An enchanting coastal getaway in Thailand, Hua Hin not only offers an ideal seaside escape but some rewarding cultural adventures too. Here are some key things to do.
Visit Wat Hua Hin
One of the region’s important temples, Wat Hua Hin is a sacred site and place of worship for locals. Located within easy reach of Hua Hin resorts in the area, the temple features ornate décor, golden Buddha statues and murals showcasing scenes from Buddha’s life.
Shop at the Hua Hin Night Market
A great place to soak up some local culture and get in some bargain shopping, the Hua Hin Night Market is known for offering an eclectic array of items and local dishes. Within 20 minutes from Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, this lively market gets active after around 6.30pm; expect to find everything from clothing, handicrafts and jewellery to fresh seafood delights.
Head to Mrigadayavan Palace
Providing insights into Hua Hin’s history, Mrigadayavan Palace is the summer palace that was once used by the royal family. The unique golden teak structures include features such as a covered boardwalk and verandas, while the idyllic gardens offer more charm to this coastal attraction.
Climb Up Khao Takiab
Also referred to as “Chopstick Mountain”, Khao Takiab is home to a hilltop temple that’s worth visiting. You will have to traverse up some stairs on your way to the temple where you will find the main shrine along with breathtaking views and lots of monkeys too!
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+