Hua Hin Night Bazaar
Hua Hin Night Bazaar is one of the oldest and well known night bazaars in Thailand. As opposed to Cicada market which is open only on weekends, Hua Hin Night Bazaar opens daily and is one of Hua Hin’s (the royal Thailand holiday town), tourist attractions.
Hua Hin Night Bazaar is also known as Chat Chai Market and is located in the heart of the holiday town – it begins on the main street, Phetchkasem street and goes all the way up to Hua Hin’s royal train station, along Dechanuchit street which is basically a pedestrian walkway and is prohibited for vehicles.
As opposed to the one and only Cicada market which is open on weekends only and is pretty different from all other markets in Thailand, Hua Hin Night Bazaar is open every evening including weekends and holidays and resembles other night markets in Thailand, such as Cheng Mei Night Bazaar, etc.
Although Hua Hin Night Bazaar resembles other night bazaars in Thailand, it is a bit different as most of the shoppers are local Thai people, especially on weekends. This creates a pleasant and more authentic atmosphere at the market.
In addition, the night bazaar is a clean, well-kept and calm market, and it is not as commercialized as other bazaars which target only tourists. This is typical of Hua Hin, the royal holiday town.
On the market you can find plenty of stalls and shops offering a variety of goods just like any other market, (clothing, jewelry, memorabilia, etc.), as well as a lot of restaurants and food stalls. Hua Hin’s restaurants are well known for their food quality and plenty of fresh fish and sea food – this is where you’ll find lobsters, and plenty of other sea food which Hua Hin is famous for.
Apart from the sea food stalls you can also find Banana Roti, Pad thai, grilled food and other typical Thai food as well as western food. You can enjoy eating at any of the many restaurants located on both street sides or at the food stalls.
Location: as I wrote, Hua Hin Night Bazaar is located in the center of Hua Hin holiday town. It begins on the main street, Phetchkasem street, and goes all the way up to Hua Hin’s royal train station.
Opening hours: Hua Hin Night Bazaar is open daily, including on weekends and local holidays between 18:00 and stays open till approx. 23:00.
Please Note: Hua Hin is an exclusive Thai holiday town and many of Bangkok’s wealthier residents stay in it on weekends. This relatively quiet town during weekdays becomes almost fully booked on weekends so the night bazaar can be pretty crowded during weekends.
Important Note: Hua Hin Night Bazaar is included in the ultimate Thailand Private Family Adventure Tour experience, “TipTop Travel” Coast to Coast tour.
As always, here is a short video of Hua Hin Night Bazaar I prepared for you in order to give you some of its special feeling… Enjoy!!!
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