Things to do
PA LA-U Waterfalls
An 11-tiered waterfall located in the verdant forest area of Kaeng Krachan National Park where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found. Some levels of the waterfall are reachable through trekking trails, of which visitors may be able to spot some wildlife animals and several species of rare birds along the way. The best time to visit the fall is from November to April and to watch the butterflies from 7 am to 10 am The waterfall can be reached by local transport from Hua Hin for a distance of 63 kilometers.
Contact: 032 459 293
Monsoon Valley Vineyard
Monsoon Valley Vineyard has two vegetable gardens to provide ingredients to the local restaurant, The Sala, as well as several wild boars who feed on the leftovers of the restaurant. Furthermore many local and foreign trees and plants can be spotted in Monsoon Valley Vineyard, including banana, mango, papaya, olives, coffee, raspberries, baobab, roses, mulberry and various Thai and Italian herbs. Monsoon Valley Vineyard also participates in a project to preserve Hornbills. As part of this project, old wooden wine-barrels get modified and hung up high into trees to provide nesting sites for the birds. These barrels can not only be found in Monsoon Valley Vineyard but in several locations throughout Thailand.
Contact: 081 701 0222, 081 701 0444
Wat Huay Mongkol
Wat Huay Mongkol is dedicated to the revered Thai Buddhist monk Luang Phor Thuad. A life like statue of him dominates the area surrounding the entrance to the Wat, but there are several other notable features in the surrounding grounds. These include a beautifully crafted Sala Thai, a small elephant sanctuary where you may ride on an Asian elephant, a well stocked lake and if you visit around January fields of beautiful sunflowers. There are also plenty of places for refreshments.
Contact: 032 576 187