Hua Hin Night Market (Hua Hin, Thailand)
Hua Hin Night Market (Hua Hin, Thailand)
Hua Hin Night Market (Hua Hin, Thailand)

Hua Hin, Thailand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Once a fishing village, Hua Hin, Thailand has grown into a popular destination for tourists, expats, digital nomads and retirees. Approximately 63,000 residents now call Hua Hin home. Like other Thai resort towns, foreigners like to invest in second homes here. New to the area? Visit one of Hua Hin's night markets for good food, entertainment (at Cicada Market) and shopping.

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What do I need to know about living in Hua Hin?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Hua Hin, they said:

"First, you need to have an independent source of income. To secure a one-year visa here you need to have about $23,000 held in a Thai bank or show proof of at least $1,800 in monthly income. Second, Hua Hin is somewhat difficult to get to, as you have to fly into Bangkok and then take a bus for 3 hours to Hua Hin. As to what to bring, Hua Hin has most, if not all, of what you will need. Western-style housing, food, clothes, appliances, etc., are all available. And while Hua Hin has some party areas, the town is pretty quiet, as you would expect from a primarily retirement community," said another person in Hua Hin.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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