Top 5 Things To Do In Hua Hin, Thailand With Children!
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
If you are a regular reader then you may know that I went to visit Hua Hin in February for 3 weeks. Hua Hin is in Thailand. It's truly a stunning place. I really can not wait to go again. At first I was worried about what can we do with the girls? I had never been before and I really didn't look too much into the place before I went either. There were many things to do. I wish we did a bit more but here is a list of my top 5 things to do in Hua Hin with children!
1 | Ride an Elephant.
This really was a great experience. I am not sure if I will go on one again (it was pretty scary). I didn't realise how tall/big an elephant once until I was on top of one. It was next to an elephant hospital. We went to a place who raises money for Elephants and care for them, so we didn't mind spending money to ride one. Mia and Elliw absoloutley loved this adventure. Afterwards, the girls had a chance to feed the elephants and then a baby elephant showed us some tricks such as, dancing, playing football, putting a hat on and off your head and playing a musical instrument. It was amazing. (keep a look out for a post with videos soon!)
2 | Visit the Big Buddah.
I thought the girls wouldn't be interested in this but they loved it. It was a lovely walk around the the Buddah. This place is called Huay Mongkol Temple. I wasn't sure if any of us would enjoy it because I read up that not many tourists visit the temple because it's the locals who understand and appreciate. The minute we got there, I loved it. There was hardly no tourists at all. Probably about 2 other groups, aswell as us. There are two wooden elephants at the bottom of the steps where people can walk underneath and pray whilst they throw things. It was an amazing experience. People had so much respect for this place.
3 | Water Parks
We spent a day at a Water Park just outside Hua Hin, I honestly can't remember what it is called! I think we went the right day because it was pretty quiet so we could go on pretty much anything without queing! The girls were to scared to go into the water which was a shame. A few days after me and my partner went to one of the newest water park Vana nava Hua Hin Waterpark. My partners parents looked after the girls whilst we spent a few hours there. It was quite busy. We did have to que. But it was worth it. If you have children who likes water and you are visiting Hua Hin soon, I would advise you to visit this water park. Unfortunately I didn't bring a camera so I didn't have any photos but I do have photos of the other water park we visited.
4 | The Beach
I think everyone who goes on holiday abroad will go to the beach. All beaches in Hua Hin are beautiful! Stunning views and really hot! You will get a layer of sand on your skin! There are some food places on the beach and the kids can have a ride on a horse too! There are many chairs and sunbeds you can lie on, which you may have to pay for.
5 | Buy an ice cream cake.
I had to add this in! If you ever see a Swensens, go buy an ice cream cake! Seriously. They are delicious! We got one to celebrate Elliws 3rd birthday (early). If you're eating it outside, it will melt pretty much quickly, so an excuse to eat it all!