Khao Takiab Shopping
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Khao Takiab
Khao Takiab is not a place you would necessarily come to shop. It has a handful of shops that mostly deal in handicrafts, art and beachwear. If you’re after more than this then it’s probably best that you take a trip to nearby Hua Hin.
At the forefront of Khoa Takiab’s shopping scene is the recently opened Cicada Market, an obvious reference to the number of insects that inhabit the area. Here we have restaurant, gallery and market brought together in one gallery style building. As with the rest of the province, market-style stalls selling handicrafts and intricately-made items can also be found.
All Shopping in Khao Takiab
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 usually packed with weekenders from Bangkok. It is located on Phetkasem Road, about halfway between Hua Hin town and Khao Takiab. Read More...
Featuring a wide range of acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings, Happy Gallery features work from Thai artists that focuses around a range of emotive subjects from still lifes, landscapes to portraits. Donating a percentage of profits to supporting children in poverty, the gallery radiates a feeling of warmth and is worth visiting regardless of whether you are looking to buy or not. Situated next door to the Lost Café, it’s the perfect pre or post-lunch activity.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00
- Address: 123/34 Khoa Takiab Road (next door to the Lost Café)
- Tel: +66 (0) 8616 74918
Khao Takiab Mountain
At the top of the mountain, the area is fringed by a series of market-style stalls selling local crafts. Thai-style ornaments and tableware can be found up here, wind chimes and cute accessories. You’ll soon notice that shell-based crafts are very common around this province, in particular things for the house such as drapes and ornaments. The goods up here make for nice keepsakes of your time spent in Thailand and great gifts for others.
- Address: Khao Takiab Mountain
Part of the Hyatt Regency, the goods on offer at this store are geared towards guests and people who are looking for reminders of their time spent in Thailand. Here we have everything from in-house spa products so taking the scents and sensations from the exquisite Barai Spa is easily done. Also featuring local handicrafts, books and some items of clothing that come under the beachwear category.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
- Address: 91 Khao Takiab Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 32-521234