Baan Silapin

Hua Hin

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-paced art world in favour of Hua Hin’s more relaxed atmosphere and scenic landscape of mountains and sea.

Be sure to check out the earthen huts out back, which shelter playful sculptures. Casual art workshops (per hour adult/child 150/100B) are available on weekends and the coffee shop is very relaxing.

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Nearby Hua Hin attractions

1. Khao Hin Lek Fai

1.82 MILES

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…

2. Klai Kangwon Palace

2.23 MILES

Phra Ratchawang Klai Kangwon (Far from Worries Palace) is still an official royal palace and not open to the public. You can see just a little bit of the…

3. Hua Hin Train Station

2.41 MILES

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…

4. Clock Tower

2.54 MILES

A helpful navigational landmark in the middle of town.

5. Jao Mae Tubtim Shrine

2.77 MILES

This Chinese temple is built on the city's namesake 'Stone Head'. It's a pleasant place to get a view of the seaside.

6. Hat Hua Hin

2.96 MILES

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…

7. Cicada Market

4.26 MILES

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…

8. Khao Takiab

5.88 MILES

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…