7 Day Itinerary in Hua HinEdit This
Hua Hin will provide you and your family with an interesting vacation in the sun relaxing, visiting historical sites, and enjoying nature.
Relax on the beaches of Hua Hin and visit all the shops and restaurants. This is a resort and there is much to do on the beaches. You can also see the railway station in town which is made of wood and painted red and white. The royal waiting room is beautiful and is also decorated in red and white.
Travel to Khao Luang Cave and see all the natural rooms and an image of Buddha. It has been said this cave is the entrance to a city inhabited by beautiful women. Make sure to dine on seafood at one of the restuarnts lifted high on wooden piers over the ocean. The night market provides you with opportunities to purchase many handicrafts and souvenirs and is open from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Klai Kangwon Palace is the summer palace of the royal family. Inside is a shell museum and the grounds' beautiful gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless the royal family is in residence. Across the street from the palace is the Panee Butterfly Farm where you can see butterflies, tropical birds and orchids. The farm is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pa La – U is home of the Ban Huay Sat Yai Elephant Village. See elephants in their natural habitat and take a ride on one. Nearby is a beautiful multi-level waterfall where clouds of butterflies are seen in the morning.
Rent a horse and ride through town or on the beach. Hua Hills vineyard is near the beaches and used to be an elephant coral. You can eat lunch in the Bistro and sample fresh grape juice and even hitch a ride on an elephant through the vineyard.
Wat Takeab, known as Chopstick Mount, is the home of the Female Buddha, Tao Mae Kuan Im. In addition to seeing her statue, there are magnificent views of the city from the mount. Monkeys live here and will try to steal your purse or camera--but will give the item(s) back if you give them food. Some of the larger male monkeys can be aggressive but the nuns will come out and help you in dealing with the monkeys, if needed. If you play golf there are many courses in the area and the green fees are the cheapest in the world.
Marukhathayawan Palace was the summer place of King Rama IV. The teak floors must be walked upon in bare feet when taking the tour. The Museum Coffee and Tea Corner at Sofitel Centara tells the history of Thailand, and the hotel offers a wonderful tea buffet with scones and flavored tea. Shop for souvenirs to take home and take a last walk on the beach.
Hua Hin is a great tropical paradise where you can spend your time exploring or sunning yourself.