Travelling to Thailand: The Venezia Hua Hin

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The Venezia
Umbrellas in The Venezia

The Venezia Hua Hin is one of the attractions in Hua Hin Thailand. Everything here seems to be man-made but the place is extremely huge.

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this place due to reviews and the reviews were largely right.

ENTRY TICKETS TO THE VENEZIA HUA HIN

There’s two ticket options to enter The Venezia.

Option one cost THB180 in which you get entry into the park, with three attractions to choose from.

Ticket packages into the Venezia hua hin
Ticket packages into the Venezia Hua Hin

Option two, which we took, cost THB299, and it gives us full access.  I just however realized that I could have enjoy more savings if you book with KLOOK for a trip here and several other places.

EXPERIENCING THE VENEZIA HUA HIN

The entry to The Venezia would probably gave a hint of what one could expect in the park.

After the ticketing counter, there’s sort of a gift shop which offered clothing and souvenirs at standard Hua Hin prices. The prices ranged from THB100 to THB400. That’s about RM13 onward. Cheap?

Once we got pass the shop, we entered what looked rather promising, or should I say photo friendly.

There was a huge horse statue not far from from the entrance, and tonnes of nice looking things which would fit perfect for my instagram.

The Venezia Hua Hin
The large horse in The Venezia

We decided to go to the 3D museum first. The 3D museum was interesting with plenty of photography stations to cam-whore. It had three different rooms or sections and we spent about an hour just there.

The up-side down house on the other hand was rather disappointing in my opinion.

While the house was properly arranged, the distance between the floor and the furniture was huge, making it difficult to take photos showing you were in the ‘up-side down house’.

The Venezia Hua Hin
One of the shots which were good.

I only took this one photo, and despite my best effort, the photo still seemed off.’  Maybe better photographers would be able to be more creative with the house. I wasn’t.

A POTENTIAL DESTINATION

Leaving the 3D museum and up-side down house exposed us to the summer heat of Hua Hin. I don’t remember the temperature that day, but it was just really hot.  Adding that to the bright sun and non-existent wind, finding shelter was paramount.

The Venezia Hua Hin
Surroundings of The Venezia

This was why I opted to skip the gondola ride, which seemed really promising.

I however decided to go on the mini-train ride which offered some sort of shelter.

The train ride was uneventful and the person in charge of the ride seemed disinterest in doing his job. In fact, I felt he seemed rather keen to get his chore done as soon as possible ad rarely broke a smile during the whole time we were on his ride.

The Venezia
The canal at The Venezia Hua Hin

The train brought us around the Venezia and it was obvious that many the whole place was huge and had a lot of potential as an attraction by itself.

However, it was also obvious that there was so many shops or retail outlets that had left the place.  I could imagine that the place would do so much better if it had more shops and branded outlets.

Despite that, it did occur to me that the Venezia would do great for a movie shoot, especially one of those Thai scary movies.

LUNCH AT KISS ME WINE

Since we were already planning to go to the Swiss Sheep Farm, we decided to skip the mini-sheep farm in the Venezia as well, leaving us with lunch at the Kiss Me Wine.

The Venezia Hua Hin
The Mini Zoo at The Venezia

Kiss Me Wine seemed under-staffed when we entered, but the food was good. The Tom Yam and Green Curry in particular was delicious.  Prices were a bit on the expensive side, but that was expected.

GETTING TO THE VENEZIA HUA HIN

There are several ways to get to the

I would recommend using Grab if you intend to just go to the Venezia.

However, if you want to visit other places, hiring a ride for about THB2,000 may be a good option. We rented a Toyota Hiace Commuter for a day and it took us several other places as you can see in the links below under “Travelling to Thailand”.

Else, you could just book a tour with KLOOK which I found to be be rather cheap if compared to the value I paid.

CONCLUSION

To be honest, the I felt the Venezia had a lot of potential and I loved how it’s nicely planned.

The Venezia Hua Hin
Outside the upside down house

I’m sure things were better years ago, but lack of maintenance had somehow hampered what it was.

Anyway, since there’s nothing much to do in Hua Hin, it is a worthy place to visit.  After all, the price to go here isn’t that high.

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