Best Places to Visit in Hua Hin and Cha Am


Planning a trip to Hua Hin and Cha Am? Check out our list of the top attractions to visit and discover the best places to explore.

Hua Hin Night Market

Hua Hin street food.

Hua Hin Night Market has everything you could ask for in such a shopping venue, with food and drinks, including cocktails or beer, available to shoppers. The street, Petchkasem Road, turns into the night market at 6:00 pm, but the action doesn’t truly get moving until about 7:00 pm. Like most Thai markets, you’ll find a wide variety of clothing options, arts and crafts, as well as CDs and DVDs for purchase. The street is lined primarily with seafood restaurants, allowing you to grab a bite to eat as you shop your way down the street. In fact, many consider the food here to be one of the best parts of this particular night market. So, grab some crab legs and a beer, you’ve got some shopping to do!

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Cicada Market

Unlike other markets

Cicada Market is a night market where tourists can buy unique items and souvenirs. Unlike other markets, Cicada Market has collected contemporary art, artefacts, handmade items, home furnishings, clothes, second-hand appliances and SMEs products with creative ideas to show and sell to visitors. The Market is divided into 4 zones. The first zone is the “A la mode & Idea Shop”, a handmade zone. The second zone is the “Amphitheatre”, the semicircle outdoor stage for live performances. The third zone is the “Art Factory”, which collects art products to sell at a reasonable price, and the fourth zone is “Cuisine”, which is a Thai restaurant and an international restaurant.

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Saphan Pla Walking Market

Walking Street on the Water

Saphan Pla is Hua Hin’s main fishing pier. It has now been developed as a promenade for a very pleasant evening stroll out to sea for a taste of market food, entertainment,
to enjoy cool breezes and over-the-ocean vistas of the coastline.

The pier is now welcoming visitors every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from sunset. However as a real working facility for the Hua Hin fishing industry, there will be occasions when a large fishing boat needing to offload a catch will restrict access. Another disruption will follow should there be severe weather as visitor safety is of prime importance. Market stalls follow the length of the pier with smiling owners cooking fresh morsels for passersby. There’s plenty of room for everyone with one side reserved for wooden seating or some visitors just squat on the raised concrete side.

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Mrigadayavan Palace

beachfront summer palace of King Rama VI

A stunning royal summer retreat among the many Hua Hin attractions. Located halfway between Hua Hin and Cha Am, this century-old palace is made entirely of teak wood. Admire the beautiful design by King Rama VI, which was completed by an Italian architect.

Notable for the excellent ventilation and over 1,000 pillars that support the three main buildings, follow picturesque passageways down to the sea.

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Phra Ram Ratchaniwet

Wang Ban Puen

Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace is an extremely elegant building in typical early 20th-century European style. The Palace is located on the grounds of a Thai army camp in Petchaburi town, some two hours drive South West of Bangkok. The Palace was designed by German architect Karl Siegfried Döhring, who also designed several other Royal Palaces and villas, including Varadis Palace and the Somdej Residence of Bang Khun Phrom Palace in Bangkok.

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Rajabhakti Park

The seven Kings

Rajabhakti Park was built with the intention to honour the 7 king of Siam which are King Ram Khamhaeng of the Sukhothai period, King Naresuan and King Narai of the Ayutthaya period, King Taksin of the Thonburi period, and King Rama I, King Mongkut and King Chulalongkorn of the Rattanakosin period.

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The Venezia

beautifully Venetian themed

The inspiration of this magnificent project comes from the charm of Venice, the world’s famous city of rivers. Venice is known as a city that massively uses water transportation by using the canal as a traffic channel throughout the city. In addition, the Venice has also preserved traditional stores with beautiful sculpture surrounding of the canal area. These charms can be compared to the one of the most charming cities in Thailand, Hua Hin.

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Black Mountain Water Park

Water park in Hin Lek Fai

The Black Mountain Water Park is spread out over 40 000 square meter land and is located just 15 minutes from central Hua Hin.

The Park is full of high quality and modern equipment, all operated in line with the highest standards of safety and with highly trained lifeguards.

There is a 17 meter high tower with 9 different slides, a spectacular wave pool which make the biggest waves in Thailand, a lazy river, a beach/infinity pool and children’s pool, all for treating the visitors to a really fun day.

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Phraya Nakhon Cave

Sam Roi Yot

With a magnificent pavilion of gold and green hidden inside this hard-to-reach cave, you really should make every effort to get here. This cave can be found within the Khao Sam Roi Yoy National Park, not far from Hua Hin town and worth every second of your time.

A guide will help you make the trek up the stairs, it might be hard for some but undoubtedly worth it in the end. This first cave is a stunning sight, with a natural stone bridge they call ‘hell bridge’ which is only surpassed in beauty by the second cave, the major draw. Then there’s the pavilion, Kuha Kharuehat with sunlight beaming down onto it from the circle in the cave’s ceiling. If you want to catch it in all its glory, we would recommend going early.

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