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Cha Am - a small resort in Thailand on the shore of the Gulf of Thailand

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There are practically no attractions in the city of Cha-am, with the exception of a couple of city temples. But there are quite a few interesting places nearby, so even for a couple of weeks of rest there is always something to see. Moreover, you should not limit yourself to sightseeing in the vicinity of Cha'am, but also capture interesting places of Hua hin and visit the city of Phetchaburi temples.

To see these attractions, the easiest way is to take excursions that are sold at local travel agencies and in hotels. If you are ready to rent a transport, then you can successfully examine all of them yourself, using our interactive map of Cha-am attractions for your trip.

Cave Temple Wat Cha-Am Khiri

This wonderful cave temple is located just a couple of kilometers from the center of Cha-am. In our opinion, this is one of the most wonderful places near the resort, and it is worth a visit. It is almost always quiet, there are no crowds of tourists, and even no local residents.

The temple includes several buildings and two caves. They are very small, and rather look like recesses in the rock, but very interesting. As usual, they contain Buddha statues and small pagodas, but in the upper cave there is also an imprint of the Buddha’s foot. To find the caves, you need to climb the stairs along the hillside.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance is free

🕐 working time: in the daytime

🚶 How to get there: the temple is three kilometers from the city center (temple on the map)

Park Cha Am Forest Park

This is a forest (forest park) a few kilometers from Cha'am along the main road towards Hua hin. Here you can just walk and get acquainted with the Thai flora fauna. Unfortunately, its proximity to the road and big cities was not in vain, and in order to see animals here, especially exotic ones, you need to be a real luck. The chances of seeing something interesting increase if you hire a guide to the park.

You can just come here, leave the transport in one of the free parking lots, and go for a walk through the forest. No entrance fee is charged, no one imposes any services. Not far from the entrance there is the headquarters of the park, where gazebos are installed, there is a toilet and water, a restaurant works. There are signs on the territory marking routes.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance is free

🕐 working time: in the daytime

🚶 How to get there: the park is located 2 kilometers from Cha'am on the Thanon Phetkasem road towards Hua Hin (entrance to the park on the map). The entrance to the park is right on the main road. It is most convenient to get here by rented transport, but if you wish, you can also get by bus to Hua Hin.

Wat Tanod Laung Temple

Thais will never cease to amaze with their temples. So in this case, they tried, not becoming limited to the beauties of a traditional Thai temple, but took up the overall design. And they built a temple ship, also known as Boat Temple.

Of course, the temple does not float, then if you look at it from the side, then without any stretch it looks like a boat, on the deck of which a traditional Thai temple was erected. Even if you look at the photo of the temple from space on Google maps, it’s easy to see the outlines of the boat.

In addition to the unusual shape on the outside, the temple does not stand out with anything remarkable, so you can limit yourself to its external examination and photographing.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance is free

🕐 working time: in the daytime

🚶 How to get there: the temple is located 10 kilometers from Cha'am along the coastal road towards Petchaburi and Bangkok (temple on the map)

Wat Neran Chararam Temple and King Naresuan Statue

This temple monastery is located almost in the very center of the city, just two kilometers from Narathip Alley to the north (towards Bangkok). It is perhaps the most important and most famous local temple. It is noteworthy with the statue of a six-armed sitting Buddha, covering his eyes and ears with his palms as a sign of renunciation of human passions. Behind the statue is Ubosot with somewhat unconventional architecture.

Near the temple is a statue of King Naresuan the Great with many figures of roosters. They say that King Naresuan was very fond of cockfights, and therefore the Thais bring roosters to his statues throughout the country. According to another version, the cock represents luck.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance is free

🕐 working time: in the daytime

🚶 How to get there: the temple is located 2 kilometers from the center of Cha'am along the coastal road towards Phetchaburi and Bangkok (temple on the map). You can get from the center on foot, walking along the beach.

Saphan Hin Walking Street

Saphan Hin pedestrian street was opened in 2011, and is designed to be one of the resort's most popular attractions. What came of it, you can check yourself.

The street is a dam stretching into the sea for 1.5 kilometers. This is the place for morning jogging or evening walks, fishing and photography. It offers a picturesque view of the coast, and in its beginning, on the shore, there are many cafes with fresh seafood. At the end of the street is a statue of two squids.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance is free

🕐 working time: in the daytime

🚶 How to get there: the entrance to the street is at the end of the city beach in the north (street on the map). You can get on foot, walking along the beach.

Bat cave

Bat Cave or Na Yang Bat Cave is a little-known attraction, but one of the most spectacular in the area. It’s rare that a natural attraction can cause so much emotion as this one, while for some reason the cave is almost unknown to a wide range of tourists, and is not mentioned in any guidebooks.

In fact, you will not get into the cave when visiting this attraction. It would be more correct to call it a mountain of bats (so, however, it is sometimes mentioned in some sources). Every day, at about the same time at sunset (about 18 hours), millions of fruit bats fly out of the cave in this mountain at night. The spectacle is incredible and exciting. Mice fly out in a thin thick stream from the mountain, and go to the farmers' fields. In calm, calm weather you can hear their rustling, from which goose bumps can run. But you should not be afraid of these creatures, since these are fruit and not blood-sucking mice.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free or 20 baht when climbing to the observation deck

🕐 working time: Mice fly out at sunset, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., depending on the time of year. It is better to arrive at the place early to find an observation deck near the house

🚶 How to get there: The cave is located about 12 kilometers from the city (observation deck on the map). You can get there only by taxi or rented transport. You can watch the spectacle directly from the road, but there is also an observation deck in a private house, the entrance to which costs 20 baht

Trekking Route Nang Phan Thu Rut

The Nang Phan Thu Rut nature trail (also spelled Khao Nang Phanthurat or Khao Nang Phanthurat National Park) is a 3 and a half kilometer route through the jungle and hills. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the local flora and fauna, visit the caves and take great photos.

The route is not too complicated and is accessible to anyone with a normal physical form, however, you will constantly have to rise and fall. To cover the entire route, you will need at least 3 hours, and do not forget to bring water with you. Explorer is optional.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: You can go the route in the daytime

🕐 working time: is free. At the entrance to the park there is a Visitor center where you can hire a guide or get information about the park for a fee

🚶 How to get there: The cave is located about 10 kilometers from the city (on the map). You can only get there by taxi or rented transport

San Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine

This shrine is a very important place for locals. There is a tradition: if you do not call on this shrine every time you pass by it, then at least honk directly from the road.

The shrine is made in the form of a pyramid and is very easily recognizable from the road. But even its position is very easy to determine by the sound of the sounds of passing vehicles constantly coming on the road. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to climb to the top: although there is a staircase leading to it, it is closed to ordinary onlookers. Around the "pyramid" there are many animal figures, which are brought as a gift to the shrine.

In general, there’s nothing to do and see here, but if you pass by, you can drop by for a few minutes.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: is free

🕐 working time: round the clock

🚶 How to get there: the shrine is a couple of kilometers from the city center (observation deck on the map). You can get there only by taxi or rented transport. You can watch the spectacle directly from the road, but there is also an observation deck in a private house, the entrance to which costs 20 baht

Wat Na Yang Temple

This temple is located a few kilometers from Cha-am in a village in the middle of picturesque rice fields. It is notable for a large (about six meters) statue of a monk, nicknamed the "Great Eared".

Previously, this statue was completely dark brown, and its entire lower part was covered with pieces of gold leaf. In 2013, the temple underwent restoration, and the monk was completely painted, which made it less picturesque. However, if you move in the direction of the bat cave, you can drop by here for 20 minutes.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance is free

🕐 working time: in the daytime

🚶 How to get there: the temple is located 12 kilometers from the center of Cha'am on the way to the bat cave (temple on the map). It is located in a village far from the main road, so you have to use the help of local or a navigator to find it.

Entertainment Park Santorini

Santorini Park Cha-am is an amusement park stylized as the Greek island of Santorini. This place is difficult to attribute to the sights, but if you want to have fun, especially with children, then it is better not to find a place in the vicinity of Cha-am. There is a water park, a Ferris wheel and other attractions, and, of course, many shops and cafes.

🕐 working time: on weekdays from 10:00 to 20:00, on weekends from 09:00 to 20:00

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: Entrance ticket to the park - 50 baht.

🚶 How to get there: The park is located along the main Thanon Phetkasem Road towards Bangkok (park on the map). You can get there by taxi, rented transport or bus towards Petchaburi.

Photos of Cha-ama Attractions

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Interesting places Cha-am

The site contains Cha-am attractions - photos, descriptions and travel tips. The list is based on popular guides and is presented by type, name and rating. Here you will find answers to questions: what to see in Cha-am, where to go and where are the popular and interesting places of Cha-am.

All-terrain vehicle park Cha-ama

In Thailand, walks on all-terrain vehicles or ATVs are not very popular. Nevertheless, there are at least two amusement parks in the country where you can feel the full power and cross-country ability of such a machine as an all-terrain vehicle. One of them is located in Cha-am.

The park in Cha-am is a rugged area where three tracks are organized with different conditions - this is convenient for drivers with different levels of training. Steep turns, unstable bamboo bridges over rivers, a road in the thicket - all this makes it possible to feel the indescribable excitement and pleasure that the road obeys a car with the capabilities of an all-terrain vehicle. At the same time, the track is quite safe, you can move along it at high speed, which adds thrill.

This park was opened in 2005.

The staff at the park speaks English.

In addition to all-terrain vehicles, they practice paintball and archery. A day spent by a family in an all-terrain vehicle park is sure to be remembered for a long time.

Kitesurfing Cha-am School

Kitesurfing Cha-am is conveniently located on Cha-am Beach. This beach is so big that, probably, thanks to its size, everyone can find an activity here just for themselves. Someone will be engaged in diving, others will simply swim, conquering new waves, while someone can go in for kitesurfing. This is a new water sport. Kiteboarding or kitesurfing is the fastest growing sport in the world. It is one of the safe, fun and exciting sports.

For you, on the beach there is a kitesurfing school. Thanks to teachers, you will receive high-quality new knowledge, and with the help of modern equipment you will learn the practical skills of kiteboarding. All instructors are trained to the latest standards and use the latest technology. During training, you will be offered insurance. A huge plus is that in order to start learning kitesurfing, there are no age restrictions and any special requirements for physical training. The only important restriction for attending kiteboarding school is that you must be able to stay on the water.

This school is one of the best kitesurf schools, because it is located in a quiet place on Cha-am beach, which is relatively inexpensive and not so crowded compared to other beaches in Thailand.

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Mrigadayavan Palace

Mrigadayyavan Palace, or as it is also called - Marukatayyavan, is a rather modern building. The palace was built in 1925 from teak wood as the summer residence of King Rama the Sixth. Moreover, the design of the building was developed by the king himself, who called his residence the Palace of Love and Hope. The final touches to the project of Rama VI were given by the Italian architect Ercole. Unfortunately, the king happened to visit his palace only twice. After his death, the palace was practically not used and even became desolate. Only in 1981 did this building become part of the National History Museum.And now the palace is open for excursions.

Located almost on the beach, near the sea, surrounded by a garden, the palace looks like an easy and beautiful building. A bike tour is available throughout the garden. Only 20 people are allowed inside the palace (a large amount can damage its light construction).

The palace is open to visitors daily, except on Wednesdays and holidays. Entrance is paid, clothes should be below the knee and cover your shoulders.

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Shopping and entertainment park Santorini

Santorini Park can hardly be called a huge entertainment center with many attractions and hobbies - there are only a few attractions, but for shopaholics there is a real paradise here. This is a great place for a good time with the whole family.

The park is decorated in the Greek style. It is distinguished by narrow streets, snow-white buildings with blue doors and windows, a riot of greenery and flowers. Here everything is very original decorated and thought out: at every corner in the park there are unusual architectural and design solutions with which all tourists are photographed. Inside the park there is a sculpture park, and its main attraction is the Ferris wheel.

Entrance to the park is 50 baht, and for children - admission is free.

Palm Hills Golf Club

Palm Hills Golf Club, opened in 1991, is one of the first new generation clubs in Thailand.

The 18-hole course is located at an altitude of 80 meters above sea level and is surrounded by magnificent nature. There are mountains, rivers and ponds that make golf even more interesting and exciting.

In addition to the beautiful nature for golfers, an American-style club is available, which has a large pool, tennis and badminton courts, squash courts, and a gym. Active and energetic people in the club will surely enjoy it.

Even if you do not play golf, but want to have a good rest surrounded by beautiful nature and silence, you should visit this place.

Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park

Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park is a well-maintained park that welcomes visitors with a field of beautiful stones. At the entrance is a small map-guide to the park.

The length of the mountain trail in the park is 3.5 kilometers. The path is not easy, but all the brave and strong will be rewarded with wonderful views and beautiful landscapes. On your way you can meet tropical birds, butterflies, monkeys. You should definitely take comfortable and durable shoes, a mosquito spray and plenty of water along the road.

The park also has a clean lake with a small island. Around the lake are trails for jogging, walking or cycling. It is recommended to play sports only in the morning or at the end of the day, because the climate is very humid and the sun is very hot at noon. You should be careful in the jungle - many snakes live here, of which every second is poisonous.

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General information

Cha-Am is a cozy sea town located on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand in Thailand. Bangkok is 170 km away and Hua Hin is 25 km away. The population is about 80,000 people.

Many tourists consider Cha-Am one of the districts of Hua Hin, but this is not at all the case. In fact, this is an independent resort, where Thais and their families prefer to relax. Oddly enough, travelers rarely come here, so the city is clean enough, and there is definitely enough space for everyone here. However, the city is developing dynamically, so there will be more and more tourists every year. Due to its favorable geographical location, life is in full swing at the resort at any time of the year.

Tourist infrastructure

Cha-Am, in comparison with other tourist resorts in Thailand, is a calm and quiet city. There are very few establishments working at night. This town is oriented more likely to families with children, so most establishments are appropriate: there are many cafes and inexpensive restaurants, parks, gardens and malls. If you try, then in the city you can still find bars, "scattered" in the corners (Black, Baan Chang, The Dee lek and The Blarney Stone). Life in Cha-Am freezes at 02.00, when all institutions are closed. The one exception is when a jazz festival takes place in nearby Hua Hin (April). Then everyone sings and dances until the morning.

Prices in cafes and restaurants are much lower than in neighboring resorts. The reason lies in the fact that this town is focused primarily on Thai tourists. You can usually see seafood dishes as well as exotic fruits on the menu. There are several restaurants of European and Japanese cuisine. However, the reviews of tourists who have visited Cha Am suggest that this is not the kind of European food that we know.

Wat cha-am khiri

Cha-Am will be a great vacation spot for history buffs. As in many Thai cities, there are several Buddhist temples (Wat Tanod Laung, San Chao Por Khao Yai, Wat Na Yang) and sculptures. The most unusual and interesting is the shrine of Wat Cha-Am Khiri. It includes a temple and several caves in which you can see the imprint of the Buddha stupa and sculptures. It will be interesting for children to see Santorini Amusement Park and Cha Am Forest Park.

However, experienced tourists are advised to visit not only the attractions of Cha Am, but also the surrounding area. For example, in Hua Hin there is a “Mountain of monkeys”, whose height is 272 meters. Monkeys live here, as well as the temple complex. Another interesting place is “The Kingdom of Siam in Miniature”. This is a large park in a cave where you can see all the natural attractions of Thailand in miniature. It is worth visiting the Mangrove forest, in which evergreens grow and there are many bridges connecting the islands. Do not forget about floating markets, national parks and night markets, which tourists love so much.

“Mountain of the Apes”

Excursion tours are also very popular at the resort. You can go to Phetchaburi (65 km from Cha-Am) - this is the oldest city of the Ayutthaya era. Here, tourists should look at the Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace and Sam Roi Yot National Park. Guides also provide tourists with the opportunity to go to Bangkok.

Phra Nakhon Khiri

As for shopping, in such a small town there are no large shops and shopping centers. They are only in neighboring Hua Hin. The most popular outlet in Cha-Am is the Central Market, where you can buy only fresh fruits and vegetables. It works from early morning until the onset of heat. For more serious things (clothes, shoes, household goods) you have to go to neighboring cities.

There are even more difficulties with public transport: it is almost absent here. The resort of Cha Am in Thailand is small, so tourists prefer to walk. If this option does not fit, then you should rent the most popular vehicle in Thailand - a bike that will cost 150 baht per day. You can also rent a car from 1000 baht per day. True, the last two options have a significant minus - you must have an international driver's license. It is also worth remembering that traffic in Thailand is left-hand and sometimes there are toll roads.

To visit the surroundings of Cha-Am, you can use either a bus or a songteo - a traditional Thai minibus. The most unreliable mode of transport is a taxi, because there are no meters installed in the cars, and tourists have to bargain about the cost of the trip with drivers who are not always honest.

The beach in Cha-Am is not typical for Thailand: long, embossed, protected from a noisy road by a wide line of green casuarins (small round trees). The bottom is sandy and almost without slope. The water is clear and calm, and turbid when a strong wind blows. The ebbs and flows are sharp. During low tide, the water goes far ahead, and many small lakes appear in the place of the sea, in which there is very warm water.

By the way, the water in the sea is already almost hot, because the temperature at 27 ºС is considered low, and it happens only in winter. The rest of the time the thermometer rises above 30ºС.

Sharp stones and broken shells are sometimes found in the sand. Here, unlike other beaches in Thailand, there are no palm trees and exotic plants. This gives Cha-Am even more charm and uniqueness. As for infrastructure, there are no sunbeds and umbrellas on Cha-Am beach.

Ruamjit Alley highway runs along the city beach, and throughout its length there are many shops, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. There will definitely be no problems with food: in eateries or peddlers you can buy kebab, corn, fruits, seafood and sweets. This is the busiest place in the city, and most of the tourist attractions are located here. Here you can rent boats, kites, rubber mattresses, bikes and kites. The most unusual service is the rental of car cameras.

Santorini Park CHA-AM

Families with children are advised to visit Santorini Park CHA-AM - a copy of the famous Greek amusement park. The territory is divided into several thematic zones, in which there are 13 water attractions, a lagoon with artificial waves, six-lane slides and a ferris wheel 40 meters high. For the smallest, a play area with small slides and a large soft constructor is provided. Walking around Santorini, one would think that he was in Europe.

Accommodation in Cha-Am

Compared to other popular Thai resorts, there are not so many places to stay in Cha-Am - only about 200. The most budget hotel room in a 4 * hotel will cost $ 28 per night for two. The price includes breakfast, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and use of the kitchenette. As a rule, hotel guests are offered buffet breakfast. The same number in high season will cost $ 70.

Cha-Am resort is good because most hotels have pools and mini-gardens, and even the cheapest rooms look very decent. To the beach from anywhere in the city to go no more than 30 minutes. As for private houses, the cost of renting an apartment starts at $ 20, and a separate room - from $ 10.

Weather and climate when it's best to come

The Thai resort of Cha-Am is located in a humid tropical climate. It is characterized by the presence of 3 seasons: cool, hot and rainy. The cool season lasts from November to February. This is the most popular holiday time among tourists. Temperatures range from 29 to 31 ° C.

The hottest time in Thailand is from March to May. The temperature is around 34 ° C. The rainy season falls on June - October. It is the longest and the temperature reaches 32 ° C.

As you can see, the weather in Thailand is stable enough, and, having arrived here at any time of the year, you can swim and have a good rest. However, the most favorable time is still considered the time from November to February - it is still not very hot, but the rains do not interfere with rest.

If the purpose of the trip is shopping, then it is worth coming to Thailand just in the rainy season. Prices for goods are falling, and hotels at this time of the year are forced to make big discounts for customers. True, it is worth remembering that floods and strong gusts of wind are possible this season.

How to get from Bangkok

Bangkok and Cha-Am are separated by 170 km, so it will take 2 hours to go. The easiest way is to take a minibus that departs from the North Station in Bangkok and get to Khaosan Road or South Station in Cha-Am. The cost of the trip is 160 baht. Travel time is 1.5-2 hours. It is worth knowing that there is no room for luggage in minibuses, so this option is not suitable for everyone.

Another option is a bus ride that sets off from Bangkok Bus Station. Cost - 175 baht. You need to find rack number 8 and buy a ticket there. The queues at the box office are large, so you should come in advance. Buses run 5 times a day: at 7.30, 9.30, 13.30, 16.30, 19.30. Disembarkation of passengers in Cha-Am is made at a regular stop near the 7/11 store at the intersection of the main road with Narathip Street.

You can also get to the resort by rail. There are 10 trains, the first of which departs from Hualamphong Station at 08.05, and the last at 22.50. There are also a number of trains running from Thonburi Station in Bangkok at 7:25, 13:05 and 19:15. Travel time is just over 2 hours. Most trains on the Bangkok - Cha Am route only stop at Hua Hin.

And the last option is a trip on a big bus that leaves from Sai Tai Mai South Station. It runs every half hour, and it is possible to go with luggage. Cost - 180 baht. Judging by the reviews of tourists vacationing in Thai Cha Am, this is the most convenient option.

Cha Am (Thailand) is a good place for a relaxing and measured family vacation.

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Resort Climate

Cha-am, like the entire province of Pretchaburi, is located in a tropical humid climate zone.

The weather at the resort is dictated by three main seasons:
1. Dry and relatively cool - lasts from November to the first half of March, daytime temperatures - 28-30 degrees, there is practically no rain.
2. Hot dry season - end of March - beginning of June. The thermometer column often reaches 34-35 degrees, precipitation is unlikely.
3. The rainy season - June - the first decade of November. Heavy rainfall, of course, can interfere with relaxation. But it is worth noting that precipitation, although abundant, is rarely of a protracted nature. Most often, heavy rains occur at night.

You can go on holiday in Cha-am, regardless of the season. However, the most comfortable stay here will be in winter.

Who should go to Cha-am in 2019?

Cha-am along with Pattaya and Hua Hin is the closest resort to Bangkok. It differs from its popular neighbors in the absence of liberated entertainment, in a large number of those present, for example, in Pattaya, the cleanliness of beaches and low crowding.

The rest of the resort infrastructure fully meets tourist needs. There are markets, shopping centers, shops, souvenir shops. Cafes and restaurants serving dishes from various countries. There are travel agencies where you can book excursions to the main attractions of the city and the surrounding area.

The resort is suitable for those who do not seek active visits to entertainment venues and appreciate a relaxing beach holiday. Cha-am should pay attention to families with children.

What to bring with you?

The list of things needed for a vacation in Cha-am is no different from what travelers take with them when traveling to Thailand's beach resorts. The necessary minimum of medicines, sun protection, other necessary things or hygiene items.

By the way, UV and insect repellents are best purchased locally. Most often, they are developed taking into account climatic characteristics and are more effective. You should only take creams and sprays with you for children or allergy sufferers in order to exclude the appearance of undesirable reactions on the skin.

Where is it better to stay and how much is the cost of living?

In Cha-am there are hotels of various levels of comfort and value. Cha-am has an elongated structure along the coast. In its central part low-rise buildings prevail. In almost every house located across the street from the beach, rooms are rented for tourists. The main type of housing in this area is budget guesthouses. The cost of a room with a fan is from 300 baht, the presence of an air conditioner will cost a little more - from 400 baht.

More expensive comfortable hotel complexes are located at a slight distance from the central beach to the south and north of the resort. Hotel complexes are mainly built on the first line and are high-rise buildings of more than 9 floors. In Cha-am there are practically no bungalow complexes or individual chalets.

Resort beaches

The white sandy beaches of the resort stretch along the Gulf of Thailand for more than 7 km. The coastline is separated from the city by a wide freeway; a parking lot is equipped right next to the beach. Beach infrastructure is much more developed in the northern part of the coast. It is here, on Cha Am beach, that the most expensive hotels, a variety of cafes have settled. There is an opportunity to relax on a deck chair. Paid service - 200 baht.

By the way, right next to Cha Am beach there is a street with souvenir shops.

In the south of the coast is another popular beach resort Chao Samran. He deserved the title of the best beach in Cha-am, thanks to the fine white sand and crystal clear, clear water. The infrastructure here is not particularly developed, and, as a result, the beach is not crowded, there is the possibility of a secluded quiet pastime.

What to see while relaxing?

Directly in the city there are several temples. However, the most interesting tourist sites can be found just a few kilometers from the resort.

Cave Temple - Wat Cha-am Khiri
Located 3 km from the city center, the temple consists of several buildings and two shallow caves in the rock. Inside them are statues of Buddha, there is a footprint. Free admission.

Cha-am Forest Park
Cha-am forest park, located a couple of kilometers from the resort, directly on the main road to Hua Hin. A walk in the park is an opportunity to get acquainted with Thai nature. A boardwalk in the shade of a variety of plants, trees is a good way to diversify a beach holiday. Routes are indicated by signs. Meeting with animals in park areas is a rarity. Affects the proximity to the highway. Entrance to the territory of the forest park is free, on the territory there are arbors, a restaurant.

Temple ship
Such an unofficial nickname Tanod loung temple received for its unique design. If you look at it from the side, it seems that the traditional Thai temple is installed on the boat deck. The temple is located 10 km from Cha-am towards Bangkok.

Wat-neran chararam

The most popular city attraction. On the territory of the temple-monastery, a Buddha statue with six arms is installed, with them he closes his eyes and ears, which is a symbol of the rejection of human passions. Here, near the temple, a monument to King Naresuan is surrounded by numerous figures of roosters. There are two versions of the image of the neighborhood of the ruler and the cocks. The first assumes that the rooster is a symbol of good luck. The second is based on the opinion that the king was very fond of cockfights. Be that as it may, the Thais carry figurines of roosters to the statues of the king, not only in Cha-am, but throughout the country.

Cave or bat mountain
Every day at about 6 o’clock in the evening, 10 km from the city, you can watch a unique sight. From a cave on a mountainside hundreds of thousands of fruit bats fly into the twilight sky to hunt. The movement of a thick stream is accompanied by a light rustling, which is especially noticeable in calm weather. You can see mouse flight for free from the road. And for 20 baht you can climb to the observation deck.

Sam Roi Yot National Park
The most interesting objects in the park area are the Phrayanakorn Cave with the fifth Rama Hall. And skating on Thai pies.

Na Yang Temple
Wat Na Yang, built in a small village near Cha-am, is remarkable, first of all, with a 6 meter high Buddha statue. A visit to the temple can be combined with a visit to the mountain of bats.

Entertainment

While relaxing in Cha-am, you can stroll along the 2011 Saphan Hin pedestrian street. A street is nothing more than a dam that goes into the sea for more than 1 km. At its beginning there are cafes and restaurants, and in the morning there is a wonderful place for jogging.

Santorini Amusement Park
Stylized under the Greek island of the same name, the park is a great place to relax with children. On its territory there are several attractions, including water rides. There is a ferris wheel. The park opens at 10 am, admission is 50 baht.

Fresh seafood is a distinctive feature of Cha-am. Dozens of restaurants work along the beach strip and directly on the beach.

If you want a more refined or authentic atmosphere, you should go to the northern part of the coast.
Do not forget about the markets of the city. For example, shopping arcades across from Tesco Lotus Express. This is a standard market during the day, and at dusk, macaroons come here to offer a wide selection of street food.

In general, a holiday in Cha-am, Thailand, in 2019 is a wonderful opportunity to combine a high-quality beach holiday on a small beach with an examination of many nearby attractions.

Do not chase nightlife or plan a vacation with your child !? Cha-am, in this case, is a worthy option.

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