Attractions

Top Choice Animal Sanctuary in Hua Hin

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand Rescue Centre and Elephant Refuge

The centre, 45km west of Hua Hin, cares for over 500 animals, including bears, tigers, gibbons, macaques, loris and birds. There's also an affiliated elephant rescue program where the elephants live out their lives …
Top Choice Beach in Hua Hin

Hat Sai Noi and Khao Tao

The next headland after Khao Takiab is Khao Tao (Turtle Mountain). It protects an idyllic little cove where Hat Sai Noi beach drops off quickly into the sea, providing a rare opportunity for deep-water swimming. A s…
Top Choice Market in Hua Hin

Cicada Market

Vastly better than the city-centre Hua Hin Night Market, this popular place 3.5km to the south is a fun mix of food, shopping and performing arts. It's not a high-sell environment, rather it's a very relaxed shoppin…
Historic Building in Hua Hin

Mrigadayavan Palace

With a breezy seaside location 12km north of Hua Hin, this summer palace – Phra Ratchaniwet Mrigadayavan – was built in 1924 during the reign of Rama VI. Set in a beautiful garden with statuesque trees and stunning …
Gallery in Hua Hin

Baan Silapin

Local painter Tawee Kasangam established this artist collective in a shady grove 4km west of town. The galleries and studio spaces showcase the works of over a dozen artists, many of whom opted out of Bangkok’s fast…
Viewpoint in Hua Hin

Khao Hin Lek Fai

In the hills west of the city, a winding drive up Flintstone Hill takes you to several viewpoints of Hua Hin and the gulf. Viewpoint #4, across from the statue of King Rama VII, is the nearest to the parking area, b…
Beach in Hua Hin

Hat Hua Hin

Hua Hin Beach is a pleasant but not stunning stretch of fine white powder lapped by calm grey-green waves. Remarkably shallow, it's made for strolling and sunbathing, not swimming. Watch out for jellyfish, especiall…
Monument in Hua Hin

Ratchaphakdi Park

Standing 14m high and weighing in at 30 tonnes each, the beautiful bronze statues of Thailand's most revered kings tower over this park with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The US$22 million project south of town was…
Hill in Hua Hin

Khao Takiab

About 7km south of Hua Hin, monumental Chopstick Mountain guards the southern end of Hua Hin beach. A steep road curves to the top of the 77m-tall mountain, passing the seafood market, and takes you to Wat Khao Taki…
Historic Site in Hua Hin

Hua Hin Train Station

Probably the most beautiful train station in Thailand, this red-and-white icon was built in 1926 to replace the original station. It has a Victorian gingerbread design with lots of carved wood pillars and trim. Beca…