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After exiting Santorini Park, we had to wait for our driver for about 20 minutes. Turns out we went off for his lunch and didn’t expect we would finish so soon. Next stop on our itinerary was Swiss Sheep Farm, which is just down the road across the highway. Swiss Sheep Farm is actually the biggest attraction around these parts, some people do day trips from Bangkok just to visit this place. Entrance fee is THB120 per person.
This place is really nice. The whole area is a wide open field, with a few small buildings / barns, modeled just like an actual (but cleaner and tidier) farm. There’s a coffee place right at the entrance (that’s a big plus for me), and a souvenir shop & snacks at the exit.
You’d probably ask – its basically just sheep, right? Oh but there’s a lot more than that.
There are ponies and donkeys.
Bunnies. And llamas (although you have to pay extra to see those, which we didn’t)
And more horses.
But the biggest attraction is the sheep. There’s an enclosure where you can feed the baby sheep.
Most of them are very eager for the milk, but sometimes they’ll too full they barely move.
You can also feed stalks to the adult sheep.
There’s also a goat milking demo, where you can try it yourself. But they way they lock down on the goat, especially the head with the horns and her hind legs, you know she can be very dangerous if she is wrongly handled.
After finishing with the farm, we were done with the places we wanted to see. Since it was quite early in the afternoon, our driver suggested to visit The Venezia, which is shopping area modeled after Venice in Italy. It’s a bit like the Venetian shopping arcade in Macau, except this was outdoors. However, when we got there, there was a power outage, so it was temporarily closed. Very strange, isn’t it? A tourist attraction like this should have their own generators, right?
Anyway, it was no big loss, we hadn’t even heard of the place before today, so we went back to our hotel in Hua Hin.
We went down to the beach to catch the evening sun. Like I said earlier, the beach here isn’t all that great, but the views can be quite nice in the evening golden hour.
Next – We try the Night Market and Chatsila Market.