Things To Do In Hua Hin, Thailand.
Saturday, 4 April 2015
I can't believe how fast it has gone since we have come home from Thailand. Just over 3 weeks have past, it's mad! I made a post about Thailand not long after we came back home if you haven't read it, take a read here. We really enjoyed ourselves and I thought the place was beautiful and really interesting. I loved seeing how people lived and how people made a living that is why we tried to go out every single day so we could experience our time there. There were quite a few things to do in Hua Hin, here are a few things we did in the 3 weeks that we were there;
A RIDE ON AN ELEPHANT
This is Elliw and her Taid (partners Dad) on the elephant in the photo! I was the one taking the photo, i'm pretty gutted there are no photos of me, my partner and Iwan on the elephant but oh well! We have the memories and the experience was amazing. However, I can say I don't think I will ever do it again. Even though Elliw and Mia absolutely loved it I was pretty terrified that I was going to fall over or the elephant was going to trip. It was an amazing experience and I am glad I did it. After riding the elephant we could feed them and then a baby elephant did a few tricks such as putting a hat on us, dancing, playing a musical instrument and even played football with Mia! You can read about that here.
There are two Floating Markets quite close too each other in Hua Hin. At one time there was just one Floating Market started up by two brothers, they both argued then one brother went to start another Floating Market not far from his other brothers. Unfortunately the first Floating Market has now closed! We went to visit the Floating Market and it was quite expensive for us to get in, I can't remember how much it was but we only went the once. When we went in it was really nice you could see all these different stalls/markets going all around the pond. We had food there too which was really cheap and it was delicious. The girls loved feeding the fish in the pond as hundreds would come up to the surface of the water and it was amazing to watch.
A DAY ON THE BEACH
The beach was stunning. I'm not a big fan of beaches but we went on the beach about 2 or 3 times whilst we were on holiday. The only thing I really didn't like was, even when you were sitting on the chair or sunbathing you would always leave the beach with a thin layer of sand ALL over your body. There were plenty of places to sit or sunbathe and also there was a lovely place to eat too that was on the beach. You would get many people coming around trying to get you to buy things off them however you do get used to them and you just learn to say NO straight away or just don't make any contact with them. The girls also had a chance to have a ride on the horse which they loved.
I didn't take much photos of this place but WOW it was amazing! If you like shopping and if you like to spend the whole day with shops then this is the place to be! It's amazing. There are 5 floors, the basement which has loads of little stalls that sell things for cheap such as make copies etc. The first floor has a mix of shops and food restraunts such as Burger King and McDonalds, oh and Swensens too! There is another floor which is just full of mobiles and mobile accessories, another which has a cinema and some fun game amusements for adults and children. We went there quite often in the 3 weeks that we were on holiday. We loved going to Swensens and ordering some Doughnuts too! They were lovely.
We went to two water parks. We went with my partners parents and both girls to one Water Park which was lovely and great fun but I think it was only me and my partner who enjoyed it the most because no one else went on the slides or even into the water! Mia went into the water once at the start for about 5 minutes and that was it! The other Water Park it was just me and my partner and I didn't take my camera or phone there so there are no photos but you can see the water park website here. It was amazing! but I don't think we could of gone there more than once on the holiday because it wasn't as big as we thought but I think we enjoyed the time much more as we had no kids with us
There are a few night markets in Hua Hin and we went to two. It really isn't a place to take children so luckily my partners parents looked after the girls (after we put them to bed) whilst we went to the Night Market, it was a great place to get gifts for people and that's mainly why we went there too. There were so many stalls that made all kinds of foods and cooked the foods in front of you too. The first Night Market we went to was so PACKED we had to stuff through and we had to make sure we had hands on pockets and bags as in such a busy place like that there are bound to be pick-pockets there.
TRY NEW FOODS
Going out for food in Thailand is totally different to having food in the UK. There are no indoor restraunts unless its Mcdonalds, Bruger King or a posh reastraunt. Most of the food places just have 4 posts with a roof on top so it is all open! It can be quite annoying sometimes if there are a lot of flies but otherwise it's quite nice and it's pretty weird going out for food in the evenings as it is still really warm! One thing I did try to do is try a lot of new foods and I am glad I did too, I found so many foods that I liked which I thought I would never of liked. My favourite foods were Chicken in Cashew nuts, Garlic fried with chicken and Chicken Satay.
This was an amazing place to visit. You can really tell that the Thai's really do respect and appreciate this statue. I am not 100% to why or what the story is but I am sure you could find out on Google if you needed to know. I had seen this place on another 'things to do' online for Hua Hin, and I thought it would be a great place to visit and I am glad we did visit the place too. It was so hot there and it was a perfect day, there were so many people there and I think it was only us who were white and British! Which shows that not many tourists visit there.
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