Hua Hin Night Markets
One of the most lively place in Hua Hin during the night; “Hua Hin Night Market” offers a wide variety of food and beverage (Thai and International), dessert, souvenir, cloth and all kinds of freshly-cooked dish. The famous dishes are Pad Thai (fried noodle in Thai style), Hoi Tod (mussel omelet), fresh seafood, sweet roti (Indian bread), homemade ice cream, etc. This market will delight visitors who wish to appreciate the real taste of Hua Hin. Moreover, it could lead you into the real way that Thai love to live. The night market can be very crowded on weekend because of Thai travelers
Pala-U is a 15-level waterfall along a creek stretching out to the Burmese border. It's about 60 km west of Hua Hin. It's in the south end of Kaeng Krachan national park (Thailand's biggest national park), so if you're not a Thai citizen you have to pay an entrance of 200 Bath.There is also an elephant camp, since the jungle is more genuine. You don't have to pay the park entrance fee to do this ride.Most visitors are turning back after the third level. I recommend you to keep on goingas far as your physics allow you to.
Maruekatayawan (Mrigadayavan) Palace is one of the oldest and most attractive royal palaces in Thailand. The Maruekatayawan Palace was constructed by His Majesty King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) in 1923 as a place where he could fully relax in great comfort amid a naturally serene atmosphere.
This teakwood treasure (known for convenience as "The Wooden Palace") stands on Hua Hin beachfront and, now restored. It is proudly billed as "The Longest Golden Teak Palace in the World". This palace is only a few minutes by car from Hua Hin.
Kings Rama IV & V used the palace at their leisure and to entertain their visitors. After the death of King Rama V it was used less and less and sadly slipped into a state of decay. In 1935 it was registered as a national monument by the Fine Arts Department and was restored to be a National Museum and National Park. Open daily 9am-4pm it can be conveniently reached by funicular railway round-trip 40 Baht. Once at the top entrance to the Museum is 30 Baht for foreigners and 10 Baht for Thais. It is an excellent half-day excursion.
Kaeng Krachan National Park
This is the most extensive national park of Thailand occupying an are of 2,915 square kilometers or
1.8 million rai. It was declared to be a national park on June 12, 1981 with clearly defined areas for
reservoir and the jungle to the north of the dam in the park area. Its general characteristic is that it is
a year round green jungle originating many rivers.
Tham Khao Luang
Khao Luang is a small-sized hill having a height of 92 meters at the
This cave had been a royal picnic site since the King Rama IV period. He was very fond
of this place so that he commanded the renovation of several old Buddha images in the cave. On the right
hand side of the entrance at Khao Luang foot hill, there is a big beautiful monastery called by Phetchaburi folks
There are some interesting items to be seen in this monastery
such as a hude multipurpose pavilion, and beautiful wood carved door panels of the main shrine hall which was
designed and constructed by the Lord Abbot who was a famous artisan. The old legend told by Phetchaburi
folks for centuries is that the entrance of the cave at this monastery is the entrance of a twilight zone town
where inhabitants are only young maidens.