Places to visit in Hua Hin

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Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by Hani » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:47 am

Good Day. I'm here for a short visit. On my Day-4 and still struggling to find places that worth visiting.

People in the hotel hardly understand English..trouble talking to transport service..

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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by Felipesed1 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:53 am

Have you been to the Tourist Office and spoke to them about places to visit?

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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by RCer » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:15 am

7 Kings (not proper name) located south of Hua Hin near Khao Tao is worth a visit during the week.

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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:17 am

Hani,

I wrire a series of articles/reports on here in 2013/14 on where to go in Hua Hin - give me 20 minutes, and I'll see what I can find.
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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by Peroni » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:23 am

Go to any real estate office and tell them you want to buy a house. You will get chauffeured all over Hua Hin with all the attractions pin pointed, then next day, grab a taxi and revisit whatever took your fancy.

Have a beer in one of the bars on Soi 80 and watch the passing parade.

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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:04 pm

I'll post these in no particular order:

Wat Khao Noi - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=28157 &

Wat Huay Monkhol - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27123

PlearnWan - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27130

Hin Lek Fai - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27130

Beach walk to Cha-Am - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26522

Beach Walk Hilton to Khao Takiab - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26405

Camel Republic, Cha-Am - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=27678

The Bat Cave, Cha-Am - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=27105

Santorini, Cha-Am - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=26639

Somdet Doh, Cha-Am - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=26587

Cha-Am Forest Park - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=26243

Khao Nang Phanthurat National Park, Cha-Am - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=26333

San Chao Por Khao Yai, Cha-Am - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=26320

Swiss Sheep Farm, Cha-Am - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=26540

Wat Cha-Am Kiri (Wat Cha-Am Cave) - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=26296

A walk through Cha-Am - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25965

Khao Luang Cave - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25938

Ban Puen Palace, Petchaburi - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25824

Kaeng Kachan Lake & Dam - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25793

Phra Nakhon Khiri (Khao Wang), Petchaburi - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25668

Pranburi Dam - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=26576

Krailarte Niwate Mangrove, Khao Takiab - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=32398

Wat Khao Krailat in Khao Takiab - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=26507

Wat Ao Noi Caves, Prachuap - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29848

King Mongkut Science and Technology park, Prachuap - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29517

Kuiburi National Park/Elephants - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=28894

Wat Khao Din - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=26741

Chong Krajok Mountain (Mirror Tunnel Mountain), Prachuap - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25613

Dan Sing Khorn Border Crossing & Market - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25545

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Sam Roi Yod - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25735

Khao Kalok & Thaao Ko Sa Forest Park - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25845

Prachuap Khiri Khan City Pillar Shrine - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25630

Ao Manao - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25574

A walk around Khao Takiab - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25296

Pranburi Forest Park - http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=23164

OK, this list is far from complete, but I was conscious that I said 20 minutes :oops: . This forum is full of ideas. If you need additional information, please ask.
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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by caller » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:45 pm

Hani wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:47 am
Good Day. I'm here for a short visit. On my Day-4 and still struggling to find places that worth visiting.
You know Hani, when I visit somewhere for the first time, I usually check out all the wealth of information on the internet before I go. Back in 2000, when I first visited Hua Hin, I contacted the Thai tourist office in London before I came and they sent me a wealth of info. I also had the trusty Berlitz guide to Thailand.

I hope you have enjoyed your stay and can take advantage of Big Boys generous work on your behalf, but with respect, you only have yourself to blame for not coming here forearmed.
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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by Hani » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:42 pm

Big boy,

Thank you very much. I really appreciate your suggestion. 😊

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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by MDMK » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:35 am

Ahhhhhhh, You have an Ao Manao trip report as well. Brilliant. That's on my to-do list too (together with the elephants at KuiBuri). Thanks Bigboy. If it get to see some elephants and the dusky leaf langurs I'll be very happy! Will definitely read through all your other reports too.

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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:08 am

Probably my favourite day out in the area. It's beautiful down there.

It might be worth considering going early, and calling in to see the Kuiburi elephants on the way home. If you left Ao Manao about 2:30, it would probably work out perfectly time wise.
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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by MDMK » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:54 pm

Bigboy, we were actually thinking about staying overnight at Ao Manao, in the military hotel. Only costs 1000baht per night in low season. I was hoping if we did that I could get to the langurs early and be able to spend more time watching/feeding them. I think what we'll do now is day one drive down to Ao Manao in the late morning, stay overnight and on day 2 stay in Ao Manao till after lunch then head to Kuiburi aiming to be there for 4pm ish (leave Ao Mano around 2.30ish). Are the langurs as friendly and calm as they appear in the many youtube videos?

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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:57 pm

The langurs are beautiful monkeys, which I've always seen in the historical park. Please remember this is a military air base, and the last 2 times I've been over that way, I've had to leave my ID card to enter that area (I think there may be visiting time restrictions). If you don't have an ID card, I would guess a passport would do. The process is very fast, and your ID card/Passport will be perfectly safe.

The langurs are friendly, and mix well with people. You've got to love the young ones, which are bright yellow.

My last visit, about 3 weeks ago, there wasn't a langur to be seen. A lot of foliage adjacent to the historical aircraft had been cut down, so their natural habitat had been removed. This is Thailand, so I guess it will soon grow back.
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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by buksida » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:10 pm

Here are some photos I took of the langurs a couple of years ago: http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29485

If you're feeling energetic the Khao Lom Muak climb yields some awesome views: http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29484

While in Prachuap you may as well visit Wat Ao Noi: http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29848

The science park is also worth a look: http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29517

And the best part of all is that it is all free! :thumb:
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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:19 pm

buksida wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:10 pm
If you're feeling energetic the Khao Lom Muak climb yields some awesome views: http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29484
I don't think it's open every day anymore, so worth checking in advance. I've not felt that energetic yet, but the place I see Langurs are at the bottom of that mountain, so I'm sure you'd find some on the way up.
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Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Post by MDMK » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:01 pm

Buksida, those photos of the langurs are fantastic! Unfortunately, I don't think either of us would manage that climb up the big hill, my husband has a dodgy leg and I have chronic laziness. But we would manage a coin in the lamp at the wat. Will add that one to the to-do list. Pity about the big hill, the views are brilliant.

Bigboy, if we stayed in the hotel which is inside the military base (Ao Manao Beach Hotel - I think it was formerly called The Royal Thai Air Force Residence), would that then mean we get around any time restrictions regards visiting the langurs? We would be "inside" if you see what I mean?

I so hope that foliage grows back and the langurs come back. I just bought a cheapo go-pro camera to film them with. Well them and the elephants at Kuiburi. I know you get the macaque monkeys at other spots in and around HH, but I am not fond of bitey grabby pully stealy, plus I have no idea how to behave around monkeys, so I'd do something wrong and get bitten. The langurs are gorgeous and the many youtube films of them sold me completely.

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