Hua Hin - Ratchaburi, Thailand [Part 1]

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Before the end of 2018, I went to Hua Hin in Thailand, 5D4N, to be exact it is just 4D3N. As there are a few more places that I would like to visit, so I will return to this town again. It was after 4 sessions with Dr Adeline from Aligned Chiro to fix my back, I felt much better.


Some places that I've been:
[Part 1]
Alpaca Hill, Suan Phung, Ratchaburi
Baan Hom Tien Candle-Making House, Ratchaburi
The Scenery Vintage Farm, Suan Phung, Ratchaburi
[Part 2]
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Samut Songkhram
Santorini Park, Cha-Am
Mercado de Plearnwan (Vintage Village)
Surat Thani
- Khao Sok National Park, the Rachapahda Dam
- SiMana Farmstay for Oyster cultivation (You can really skip this unless you get a good tour guide)


Missed out (for the next time):
Garden of Uncle Black (Suan Nai Dum), Chumphon
Rajabhakti Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Coro Field & Moai Cafe
Pa-La-U Waterfall
Mrigadayavan Palace
Maeklong Railway Market
Cicada Night Market
... more night markets and nature!


It was a family trip and we all decided to go by bus - it's a 14-16 hours journey, not a very wise choice but it really doesn't matter now. #cantwaitforthenextbetterone

[Air Asia had started its new route to Hua Hin last year around mid of 2018, there's an option for tourists to go by direct flight instead of landing at Bangkok and taking land transportation to reach Hua Hin.]


Alpaca Hill
Located at the Suan Pheung district in Ratchaburi province of Thailand, with an entrance fee of 290 baht, Alpaca Hill is definitely a worth time spending attraction. This place has a very nice and relaxing atmosphere and the activities offered there are family friendly. We can get real close to all the animals reared (not limited to only Alpacas), almost all of them are tame and not afraid of human, except for the wallabies (I thought they're kangaroos but wallabies are small in size). Watching them jumping here, it is funnnn :)
I can't remember all the names of the animals, they are all cute, most are in small size.
Century-old tortoise, flamingo, cockatoo (parrot), prairie dog, pot belly pig, ferret, cute bunny and guinea pig and chinchilla, deer, marmoset, capybara, sheep, owl, peacock...

Capybara caught my attention. I think they look like a big size rabbit... with very small ears. 
This little one just shaved and Melissa is a brave girl
The Hobbit House
The Hobbit House with the little mischievous girl
It was a windy day, we are lucky as it's just a short drizzle
It's clean and the maze is well-maintained :)
The road to the entrance after watching a short introduction movie about Alpaca Hill

Hello little donkey


Part of where my heart belongs #crazycousins



Baan Hom Tien Candle-Making House, Ratchaburi
Stopped by for a short while here. This is a nice stop for tourists who are looking for a relaxing place, you can find all sort of colourful candles with different designs, and you can even do shaping of readily-mixed wax mixture. Shops are usually built from old wood, decorated with antique furniture and design, turning this candle-making house into a photogenic place.




Mom attracted to these antique, I think I should have a bigger house to keep all my old stuff right
Paying 200 baht and you got to shape this into any design that you like
It's an entrance to the washroom of Baan Hom Tien Candle-Making House
They always have clean washroom - and this is beyond clean
It's more like a showroom. So beautiful!
Baan Hom Tien Candle-Making House
C O L O U R F U L




The Scenery Vintage Farm, Suan Phung, Ratchaburi
It's December when we're there. The weather is good but it drizzled a bit. The Scenery Vintage Farm is definitely a good place for photo shooting and to spend some leisure time with family. There are some funfair-like games and few good restaurants or cafes, if I have more time I would love to have a few hours here, sitting near the window in one of the restaurants.
There is an entrance fee of around 50 baht for sheep feeding, we did not feed any.



With my favourite woman in life.


It is a little rainy day. The hay bales are all covered
Photo taken using night mode of Hua Wei P20 is so magical
Merry Christmas!




The Moon Hostel, Hua Hin
We stayed in the normal low-cost hotel, the hostel, and a low-cost resort during this journey, and my favourite place is this one - The Moon Hostel. It is a budget hostel, with bunk beds and shared bathrooms or toilets. It is not convenient for the elderly because there is no lift. Not suggested for those with big luggage because it's really challenging to carry them all the way up to the highest level. Anyway, the plus point is that the night market is within walking distance, as it located at the centre of the town.

Estimated cost per night: RM50 for a bunk bed, RM120 - RM160 for a double room

For the other 2 nights, we stayed in
D One Hotel - appx. RM125 per night for a double room (I think I can find a better place to stay)
Suanmaihom Resort - appx RM150 per night for a double room (No I will not recommend this ever)


Starbucks is just next to The Moon Hostel
There is a common area and we had our breakfast here.
I love you my sweet mom




The best thing about this journey is the time spent with those people I love in life.


Not forgetting some leisure coffee time with cousins at R&R. They don't call it R&R :'D



I gonna continue this part 2 in the next post before my memories faded out.

[Part 2]
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Samut Songkhram
Santorini Park, Cha-Am
Mercado de Plearnwan (Vintage Village)
Surat Thani
- Khao Sok National Park, the Rachapahda Dam
- SiMana Farmstay for Oyster cultivation (You can really skip this unless you get a good tour guide)

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