Attraction in Thailand : Cha-Am

Ang Thong
Bangkok & Neighboring city
Chai Nat
Hua Hin
Lop Buri
Nakorn Nayok
Phetchaburi - Cha Am
Rayong & Chanthaburi
Sing Buri
Suphan Buri

Cha-am and Hua Hin, both closely associated with Thai royalty, and located on the sunrise side of the Thai Gulf, some 3 hours southwest of Bangkok, are essentially quiet and relaxing seaside resorts ideal for family vacations. Although merely some 25 kilometers apart, the resorts are each in neighboring provinces, Cha-am in Phetchaburi, and Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Both enjoy a wealth of satellite attractions, prominent among them national parks and historic cities.

Cha-am Beach

The extensive and popular beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful on the western side of the Thai Gulf.

Phra Ratchaniwet Marukkhathaiyawan

King Rama VI formerly used this beachside wooden palace as a royal summer residence during the 1920s. The palace is contained within the Border Patrol Police Headquarters south of Cha-am on the road to Hua Hin.

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Thailand's largest National Park is located some 50 kilometers northwest of Cha-am. The park extends towards the Burmese border to the west, is characterized by topography of forested hills and mountains, and waterways, and has as a major focal point the Kaeng Krachan Dam, a 58- meter-high and 760-metre-long structure that dominates a scenic reservoir.

Chao Samran Beach

This scenic beach, 51 kilometers north of Cha-am, is one of several popular beaches to the east of Phetchaburi provincial capital.

Khao Wang

This 92-metre hillock on the northern approach to Phetchaburi provincial capital (some 36 kilometers north of Cha-am) supports the Phra Nakhon Khiri palace constructed in 1860 by King Rama IV (King Mongkut). Phetchaburi residents refer to it as Khao Wang, literally Palace Hill. The area is now known as Phra Nakhon Khiri National Museum and is open to the public every day. Visitors may walk to the hilltop complex, or ascend by cable car.

Khao Luang Cave

This picturesque cave, some 5 kilometers from Khao Wang, contains a Buddha image cast by the royal command of King Chulalongkorn to honor his father, King Mongkut.