Hua Hin Night Market
Hua Hin Night Market, Hua Hin 72, Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
No trip to Hua Hin would be complete without visiting the bustling night market where you can buy anything from fried chicken to handmade clothes. Nestled between the Petchkasem road and the railway line, the market really comes alive from 18:30 every night, and with dozens of restaurants which are also effectively bars, it’s easy to while away an entire evening here.
What to See and Expect
There are a huge number of food vendors selling Thai foods, some selling Western style food (including steaks, burgers, pizzas, etc.), and most importantly, many seafood vendors selling super fresh seafoods of all description. You will find all manner of fish, crab, lobster and shellfish, all at very reasonable prices. In addition, there are also many places to buy clothes, shoes, handbags, arts and crafts, some unusual hand made items, as well as all manner of counterfeit goods.
It’s a great place to pick up some souvenirs, but just remember that some items might not be legal in your home country, particularly the knives and offensive weapons, as well as any of the pirated DVDs/CDs. Remember to take care of your belongings as the market is usually very busy, and although Thailand is generally very safe, petty crime can still occur.
How to Get There
The night market is located on Sa Song Road, right between the railway line and the Petchkasem Road, practically everyone in Hua Hin knows where it is. If you ask at your hotel, it may well be within walking distance, but if not, a short trip on a motorcycle taxi should only be 30 Baht ($1), or if you’re not quite ready for that yet, you could take a taxi or tuk-tuk.
The market opens every night at around 18:30, but some vendors might not be quite ready then so it’s best to arrive around 19:00. Most stalls will start closing up around 23:00.