A Guide to Hua Hin

There’s no feeling like calling a beautiful slice of paradise home. The Standard, Hua Hin is our place of refuge, nestled in a lush garden dreamscape with native flora and greenery, just steps from the Gulf of Thailand. It is a place of utopia, a meeting point for everyone to connect, create, and find moments of calm. We called upon our ever-growing Thai Family for their tips and recommendations in the paradise that is their home and our new one. We hope you enjoy the 1st edition of The Standard Guide to Hua Hin.
Hua Hin has been a beloved beach getaway for over a hundred years, dating back to the construction of the railroad that connects the bustling metropolis of Bangkok with this dreamy seaside town. By the mid-1920s, it became the chosen holiday retreat for Thai nobility drawn to the undiscovered pristine coastline. And over time, this sleepy fishing village has transformed into a popular coastal destination while maintaining its old world charm and natural beauty. From buzzy artisanal markets to surf breaks and hilltop vistas, there’s no shortage of wonders to uncover in our blooming beach town. So while you’re here, carve out time between seaside sleeps for our must-hit, must-do, must-eat list in our Thai home of Hua Hin.

Market Village 

234/1 Petchkasem Rd, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan

Welcome to Hua Hin’s first large-scale shopping mall and entertainment complex equipped with a cinema and food hall. If you’re looking to do a little air-conditioned shopping, this is the place for you. 

Cicada Market 

83/159 Mooban Nhong Kae, Nhong Kae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan

Art, crafts, and music, that’s what Cicada Market is all about. This open-air market brings together the finest talent in Hua Hin with an art gallery, beer garden, music venue, and so much more.

Maruekatayawan (Mrigadayavan) Palace

1281 Petcha-kasem Road Rama 6 Camp, Cha Am, Phetchaburi

Found 15km (roughly 10 miles) north of Hua Hin, Maruekatayawan Palace is one of the oldest and most celebrated royal palaces in Thailand, and is often referred to as the “Palace of Love and Hope".

Khao Takiap

Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan

There’s nothing like a view from the top, especially when there is a temple involved. Just 4 km (roughly 2.5 miles) from town, the Khao Takiap temple has some of the best views around, day or night.


Hua Hin Night Market

Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan

Get close to local culture with a stroll through the Hua Hin Night Market. As one of the most important local landmarks, this experience is a must for anyone who enjoys eating and shopping all at once. 


Fishing Pier

Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan

The Hua Hin Fishing Pier has a little something for everyone—whether you want to watch the sunrise over the ocean, take in panoramic views of the local skyline, or join locals in some recreational fishing.


Wat Khao Takiab

123, 55 Nong Kae-Takiap, Nong Kae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan

Delightful hilltop views of Hua Hin, day or night.


Hua Hin Railway Station

Hua Hin Railway Station Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan

One of Thailand's oldest (and most beautiful) railway stations.

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