Exploring the fantastic Hua Hin district

Hua Hin beach ©en.wikipedia.org

The district of Hua Hin is part of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, being situated in the central part of the country, in the Malay Peninsula’s northern part. Hua Hin is primarily famous due to its magnificent seaside resort town, Hua Hin. The major highlights of the district are the beaches. Besides, there are other attractions, too, including Tao Hill, the Spirit Houses of Brassiere Beach, the Butterfly Garden, Plearnwan, Wat Huay Mongkol, Hua Hin Hills Vineyards, Pa La-u Waterfall and so on.

As you can see, there are dozens of visitor attractions here, not to mention the activities which can be practiced or the buzzing nightlife and fantastic events. Exploring the fantastic Hua Hin district is with no doubt a memorable experience.

Highlights of the districts

As I already mentioned it, the major highlight of the district is the beach resort town, Hua Hin. The town is quite small, having about 50.000 inhabitants, but it is extremely popular as a holiday destination among Thai people. The famous Hua Hin Beach extends on a lenght of about five km southwards. The beach ends at Kao Takiap, a southern headland with some magnificent cliffs. Some of the natural attractions of the district, Tao Hill and Takiap Hill are both very attractive. Takiap Hill offers great views over the resort and is home to numerous Buddhist temples. Another natural jewel of the district is the beautiful 11-tier Pa La-u Waterfall. If you prefer wine tasting, you can also do it at the Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. In case you prefer butterflies, orchids, birds and herbal plants, the Butterfly Garden is the best choice. As you can see, there are numerous sights in the district which are worth visiting.

Hua Hin beach ©en.wikipedia.org

Things to do

There are numerous activities which can be practiced in Hua Hin. Some of the numerous things you can do here are the following: kite-boarding, eco-cruising, fishing, elephant camping, cooking courses, diving and snorkeling, walking, trekking, pony-riding and practicing golf and other watersports. Many tourists come to Hua Hin to learn cooking or Thai boxing.

Hua Hin hotels ©en.wikipedia.org


Soi Selakam and Soi Bintabaht are two major sights where tourists can find discotheques, beer bars, hotel bars, karaoke bars and a lady-boy cabaret, but there are no go-go bars here due to the adjacent Royal Palace. The nightlife is buzzing and very popular among tourists.

Luang Pu Thuat Statue at Wat Huay Mongkol ©en.wikipedia.org


As for the events and festivals which are held in Hua Hin, the most famous ones are Hua Hin Jazz Festival, Thailand’s International Kite Festival and Hua Hin Vintage Car Rally. The Hua Hin Jazz Festival is an annual festival which is held on the beach every June. It attracts jazz musicians from all over the world.



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