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All you need to know to visit Hua Hin

Southern Thailand
230 km from Bangkok
Province of Prachuap Khiri Khan
Thai prononciation : Houa Hin


Recomm. stay
2 à 5 jours


Practical guide to go and visit Hua Hin

The city is a former fishing village and became a very important destination for both foreign and Thai tourists. Thai people come to spend weekends or family holidays. The King of Thailand himself owns a residence nearby. Accommodations, seafood restaurants, pizzerias, bars, massage parlors are very numerous. Everything is gathered for relaxation and having a great time. There are even Thai Boxing stadiums orrfering games twice a week. Do not expect to have many attractions to visit, Hua Hin is mainly a long beach, a superb golf, massages parlors and a vibrant nightlife in some streets of the city. There are 3 night markets and 2 floating markets.
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Accommodations in Hua Hin

In Hua Hin, the cheapest guesthouses are located on Naresdamri Road part along the sea, Poonsuk Road and surrounding streets. If you choose to sleep in this area you will not be far from the beach and restaurants and the liveliest bars in the city. Those seeking for a little less tourists will probably prefer staying in Khao Takhiap. There are also some small hotels and guest houses at low prices.

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How to go to Hua Hin ?

Hua Hin is famous for its yellow and red wooden train station, one of the oldest in Thailand (the oldest is in Kantang in Trang province) but it was recently replaced by a brand new, more modern and less charming station, a little further. Recent railway network improvements have made the train journey to Hua Hin faster (online reservation HERE). There are around a dozen trains per day which serve the city and which are more or less fast and therefore have more or less expensive seats. From Bangkok, some trains leave from Krung Thep Aphiwat station, others from Bangkok's old central station, Hua Lamphong station. However, buses and minivans are faster. Public or VIP buses depart regularly from Bangkok from the South Terminal (Sai Tai Mai). There are also minivans which offer this route from the Chatuchak Minibus Station opposite the Mo Chit terminal (online reservation here at the bottom of the page). Also practical, the VIP bus line connecting Suvarnabhumi airport (timetables and reservations HERE) or Nakhon Ratchasima in Hua Hin. Note that from May 4, 2024, a direct daily flight from Chiang Mai should also be set up by Air Asia.

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How to get around in Hua Hin ?

Generally you can go from your hotel or guesthouse to the nearest beach by walking. But you will need transport to go to Hua Hin night or floating markets or Wat Huay Mongkhon or Khao Takiab or the bus terminal. White songthaews go to the two floating markets and Wat Huay Mongkhon, green songthaews go to Khao Takiab, both pass the largest night market and Hua Hin Market Village shopping mall. Recently another songthaew service appeared and tours around the city.
To go to the nearby towns of Cha Am, Phetchaburi or Pranburi, you can take the red local buses that leave every half hour. Many private taxis also offer their services everywhere in the city but not for short trips. They can take you to Bangkok airport (but there is a VIP bus going there too) or Pattaya for example. Their prices are quite high. YOu can also try to use GRAB application (similar to Uber but there is more Uber in Thailand) which is now available in Hua Hin.

Festivals in Hua Hin ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Hua Hin. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
hua hin international kite festival

Hua Hin International Kite Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of March

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hua hin international jazz festival

Hua Hin International Jazz Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of May

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hua hin jazz festival

Hua Hin Jazz Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of mai

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hua hin annual shrine merit making by the sea ceremony

Hua Hin Annual Shrine Merit Making by the Sea Ceremony

This festival generally takes place in the month of September

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Other places to see in Hua Hin

Hua Hin Floating Market Hua Hin
Hua Hin Floating Market
this is the first floating market we crossed coming from Hua Hin. It is less crowded and a little less interesting than the second, which is 2 km away.
Wat Huai Mongkhon Hua Hin
Wat Huai Mongkhon
and its huge statue of one of the most respected and revered monks in Thailand, Luang Phor Tuad. A few kilometers in the North.
Cicada Market Hua Hin
Cicada Market
It is one of the many night markets in Hua Hin and certainly the most popular. It is only held on weekends and offers shows, shopping for unique products and a dinner in a pleasant setting.
Pa La-U Waterfall Hua Hin
Pa La-U Waterfall
This waterfall about sixty kilometers from Hua Hin is located in Kaeng Krachan National Park. It is a pleasant area of nature but not the most photogenic waterfall in Thailand.

Weather & climate in Hua Hin

Hua Hin has a tropical savanna climate. The temperatures there are hot all year round, with only small variations. The year begins with the dry season from December to April, before the monsoon comes in May. The rains slow down somewhat from June to August and are the strongest in September until November.

The best time to come to Hua Hin is from December to April. Then monsoon comes with heavy rainfalls generally quite brief from May to September. It is in October that it rains most in Hua Hin, this is why it is not the best time to come to Hua Hin.

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When to go to Hua Hin ?

quand partir à Hua Hin

How to ask in Thai to go to Hua Hin ?

I want to go to Hua Hin / Yak paï ti Houa Hin.
Where is Hua Hin ? / Houa Hin you ti naï ?
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