TRAVEL: 8 picture perfect things to do in Hua Hin


You got the beach poses down and oodles of Thai noodles have already been featured heavily in your IG grid. Now, here are 8 more great pictures (and activities) in Thailand’s resort town of Hua Hin you probably haven’t tried yet.

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Vana Nava Hua Hin is the latest attraction to float in. This enormous water park promises rides and thrills in a tropical jungle. There’s even a gigantic water fueled funnel that can fit the whole family. If you think a picture of you sliding down an epic, wet, rainforest trail is only a dream, think again.

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The gentle falls and scenic pools at the Pala U Waterfall make the perfect day trip from Hua Hin. Pack a lunch and sit on the rocks, or at least pose for some great pics. Remember to bring mosquito spray or better yet cover up in proper hiking gear – the rocks are sharp and those bugs are fierce. But it’s worth it to see the natural beauty, especially if you don’t mind some exercise getting there.

Spend an afternoon tasting local wine at Hua Hin Hills Winery. The screams of your angry boss will feel so far away when you’re standing in the wide open fields. And are those mountains?! The landscape is so inviting, you’ll have to capture it for all of FB to see. It’s a world away from bustling Bangkok, but with the occasional elephant passing through, this vineyard is distinctly Thai.

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Speaking of Thainess, make a stop at the Hua Hin Railway Station on your long weekend getaway. The impressive Royal Waiting Room will bring you back to the 1920’s when the station was built. Dress like a Gatsby and really feel the part. Better yet, make some cash by charging other tourists to take photos with you.

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The beautiful Mrigadayavan Palace is another Thai landmark that will give even the most jaded and well-travelled tourist pause. It was built as a summer home for royalty in 1924. Located within the royal camp grounds and surrounded by gardens and greenery, it makes for a perfect family outing – your mother will have you posing with flowers for hours. This is another place to stick with long sleeves and pants, this time out of respect for the royal family.

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The Cicada Market is Hua Hin’s newest element of hipster-fication. But we can’t complain. It’s a bustling outdoor market, set on a sprawling lawn with live music, bean bags and a generally chill atmosphere.

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Change it up from 2016 hipster market to 1920s shopping fair at Plearn Wan Vintage Village. Half historic site, half retail bazaar, this unique market will make you nostalgic for a bygone era. Food, clothing and even an old school apothecary will provide the perfect souvenirs for your friends stuck at work back home.

The Shoreline Beach Club by day.

Picture perfect accommodation will complete your Hua Hin getaway. At Amari Hua Hin on Khao Takiab Beach, the beauty is in the details, from the lofty blue and white lobby, to the ocean style pool, lush green gardens and beautiful Shoreline Beach Club. Surround yourself in a picturesque setting, and have the best of Hua Hin on your doorstep.

Click here for more information and to book your stay at Amari Hua Hin now.

The Shoreline Beach Club by night, with tables set for romantic candle lit dinners.


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