Discover the charms of Hua Hin on this evening tour designed to be a great introduction to the delightful coastal city and resort of Hua Hin.
Hua Hin transformed from a tiny fishing village to a thriving tourist centre for Thais with the arrival of the railway in the early 20th century – it took many years for its enticing charms to be widely known to western visitors.
So, it’s fitting that we start the evening tour with a visit by tuk-tuk to the railway station.
It is one of the country’s most beautiful train stations with unique, ornate architecture and meticulous detail. Its most striking feature is the splendid Royal Waiting Room, a wonderful example of the Thai architectural style. Our expert guide will point out all the meaningful features and explain the importance of the railway to the blossoming city-resort.
Next, it’s back on board the tuk-tuks for a guided tour through the bustling city-centre with our local guide sharing insights along the way.
The destination is the fishing pier, thronged with fishermen offloading the day’s catch – the fishing industry is still integral to Hua Hin’s economy and identity.
After observing the unloading of the fish as the sun sets, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of the fishermen’s labour. Settle down at a seafront restaurant to enjoy a seafood feast showcasing the delights of Thai cuisine.
Nearby is the colourful Hua Hin night market – our next stop. So many communal Thai places transform at night as plazas and streets exchange their daytime facades for busy thoroughfares in the evening, with smoky street-food stalls and other vendors selling their wares.
Navigate the market with our guide to browse what’s on offer. There are always more tasty Thai treats if you’ve got room, but also admire the various local handicrafts, with stalls selling Thai jewellery and fabrics the most popular.