Hua Hin is a seaside resort situated approximately two hundred kilometers from the city of Bangkok. This resort has acquired much fame and popularity over the last couple of years. This is especially because of the amazing experiences offered here. From strolling on the Hua Hin walking street to shopping different kinds of Hua Hin street food on the markets which operate during different times of the day. In short, Hua Hin has everything for everyone.
Below are some of the best Hua Hin Markets that you should definitely visit:
Hua Hin Night Markets
Located just in between the railway line and Petchkasem Road in Hua Hin Center, this market comes to life from around 18:30 going onwards. This is when the streets, encompassed by the market come to, with various traders lining up their vast variety of products including crafts, CDs, DVDs, clothes and amazing seafood among others. Generally, the market is just like a basic Thai market, only that it operates at night.
However, there is one thing that has Hua Hin market standing out from the rest; it has an amazing selection of restaurants offering delicious seafood along the roads hosting the market. This is one thing that draws massive attention from visitors, most of them being tourists looking to feast on these quality dishes.
Hua Hin Day Markets
If you want a taste of the experience offered by a real Thai day market, then you don’t have to look any further. The Chat Chai Market is located just beside the Hua Hin Night Market. This is a local market where residents go for their daily shopping. As expected, here, you are bound to come across various amazing varieties of vegetables, fruits, seafood, fish and even meat being sold. The market was recently refurbished making visiting the place even much more delightful than previously.
Like most of Thai’s day markets, Chat Chai market opens at around 04:00 or 05:00 and stays open throughout the day to around 1900hrs.
The same day market experience can be enjoyed on other Thai day markets including Chat Sila Market, Ciceda Weekend Market among several others with some of them situated on the coast.
Cicada Weekend Market
Cicada Weekend Market is about 5 km south of Hua Hin center. Here every weekend from Friday to Sunday it’s a mega for street food and shopping. There will be hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of food and whatnots. Since there are so many shops so much food is on the offer – seafood, Thai food, western food, bBQ, sushi, noodles, pizza, beer – really everything imaginable. You can buy the food and sit at any of the many tables in the area. The atmosphere is really chilled out and fun. There are many people, the area is large, there are trees and decorative lights and sometimes live music. It has a carnival feel about it and it’s really good place to be during a weekend evening.
Apart from the food, Cicada Market has many young artists showcasing their works there
The Floating Markets of Hua Hin
Another site that should definitely not be missed is the Hua Hin floating markets. These floating markets feature a 1920’s styling with uptown character and lavish décor. The walking path is fabricated from hardwood and steers you all through the market. The walk is lined with tiled storefronts with wood folding doors opening to the streets.
Basically, this is just like any other market packs with different kinds of goods and foods. The only difference is that the whole market sits a lake, manmade though! So, for further amusement, you can decide to sit on a boat and tour the market. You are definitely bound to enjoy!
An example of such is the Samphan Nam Floating Market, among several others.
So I hope this guidance and providing you with some information about Hua Hin’s markets. Of course, it’s impossible to detail every single thing that you can experience and enjoy on the Hua Hin resorts and markets. There is so much more and you can almost guarantee not to get bored. Visit the place today and get your own set of memories to cherish. I would recommend you to use thaihappytaxi.com to travel to Hua Hin. It’s the most reliable company to take you from Bangkok to Hua Hin and back. And remember that in Hua Hin, there is always something for everyone!