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Top Choice Chinese in Hua Hin

Hua Hin Koti

Across from the night market, this Thai-Chinese restaurant is a national culinary luminary. Thais adore the fried crab balls, while foreigners swoon over đôm yam gûng (shrimp soup with lemon grass). And everyone lov…
Market in Hua Hin

Chatchai Market

The city’s day market resides in an historic building built in 1926 with a distinctive seven-eaved roof in honour of Rama VII. There are the usual market refreshments: morning vendors selling þah·tôrng·gŏh (Chinese-…
Cafe in Hua Hin

Coffee Club

This Starbucks-esque cafe serves many varieties of coffee and tea, as well as solid Western breakfasts, hefty sandwiches, salads and classic Thai dishes.
Historic Site in Hua Hin

Phra Ratchaniwet Mrigadayavan

With a breezy seaside location 12km north of Hua Hin, this summer palace was built in 1924 during the reign of Rama VI. Set in a beautiful garden with statuesque trees and stunning sea views, it's a series of interl…
Bar in Hua Hin

Mai Tai Cocktail & Beer Garden

Cheap and convivial and it always gets a crowd. Grab a table on the outdoor terrace for a pre-dinner drink and some serious people-watching.
Bar in Hua Hin

El Murphy’s Mexican Grill & Steakhouse

Every sports bar needs a gimmick and this busy spot marries Mexico and Ireland. There's a big menu, live music and a pleasant vibe, although the beers aren't cheap.
Food Stall in Hua Hin

Sôm·đam Stand

Across from Iammeuang Hotel is a sôm·đam stand that easily wipes out the country’s supply of green papayas in one weekend. Great grilled chicken too. On the other side of the road are more food stalls.
Ice Cream in Hua Hin

Eighteen Below Ice Cream

At the end of the road behind Baan Talay Chine Hotel, this gourmet ice-cream shop is run by a trained chef and specialises in rich and creamy flavours.
Noodles in Hua Hin

Jae Siam

Cruise by this open-air noodle shop, just before the Evergreen Hotel, where Hua Hin civil servants pack in on weekdays and Bangkokians come on weekends. The shop is famous for gŏo·ay đĕe·o mŏo đŭn (stewed pork noodl…
Notable Building in Hua Hin

Plearn Wan

As much an art installation as a commercial enterprise, Plearn Wan is a recreation of the old-fashioned shophouses that once occupied the Thai-Chinese neighbourhoods of Bangkok and Hua Hin. There’s a pharmacy sellin…