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Hua Hin - the best place to live in Thailand

Updated on March 2, 2016

Throughout a person’s life, he constantly looks for a paradise on earth; a place away from home, where he wants to go and actualize himself there, raise his children and feel happy away from the hullabaloo of busy life, away from everyday worries and household problems. On the contrary, some people believe that one should live there, where he or she was born and not go and live in another place. But, no, I belong to the group of people who are constantly looking for something new. And after many years, I can confidently say that I’ve finally found a place.

I had to travel across over 30 countries in almost every continent, and it was only one place that I stopped and settled. I already live here for more than 10 years now – Hua Hin, Thailand.

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There is a lot of information on the Internet about this unique small resort town, south of Bangkok, on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. So I wont describe all of its delights and the history of how this small Thai village was turned into the most respectable resort in the whole of Southeast Asia. To feel the atmosphere of this city, I will describe and show you how you can excellently spend one of the days here.

Hua Hin, Thailand
Hua Hin, Thailand

Life here begins very early. As the first rays of the sun show up, you will see fishermen returning with their night catch and the local market in the center of the city coming to life.

Fisherman on Hua Hin Beach
Fisherman on Hua Hin Beach

I go to the market at the coast. The sea is always calm at dawn; there are frequent tides, monks strolling long the wide beach, and tourists taking pictures on the background of the rising sun.

Monks at Hua Hin Beach
Monks at Hua Hin Beach

If you want the cheapest and freshest seafood, then you must get up early because by 9 am, you will have nothing left. We’ll have a barbecue today, so it’s best to buy everything we need here.

Seafood market in Hua Hin
Seafood market in Hua Hin

Hua Hin has countless number of places where you can enjoy delicious breakfast. For example, a tasty breakfast is served at Marrakesh Hua Hin Residences.

Breakfast at Marrakesh Hua Hin Residences
Breakfast at Marrakesh Hua Hin Residences

By the way, Marrakesh Condo is a very attractive place. If you are visiting Hua Hin for at least 2 weeks, I recommend you stay here.

Marrakesh Hua Hin Residences
Marrakesh Hua Hin Residences

I start every second morning at the gym after a short rest. Hua Hin has a classy sports complex that opened just a couple of weeks ago.

True Arena Hua Hin
True Arena Hua Hin

After a grueling physical exercise, we climb to the roof of the complex and just relax. Hua Hin offers a fine 4G mobile internet, which allows you to work from anywhere, including from the roof of my favorite sports complex.

Rooftop pool at True Arena Hua Hin
Rooftop pool at True Arena Hua Hin

Let me tell you a small secret. The Thais don’t like eating at home. This is the same for almost all Asian countries. That is why there are so many cafes and small restaurants at every corner in Hua Hin will and they are there to make your life easier. I have long stopped always planning and thinking about where to eat. Wherever I encounter hunger, there I’ll eat. Today, it looked like that, I love Korean food.

Korean food in Hua Hin, Thailand
Korean food in Hua Hin, Thailand

It’s February now, meaning the wind season is here. It so happened that at my time, I joined kaytboarding sports and it’s now a religion for me. In the entire February and March, I spend almost every day at the beach.

Kiteboarding at Hua Hin, Beach
Kiteboarding at Hua Hin, Beach

Hua Hin weather is always stable; you’ll never have to think about what to wear tomorrow. The standard dress set is a shirt, shorts and a pair of flip-flops for every day. It’s not that crowded on the beach just 2 kilometers from the city center.

Sai Nae Beach south of Hua Hin
Sai Nae Beach south of Hua Hin

As I promised, today we’ll have a barbecue at the beach.

Barbeque at Hua Hin beach
Barbeque at Hua Hin beach

As night falls, the city comes to life with a new force. You have countless restaurants, bars and markets, street trade, everything is just about to burst into life. Today is Saturday, when the well-known vintage market Cicada in Thailand opens. You can spend a comfortable time here, enjoy a tasty snack and the stunning atmosphere.

Cicada market in Hua Hin
Cicada market in Hua Hin

Closer to the night, we move to the very center of the city, in the old district of Hua Hin. Everything is on fire here, restaurants are filled to the brim with people, there are crowds of tourists on the street and of course local girls.

Thai girl in Hua Hin
Thai girl in Hua Hin

If you plunge into this atmosphere completely and totally lose track of time, then on your way home in the morning, you may meet me heading to the morning seafood market.

Hua Hin nightlife
Hua Hin nightlife

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 21 months ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      I used to visit Hua Hin a lot in the early and mid 2000s. I haven't been there since 2009 so I imagine it has gotten bigger and changed some. I remember the night market by the train station and being able to get good seafood there. I didn't care for the beach that much because there were too many rocks in the water. The beach at Cha Am about 15-20 km up the coast is a lot better. Thanks for sharing this hub.

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      Mark 21 months ago

      Totally agree, this is the best place for living in Thailand. Spent 3 years over but had to go back to Europe. Now dreaming again about Hua Hin..