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Hua Hin
A favorite getaway for Bangkok residents, Hua Hin is a pretty beachside town. Family friendly and relaxed, it lacks the all-night partying and seedier aspects that make other nearby beach resorts a haven for unsavory characters. Once a small fishing village, it was transformed into a royal resort, and it’s these close links with Thai royalty that ensure Hua Hin won’t become overdeveloped or lose its small-town vibe.

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Cicada Market
Cicada Market
Attraction type: Art galleries
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Black Mountain Water Park
Black Mountain Water Park
Owner description: The Black Mountain Water Park is spread over 40 000Sqm and is situated a short distance from the centre of Hua Hin, just 15 minutes from town. It opened in 2011 and is now one of... more Owner description: The Black Mountain Water Park is spread over 40 000Sqm and is situated a short distance from the centre of Hua Hin, just 15 minutes from town. It opened in 2011 and is now one of the most favourite tourist attractions in the region. Tourists and local residents have been extremely complimentary about the good times spent on the many exciting attractions. The Park is full of high quality, modern equipment that is all operated in line with the highest safety standards and supervised by highly trained lifeguards. We have a 17 metre high tower with 9 different slides, a spectacular wave pool which is made the biggest wave in Thailand, the lazy river, a beach/infinity pool and children's pool, all providing the best fun filled day out a family can have. less
Attraction type: Water parks
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Hutsadin Elephant Foundation
Hutsadin Elephant Foundation
Owner description: Hutsadin Elephant Foundation offers the visitor a variety of attractions. At present we have 3 elephants available for trekking. Each trek can be half an hour or an hour and you... more Owner description: Hutsadin Elephant Foundation offers the visitor a variety of attractions. At present we have 3 elephants available for trekking. Each trek can be half an hour or an hour and you will be taken through the surrounding areas. After your trek you will be able to watch a small show by our youngest elephant, or if you would prefer you are welcome to wash her instead and there will be plenty of opportunities for some amazing photos. After this you may want to visit our retired elephants. If you prefer a more hands approach, you may want to try our 'mahout experience' where you will get a talk about the foundation and its ethos plus the individual stories of all our elephants and why they were rescued, you will also help to take care of our retired elephants for the morning(9.00a.m - 12.00), in this time you will get to prepare food, give medication, clean their shelters, take one for a walk and then give her a wash. Will receive a t shirt to remember your time with us and you are welcome to have a free vegetarian lunch and ice cream to finish your morning. (please e mail for details as only available on certain days and only small groups are taken). If you can't spare three hours but still want something 'hands on' you can take one of elephants for a walk and then wash then on return - approximately 1/2 hour. If you just want to have a look around the foundation and chat to some of the English speaking volunteers you are more than welcome and there is no charge, however they are only there on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning. All of our elephants have been rescued and all have their own story, there is an information board near the seating area where you can learn more about each individual elephant.A final word to clarify the situation :- you may be asked for a tip or to buy trinkets from the mahouts - this is entirely up to you and is not supported by the foundation. Any money that you give to the mahouts DOES NOT go into the foundation funds and is not used to buy food etc (no matter what you may be told). Should you wish to make a donation please put it into the box in the front office or give to one of the volunteers.We hope that you enjoy your visit and find it a memorable experience.Please post your comments on tripadvisor for the benefit of others. less
Attraction type: Nature & wildlife areas
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Hua Hin Railway Station
Hua Hin Railway Station
Attraction type: Public transportation systems
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Baan Sillapin Artists Village
Baan Sillapin Artists Village
Attraction type: Art galleries

All places to eat » Places to eat

Eco Cafe by SEA Harmony
Eco Cafe by SEA Harmony
Ranked #1 of 435 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Price: $1 - $12
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Thai, English, Fusion, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Hin Lek Fai Restaurant
Hin Lek Fai Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 435 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Price: $3 - $55
Cuisines: Italian, International, Thai
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Mirabelle Hua Hin
Mirabelle Hua Hin
Ranked #3 of 435 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
The Museum Coffee & Tea Corner
The Museum Coffee & Tea Corner
Ranked #4 of 435 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Price: $18 - $25
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Orchids
Orchids
Ranked #5 of 435 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Cuisines: French, Thai
Dining options: Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Camp Palapon
Camp Palapon
$2 - $3 (THB 74 - 98)
Ranked #1 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Hua Hin
Hua Hin Fishing Lodge
Hua Hin Fishing Lodge
$25 - $75
Ranked #2 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Hua Hin
La-or Resort
3.0 of 5
La-or Resort
$33 - $41
Ranked #3 of 247 Hua Hin B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Jaidee Resort
3.0 of 5
Jaidee Resort
$50 - $86
Ranked #1 of 130 Hotels in Hua Hin
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Long Beach Inn
3.0 of 5
Long Beach Inn
$47 - $69 (EUR 43 - 63)
Ranked #13 of 130 Hotels in Hua Hin
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Amari Hua Hin
4.0 of 5
Amari Hua Hin
$80 - $160
Ranked #14 of 130 Hotels in Hua Hin
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
5.0 of 5
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
$152 - $359
Ranked #2 of 130 Hotels in Hua Hin
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Devasom Hua Hin Resort
4.0 of 5
Devasom Hua Hin Resort
$141 - $274
Ranked #3 of 130 Hotels in Hua Hin
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Putahracsa Hua Hin
5.0 of 5
Putahracsa Hua Hin
$140 - $289
Ranked #4 of 130 Hotels in Hua Hin
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