The Venezia Hua Hin
The Venezia Hua Hin is a relatively new project, located in Hua Hin !! A huge complex classed as a shopping and entertainment center for the whole family. The complex has many shops, restaurants, cafes and play areas for children of all ages. The place was built in resemblance of the city of Venice in Italy with canals, small bridges and even gondolas! You can explore the complex by hoping on a small train or even a horse-drawn carriage. The complex is partly sheltered, also providing a perfect solution for something to do on a rainy day.
My Personal View: I must say that after lengthy surveillance, the place did not reach full potential and is not somewhere to be recommended.
The Venezia Hua Hin is a new complex that opened up in July 2013 and resembles the city of Venice, Italy.
Before anyone raises an eyebrow (Venice Thailand?) The complex just offers a pleasant and entertaining experience for visitors and not an attempt to be pretentious or compete with the original!
The complex spreads out over a gigantic area with buildings that resemble Piazza San Marco. Small bridges allow visitors to walk over the canals and explore the complex by foot, whilst others choose to sail through the complex on gondolas with a gondolier!
The Venezia Hua Hin is basically a shopping, recreation and entertainment center that caters for the entire family. The complex offers many shops, restaurants, cafes, a large plaza with a huge stage for shows, concerts etc.
This is definitely a family orientated complex and the developers have gone to great thought in catering for even the smallest of visitors, infants and toddlers! The complex boasts several play areas, both indoor and outdoor and even a small zoo, providing an excellent solution for those who want to shop but are looking for a solution for small children at the time. The complex can be explored by gondola, a small train or even horse-drawn carriage.
When writing this article the complex was still under construction and sadly, the place did not catch on as expected.
How to get there: The Venezia Hua Hin is located on the main road at the northern entrance of Hua Hin (on the right hand side if you are arriving from Cha Am) – about 500 meters south from the hotel Disit Thani. For those arriving from central Hua Hin – The Venezia is located on the left hand side of the road, about 10 minutes’ drive from the center, the road goes through a short tunnel.