Shopping and shops in Hua hin
The most interesting places for tourist shopping
Shopping in Hua hin is not very strongly developed, if you compare it with Bangkok, or even Phuket or Pattaya. Full big shopping centre there is only one, the rest to buy something in small shops, on markets or in specialty stores. Here are the most interesting places to shop that are worthy of note:
Hua Hin Market Village
This is the most important, the largest and essentially the only full-fledged shopping center and entertainment complex in Hua hin. There are a lot of glittering boutiques, budget departments, there is a cinema and a food court, supermarket Tesco Lotus. It is well air conditioned and nice here, even just to go and cool off from the relentless heat on the street.
Open from 10:00 to 22:00. Is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Hua hin on the main Phetkasem road.
Hia Hin Night Market
Hua hin night market, also called the Night Bazaar is a great place to buy the type of gifts and Souvenirs for your family, for more serious shopping, it is not suitable. The range is mostly tourist, consists of Souvenirs, jewelry, jewelry, bags. There are a few clothes, of course also for tourists, with images based Hua hin or Thailand. But what is really worth to go here is because of the fun atmosphere and an abundance of food, a food court under the open sky. There is its own art zone, where artists and craftsmen, there is a gallery.
Daily market Chat Chai Market
If you want to buy any inexpensive "stuff" and products, you can look at this indoor market, which is conveniently located in the center. Basically it is a place, where purchased by local residents, so the range of goods is not a tourist, and everyday.
Chat Chai Market is open from early morning until 18:00. Located almost in the center, near the night market of Hua hin.
This is another night market, is relatively new. Here too you can buy inexpensive tourist Souvenirs, some jewelry, bags and clothes. But the basic idea of the market is the art market. Here you can find the work of local artists and craftsmen and to create your own. Works gallery, live music and shows (usually on Fridays and Saturdays). In General, this is also a good market for evening walks and hanging out, but not for serious shopping.
Cicada Market is open from 16:00 to 22:00, but better to come here at sunset. Located in the southern part of the city near the mountains of Khao Takiab (Cicada Market on the map). You can get here best to take a taxi or the green songthaews.
Retro Plearnwan market
It is also a market and a great place for an evening stroll. It will be interesting to visit, even if you are not going to buy anything. This place is stylized 50-ies of the last century, and that seems more like a Museum of fifties, rather than simply a market. In fact, trade is here presented in the form of individual shops, stalls, also features a food court, a cinema.
Plearnwan is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 22:00, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to midnight. Located almost three kilometers from the city center to the North, so to get the best by taxis, songthaews (green), or taxi (Plearnwan on the map).
Floating market Huahin Floating Market
This market is nothing like the real traditional Thai floating market. This is just an entertaining Park market, created in the style of a traditional floating markets of Thailand, although the floating market here, just water and boats. Tourists and locals come here to sit in cafes, do the tourist shopping, boating on the lake by boat or boats, ducks. Shopping here is not very diverse, mostly selling goods to tourists. One should rather consider it as a tourist attraction than as a serious place for shopping.
Open daily from 09:00 to 20:00, show at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00. Located outside of the city, about 10 kilometers from the center of the street Hua Hin Soi 112 (floating market Hua hin on the map). Best to get there by taxi or rented transport. You can try to ride on a white taxi from the railway station, cost 20 baht.
Floating market and Sam Phan Nam
Floating market and Sam Phan Nam, in our opinion, is the most interesting and worthy of a visit of three floating markets near Hua hin. However, it's not the shopping, but the fact that it is closest to a truly traditional Thai floating market. Although it is up to the current market very far. Shopping here is modest, mainly tourist. But you can sail a small boat on the lake, ride a mini-train, tasty and inexpensive meal.
The market is open daily from 10:00 to 23:00. Located 10 kilometers from the city center, and you can reach it best by hired transport or taxi (market on the map). You can try to ride on a white taxi (Songteo) from the railway station for 20 baht.
Night market, Grand market
If night Hia Hin Night Market in Hua hin town centre is mainly aimed at tourists, this market, starting their work right in the Parking area at the Grand Hotel caters more to locals. The prices here are lower than in the center, it is more traditional and "natural", and we can say even more diverse. Of course, there are plenty of food stalls and cafes, and also has its own art zone with street artists and installation of old bicycles.
Starts to work the market after 19 hours, but Monday and Tuesday here the output. From the centre it is just 10 minutes walk along the main road, Thanon Phetkasem North. Here is the route green songteo.
Other shops Hua hin
TTS Hiahin Colonnade Mall
Good air-conditioned shopping Mall with multiple departments with mostly expensive brands, but often sold at very low prices with a discount. Advantage is its Central location. Working at the eponymous hotel.
Jewelry store Saphira
It is believed that this is the best jewelry store. Articles of silver and gold with precious stones, including handmade. Open from 11:00 to 21:00. Is centrally located on Soi Hua Hin 82.
Shop one of the best quality Thailand brands selling products from fabrics, mainly from cotton. Near the shop is a factory brand. Sold handkerchiefs, bed linen, bags, curtains. There are products made of silk. Was opened in Detroit in 1949. Open from 9:00 to 19:00, on Sundays from 9:00 to 17:00. Located almost in the center on Soi Hua Hin 84
Electronics store Power Buy
One of the few places in Hua hin where you can buy serious electronics and major appliances. Open daily 10:00 to 22:00. Located almost in the center on Soi Hua Hin 88