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“Lovely , relaxing, handmade crafts”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cicada Market

Cicada Market
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Weekend Mangrove Forest Tour and Cicada Night Market in Hua Hin
Ranked #1 of 94 things to do in Hua Hin
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“Lovely , relaxing, handmade crafts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

DO spend an evening here. Great music, food fresh and great, coconut ice cream was fabulous. Atmosphere truly enjoyable.

Visited January 2012
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“do not buy from the DVD vendor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

The rest of the market has some interesting stores - but i have just brought back two DVDs to our hotel - both of which failed to play to the end - or had serious faults matching sound and picture. Given that i bought five in total and am yet to play the others - i am not hopeful. What a waste of money!!
We have bought other DVDs from the night market during out stay with no problems. He is a much less polite vendor - but at least his merchandise works.
If the Cicada markets want to continue to market themselves as the "better" markets i would suggest that such a stall as the DVD man is not appropriate in them

Visited January 2012
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“Cicada Night Market - Hua Hin is worth a look around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

If you are ever in Hua Hin then the Cicada Night Market is well worth a visit. Located south of the town towards Khao Takieb it is easily found as it is right outside the Hyatt Barai Hotel.

From Hua Hin town it will only take you about 10 minutes in one of those little tuk-tuks for a fixed price of 160 Baht. (Tuk-tuks are best avoided in Bangkok but out there there are only Songthaews and Tuk-tuks and the prices are pretty much fixed, so they are OK to use. In fact it cost me 160 Baht 3 years ago to go to Khao Takieb so it hasn't changed)

The Cicada Night market is set in its own grounds and has a large eating area, where you can buy all sorts of Thai foods and then sit down and relax after you have tired yourself out walking around the stalls. You need to buy meal tickets first, unless you are an exceptionally large eater then 100 Baht per person is a good guide.

There are usually twice nightly shows in the small amphitheatre; the show is likely to change but the night that we were there it was someone playing novel musical instruments. Pipes filled with water and little handbells, that sort of stuff.

The interesting thing about this market is that for the most part the stall holders are selling novel handicrafts and things that you would not see anywhere else. Unlike most Thai streetmarkets this would be a good place to go and buy little gifts for the folks back home. I was actually pleasantly surprised by what was on offer.

Visited January 2012
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“Different style of market for Thailand - it's great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

This is our second favourite market that we have visited in Thailand (JJ is the 1st). We liked this as it is so different to every other market in Thailand. This is an art and craft market where the local Thai people have hand made the items on sale.

It was so nice to visit a market that had a different look and feel and sold alot of different things to the normal t-shirts, DVD's, bags, shoes etc of Thailand. We loved the look and feel of this market and it shows there are a lot of talented people in Thailand. There was also a lot of other Thai talent on display such as mime artists, dancers, clowns blowing up balloons and entertaining the kids etc..

I believe it is only open on Friday and Saturday nights, but it is a must see! It is easy to get to and easy enough to catch a taxi \ tuk tuk back to your hotel in town. There are many places to buy food and drink.

Very enjoyable and very creative - we loved it..

Visited December 2011
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“Good fun at the Cicada night art market”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

As hua Hin is becoming very crowded with boring shopping malls the cicada market adds a new dimension of casual fun and entertainment. An eclectic mix of art, rif raf and food provides good diversity for all tastes.
Handicraft and semi art at very fair prices. Food ok but not "best street food in town". Well worth a visit

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