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Prachuap Khiri Khan:
Hua Hin district


Chat Chai Market:
 Chat Chai Market
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This is an old market that located in the center of Hua Hin town on National Highway no.4 (Petchakasem Road). It was built in 1926 on the royal initiative of King Rama VII, on the occasion of his royal first visit to Klai Kangwon Palace. The structure of the market was made of reinforced concrete with a 7-curved roof, which symbolized King Rama VII. You can buy souvenirs, fresh and dried sea foods in this market.

Hua Hin Beach:
Hua Hin Beach
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Hua Hin is the most famous beach in Thailand for Thai holidaymakers. It is a clear sea water, wide white sandy beach and large, unique, rocks scattered along with the beach offer and everlasting charm to all visitors.

The Royal Waiting Room (Bhlap Bhla) at Hua Hin Railway Station:
Royal Waiting Room
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Located at Hua Hin Railway Station, this is one of the oldest railway stations in the country. This waiting room was moved from Sanam Chan in Nakhon Pathom province during the reign of King Rama VI. It is striking Thai architectural style and makes a popular tourist attraction.

Hua Hin Night Market:
Hua Hin Night Market
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Situated on Dechanuchit road, it is a center for shoppers and food lovers who can buy a variety of food from various friendly stalls. It is adding a colour and vibrancy to the town, especially in the evening. This is a one place in Hua Hin that you do not miss it.

Khao Ta Kiab:
Khao Ta Kiab
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A small hill locates 5 kilometers south of Hua Hin town. There is a temple at the top of this hill. You can also see a spectacular view of Hua Hin. At the foot of this hill lies Khao Ta Kiab beach. It is a white sandy beach with a clear blue sea where you can ride horseback along the seashore.

Suan Son Pradipat:
Suan Son Padipat
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It is 8 kilometers southwards of Hua Hin beach. This beautiful beach is lined with casuarinas pine trees. It is a quiet beach and under the supervision of the military. The place offers bungalows, hotels rooms, as well as meals in the restaurant. For more information, please contact +66(032) 536 581-4.

Hua Hin Elephant Village:
 Hua Hin Elephant Village
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Located about 3 kilometers west of Hua Hin town. Enjoy the lush natural landscape, the elephant performances and observe the livelihood of the mahout and his families from the elephant's back. For more information, please contact +66(032) 516 181.

Luang Po Tuad, Huay Mongkhon Temple:
Luang Po Tuad
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Located 16 kilometers west of Hua Hin town and situated in Moo 6, Nong Bhap sub district. It is well known for the large statue of Luang Po Tuad (in sitting meditation posture) that is 990 centimeters wide across the lab 115 centimeters high. This outstanding Luang Po Tuad statue is made of ended metal and is set on an elevated base surrounded by a beautiful landscape.
How to get there: It is about 16 kilometers from Hua Hin town. Take the road no.3218 that heading west route. Cross bypass road and keep going straight until reach Nong Ta Pao Intersection and then turn left. After that driving through the road, you will see the temple of Huay Mongkhon on the right hand.


Pa La-U Waterfall:
 Pa La U Waterfall
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60 kilometers west of Hua Hin district, Pa La-U is in Nong Bhap sub district. It features a 15-layer waterfall in a fertile tropical rain forest which has water all year round. This is a place where butterflies congregate, especially in the early morning from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. It is under supervision of Kaeng Ka Chan National Park. For more information, please contact +66(032) 646 294, or Prachuap Tourist Information +66(032) 611 491.
Butterflies-watching
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How to get there: From Hua Hin takes the road no.3218, heading west. Cross bypass and keep going straight on the same road, which changes to be road no. 3219. It is total far from Hua Hin to Pa L-U about 60 kilometers.


Baan Sillapin Hua Hin:
Baan Sillapin
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Located in Khao Hin Lek Fai sub district, 5 kilometers west of Hua Hin. It covers an area of 17,600 square meters. This gallery holds exhibitions on different kinds of artworks by various artists all year round. Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10.00 a.m. -5.00 p.m. free admission. Visitors can get more information at www.huahinartistvillage.com or call +66(032) 534 830.
How to get there: It is about 5 kilometers from Hua Hin town. Travelers can take by turn to Soi Hua Hin 70 that is the road no.3218. The same route to Huay Mongkhon Temple. Cross the railway and then go straight on the road. Travelers will see Baan Sillapin on the right hand.


Talad Chak Chan (Cicada Market):
Talad Chak Chan
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Located Sri Garden’s area. Just follow the road to Khao Ta Kiab. Talad Chak Chan is at the beginning of the road on the left hand side. In the evening, visitors will hear the sound of cicadas very loundly in the whole area (Do you get its name why this market is called Chak Chan Market because Chak Chak in Thai language is Cicada in English ones). There are many activities, shows and performances at the stadium. One character of this market is the way of vendors display their hand-made artistic works on the mats. Second hand goods are also available here. If you are hungry just stop at the food stalls you like. Opening hours: Friday-Sunday from 4.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Plearn Wan:
Plearn Wan
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It is located on a little further north of Klai Kang Won Palace, on the opposite side of Petchakasem road. You will notice a big building that made of zinc and wood. The Decoration, food and the items tell the story of the old days. For more information, please contact +66(032) 520 311-2 or visit www.plearnwan.com

Hua Hin Hill Vineyard:
Hua Hin Hill Vineyard
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Located on Baan Khok Chang Bhattana, Nong Bhap sub district. It is the first and the only vineyard in Prachuap Khiri Khan. This vineyard is not far from the seaside and the climate is suitable to grow various types of grapes. The ideal period to visit is from February – March. There is a bistro style restaurant, surrounded by mountain ranges where you can have free wine tasting. Other activities include elephant riding around the vineyard, planting a gravevine and picking grapes. For more information, please contact +66(032)526 351 or visit www.huahinhillvineyard.com
How to get there: Form Hua Hin market, take the road no.3218 cross the railroad. Go straight pass the bypass road. Continue until you reach Nong Ta Pao intersection. Keep going straight on the same road, about 12 kilometers. After that turn left into the road no.3301 for about 8.5 kilometers, and then turn right at Khok Chang School. From there, it is about 15 kilometers to get the vineyard.