vrijdag 5 juli 2013

Things to do in and around Hua hin

Canal trip Hua hin
Khlong Khao Daeng is suitable for cruising to admire the scenery and various kinds of animals in the mangrove forest ecology. Tourists can rent a boat from Khao Daeng and Bang Pu villages and board at the pier in front of Wat Khao Daeng. The cruise will go along the canal for 3-4 kilometres and takes 1½ hours for a round trip. The appropriate period of cruising is from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m. because it is not too hot and the sunset can be admired as well.The four km canal trip along the Khlong Khao Daeng is a great way to spent an hour or so, or a great place to see birds early in the morning. The scenery is breathtaking and you may spot a monitor lizard out for a swim or some monkeys swinging through the branches. You can ask for someone to take you at the park headquarters or just go to the village and find someone Most fisherman do not speak english.

Hua hin railway station

Even you don't go to Hua Hin by train, you shouldn't give it a miss visiting the one of Thailand's most beautiful railway station. Hua Hin Railway Station built in the reign of King Rama VI. The station just located in town, not so far from central of the town and beach, you can walk to or if feel give up from the heat of sunny day, you can take taxi (motorbike and Samlor).

Buddha statue

Approaching Khao Takiab hill from the beach, you can see an majestic 20 meter tall statue of the Lord Buddha towering on some rocks at the foot of the hill. Beware of the monkeys, they are not dangerous, but very curious to see if you have any food or drinks with you.

Monkies in Khao takiab monastery

Go directly from the left of the khao takiab hill when you feel like you can't do the steep stair case in going to the trmple. From the entrance of the monastery, you will notice many monkies huggling around and if you will buy bananas for them, be aware! They will get you..;-)  
After a few minutes, you will arrive in the monastery by the bay! Very pretty and beautiful scenery..You can view hundreds of monkies alike wanting to have a piece of your banana..If you like to take pics with them, you can they sure know how to pose to!

Panee Butterfly Garden

Panee Butterfly Garden is the latest attraction in Thailand in Hua Hin. Set in the midst of an emerald green surrounding, this garden makes an ideal backdrop for colorful butterflies. As the name suggests, this garden houses hundreds of varieties of butterflies. It is located at the Petchkasem Beach Road in Hua Hin. The butterfly garden offers a unique experience for nature lovers. Beautiful butterflies with different colors, shapes and patterns can be found here. The garden is dotted with a large number of flowers as well. Hence, together they make a perfect tranquil ambience. This spectacular garden faces the beachfront of Hua Hin.  

It's opposite in the Klai Kang won Palace. There are plenty of butterflies and some other beautiful birds which are sorrounded with orchids, flowers and local plants. There is also a herbal section with rare herbal plants. It's best to go there when the butterflies are in full bloom and so with the flowers. The beach, the exotic varieties of butterflies and verdant green surroundings make this garden a heaven on earth. Visitors can relax and unwind themselves in this nature's paradise. The garden remains open on all weekdays, from 10 in the morning till 6 in the evening. Address: Petchkasem Beach Road, Hua Hin, Thailand Phone Number: +66-32-512642

Khao Tao Temple

This temple is located about 13 km south of Hua Hin adjacent to a little sleepy fishing village. There are many beautiful sculptures, including a dragon-riding Buddha and a giant golden turtle, as well as great views of the sweeping Suan Son Beach. Follow the short path up the hill through several monk bungalos to find a huge sitting Buddha at the summit, majestically overlooking the temple below. The monks at this temple are particularly friendly and outgoing. This temple offers a wide variety of tasty refreshments for its visitors free of charge. But make a small donation; after all, it's for a good cause. This temple is definitely well worth a visit.

Pala-U waterfall Hua hin

This cascade is found on the south side of Kaeng Krachan National Park, some 60kms west of Hua Hin. The park is one of the largest in Thailand and sits right next to the Burmese (Myanmar) border. It is a beautiful spot to visit. You will pass through stunning countryside and hills on your drive there that will only take 1.5 hours or so. The waterfall has 16 steps, making it one of the highest in Thailand and those who make it to the top will be rewarded by superb views over Thailand and towards Burma. It should be noted, however, that progressing further than the third stage will be arduous and should only be attempted by those fit enough to do so. The third stage itself has a large, deep pool and most visitors will be happy to spend their time here. The water is always cool and refreshing and there are plenty of large fish swimming in it that are friendly, but please don't try to catch them - you are in a National Park and this is forbidden. The surrounding forest is over 1,000 years old and there is a good chance of seeing wildlife, particularly gibbons (which will certainly be heard, if not seen) and many rare species of bird-life. The falls can be visited at any time of the year, but will be in their prime during and just after the rainy season, between July-November. At all times of year, it is wise to be careful of slippery stones, although the path to the third level is well taken care of and relatively safe. Higher up can get dangerous. National Park fees The fee for entering a National Park in Thailand is now 400 baht after being raised in 2006 from 200, this only applies to foreigners and not Thai nationals who are admitted for 10 percent of this fee. If you can prove that you are resident in the Kingdom by having a work permit or Thai drivers license you can often enter for the local price of 20 or 40 baht however you may have to negotiate in Thai for this at some parks.

Khao Hin Lek Fai Hua hin

If you're looking for some spectacular views of Hua Hin, you need search no further than Khao Hin Lek Fai (Flintstone Hill). It is situated about 3km west of the town centre. Follow Chomsin Road over the railway line and instead of bearing right with the road to Pala U, keep going straight ahead. It's a steep climb to the top, but worth it once you're there. There are 3-4 lookout spots and it's a popular location with locals, especially at sundown which is arguably the best time to go. Try all the lookouts as they offer views in different directions, you can see as far south as Khao Takiab and beyond and north towards Cha-am. If you're feeling fit you can join the active crowd who make the daily trip to the top by running or cycling however it is not for the feint hearted! There are a few stalls selling food and drink and a bird centre that never seems to have many birds aside from the peacocks roaming around. A well laid out garden with many different species of shrubs, trees and bamboo, together with a statue of King Rama VII adds to the ambience of the location.

Elephant Village/Trekking Hua hin

Unlike any other elephant ride in Hua Hin, you will get to cross the river. The experience is unique to Hua Hin Safari only. Its truly an elephant trek and not just run of the mill elephant ride. You will get to see Thai Village life and a scenic view of Hua Hin. This elephant trek around the jungle and mountains is truly relaxing. The pineapple farm is simply a delight for pineapple lovers Apart from this you will also get to sample the traditional Thai handicrafts. Overall this elephant trek is bound to make you feel like a king!

Horses on the beach in Hua hin

Riding horse on beach can be an interesting activity for anyone. Sometimes when you just hang out on beach all day, instead of enjoying the seaview for long hours, some horses walking by can be an enjoyable moment. Visitor can ride horse or just take photos with the horses. Hua Hin beach is long, some visitors like to do sightseeing all the distance of beach and tend to be to lazy to walk, they take a horse ride instead. Normaly you see the horses just slowly walking by while taking visitors along the beach.

Hua hin animal park

A little known animal park lies around 10km north of Hua Hin. It appears to be setup as a government funded "deer research center" so there are no English languagesigns to or in the place. Take Soi Huay Sai about a kilometer after Palm Hills on the left heading north and then it's on the right around 4km down this soi. Entrance is free. The complex has a number of large deer enclosures and plenty of birds, many of which are roaming around the area. Monkeys are also plentiful with macaques, langurs and gibbons, some caged some free roaming. A canal system separates a couple of islands where gibbons also live. The only disappointment is the rather small cages for the Malayan Sun Bear and Asiatic Black Bear, they really should have a bigger pen. Other enclosures had tropical birds, tortoises, reptiles and porcupines. There is a nice little spot down by the canals where you can sit or have a picnic but remember to bring your own supplies as there are no shops in the park.

Ratchaniwet Marukhathaiyawan Palace

This is a palace of the Royal Family found a few km north of HH. Built in the 1920s by King Rama VI, it is an open-concept teak wood structure that is connected by numerous raised and covered walkways that are polished to a shine. Walk around this palace's breezy raised walkways with its great view of the ocean and you can't help but feel relaxed. You can buy some food at the Hua Hin market and have a picnic on the grounds here by the sea. Admission is free.

Go kart in Hua hin

Go Kart Hua Hin pronounces itself as one of the best Go Kart tracks in Thailand. Upon visiting the site and safely doing almost 40 thrilling laps at 80 kilometers an hour, we have to hand it to their statement of confidence. Go-Karting on this sole world-class track of Hua Hin would highly deserve an official status as the town’s must-do if there were one.
At the first sight, what lies ahead on Go Kart Hua Hin’s 700-meter circuit may be different in the eyes of non-mileage drivers and experienced Karters. Getting the sight of the track’s above-standard scale, true Go-Kart fans can’t wait to get their hands on the steering wheels. Meanwhile, it is comprehensible for newcomers to perceive what awaits them as an arduous escapade. Yet, no matter how the first impressions split, what they share in the end is the incomparable Go-Karting experience.

Hua hin/Cha-am minigolf

Mini-golf is one the places at which you can actually participate. This is because it is safe unlike the Thai Boxing near the Khao Hin Lek Fai hill. The Mini-golf is a pitch and putt course located at the Regent Cha Am. There is also a mini-golf course in Hua Hin situated at Petchkasem Rd south of the town. The Hua Hin Minigolf is available to visitors between 9:00 am-10:00 pm. The fee for a whole day's play is just $4. This is amazingly low, and the place is a great place for one to enjoy the day. There is also a restaurant here that allows one to fill up after enjoying a round of golf. Regent Cha Am Beach Resort, 849/21 Regent Cha Am Beach (032) 471 480 Petchkasem Road Hua Hin Business Hours: Daily 9:00 am to 10:00 pm (032) 511 585

Bowling Alley

It is located on the new Hua Hin Market Village on the third floor. For a relaxing evening full of family fun nothing bits the challenge of a game or two.    Location: Hua Hin Market.  
Hua Hin Art Classes
Hua Hin ATV Parks
Cooking Lessons
Diving Snorkeling
Hua Hin Elephants
Hua Hin Golf
Hua Hin Fishing
Hua Hin Horses
Hua Hin Karting
Hua Hin Kiteboarding
Hua Hin Kayaking
Hua Hin Markets
Hua Hin Massage
Hua Hin Paintballing
Shooting Range
Hua Hin Shopping
Hua Hin Spa
Thai Boxing
Water Sports
Hua Hin Vic Theatre
Cicada Market
Hua Hin Fishing Pier
Hua Hin Khao Takiab
Khao Hin Lek Fai
Railway Station
Klai Kangwon Palace
Maruekatayawan Palace
Hua Hin PlearnWan
Hua Hin Temples
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
Pala U Waterfall
Wat Huay Mongkol Temple
Koh Singto
Bang Pak Nam Pram fishing village
Gold Village Ban Ron Thong
Lotus Swamp at Sam Roi Yot
Khao Tao
Pranburi Mangrove Forest
Prachuab Khiri Khan
Waghor Aquarium & King Mongkut's Park
Phraram Ratchaniwet Palace Phetchaburi
Khao Bandai It Cave Phetchaburi
Khao Luang Cave PhetchaburiPhetchaburi
Phetchaburi Temples
Khao Yoi Cave Phetchaburi
Phra Nakhorn Khiri Park Phetchaburi
Huai Sai Wildlife Centre Cha Am
Bangkok to Hua Hin Route Attractions
Hua Hin Jazz Festival
Honda Summer Festival
Hua Hin Songkran Festival
Loi Krathong Festival
Chinese New Year Festival
New Year Celebrations
Hua Hin Esarn Festival
Hua Hin Food Festival
Shell Eating Festival
Thai Cultural Festival
HM the King's Birthday
Thai Mothers Day
Hua Hin Kite Festival
Vintage Car Rally
Hua Hin Regatta
Hua Hin Triathlon
Hua Hin Golf Festival
Hua Hin Horse Festival
International Cricket Sixes
Preserve Hua Hin Run
Long Tail Boat Racing
Kaeng Krachan Park
Kaeng Krachan attractions
Khao Sam Roi Yot Park
River Kwai
Kayaking Khao Daeng
Huay Yang waterfall
Pala U waterfall
Floating market
Snorkeling Koh Talu
Thai cooking course

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