ENJOY GOURMET TREATS AND ARTEFACTS AT HUA HIN MARKETS
For a real experience of Thai day markets, look no further than Chat Chai market. With its large, colourful atmosphere, this undercover market offers an abundance of food and daily groceries to visitors. Being a seaside town, Hua Hin’s main product is fish and a variety of exotic fish can be found here. You will also find meat, seafood, Thai spices, fruits, flowers and a fantastic selection of freshly picked vegetables straight from local farms. Shoppers can also get great prices on garments and fabrics. Preserved, processed food and Thai desserts are also sold here. Opening Hours are 04.00 am. – 07.00 pm. As well as Chat Chai market, there is another one centrally located just a short walk south of the centre of Hua Hin. It is open from 16.00 – 22.00 Wednesday to Sundays.
You will find a diverse selection of goods here including food, toys, clothes, plants, fish, pets and books. A little further afield are a couple of local Hua Hin markets that are worth visiting, however, these are not within walking distance. The first market is known as Pae Mai, located next to the golf driving range just over the railway tracks. Follow down the canal road and you will find Pae Mai market open from 17:00 – 22:00. Possibly the most popular market, you can enjoy gourmet treats and artefacts with locals while keeping a lookout for food, fruits, Thai desserts, shoes, clothes and great bargains on electrical appliances, household items, motoring accessories, tools and much more.
The main day is Tuesday although it is open on Wednesday but only for fresh produce and clothes. Thursday to Saturday it is closed, but Sunday it is business as usual. Moving further along the Canal road from Pae Mai is another market called Dinosaur (pronounced di-no- sao), that opens daily from 16:00-18:00. Fresh produce and clothes can be found here. If you venture just outside of Hua Hin you will find small local markets serving each sub-district or neighbourhoods delights. These markets are usually open on set days of the week. Stay at one of the best Hua Hin resort and discover Hua Hin Markets here.