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Hua Hin - Cha-Am Attractions

Going to Hua Hin for the first time? Or are you returning to relive the charms of Hua Hin all over again? Whether you are planning your next trip to the scenic coastal town or just curious to know which attractions you have yet to cover, this comprehensive index of all must-see attractions is designed to help you plan your sightseeing activities even before you arrive.

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Animal Park

Set up as a government-funded ‘deer research center’ Animal Park has a number of large deer enclosures and plenty of birds, many of which roam around the area. Monkeys are also plentiful with macaques, langurs and gibbons, some caged and some free. A canal system separates a couple of islands where gibbons live.

  • Opening Hours: 08:30-17:30
  • Address: Top-end of Damnernkasem Road
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Baan Silapin

The brainchild of Thawee Kaesangarm, the chairman of Hua Hin’s artist club, this gallery exhibits works from Thailand’s artists all year round as well as offering various art courses for those who wish to take their love of art to the next level. The house in which the gallery exists looks on to the Hin Lek Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00
  • Address: Hin Lek Fai
  • Tel: +66 (0) 3 253 4830
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Black Mountain Water Park

Black Mountain Water Park offers a fun-filled day for families and anyone needing a big splash. The park features nine different water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, beach pool, kids’ pool, and more – all set on a vast mountain-hugged landscape fronting a main-made lake just 10km north of Hua Hin. Owned and managed by Read More...

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Cicada Market

Cicada Market is all about art, handmade crafts and good times. With an open-air market concept, it brings together Hua Hin’s artistic talents and those who wear ‘freedom of expression’ on their sleeves. Besides the crafts market, you’ll also find an art gallery, beer garden and live music. Open only on weekend evenings, the market is Read More...

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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin: Formerly the Hua Hin Railway Hotel, one of the classic hotels of the East, the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin was constructed in 1923 and has fully retained its old-world charm. Centara Hotels & Resorts acquired the lovely old property in 1985, and with every sensitivity towards its original elegance has extended and upgraded the hotel, which stands on 16 hectares of beachfront land amongst topiary gardens that are one of the great local landmarks.

  • Tel: +66 (0) 32-512021
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Cha-Am Forest Park

Built during the reign of King Rama VI, and only a short distance from the centre of town, Hua Hin's railway station and adjacent royal waiting room are undeniably attractive. The brightly painted wooden buildings that are Thai in concept and design somehow manage to have a 'Victorian' feel to them.  Read More...

  • Location: About 3km south of Cha-Am intersection on Phetkasem Road.
  • Tel: +66(0)32 433 661 ext. 305 (for bungalow reservation)
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Hin Lek Fai Hill

This hill is found 1.5km to the west of Hua Hin. A trip up the steep road to the top provides a scenic view of the town, the beach, the Gulf of Thailand and the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course. There is a small park on the hilltop with trails leading to the various viewpoints. Read More...

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Hua Hin Fishing Pier

Going back to roots of the area, to pay a visit to Hua Hin's fishing pier will give you an insight into the city’s fishing trade. There's no charge to fish or to go on the pier but there is a checking station on the way out to ‘have your fish checked for health’ – which Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Address: Naresdamri Road
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Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is home to the award-winning Monsoon Valley label and a range of labels marketed as ‘new latitude wines’. Hugged by mountain ranges and endless expanse of greenery, the vineyard offers a delightful excursion, complete with wine-tasting and dining opportunities. Covering an expansive 560 acres of verdant countryside, Hua Hin Hills is tucked Read More...

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Hua Hin Night Market

Situated in the Hua Hin centre between the Petchkasem Road and the railway line, the market basically encompasses one street that comes to life from 18:30 onwards, when traders line the street with their stalls selling various apparel, crafts, art, CDs, DVDS and cheap, tasty food – generally what you might expect from a Thai market. Read More...

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Hua Hin Railway Station

Built during the reign of King Rama VI, and only a short distance from the centre of town, Hua Hin's railway station and adjacent royal waiting room are undeniably attractive. The brightly painted wooden buildings that are Thai in concept and design somehow manage to have a 'Victorian' feel to them. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:00-23:00
  • Location: Western end of Damnernkasem Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)32 511 073
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Kaeng Krachan National Park

Kaeng Krachan is one of Thailand’s most bountiful and ecologically diverse national parks just two hours’ drive from Bangkok. The park’s 2,915-sqm forest area consists of pristine rainforests , granite mountain ranges, waterfalls, caves and a reservoir lake, offering plenty of trekking and bird watching opportunities. Read More...

  • Location: About 115 kilometres from Bangkok, along Highway 4
  • Tel: +66 (0)32 46 7 326, +66 (0)32 459 293, +66 (0)86 166 2991
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Khao Nang Phanthurat National Park

An important factor to be considered when visiting this national park is that road is in a bad condition therefore appropriate transport is needed. On the way up to it there are a series of limestone quarries leading up to a limestone mountain that has many caves within it. There are two important mountains called Kao Read More...

  • Location: Phetkasem road
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Khao Singto (Lion Island)

Located on the coast of Khao Takiab the name means ‘Lion Island’ due to the fact that from the air it resembles a crouching lion. The island is located about 10km from Hua Hin District and can be reached by taking a boat from Khao Takiab fishing village. Once there (roughly a 20-minute journey) most people enjoy soaking up the rays, sailing and fishing and for those who seek better acquaintance with Thailand’s marine life, snorkels can be rented. A round trip will last around five hours with the option of food for those who require it.

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Khao Takiab

One of the biggest attractions in the province, Khao Takiab translates as ‘Chopstick Mountain’ although you may hear it being referred to as Monkey Mountain due to the monkeys that inhabit it. The mountain is home to a hilltop temple giving way to a sensational view of Hua Hin. The start of the hike up to Read More...

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Khao Tao

Be sure not to confuse Khao Tao (meaning mountain) with the island in the south of thailand. Koh Tao (‘koh’ meaning island). Situated 15 kilometres south of Khao Takiab, this fishing village remains largely untouched by the waves of modernity. The biggest attractions in the area are the secluded bay, Haad Sai Noi and the large Khao Tao Temple.

The temple is not something that will go unnoticed; it is difficult to ignore the huge golden Buddhas residing amid the hills, several caves and the shrine. Beside the temple is a gorgeous little fishing village where you can sit and enjoy a drink and a som tam in a local café.

  • Opening Hours: 06:00-21:00 (for the temple)
  • Location: Khao Tao
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Klai Kangwon Palace

One of the quintessential landmarks of Hua Hin, Klai Kang Won Palace is the summer residence of HM King Bhumibhol Adulyadej (Rama IX) and other members of the royal family. Klai Kang Won, meaning ‘far from worries’, is aptly named after the peace and serenity of the surrounding landscape, fronting a secluded stretch of the Hua Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 08:30 - 15:30 (only when the palace is not occupied)
  • Address: Phet Kasem Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 32-511155
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Maruekhathaiyawan Palace

Like so much in Hua Hin this summer seaside palace was built in the early 1920's during the reign of King Rama VI. It was designed by an Italian architect with lots of verandas, latticework and covered boardwalks using golden teak from the demolished Hat Chao Samran Palace. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 08:00-16:00
  • Location: 9km south of Cha-Am at the Camp Rama VI military compound.
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Pak Nam Pran (Pranburi Estuary)

Just 10 minute’s drive from Pranburi town, Pak Num Pran is blessed with endless miles of white sandy beach, this is the stretch of coast between Hua Hin and Chumphon. A fine family attraction, this beach has yet to make it onto the Thailand international tourist trail and is generally favoured by affluent Thais. For those Read More...

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Panee Butterfly Farm

Located opposite Klai Kangwon Palace, Panee Butterfly farm is home to loads of butterflies and birds. There are also lots of orchids and local plants. This place is a good change of pace from the beach and educational experience for the kids.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
  • Address: opposite to Klai Kangwon Palace
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Phraya Nakhon Cave

Situated 23 kilometres from Pranburi, this cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites. Oil lamps can be rented at a nearby village for exploring the cave. These fairly recent discoveries are some of the most beautiful caves In Thailand. Bear in mind that there is only one entrance which is also the exit, and once inside Read More...

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Plern Wan Shopping Village

Not just a themed open-air mall, Plearn Wan feels more like a living museum where you can experience a slice of life in 1950s Hua Hin. Plern Wan’s two-storey courtyard-style building, an architectural statement in itself, houses a community of period-style shops selling everything from liquor, inexpensive plastic and tin toys, snacks all the way to Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Mon-Thurs), 10:00 – midnight (Fri), 09:00 – midnight (Sat), 09:00 – 22:00 (Sun)
  • Location: Phetkasem Road (between Hua Hin Sois 38 and 40), close to Klai Kang Won Palace
  • Tel: +66 (0)32 520 311-2
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Pranburi Forest Park

Pranburi forest park is a project registered under the Queen’s patronage that seeks to protect the mangroves. There are two trails you can take once there, the one being the beach route where the seashore and the pine forest are prime attractions, the other being the mangrove nature trail, which has several types of flora.

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  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Location: Pranbuir, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Tel: +66 (0) 32-621208
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Puek-Tian Beach

Situated 18 km north of Cha-Am this small beach resort town is famous for its statues in the sea depicting characters from one of Thailand’s most famous poets, Sunthon Phu. The much loved and revered poet created a piece of work Phra Aphai Mani which is 30,000 lines long! From humble beginnings he was educated at a temple and went on to write in a more simplistic style that was easily understood by the masses. This spot is very popular with Thai families who come here to appreciate the serene surroundings, the picnicking and to have fun in the sun. 

  • Location: 18 km North of Cha-Am.
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Santorini Park Cha-Am

Santorini Park brings a slice of the picture-perfect Greek island to Cha-Am. It’s got all the details right, from classic whitewashed buildings, colourfully painted windows, down to stone-paved paths and domed towers. An impressive lineup of shops, restaurants and an amusement park promise good times for everyone. This photogenic outdoor entertainment outlet occupies an expansive area Read More...

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Sam Pan Nam Floating Market

Sam Pan Nam Floating Market is a large scale market fashioned in the style of middle Rattanakosin Period (King Rama VI). The market’s vast landscaped grounds encompass a large manmade lake, show islands, mini train track, over 200 shops and 40 boat vendors offering all kinds of food and snacks. Tucked in Soi 112, about 6km Read More...

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Sam Roi Yot National Park

Khao Sam Roi Yot’s dramatic backdrop of endless limestone peaks festooned in lush greenery has inspired its name (Khao Sam Roi Yot means ‘the mountain with three hundred peaks’). Covering the area of nearly along the coast, approximately 60km south of Hua Hin, Khao Sam Roi Yot is as close as it gets to Krabi’s Read More...

  • Location: 60km south of Hua Hin, in Guiburi, Prachaub Kirikhand
  • Tel: +66 (0)32 821 568, +66 (0)32 646 293
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Sai Nam Kheo Shrine

Situated at the bottom end of the Naresdamri Road, this Chinese temple sits before stunning views of the sea. It’s a perfect place to enjoy sunset amid the scent of incense and the enigmatic red light that radiates from the small temple. Next to the temple is an ocean view restaurant.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00-18:00
  • Address: Naresdamri Road
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Statue of King Naresuan and Neranchararam temple

During the Ayutthaya period, King Naresuan the Great reined from 1590 to 1605 using Cha-Am as a meeting place before going to war with the Burmese in 1593. Situated in a little park that overlooks the sea, his statue is surrounded by cocks, the reason for this being that he was a cock-fighting enthusiast. A few metres further along from the statue on the left-hand side of the road is Neranchararam Temple. Here you can have a look at the six-armed Buddha image with each hand covering a sensory organ signifying the cutting off, or denying of the senses.

  • Location: Cha-Am North
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Tabtim Shrine

Set on a low hill, Tabtim Shrine offers spectacular panoramas of the Pranburi Estuary (Pak Nam Pran), the river and surrounding villages. The shrine features carved walls and columns in Chinese style, painted in bright colours. Inside, it houses Goddess Tabtim, Chinese Goddess of Good Weather, highly respected by Chinese fishermen. Legend has it that an old Chinese merchant came from China and built the shrine atop the hill. Local villagers have come to respect the Goddess, for her miraculous protective powers. Many of the local shop-houses in Pranburi Town feature Chinese script over their doors, implying a strong Chinese influence in the area.

  • Location: About 5km west of the Pranburi Estuary (Pak Nam Pran)
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Takiab Bay

Beyond Khao Takiab Temple and viewpoint, lies Takiab Bay; easily missed it if you didn't know it was there. In addition to being a nice beach with clear water there are also elephant rides, boats to offshore islands including Koh Singto and a number of nice restaurants.

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The Venezia Hua Hin

The Venezia is the newest theme shopping and attraction village in Hua Hin, following the growing popularity and undeniable success of other similar weekend destinations in Thailand. Palio in Kao Yai was probably one of the triggers for such epidemic frenzy for pretty villages, followed by the beautiful Santorini Park in Hua Hin and the now Read More...

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Vic Hua Hin

Vic Hua Hin is an outdoor complex dedicated to contemporary art and culture. Its landscaped grounds house an art camp, art gallery, open-air amphitheatre, school and restaurant. On selected weekends, the complex hosts an array of dance, theatre and music performances. Spearheaded by Patravadi Mejudhon, renowned actress, director, playwright and founder of the Patravadi Theatre in Read More...

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Wat Cha-Am

Situated in west Cha-Am, this wat is also home to a cave with a Buddha image inside. Built during the Ayutthaya period it is a pretty old and impressive structure. To find it just follow the road from the beachfront towards Narathip Road and turn right at the lights then follow the flyover over the railway. Alternatively, any taxi driver you ask will know where to take you.

  • Location: Cha-Am West
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Wat Hua Hin

Situated in the centre of town, this is the main place of worship for locals. Wat Hua Hin has a large community of monks in residence. Head down any afternoon to catch meditation sessions or simply to observe the saffron-robbed monks. Although the temple is not a place to occupy hours of your time, it is definitely worth a look in.

  • Opening Hours: 07:30-17:30
  • Address: Bintabat Road
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Wat Huay Mongkol

This Buddhist temple is home to the world’s largest statue of Luang Phor Thuad, a legendary southern Thai monk revered for his enlightenment and ability to perform miracles. Many believe that the amulets created in his image guarantee safety in times of distress. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 05:00 – 22:00
  • Location: From Phetkasem Road (Highway 4, heading to Prachaub Kirikhand), take Highway 3218 and continue about 15km.
  • Tel: +66 (0)32 576 187, +66 (0)32 576 297
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Wat Nowkan

A small temple that is by no means the most magnificent within the area but nevertheless has an endearing format, especially if you visit at midday when the monks lead meditation classes with children. The immediate outside of the temple is pretty with a few weeping willows and attractive flowers.

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