So you have planned a getaway to Thailand and decided to stay away from the bustling capital and holiday instead in the charming seaside resort town of Hua Hin. But if you are a shopaholic by nature or want to soak up some local culture, is there a place to satisfy those holiday ‘necessities’? Well the answer is yes! The Hua Hin Night Market is just such a place and is actually one of the ‘must visit’ attractions in the area.

Where is it?
To be exact it’s at the centre of Hua Hin and if you are travelling there head to the area that can be found between the railway track and Petchkasem Road. The market takes up an entire road and generally opens around 5 in the evening. While it is usually open till about 11 PM look to go there around 6.30 or after when it starts to liven up and provides some fun shopping in Hua Hin. Getting to the market is easy enough since it’s in a central location, though some resorts also have their own shuttle service to the site making life that much more convenient. Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is just such an option in case you are looking for one.

What to buy?
The Hua Hin Night Market may not be as packed with choices as some of its counterparts in Bangkok, but it nevertheless does have many items to choose from. Of course remember part of the experience is getting “lost” in the crowd and soaking up the atmosphere. Fashionistas will find all manner of clothing items (some even with designer labels!) from skirts to tops and even dresses. Keep your eyes on the lookout for that one of a kind item for you also do get plenty of traditional handicrafts, jewellery and accessories too.

What to eat?
This may sound a strange section when it comes to a market, but part of the highlight of the Hua Hin Night Market is undoubtedly the yummy food on offer. Take special note of the seafood restaurants here for they serve some local specialities worth sinking your teeth into. Restaurants have a small section outside where you can see the food being made and freshly prepared lobster, fish and crab dishes are the perfect way to satisfy those hunger pangs after your shopping adventures. Seafood aside there is western food available too for those who crave something from home.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.