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Cicada Market

Only open on weekend evenings, Cicada Market - the market of art bustles the nightlife of tourists and locals within the vicinity of Hua Hin town and Khao Takiab.

Cicada Market might sound like a place where insect snacks are bought, but that isn’t the case. It can be considered the largest and liveliest exhibition of local art, handmade crafts, and talents of Thai artists. Weekenders are offered numerous surprises in the market – art a la mode, sale of clothes, decorative items, home wear, and handmade accessories can be found here. Art galleries selling paintings, sketches and sculptures are aplenty. The ambiance is this place is filled with fun and food – seemingly endless rows of food stalls sell various must-try goodies you can munch on as you watch the rich local performances that portray the beautiful culture of Thailand.



Cicada Market is located in Nong Kae-Khao Takiap Rd, Nhongkae, Hua Hin.


Opening Days and Hours

Cicada Market is open only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 16:00 to 23:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to this attraction is completely free.


How to Get There

  • Take the train from Bangkok to Hua Hin.
  • From Hua Hin, board a taxi to Cicada Market.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Families


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is 3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit the market is on a Friday Night. The crowds usually start to come on Saturday and Sunday.



Apart from the many food stalls all over the market, you can also try McFarland House, The Museum Coffee and Tea Corner, Hin Lek Fai Restaurant, and I Rice Restaurant.



Nearby Attractions

  • Mrigadayavan Palace
  • Sam Phan Nan Floating Market



The Herbs Hua Hin, New Horton Hotel, Norndee Hotel, Royal Pavillion Hotel, Ayrest Hotel, Holiday Inn, and Hyatt Regency are some of the accommodations to choose from while in Hua Hin. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 150.

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