa La-U Waterfalls)
This waterfall is within a perpetual verdant forest where various birds and butterﬂies are found, especially in the morning. It has 11 tiers, some of which can be reached along a trekking trail.
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
This park is located 63 km. south of Hua Hin. Its 98 sq. km. area features undulating ranges of limestone mountains, mangrove swamps and beaches. It is home to various local birds and hosts many migrating birds, especially from November to February. With a large number of ridges, Khao Sam Roi Yot (300 – Peak Mountain) stands as a landmark for seafarers and a shelter for ships i.n a storm. Attractions within the park area include: Khao Daeng, 400 m. from the park office, has a splendid viewpoint. Ban Khao Daeng, a canal side village, is the starting point for boat trips to watch wild birds. Hat Sam Phraya, located 3.5. km. north of the park office, is a beautiful beach lined with sea pines. Accommodation is available. Tham Kaeo, full of stalactites and stalactites and stalagmites, is situated I5 km. north of the park office. Oil lamps to assist exploring can be rented at a nearby village. Thain Sai is 9 km. north of the park office. Exploration inside the cave takes about half an hour. Oil lamps can be rented at nearby Khung Tanot Village. Hat Laen Sala is a beach located 16 km. north of the park office. It can be reached by boat or by walking across a bill from Bang Pu Village. Ascending a beachside mountain visitors will arrive at a famous cave called Tham Phraya Nakhon.
Tham Phraya Nakhon
The cave has a big hole in its roof through which shafts of light reach and permit the growth of various plants. Most famously, the light shines on Phra Thinanag Khuha Kharuehat, a Thai-style pavilion, a compelling sight which has become the symbol of Prachuap Khiri Khan. The four-porched wooden pavilion was constructed in Bangkok in 1890 during King Rama V’s reign, then dismantled and moved to the cave where is was reconstructed. Its gable tops were raised by the king himself.
Khao Ka-Lok, or “Skull Mountain,” is 40 kilometres south of Hua Hin. The bay is long and wide and along the south side is a cave with a curious rock formation with a hole in the middle of it. Visitors can spend the day exploring the beach or just enjoy a meal at the many seafood restaurants. The beach connecting Khao Ka-Lok and Pak Nam Pran is fast becoming the “The Rivera.” Chic boutiques and upscale resorts have sprung up around the area.
Hua Hin Railway Station
Built in the 1920’s, Hua Hin’s Railway Station is one of the oldest in Thailand. The station is located at the west end of Damnoern Kasem Road. The main attraction is The Royal Waiting Room, which was used to welcome the King and his court when they visited the town. During the reign of King Rama VI the room was originally at Sanam Cham Palace in Nakorn Pathom, but was later relocated to Hua Hin. The station was designed and decorated in the same style as the Mrigadayavan Palace.
Hat Khao Tao
This beach lies about 10 km. south of Hua Hin and 1 km. along an access road. It is a sea pine-fringed beach, more secluded than Hua Hin. Bungalows are available.
Hua Hin Fishing Pier
Hua Hin Fishing Pier can be found at the north end of Naresdamri Road. It is good place to come and observe the local Hua Hin lifestyle. People come to fish, take walks, jog and socialise with friends. It is the centre of Hua Hin’s fishing trade so it can get busy during certain times of the day. It is an ideal place to get a panoramic view of the city and to catch the sunset and sunrise.
Constructed in 1923, the Mrigradayavan Palace consists of three beachside wooden pavilions used as a summer palace by King Rama VI. Located on Bang Kra beach, the summer palace was used to care for Queen Indrasakdi Sachi during her pregnancy. Mrigradayavan was celebrated as the palace of love and hope, but when King Rama VI passed away in 1925, the palace was abandoned and neglected. In 1965, King Bhumibol instructed that the palace be renovated and opened to the public.
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