The Venezia is a popular shopping destination and theme park in Hua Hin, offering visitors a wealth of activities and attractions. It is entirely based on the city of Venice in Italy with the Grand Canal and gondolas, giving the locals of Thailand a taste of the exotic far-off town. The Venezia Hua Hin is undeniably huge, occupying an area of 73,600 square meters and a staggering 316 shops. The tall clock tower of San Marco can be seen from afar as you drive through Cha Am on the way to Hua Hin. Numerous colorful buildings, wonderfully decorated shops, and terraces line the sides of the canal, which ends in a garden that mimics the Italian style.
Also at the end of the canal is a mini zoo and a vast gated building that serves as a villa market and is known for its variety of imported goods from around the world.
Activities at The Venezia Hua Hin
Gondola: Tourists love to take a gondola ride down the Grand Canal at this beautiful shopping mall, bringing Venice’s charms closer to passengers who until now only dreamed of visiting Venice.
Upside-Down House: Experiencing a completely upside-down house evokes laughter and fun. It remains one of the most popular things to do in Venezia Hua Hin. Inspired by a Hollywood film, it promises visitors an entertaining adventure.
3D Art Gallery: Visitors are welcome to have their picture taken with a 3D art object. It’s like being part of a momentous event in history.
European Garden and Trevi Fountain: A replica of the famous Trevi Fountain, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi, is located in the European Garden, full of flowers and trees that can be seen in Italy. Tourists have a great day photographing the beautiful garden in the morning and after sunset under the lights.
Shooting Prince & Princess: The Costume Tower houses thousands of royal costumes that visitors can try on to have their picture taken as a Venetian prince or princess.
European-style train: young and old love to travel in quaint European-style toy trains. Visitors can enjoy Italian architecture alongside the highlights of Venice without having to set foot outside of Thailand.
Shopping at The Venezia Hua Hin
The best shopping in Hua Hin can be found in Venice at affordable prices. Many tourists, including Bangkok residents, prefer to shop for jewellery and leather goods in the square and village areas. Whiteport, Diamond Sofa & L Giftware, homeware, and local Hua Hin souvenirs can be purchased at the gift shop in Venezia Hua Hin’s shopping district.
Restaurants and Dining:
Cafe ‘In Town: A small but lovely cafe designed in the style of Thai delicacies, an excellent herbal tea drink and refreshing.
Kiss Me Wine – Tourists, especially foreigners, are happy to find a beautiful winery near the Venetian Pier. One can enjoy a pizza filling with Italian sausage or spaghetti carbonara, Greek salad, and Italian black seafood with authentic wine from distant Italy.
Porto Di Venezia: This is a restaurant bar where many visitors enjoy what’s on at the Port of Venice while savouring delicious garlic fried prawns and Italian-style pannacotta along with a glass of the city’s best cocktails. Food can be found at Chit Phochana.
Tips for Visitors:
- It is essential to take an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun and rain.
- It is advisable to use sunscreen while touring the park.
- Sunglasses and caps/hats are recommended for visitors who intend to explore the area on foot.
- It is better to book tickets online 24 hours before visiting Venezia. It is mandatory to show a photo ID at the park gate
How to Reach The Venezia
The Venezia is located at 1899 Phetkasem Road in the Cha-am District, north of the Palm Hills Golf Course and south of the Dusit Resort. Tourists looking for a cheap way to travel from Bangkok to Venezia Hua Hin can take a minivan for 340 THB to 365 THB. However, it is also possible to reach the destination in half the time by hiring a taxi for about 1250 THB.