Hua Hin is a beautiful seaside resort to rejuvenate yourself from the busy city. It is good for relaxation, sun bathing, water sports, visit attraction villages, massage, feasting on fresh seafood and more! My Thai friend has shared with me that Thailand King and Queen often visit Hua Hin for holiday. It is also a popular destination among Thailand locals to visit Hua Hin over the weekends. Moreover a road trip to Hua Hin is just a few hours (approximate 3 hours) from Bangkok. Less hectic and more relaxation than Bangkok, it is ideal for travellers who wish to live a “sloth” holiday. Letting go of all stresses and slow down in our speedy lifestyle during the holidays. On a different note, Hua Hin is not a good place for shopaholics.
1. Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village
Plearnwan is a combination of “Play and Learn” whereas “wan” implies yesterday. Upon stepping into Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village, it feels like stepping back into 1950s with the rusty tins, wooden planks and classical music. Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village is a good place for photography and snacking away on a sunny afternoon. Snacking Thailand pancakes with flavours like chocolate chips, coconut slices and red beans. Read full review on Plearnwan.
2. Chao Lay Seafood Restaurant
Not to miss feasting fresh seafood with sea breeze along Hua Hin Beach. There are many seafood restaurants along the street. I would like to highlight Chao Lay and Saeng Thai (Sangthai) Seafood Restaurant. These two restaurants not only serve fresh seafood, and also delectable sauces in the dishes. It is also popular among the locals. Although there are ample of parking available outside the restaurant, but advisable to visit early as the seats filled up fast after 5.30pm. Read full review on seafood restaurant.
Chao Lay Seafood Restaurant featuring Signature Chao Lay fried rice, steamed squid with chilli garlic and lemon sauce, grilled scallop with butter and garlic, fish meat clear soup and stir fried broccoli in oyster sauce with shrimp. Bill added up to 1150 baht (~S$44.90). Read full review on seafood restaurant.
3. Saeng Thai (Sangthai) Seafood Restaurant
Saeng Thai (Sangthai) Seafood Restaurant featuring steamed mussels in pot, oysters omelette, asparagus in oyster sauce, steamed pomfret fish with soy sauce and ginger. Bill added up to 950 baht (~S$37.10). Read full review on seafood restaurant.
4. Hua Hin Night Market
Hua Hin night market is an intriguing cognisance into Thailand’s lifestyle. Besides an array of seafood restaurants at unbeatable prices, there are also shops selling handmade soaps, accessories, souvenirs, clothes, beachwear and more!
Grilled lobster in 4 sauces, making me drools while writing this post.
Being a scallop lover, 9 pieces of juicy clam scallops in overflowing cheese for only 150 baht (~S$5.90) is definitely a steal!
5. Cicada Market
Cicada market opens from 4PM to 11PM on Friday and Saturday, while for Sunday, they will operate from 4PM to 10PM. Cicada market connects artists, fashioners, entertainers, entrepreneurs, tourists and locals, uniting the magnificence of art and innovativeness in one venue. Read full review on Cicada market.
Thailand local and international foods are also available at Cicada market .
6. Hua Hin Beach
Hua Hin Beach is good for water activities, horse riding, sun bathing or rent a tent, order a drink and enjoy the sea breeze.
7. Hua Hin Street Food
As long as you are on the streets, you’ll spot a street hawker.
Charcoal grilled chicken wings will never go wrong. Traditional way of cooking is always the best! It is also worth it at 15 baht (~S$0.60) per piece. Eat along the street or pack it back to hotel and enjoy feasting under the air conditioning room.
Noodle with sliced pork or beef with radish in tasty soup. It also comes with unlimited serving of beansprouts, say YES to veggies! Read full review on street food.
Hua Hin is indeed a holiday paradise. But sad to mention of the recent bomb attacks at Hua Hin therefore I would not advice my readers to visit Hua Hin for this period of time. Let’s pray for Thailand. This post is a summary of some of the activities in Hua Hin. I will post up a detailed post on each activity soon! So keep on reading Food Gem, don’t miss out 🙂
-We paid for our trip.
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