For those who have recently booked or who are in the middle of planning a trip to HuaHin, Thailand, then there’s no doubt you want to make the absolute most of your time in the scenic seaside destination. Described as where the “city meets the sea”, you literally get a sense of a bustling city combined with a quiet and serene vibe of a beach town. It provides travelers with the best of both worlds in that sense, but at the same time, its attractions, sight-seeing, dining, and shopping can also be a bit overwhelming for first-time visitors.
To help break things down, here’s a look at some of the must-see attractions and sights, as well as top things to do while in HuaHin.
Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand Rescue Centre and Elephant Refuge
If you’re looking for a wildlife encounter that is like no other, then you will want to visit the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand Rescue Centre and Elephant Refuge.The center can be found 45kms west of HuaHin and is truly spectacular.
The center is home to more than 500 different animals, including a wide variety of bird species, tigers, bears, and of course, elephants. Because this is an elephant refuge, these majestic animals are able to live their entire lives in a chain-free environment.
To make the trip a little smoother, you can always look into car rental in HuaHin Thailand, so you can go on your own schedule.
Phraya Nakhon Cave
When it comes to unique experiences and landscapes, a visit to Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam RoiYot National Park is sure to leave you in awe. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort to hike to the cave, you’ll be treated to a look at the green and gold pavilion that stands inside it.
Directly outside HuaHin is Mrigadayavan Palace, the summer palace. This structure dates back to 1924 and was built during the Rama VI reign. Its grounds are as beautiful as the palace itself, which features 18 intricate teak buildings that sit upon stilts.
Because this one is just 12kms north of HuaHin, it can easily be a half-day tour.
The HuaHin Night Market
If you want to get a true sense of what a market is like in Thailand then the HuaHin Night Market is an absolute must-see. The market features a variety of shopping and food booths, but there is also plenty of live entertainment. It’s here you’ll find handmade creations from local artisans that can make for beautiful souvenirs of your trip.
Black Mountain Water Park
For something a little out of the ordinary, why not include a visit to the local water park while in HuaHin. The Black Mountain Water Park is 10km north of HuaHin and is ideal for a fullday of water fun. Features include a beach pool, a lazy river, wave pool, water slides, and a kids’ pool. This attraction is perfect if you happen to be traveling with kids.
Each of these incredible attractions will help to make your trip to HuaHin memorable.