Hua Hin in Thailand is considered as one of the top tourist destination in Thailand and this post highlights some of the famous tourists’ spots in Hua Hin. First, its The Black Mountain Water Park is about 9.8 in acre land area and considered as one of the famous tourist spot among many local and international tourist to Hua Hin. This park has a 17 meter high tower with 9 different slides (The Bee, The Blue, Wide Wave, The Magenta, The Green, The King, The Screw, The Speed and The Wave) and 7 different pools which includes a spectacular wave pool which make the biggest wave in Thailand, spa pool, a lazy river, slider pool, a beach/infinity pool, fountain pool and children’s pool, all for making the most fun day for a visitor. The park also provide other facilities like Restaurants (where both Thai and European food are being served), Snack and Ice Cream kiosks can be found in various places inside the park, pool bar, Souvenir Shop, it also offers changing rooms with locker facilities for free of cost and this park also offer excellent first aid facilities with highly professional staffs. Local residents are extremely happy and satisfied to spend the time here and enjoy all exciting attractions inside the park.
Cicada Market is a place for many artists, designers and tourists, here visitors can stroll around the spacious garden and enjoy the colorful verities of design-oriented goods. This place is one of the popular place among tourist to Hua Hin. This is not only the famous place for handmade decorative items and fashion clothes but also for its excellent live performances of dance and music. Cicada Market is opened every Friday, Saturday from 16:00 hrs. To 23:00 hrs. And Sunday from 16:00 hrs. to 22:00 hrs. This market is divided into four venues: Art A La Mode, Cicada Art Factory, Amphitheatre and Cicada Cuisine. Art a la Mode occupies the majority of the outdoor space used to sell items of clothing, handmade bags, fashion accessories, souvenirs & crafts. Cicada Art Factory is place dedicated for art exhibition to display many artistic items like illustrations, portraits, paintings, photos and sculptures. Amphitheater is platform for local art groups to express their talents and creativity also to amuse visitors where it host bands, dance troupes, or theater groups. Cicada Cuisine is place where visitors can choose from a wide variety of local and international delights such as Fried Mussels Thai Style, Pad Thai, grilled pork satay, Korean B.B.Q, various forms of rice-based dishes, grilled seafood, Chinese noodle, variety of desserts and American and Italian pasta dishes, many choices of drinks are also served here. In short, Sparkling decorations, number of shopping outlets, art exhibitions, live music and dance performance, restaurant and cafe shops where all together makes this place ideal place for tourist in Hua Hin. Hua Hin Railway Station in Hua Hin is considered to be the most beautiful station in Thailand, also one of the oldest railway station as well. The brightly painted wooden buildings that are in Thai concept and designed somehow managed to have a 'Victorian Architecture' feel. This station was built during the reign of King Rama VI and one of the best photogenic places in Hua Hin where lots of tourist visit this beautiful place. Huay Mongkol temple in Hua Hin is a place where thousands of Thai Buddhist pilgrims come to vist Wat Huay Mongkol temple for every weekend to pay homage to the mega seated Buddha statue of Luang Phor Tuad. This place is not only considered as place of worship for the Buddhist but also as one of famous tourist spots in Hua Hin. Worshippers gather here, pray with incense sticks and ask for their wishes to be fulfilled. The Statue is surrounded by a Thai-style pavilion dedicated to the spirits of teak trees, behind which you will see an enormous fallen teak tree which is believed to have magical powers by the followers of Buddhism. There are two massive elephants stands either sides of the steps, decoratively carved and garlanded with flowers and bows There’s also a small elephant sanctuary, a lake and sunflower fields (in January) on the same ground. Pa La-U Waterfall, which is only 53km away from Wat Huay Mongkol via highway 3219 where this is one of the best eco-tourist spots in Hua Hin. The beautiful waterfall amidst the humid rainforest, the cool and refreshing air even in a hot sunny day. Many plants, birds, butterflies and other animals communities silently making their living in the natural surrounding morning is considered as the best time to observe this natural scenery. Hua Hin Night Market is very popular place to visit in Hua Hin and located in the center of town between Petchkasem Road and the railway line, close range of modern pubs and restaurants. This Market comes to life from 18:00 onwards and closes at 23:00 midnight. Where one can see countless outlets selling various apparel, crafts, art, pirated CDs & DVDs, jewelry, Buddhist tokens, fashion accessories, many cheap goods and even many hand crafted products are also being sold here. Night Bazaar is best known for its Food and Beverages, numbers of bars and delicious food which are freshly cooked and served to guest in very few minutes are highlights of Hua Hin Night Market. The seafood restaurants in this part of town are incredibly popular due to their atmosphere, quality of food and Thai-style low prices. Many Locals and Tourist loves to spend their time by shopping in Hua Hin Night Market, ultimately it makes this place as one the famous tourist spot in Hua Hin. Panee Butterfly Garden is one of the latest attraction in Hua Hin, Thailand. This Butterfly Farm located opposite Klai Kangwon Palace, this garden houses hundreds of varieties of butterflies and birds. Also, this is considered as the first butterfly and herbal garden in Hua Hin. There are also many species of orchids and local plants can be seen here. The best time to visit the garden is when the colorful butterflies and flowers are in full bloom in order to capture the splendor of this extraordinary marvel of nature. This spectacular garden faces the beachfront of Hua Hin and opens daily from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Hua Hin Beach, Khao Takiap Beach and Suan Son Beach are three famous beaches in Hua Hin which is considered as main tourist spots. Still there are many places are to be explore in Hua Hin like Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, Santorini Park Cha-Am, Plearn Wan Shopping Village, Hua Hin Hills Vineyard, golf courses, most renowned resorts and even Hua Hin offers some great spa facilities too. Click the below picture/link to visit the official website of Thailand tourism to get even more details about Hua Hin.
AYUTTHAYA HISTORICAL PARK
Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai and it was founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1350. This is also known as Ayutthaya Historical Park, today this is considered as one of the popular tourist attraction in Thailand that contains many ruins of the second capital of Siam. The city was attacked and razed by the Burmese army in 1767 who burned the city to the ground and forced the inhabitants to abandon the city. The city was never rebuilt in the same location and remains known today as an extensive archaeological site. In 1969 the Fine Arts Department began with renovations of the ruins, which became more serious after it was declared a historical park in 1976. In 1991 a part of the park (which includes some of the few Wats like, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Phra Ram and Wiharn Phra Mongkhon Bopit) was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the total area of the World Heritage property is 289 ha. At present, it is located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province where the visitors can find numerous wats here (like, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Yai Chai Mongkon, Wat Kudi Dao, etc.,). This also offers elephant rides to the tourists for sightseeing the Wats around here and the Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre is also located here which houses museum and library to convey the Ayutthaya’s complete history to the tourists. Ayutthaya can be accessed either by bus trip or train ride from Bangkok.
SUKHOTHAI HISTORICAL PARK
Sukhothai is one of the Northern provinces (changwat) of Thailand today, whereas it was considered as the capital of the Sukhothai kingdom earlier in the 13th and 14th centuries, the meaning of Sukhothai is "Dawn of Happiness". Presently, Sukhothai Thani is the capital of Sukhothai Province which is very near to the Sukhothai Historical Park. Today, this Sukhothai Historical Park hold the ruins of Sukhothai during the 13th and 14th centuries. This Park comprises of five sections: central, north, south, east and west, but only the central, north and west zones charge admission (100 baht each). The whole park is surrounded by four old walls where each of the four walls has a gateway, there are more than 190 ruins inside the park including numerous of Wats, 4 reservoirs, the Noen Prasat (the remain of the royal palace of the Kingdom of Sukhothai) and Ramkhamhaeng National Museum (a branch of the National Museum of Thailand opened in 1964 by Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit) visitors to this museum can learn more about the Sukhothai culture. Wat Mahathat, Wat Sorasak, Wat Si Sawai, Wat Traphang Ngon and Wat Traphang Thong in the park is considered as 5 major Sukhothai monuments and there are still several Wats are located in this park.
This park is considered as one of the major tourist spot in Thailand and perfect place for photography enthusiasts and history lovers as they can get more information about this historical place. All the places here are can also be explored by bicycle (easily hired) or Bikes or even by car, there are many peoples providing this service for a little cost to the tourist. The park is maintained by the Fine Arts Department of Thailand and with the help from UNESCO, in 1991 this park has been declared as one of the World Heritage Site. And this is also one of the reason which draws the attention of many tourist to Sukhothai Historical Park. This is a perfectly considered as one of a rich place of historical and cultural attractions in Thailand.