Please note that, due to the Covid-19 situation, not all details on this site may be correct as things are changing all the time. Some markets may be temporarily closed go relocated.
Hua Hin offers great opportunities for all kinds shopping and whether you are looking for branded goods or perhaps fine good-looking copies, you will find almost everything in Hua Hin. One of the best ways to explore the many possibilities of shopping in Hua Hin and maybe get an insiders tip to find the best deals is to hire a local tour guide, to show you the best places in the city.
In the center of Hua Hin there is two large shopping malls one named Blue Port and the other one named Hua Hin Market Village.
Both of these shopping centers is built according to western standards and this is where you will find the international "concept stores" such as Lee, Levis and Lacoste, which sell clothes at lower prices at least if you are comparing to most european countries.
In addition, in Hua Hin Market Village you will also find several international restaurant chains such as The Pizza Company, MC Donalds, Starbucks, Kentucky Fried Chicken and more.
If you are more interested in going for an experience in the small mom and pop shops in Hua Hin town center, which for the most part are privately owned, then you will find the largest concentration of shops in the area around the Sofitel hotel.
In the various markets around the city, there is a huge selection of various goods. Here you will find copy watches and t-shirts, CD / DVD movie copies, locally made applied art and much more.
Hua Hin is known for the good shopping opportunities and not least the good markets. On this page we will describe some of the most popular markets which are:
Hua Hin Grand Night Market
Chat Chai Market - the day market
Pai Mai Market
Cha-Am Night Market
Khao Takiab Market
Other popular Shopping places:
Bluport Resort Mall
Market Village Mall
Remember it is quite common to "haggle" about the price at the street markets..but always do it with a smile, then you will get the farthest! It can easily be a sport to haggle over the price and of course everyone is free to decide how much you want to pay for an item..even so, we encourage you to keep in mind that the last 50 Baht as the trade or the taxi ride may be standing or falling on, can do a lot of fun and make a difference in most Thai families.
Hua Hin Night Market is an irresistible experience for visitors to the city. In Hua Hin there are up to several markets, but the most famous market in the local area is without a doubt the night market. Although it is called the "Night" market, it opens early in the evening around kl. 18:00 and most stalls and eateries close around 23:00.
The night market can be found in the city center on Soi 72 and Dechanuchit Road, which run between Petchakasem Road and up to the train station.
The intimate evening atmosphere helps to increase the charm of the market and many tourists love to stroll around the area under the often starry sky. Here they may make a cheap purchase of local handicrafts or various copy goods and may also get a cheap exotic evening meal in one of the many stalls and street kitchens.
Most restaurants and eateries at the night market close just like the stalls around noon. 23.00. Some places will continue to be open until dawn, especially during the high season.
Location: Hua Hin centre, between the railway line and Petchkasem Road
When: Starts every day around 18.30
In the countless food stalls at the Night Market, there are delicious delicacies, prepared on site, and served in a matter of minutes. Most of these dishes are inexpensive and offer great value for money.
The various seafood restaurants around the night market are very popular and on our Facebook page there are also many tourists, who have expressed that their favorite restaurant in Hua Hin, is actually located right at the night market.
Many of the places offer excellent fresh seafood at modest prices and radiate an informal relaxed atmosphere. Ice trays with a wealth of fresh fish, lobsters and crabs can not fail to appeal to the visitor. Most often, the restaurants at the night market have a stall facing the street, where the food is cooked and sold. If you have not seen giant lobsters before, then you can do so here !
Although most restaurants next to the street entice with Thai and seafood dishes, in most places it is also possible to order a good steak or other western-inspired dishes.
As you probably would expect from a real market, there are many opportunities at Hua Hin's night market for those with a good "shopping gene". Items such as locally crafted handicrafts, Rolex replica watches, sunglasses, jewelry, beachwear, Buddhist souvenirs and distinctive lamps are among the many different things you can spend your money on. You can also find inspiration in the many small clothing stalls with smart skirts, dresses, tops, shirts and much more, both in copies and originals.
Even if you can not find something that just falls in your taste, then the special and relaxed atmosphere of the market is an experience in itself. Thats one of the reasons for many tourists who resist the place night after night. Just to feel the atmosphere and maybe have a drink or a cold Singha beer in one of the small bars. Many of the city center's restaurants also have bars facing the street, where you as a guest can enjoy a relaxing drink and experience the night market and the whole vibrant life, up close.
1. Hua Hin Grand Night Market
Hua Hin Grand Market got its name because it is located right next to the large Grand Hotel Plaza, a short walk south of the city center.
At the Grand Market you will find pretty much the same things as at the city's other markets, but perhaps with a slight predominance of clothes for women. It is also at the Grand Market that you can experience the local "pet dealers" who sell cats, dogs and hamsters from their small stalls. Yes, you will even find aquarium fishing for sale ..
If you want to combine the trip to the Grand Market with dining, then there is also a large number of street kitchens on the outskirts of the market where you can buy a very cheap meal or a cold drink if you like.
Ps. if you feel like challenging a friend or girlfriend to eat fried insects such as larvae or chickens, then it is usually also possible to buy in one of the stalls at the Grand Market. We have tried it ourselves and it is not that bad at all and probably very healthy..welcome :-)
If you would like to experience Thailand's national sport, Muay Thai / Thai Boxing, then it is also at the Grand Market that you will find one of the two Thai Boxing stadiums in the city. Grand Sports Stadium as the place is called, usually holds their matches on Friday night and in high season also on Wednesday ..
Location: City centre, Phetkasem Road next to the Grand Hotel.
When: Opens around noon, 17:00 and closes again around 23:00. Open every week all year round from Wednesday to Sunday.
2. Market Village Shopping Center
Hua Hin Market Village
This is a fairly new shopping mall located just a few hundred meters from the center of Hua Hin.
Here you will find bla. original branded stores such as Lacoste, Levis and Wrangler, as well as a large selection of western concept restaurants and coffee shops such as The Pizza Company, KFC, Starbucks and the ice cream bar Häagen-Dazs and many more. There is also a large grocery store (Lotus) in Market Village, which in the product range can probably best be compared to Danish Føtex, with all kinds of groceries, electronics and clothes.
Furthermore, you will find various forms of entertainment such as a cinema, games room with video games and a small bowling center on the top floor of Market Village.
If you are looking for a cheap meal food, we recommend that you take a peek in the Lotus´ cafeteria, where you will find a large selection of lovely Thai dishes at very attractive prices. In addition to the cafeteria and the many concept restaurants, there are also a number of smaller family restaurants in the center, which in terms of price are on a par with the cheapest restaurants in Hua-Hin city.
Hua Hin Blue Port Shopping
Blue Port Shopping is the latest shot at the trunk when we talk shopping malls of international standard in the Hua Hin area.
The shopping center is on three floors and offers inside a world of good shopping opportunities and international brands. In Blue Port Hua Hin you will find international brands and retail chains such as H&M, Samsung, Starbucks and many more.
On one of the center's floors you will also find a large area dedicated to entertainment and activities for children just as there is also a cinema in Blue Port ..
You will find Blue Port Shopping on the main road that runs through Hua Hin, Petchkasem Rd. The center is open every day from 10-22. It is directly opposite the Hua Hin Intercontinental Luxury Hotel.
See more: www.blueporthuahin.com
Pae Mai Market
Perhaps the largest local market in Hua Hin. This is where the Thais themselves come and do their shopping whether it is to buy food, clothes or maybe a spare part for the scooter.
Pai Mai Market is located on the canal road at Riab Khan Khlong Road, close to the driving range of the golf course in the city center. Opening hours are Monday-Wednesday from around kl. 17:00 to 22:00. It has changed a bit back and forth in terms of how exactly on the canal road the exact location of this market is, but the local taxi drivers certainly know where it is located..
4. The Hua Hin Weekend - Weeken Night Market
Weekend Market / Weekend Night Market.
Is open Wednesday-Sunday and has roughly the same offer as the night market, which is somewhat larger. However, the supply of goods in the “small night market” changes a little more from week to week than you will experience in the large night market, as different sellers come to and rent a stand.
The weekend market can be found on a small side road to Petchkasem Road on the opposite side of the Marriott hotel and close to San Paolo Hospital.
Day Market (Chat Chai)
The locals' market, where everything from live chickens and fresh seafood to fruit, flowers, vegetables and much more is sold. An experience. You will find it on Sra Song Road, right next to the night market.
It is normally open from 05.00-16.00 and we recommend that you get up early and come in the morning if you want the unique travel experience and experience the "original" authentic atmosphere of the Thais' own market.
Located just outside the city center on Petkachem Road, the road towards the monkey mountain. The Cicada market is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from around 15.00 to approx. 23.00.
As in the other markets in Hua Hin, you can find everything in various souvenirs, food and fruit stalls, but what makes Cicada something very special is that it is also a place where local artists and painters meet and show their art to both locals and tourists. So here you can also experience visual artists selling their paintings and other art objects, experience Thai musicians, and other types of performances..
Cicada Market, which is located in a tropical garden, has in recent years become a real favorite among tourists and should therefore be a must-do on your Hua Hin trip..
Well after Cicada market then lets move on to the Tamarind market which actually is kind of an extension of the Cicada market. So why even talk about two markets you might think, and to be honest we can not really tell you why. Maybe the two markets is operated by two different companys or owners, maybe it is just a name saying for the the left- and the right side of the area. Where Cicada is mainly with small stalls selling different kinds of souvenirs, hand-crafts etc. the Tamarind to wide extend mainly with food stalls selling all kinds of delicious thai food and drinks. In the centre of the market there is a big open music scene where local musicians play their rock and pop music, for everyone to enjoy..
Khao Takiab Market
This is the favourite market for the local thai people (and Western insiders) living in the Khao Takiab area.
It sure is the place to go and shop every saturday afternoon. (please note that restrictions due t occurid-19 may influence)
Local food, fruit- and dairy products are mainly sold here. Also a few everyday products, that can be used in the household, such as tools and small electronics products, is to be found here.
If you are interested in a VERY cheap but delicious evening meal…this is also the place to go. Fried rice, noodle dishes etc. is just around 20 Baht !
Location: Khao Lan Thom, Khao Takiab.
Open: Saturday afternoon
10. Cha Am Wednesday Night Market
Cha Am Wednesday Night Market
This is the biggest market in town, so if your are interested in getting a bargain on second-hand- clothing, replica watches or all kind of cutesy accesories this is the place to go.
All though not located in Hua Hin it might be worth the trip going approximately 20 km north to visit the neighboring town of Cha Am.
Location: The market moves around Cha Am during the week but mostly located around the Trains Station or somewhere at the Narathip Road. We recommend to ask a taxi driver, when in town.
Open: Every Wednesday. Starts in the afternoon.
11. Hua Hin Floating Market
12. Bangkok Floating Market - Damnoen Saduak
The most famous Floating Market in the world..
Pass through the bustling floating market at Damnoen Saduak and take your perfect holiday photos. This is truly a Insta- or Kodak moment.
Buy snacks, souvenir or food from one of the many small boats and learn about the culture of these markets when listening to the tourguide..
Location: Ratchaburi province around 100 kilometers from Bangkok.
When: Every day at 07:00-17:00
13. Maeklong Train Market
The most dangerous market in the world..
Maybe you have heard about this market called the “most dangerous market in the world” but the name probably cheats a little. This is really not that dangerous if you just do not keep standing on the railway tracks when the train passes by, but it sure is one of the most fascinating market experiences you probably will get in your entire life.
It is some what far from Hua Hin but anyways many tourist take this trip as a one or two days experience maybe with a good nights sleep at a hotel nearby. Others prefer to visit the Maeklong Railway Market as a first stop when going from the Bangkok airport to Hua Hin.
Location: 60 km from Bangkok in Samut Songkhram city. 160 km from Hua Hin.
When: Every day. When the train arrives or departures the action goes on..
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