Nothing can cap a luxurious day at SO Sofitel Hua Hin better than an evening of strolling, snacking on street food and shopping at Hua Hin’s famous Hua Hin Night Market. Situated in downtown Hua Hin, the market basically encompasses one street that comes to life after 18:30 when traders line the street selling various arts, crafts and street food. The mere market experience is entertainment in itself. Even if shopping is not your thing, just walking around and soaking up the atmosphere is a great source of entertainment.
It has been a SO Sofitel Hua Hin tradition for visitors to enjoy the sea and indoor activities by day and roam Hua Hin night market by night when the street closes to traffic and becomes the focal point for vending stalls, especially consumer goods, souvenirs and street food. The warm and unique characteristics of Hua Hin completely fill this night market. Every evening shopkeepers start setting up their Hua Hin night market stalls at around 6 and most of them are ready just before 7.
Hua Hin is a place to indulge in food and drink but the shopping should not go unmissed. As any savvy market-goer will testify, finding the good stuff is all about jumping right in. The sort of stuff you can expect to see includes jewelry, crafts, Buddhist tokens and beachwear. Women’s fashions feature quite prominently, as do intricate, hand crafted accessories. Essentially, this is a good area for some pre- or post-dinner shopping.
When taking a stroll through the night market, visitors can scent the tantalizing aroma of grilled seafood. Hua Hin Night Market has a superb selection of seafood restaurants, drawing a lot of attention from hungry visitors. Most of the restaurants on the street double as bars where you can enjoy a beer or cocktail while people watching. The seafood restaurants in this part of town are incredibly popular due to their atmosphere, quality of food and Thai-style low prices. Each restaurant usually has a small vending station outside where food is both prepared and sold on a street food basis. Other than seafood, steaks and western-style BBQ dishes are also easily found.
The foods sold here can be found elsewhere, but the celebrated flavors at Hua Hin Night Market are second to none. The market is packed with Thailand’s internationally recognized cuisine, and the abundant variety makes it hard to decide which one to try first.
Opening Hours: 18:00 to 23:00 (Best time to go after 19:00)
Telephone: +66 (0)32 513 885
Location: Hua Hin town center between Petchkasem Road and the railroad
32 km. (33 min.) south on scenic Route 4 from SO Sofitel Hua Hin
SO Sofitel Hua Hin, 115 Moo 7
Tambol Bangkao Phetchaburi, Cha-am District,