So, you’re planning to visit the beautiful town of Hua Hin, but you don’t have the budget for the fancy, four- or five-star hotels like Intercontinental? Or maybe you simply feel like paying hundreds of dollars per night for a place to sleep is just too much? In this post, I’ll show you what I think are the best guesthouses to stay in Hua Hin without busting your bank account.[Read More]
Snakes of Hua Hin
Thailand's slithery fauna.
Thailand is home to more than 200 species of snake. Most of them are harmless to humans, but some are among the most venomous in the world - snakes like monocled cobra and malayan krait are a part of Thailand’s fauna. In this post, we will take a look at some of the venomous and non-venomous snakes you may encounter in Hua Hin.[Read More]
Guide to Shopping Malls in Hua Hin
Malls - the essence of modern, urban Thailand.
Like in all Thailand’s major cities, several malls have been popping up in Hua Hin in the recent years. Some may see this as a sad example of Western cultural imperialism. The rest of us will enjoy the convenient, air conditioned shopping and dining options provided by these modern marketplaces.[Read More]
Smoking at the Beaches Banned
The fish hate cigarette butts.
How to Get to Huahin from Bangkok
This is quite important to know.
Hua Hin, being one of Thailand’s favorite destinations, and just a 3-4 hour drive from Bangkok, is easy to get to. Buses, minivans and trains depart from Bangkok many times per day, and some taxis may also take you all the way there. This post tells you all you need to know about how to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok, in the most convenient and hassle-free way as possible.[Read More]
Hua Hin Beaches
Don't forget to bring a towel. And sunscreen.
It should come as no surprise that Hua Hin is well-know for its beach. After all, Hua Hin is Thailand’s original beach resort town. Sadly, the beaches here don’t really feel like a “tropical paradise” as do some of southern Thailand’s island resorts. But nevertheless, they are warm, clean and an excellent way to spend a lazy, sunny day. Or even a night.[Read More]
Seasons in Hua Hin - when to visit?
Watch the skies, traveler.
It may always be sunny in Philadelphia, but in Hua Hin, you have to prepare for different seasons. It’s important to know what kind of weather to expect on the time you’re planning your visit. Except if you’re planning to stay inside your hotel room all vacation.[Read More]
Late Night Food in Hua Hin
No need to wait until morning
Nightlife in Hua Hin
Beachfront (almost) never sleeps
While Hua Hin is not a wild party town like Pattaya or Phuket, there’s still plenty of options for a night of loud music, strobe lights and vodka shots. This post will give you an overview of the town’s nightlife areas and some of my favorite venues.[Read More]
Driving a car in Huahin
Who dares wins
Disclaimer: This article contains my view on driving in Hua Hin, based on my experience. Although I have used this advice in the past, and will do so again in the future, without any issues or accidents, please be aware that I don’t take any responsibility for any accidents you may get involved in. Stay safe!
Now that you have rented a car or motorcycle, it is time to learn how to drive![Read More]