Hua Hin & Cha-am
Hua Hin & Cha-am are located in the western Thailand. They are far away from Bangkok approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes driving time or 200 kilometers. The distance between the two cities is about 25 kilometers. Along the way from the two cities locate a number of tourist attractions. Thanks to the coastal locations, Hua Hin & Cha-am have gained popularity among foreign tourists. Let’s go deep insight into Hua Hin & Cha-am.
How to get to and travel around Hua Hin & Cha-am
Located in the west of Thailand, it is very simple to go travelling to Hua Hin & Cha-am. There are a few transportation options to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin & Cha-am. The first one is taking a Bangkok to Hua Hin or Cha-am bus at Bangkok Southern Bus Station. The second method is to use your own car. The third one is to take a train at Bangkok station or Thonburi station. All southern route trains stop at Hua Hin station but only some ordinary trains stop at Cha-am station. The last way is air transport. There is only one airline operated in Hua Hin airport which is "Kan Air" who fly from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin 3 flights per week.
In order to travel to any attractions around Hua Hin, you can take a pick-up, local public transportation. In addition to the local pick-up, more comfortable way is to take a taxi. For Cha-am, we suggest you take a taxi to travel around.
Recommendation for Hua Hin & Cha-am Attractions
A wide variety of tourist destinations in Hua Hin & Cha-am is grouped into 5 types: mini zoo & farm, lifestyle mall, market, water park, and nature attraction.
Let’s get started with mini zoo & farm. Camel Republic, brand-new theme park, houses mini zoo, amusement park, and 4D theatre. This allows you to have a camel ride, having fun with several attractions. Another recommended spot is Swiss Sheep Farm. If you are the one who loves a bunch of fluffy, bulky sheep being all around, don’t miss Swiss Sheep Farm. Let’s go feed them yourself in this European-style farm!
After the mini zoo & farm, now let’s keep cool at lifestyle malls. There are two interesting lifestyle malls in Hua Hin & Cha-am. The first one is The Venezia Hua Hin, Thailand’s mini Venice. This chic mall allows you to go shopping for goods and foods and experience a Gondola ride! After that, let’s take a visit to Santorini Park Cha-am, Thailand’s mini Santorini. Enjoy taking thousands of graceful pictures around this white-blue mall. Furthermore, this lifestyle mall serves some fun many attractions such as Ferris Wheel, Merry Go Round and 7D Dark Ride.
The Venezia Hua Hin
In Hua Hin locate several markets with different styles. Let’s begin a day with a visit to Plearnwan, vintage style market. Bring back childhood memories with childhood foods, stuffs, and wooden architecture of Plearnwan. Beside food & beverage and souvenir shops, experience the atmosphere of Thai’s temple fair and Thai style outdoor cinema. Or you can do some food & drink and souvenir shopping at Hua Hin Sam Phan Nam Floating Market as well. In the evening time, there are 2 main night markets to visit. First, Cicada Market houses various pieces of artwork to appreciate as well as several handmade and secondhand shops. The other one is Hua Hin Night Market, one of Hua Hin’s outstanding landmarks. Delectable, fresh seafood is here for you!
Hua Hin also contains a few family-friendly water parks. The first one is Vana Nava Hua Hin, jungle-themed water park with thrilling water slides and attractions. The other is Black Mountain Water Park, which features 9 different slides, 7 different pools, and a wakeboard park. Last but not least, the Santorini Waterventure is also another popular water park in Cha Am- Hua Hin.
Vana Nava Hua Hin
Apart from these man-made attractions, there are beautiful nature destinations located in Hua Hin & Cha-am. One of Hua Hin’s most popular spots is Hua Hin beach allowing you to get relaxed in refreshing beach atmosphere. Plus, let’s take a horse ride along the beach! In Cha-am also situates a beautiful beach, called Cha-am beach, which has soft white sand by the peaceful sea.
There are a lot more fascinating attractions in Hua Hin & Cha-am areas, such as Mrigadayavan Palace, Huahin Hills Vine yard, Wat Huay Mongkol, Pa La-U Waterfall, and Hua Hin Railway Station.
Updated: 15 June 2019