Hua Hin Activities, Hua Hin
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Hua Hin Activities at Putahracsa Hua Hin, Hua Hin Activities, Thailand

For many visitors to Thailand and to Hua Hin in particular, the expectation is of lazy days spent around a pool or on the beach, maybe a bit of swimming with the evenings spent dining out on good food with a few drinks. Overall, the emphasis is on relaxation and "sanuk" - fun.

If this is what you're looking for, then you won't be disappointed, but there is more to do during the day and the opportunities for keeping fit and playing sport are plentiful. Below are listed the main sporting activities, where you can participate and the costs involved.

Golf

Hua Hin and its surrounds are a golfer's paradise with 7 quality courses within a 30 minute drive. An eigth has recently opened and a ninth is still under construction and should be ready to play at some point during 2008. We have a preview of the latest images from the fairways.

Vic Hua-Hin

Vic is an old word from English for theatre .
Vic Hua-Hin - the newest arts center in Hua-Hin - the town of white-sand beaches, a place of history and memory, a tiny city where our greatest and beloved King lives. Many significant royal projects have been developed in this small and idyllic town.
Vic Hua Hin is a new institution for arts and culture for the new generation. It will be the place for the development of culture and the exchange of knowledge within Thailand and between Thailand and the international community. It is an arts center where knowledge of arts disseminated and where enjoyment of arts cultivated. We aim at providing training of arts for the youth from all over the country. Here, we make our left and right brains meet, combining logical knowledge with creativity; we encourage creative freedom that comes within the boundaries of responsibilities. By doing this we want to instill in the new generation qualities which will enable them to be a better citizen, to live creatively, with morality and happiness.
Web link is www.vichuahin.com

Fishing and eco-cruises

As Hua Hin is right on the Gulf of Thailand, you would not be mistaken in thinking there's some good fishing to be had - both at sea and inland for freshwater species.

Kite boarding

Over the past few of years kite surfing or kite boarding has become an extremely popular sport in Hua Hin. There are now at least two kite surfing schools in Hua Hin offering lessons, tuition and equipment for hire.

Fitness and Martial

Arts For those who want to stay fit during their visit, there are a number of gyms around town. Most of the top-end hotels have good facilities and some will allow guests the use of them for a weekly or monthly fee.

Elephant camps and trekking

There is an elephant camp situated some 3 km west of the town centre on the road leading to Pala-U upon arrival, you will be introduced to and familiarized with the animals and given the chance to feed them some bananas.

Thai Massage

There are a multitude of massage establishments in Hua Hin now. It will be impossible to list them all. Some are significantly better than others. One that stands out for special mention is on Petchkasem Road, just before The Royal Palace and next to Golden Place.

Cooking courses

Catching on to the western popularity of the cuisine, a number of good Thai cooking schools have sprung up in Hua Hin. These will give you an introduction to all the ingredients and even take you to a local market where you'll be shown how to choose the best and for you to experience the enormous variety of goods for sale - some of which may be quite difficult to find back home.

Walking & Cycling

Whilst there are no formally set out trails for either of the above activities, both are easy to enjoy as long as you follow some "rules of the road", particularly when setting out on any type of bicycle.

Go Karting

Situated opposite Hua Hin Airport is Kart Hua Hin that has one of only twelve go karting tracks in Thailand. The curcuit is 700m long and features a banked curve for speed and the full facilities of pits, floodlighting, beer garden and catering. There is a range of karts available for hire, from the Lightening - a real mean machine that cannot be driven by everyone - to two seaters without so much power that are ideal for children accompanied by adults. Prices are dependent on the type of kart hired and for how long. Opening times are daily from 10.30am-7.00pm, with later times available by appointment. Transfers to and from your accommodation can be arranged as well.

Excursions & Tours

Floating Market, Crocodile Farm & Rose Garden
We will Visit the Morning Railway market, continue to the famous Floating Market, “Damnoen Saduak, and visit Samphran Elephant & Crocodile. Then Drive to the beautiful Rose Garden, From there we will join a Thai Cultural Show with Thai classical dances from the various parts of Thailand, and a traditional Thai wedding ceremony.

Durations: 07:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Price (1-3 pax) 3,800 Baht/per guest
Group price (minimum 4 pax) 2,200 Baht/per guest

River Kwai Bridge
Located in Kanchanaburi Province, the Visit starts with the “Jeath War Museum”, and an adventurous experience speeding down the river with a long tail boat to the “Bridge over the River Kwai”. Then a visit to the war cemetery followed by a train RIDES along the famous “Death Railway”. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Durations: 07:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Price (1-3 pax) 3,300 Baht/per guest
Group price (minimum 4 pax) 2,000 Baht/per guest

Sam Roi Yod National Park
We will Visit the national park where the FILM “The Killing Field” was shot, on the way we will stop at pineapple plantations for a short visit. Once the Bang Poo Fishing Village reached, we will take a boat trip along the canals and out to the sea. After a 20 minutes boat drive, we will arrive at Leam Sala Beach, a nice and quiet, white sandy beach where we will spend the rest of the day. There you can climb up the hill to visit the magnificent Phraya Nakorn Cave, and then back to the beach.

Note: To climb up to the mountain you will need to prepare with a pair of walking shoes.
Durations: 08:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Price (1-3 pax) 2,900 Baht/per guest
Group price (minimum 4 pax) 1,500 Baht/per guest

Kaeng Krachan Birds Watching
Kaeng Krachan is located in Petchaburi 90 kilometers away from Hua Hin. Visit the National Park Information Center, followed by a drive through the beautiful rain forest to visit “Baan Krang” and enjoy a walk along the natural trails. Take a long tail boat trip around the “Kaeng Krachan Water Reservoir”. Lunch is included.

Note: To walk in the park you will need to have jogging or walking shoes.
Durations: 07:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m.
Price (1-3 pax) 3,500 Baht/per guest
Group price (minimum 4 pax) 1,500 Baht/per guest

Phetchaburi
An hour drive away, located north of Hua Hin, is the ancient city of Phetchaburi. We will visit “Phra Nakhon Khiri” or “Khao Wang”, the first palace in Thailand built on a hill top. Then explore the “Khao Luang Cave” and visit the ancient Khmer temple “Wat Mahathat” which is over 1,000 years old. Part of the program as well is to visit the remarkable day market in Phetchaburi town. Lunch will be included.

Durations: 08:30 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Price (1-3 pax) 2,500 Baht/per guest
Group price (minimum 4 pax) 1,400 Baht/per guest

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & River Kwai
Located 2.00 hrs drive out of Hua Hin to Ratchaburi province. On the way we will visit the “Morning Railway Market” followed by a longtail boat trip along small canals to the famous Floating Market OF “Damnoen Saduak”. Another 1.30 hrs drive will bring us to Kanchanaburi province for a visit to the world famous “Bridge over the River Kwai”, the “JEATH War Museum” and “War Cemetery”. Lunch is included

Durations: 07:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Price (1-3 pax) 3,800 Baht/per guest
Group price (minimum 4 pax) 2,400 Baht/per guest

Snorkeling at Koh Talu
a 2.30 hrs car/van drive to the southern part of Prachuab Kirikhan province in the Bang Saphan Noi DISTRICT, followed by a 15 minutes speedboat trip to “Koh Sing” will take you to a snorkeling trip to discover the tropical under water life. Then we will continue to “Koh Talu” a peaceful secluded and white sandy beach. Lunch will be served at “Koh Talu”.

Durations: 06:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Price (1-3 pax) 4,200 Baht/per guest
Group price (minimum 4 pax) 2,600 Baht/per guest

Pa-La-U Waterfall
Namtok Pa-la-u is Located about 63 kilometers west of Hua Hin. We will walk through a nature trail into the rain forest and up to the waterfalls. Enjoy swimming and relaxing in the cascading falls and river.

Note: You will need a pair of walking shoes, insect repellant, swim suit and towel.
Durations: 08:30 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Price (1-3 pax) 2,500 Baht/per guest
Group price (minimum 4 pax) 1,400 Baht/per guest

Maruk Khatayawan Palace
A beautiful garden and teak palace, with its airy walkways and buildings, was used by King Vajiravudh as a summer residence in the mid 1920s. The half day trip will take you to “Maruk Katayawan place” And you will enjoy walking around the old Hua Hin Day market (Chat Chai Market). Then drive to “Kao takiep” where you can enjoy a fantastic view of Hua Hin. Soft drinks & snacks included.

Durations: 08:30 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Price (1-3 pax) 2,000 Baht/per guest
Group price (minimum 4 pax) 1,000 Baht/per guest