Hua Hin has all sorts of shopping experiences lined up for visitors. Local markets like the Day or Night Markets offer a diverse array of merchandise, while Cicada Market epitomises Hua Hin’s artistic heritage with its lineup of boutique craft shops, live music entertainment and a hip, next-gen crowd as its patrons. If you are looking for unique handicrafts, vintage items or antiques then you are in the right place because Hua Hin has an abundance of such items readily available. Also, beachwear and summer accessories are readily available if you are planning on hitting the beach. Cha-Am and Pranburi are a little more on the quiet side on the shopping front, so for variety and choice you’d be better off exploring in Hua Hin town.
Cicada MarketKhao Takiab
Cicada Market’s art-inspired concept is the first of its kind around here. Divided into four sections, the market offers mainly everything art-related, such as paintings, sculptures, home accessories and handicrafts. The landscaped garden features live music and dance performances most Friday and Saturday evenings, starting 19:00. Cicada Market is as chilled out as lounging on the beach but with a bit of colour and festivity thrown in. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00-23:00
- Location: Khao Takieb-Hua Hin Road (Hua Hin 87)
- Tel: +66 (0)81 880 4004
Primarily, Hua Hin Night Market is a place to indulge in tasty street food and cheap cocktails but that is not to say that the shopping should go unmissed. The sort of stuff you can expect to see goes along the lines of jewelry, crafts, some Buddhist tokens, beachwear, funky lamps and some counterfeit goods. Nearby Chat Chai Market (day market), where locals pick up groceries, fresh seafood, flowers and textiles, is worth checking out. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00-23:00
- Location: Petchkasem Road
Plern WanHua Hin
Plearn Wan is like a living museum where you can experience a slice of life in 1950s Hua Hin. The two-storey courtyard building houses a community of period-style shops, a food court, an outdoor cinema screen and a 20-room guesthouse. The collection of one-off souvenirs and fashion accessories is quite impressive – even if you don’t buy anything, it makes for quite a pleasurable look around. 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
Hua Hin Market VillageHua Hin
This is the town’s first large-scale shopping centre and entertainment complex, signifying the area’s gradual transition from quaint fishing village to a world-class resort town. Some of the reasons to head down here are the Multiplex Cinema and food hall. It is air conditioned and has a reasonable selection of fashion and brand name goods spread over three floors. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
- Location: Phetkasem Rd. (just after Soi 88)
- Tel: +66 (0)32 618 888
Cha-Am Night MarketCha-Am
Known as ‘talat nad’, the market is popular mainly with locals, who come here to check out new clothes, DVDs, CDs and cutesy accessories. Other than this, there is a few food stalls. Fridays are usually the busiest when more traders turn up. This market is not necessarily loaded with things that you would want to buy, but it has a great atmosphere and is a good way to gain an insight into the Cha-Am market experience.
- Opening Hours: after 18:00
- Location: Narathip Road, Cha Am
Specialising in unique handcrafted jewellery made from anything up to 18 K gold to 925 sterling silver, Saphira is Hua Hin’s primary jewellery shop. Here you are guaranteed top-notch pieces, validated by warranties and the stones a certificate of authenticity. If you are interested to see how a piece of jewellery is made then you can actually watch your order in production. The shop has been around since 1958.
- Opening Hours: Open: 11:00-21:00
- Location: Phetkasem Road (between Hua Hin 88 and 88/1)
- Tel: +66 (0)32 515 911 3
Hua Hin Antique ShopHua Hin
This flea market style shop specialises in ‘antiques’, with everything from home furnishings to gramophones to unique forms of transport – think unicycles and vintage children’s bikes. You will be able to spend a good hour rummaging through this treasure trove of bygone gems. The shop is housed inside a gorgeous two-storey wooden shop-house at the corner of Phetkasem and Naresdamri Roads.
- Opening Hours: 12:00-20:00
- Location: 6 Naresdamri Rd.
Founded in 1949, along with Jim Thomson’s company, Khomapastr is one of Thailand’s most cherished and highly regarded brands. Largely featuring cotton products, the Hua Hin branch was the first to open over 60 years ago and deals in hand-printed classical patterns, especially on ‘pha kiao’, the fabric adorning royal palanquins. Nowadays you will find near enough the same stuff but of course modernised to meet the demands of the new consumer. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 9:00-19:00 (Mon-Sat), 9:00-17:00 (Sun)
- Location: Soi 84, Petchakasem Rd.
- Tel: +66 (0)32 511 250
Hua Hin Grand Night MarketHua Hin
Hua Hin Grand Night Market has two main sections. The part fronting the main road contains typical mass market type goods. The section towards the back has a more hip, artsy vibe. Here, you will find unique handmade crafts, a few bars and a small air-conditioned zone with more shops, as well as a fish spa. Street food is also plenty, consisting mostly of Thai fare and a few Asian delicacies and steaks. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00-23:00 (Wed-Sun)
- Address: Petchakasem Road (between the Grand hotel and Sao Paulo Hospital)
- Tel: +66 (0)32 511 250
Cha-Am Premium Outlet MallPhetkasem Road, Cha Am
If you are looking to buy authentic brand-name clothes at discounted prices then Cha-Am Premium Outlet Mall should be your first port of call. Stocking brands such as Naf Naf, Lacoste, and Jaspal, G200 you should expect to find a few steals here. Some items are discounted as much as half of what you would usually pay. Some stuff even competes with the prices you would pay for counterfeit brand-name goods in Thailand’s markets.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00 weekdays and 09:00-20:00 weekends
- Location: Cha-Am
- Tel: +66 (0)3 247 30003