Here’s What a Weekend in Hua Hin Has in Store – Let the Good Times Roll!

A popular seaside getaway, Hua Hin is a favoured weekend holiday destination for good reason; there’s plenty to see, do and experience here for couples, families and those on a solo sojourn.

But First the Beach!

Do remember one of the main highlights is the beach in Hua Hin. Villa accommodation options by the shore are ideal especially those with sea views and easy access to the beach where you can head to for some sun-soaked fun anytime you please.

For Some Culture

To experience local culture head to some of the key attractions in Hua Hin. The historic Hua Hin Railway Station with its unique design and Mrigadayavan Palace, the royal summer retreat within easy reach of Avani+ Hua Hin Resort are worth visiting. Also of interest are the temples of Wat Huay Mongkol and Wat Tham Khao Tao as well as Khao Takiab, home to a hilltop temple and lots of monkeys!

For Some Shopping

Those interested in shopping can visit the Hua Hin Night Market and choose from an array of handicrafts and delectable seafood dishes. More souvenirs and trinkets are to be found at the Cicada Market, while the Plearn Wan Shopping Village is a good place for gift items and clothing.

For Some Adventure

Kids will love a weekend here that includes a stopover at the Black Mountain Water Park that provides plenty of water-filled fun. For more thrills, you can head to the Hua Hin Safari & Adventure Park featuring elephant trekking and ATV rides along with tigers, crocodiles and snake-related experiences!

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A Fun Day at the Plearnwan Shopping Village – Stepping Back in Time

Offering a mix of retail therapy, cultural insights and foodie discoveries, the Plearnwan Shopping Village is quite a unique attraction in Hua Hin that’s well worth visiting.

Planning Your Visit

The Plearnwan Shopping Village can be found in the popular Thai seaside resort of Hua Hin. It’s located on Petchkasem Road near Klai Kangwon Palace and around a 15 minute drive from Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin. Opening hours are from 9 a.m to 9 p.m.

What to Expect

“Plearnwan” translates to the “joy of yesteryear” and that’s exactly what you can enjoy here on a visit from nearby Hua Hin resorts. More like an open-air mall, it transports visitors to the 1950s complete with traditional shophouses, retro-themed market design, vintage furniture, 50s music and more.

Shopping Highlights

The two-storey building and outdoor areas are home to shops selling distinctive souvenirs, toys, locally made clothing, snacks and handmade ceramics from Thailand. You will also find an outdoor cinema screen, a beauty salon, a temple fair style area with games, a special zone for Thai products and a mini supermarket.

When Hunger Strikes

The Plearnwan Shopping Village is a great place to sample some local Thai dishes too. Among the foodie favourites you can try are pad Thai, coconut pancake, grilled meat (served on skewers) and barbecued pork. Thai style coffee along with delicious desserts like mango sticky rice and the sago-based Yok Manee are also worth introducing to your taste buds!

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What You Need to Know about Hua Hin – Live Like Royalty!

Hua Hin has long been associated with the Thai aristocracy beginning when some of the royal families-built summer houses there. Not too long after that it turned into a complete resort for the upper echelon. Want to learn more about Hua Hin?

History

Once a serene seaside village, Hua Hin rapidly evolved into a resort for the one percent crowd of Bangkok. Now, it cannot be called idyllic anymore as it is a bustling arena of fancy hotels. Keep in mind that this is not a pedestrian-friendly town!

 

Weather

Hua Hin has a tropical climate with heavy humidity and temperatures averaging around 30°C throughout the year. December to April remains dry while in May the monsoon season begins, and the rains somewhat continue until November.

Budget

While Hua Hin is a moneyed town, it can still prove to be a good vacation for those who aren’t looking to break the bank. The local cuisine is not dear, and the public transport will help you get around. When looking for Hua Hin hotels, you’ll come across many options such as Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas for instance.

 

What to See

The Klai Kangwon is the King’s summer palace and while the inside is closed off, the grounds are open for strolling about, though be sure to keep your passport with you! The Hua Hin beach is also another spot to hit up as it’s got plenty of space down the coastline and there are a plethora of vendors to eat in case the seawater makes you hungry.

 

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+