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“Cicada Market” a market fair to “Open Mind & Open Mat” Destination : Prachuap Khiri Khan Category : Shopping

​Good morning :) Today I still have got another interesting market to offer.  This time we are going to go as far as to Hua Hin, “the Cicada Market”, or the market of cicadas.



Cicada Market is located in “Suan Sri” area (in front of the entrance of Hyatt Regency Hotel, Hua Hin).  It is a market fair which gathers all kinds of artworks of all periods.  These also include the artifacts, handmade pieces, home decorative objects, clothes, and second-handed products, creative SME products on display and for sales in the form of open media. Apart from that we also get together to do workshops activities from plenty of clubs,  for example, the stories telling club, The play club, the dancing club, the photography club, the open-hat performers  and etc.  These performances will be rotating their shows to create colors beauty in the midst of Tropical Garden atmosphere which is relaxing with the nearly – hundred – year beautiful plants.  This setting is under the idea of an Evening Market of “Open Mind & Open Mat” on the green ground shading with trees over 1600 square meter space.


Cicada Market is divided into 4 main parts in which you guys can make your choice of having a look, strolling around; do some shopping at your wishes. The place offers plenty of offerings whether of Art A La Mode products,  Art Indoor  display, Art of Act performances  and  the  last  is  Art of Eating or  all  kinds of  food.  If you happen to have some free time, don’t forget to visit the place called “Cicada market”.

  How to get there

Cicada Market is located on Khao Takieb-Hua Hin Road or Hua Hin 87, at the entrance to the Hyatt Regency Hotel and before Sasi Theatre.


By Car:

Drive along Highway No. 35 (Thon Buri-Pak Tho) passing Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram Provinces and then take Highway No. 4 to Hua Hin Total distance is 123 kilometers. Alternatively, it is possible to travel via Nakhon Pathom and Ratchaburi Provinces.


By Bus:

Buses from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal, there are 1st class (air-conditioned), 2nd class (air-conditioned) and ordinary buses. The trip takes about 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Various agencies on Khao San Road and Century Shopping Center near Victory Monument in Bangkok operate minivans to Hua Hin. The bus leaves for Bangkok from a station next to Siripetchkasem Hotel. In addition, there are air-conditioned buses leaving for Chumpon Province (4 hours), Surat Thani Province (7 hours), Phuket Province (10 hours) and Krabi Province (9 hours)


By Train:

Take a train from Bangkok's Hualamphong station to Hua Hin or Nhongkae. It takes about one hour longer than driving, for a journey time of three-and-a-half to four hours. To check on train services, call the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Tel: +66 (0)2 220 4444 (English language support available), or visit the SRT's website at

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