Cha-am, Thailand

Our detailed Cha Am guide will help you discover why so many visitors come to this lovely seaside town and why it’s become such a popular weekend getaway, as well as home to an expat community that has already succumbed to its obvious charms. There isn’t quite the same hustle and bustle to be found here as in neighbouring Hua Hin, which could be an essential ingredient in its appeal. Cha Am and the nearby area boasts attractive and sandy tree-lined beaches, stunning natural scenery, great food and restaurants, vibrant markets, friendly locals, and above all a very relaxed vibe. Visitors can enjoy a slice of paradise that’s not too far from the Big City, but seems like a world away.


Swiss Sheep Farm Cha Am

Along with the Santorini Park, the Swiss Sheep Farm has been the other major attraction to recently open in Cha Am. Now despite its name, you might actually be a little hard pressed to find anything inside that is even remotely associated with the country …

Santorini Park Cha Am

If you’re travelling south from Bangkok, perhaps to the seaside resorts of Cha Am or Hua Hin, then you can’t miss one of Cha Am’s newest and biggest tourist attractions.  The Santorini Park, which is located on Petchkasem Road, just before the turn off for …

Coffee Shops in Cha Am

Coffee culture is very much alive and kicking in Thailand. Take Bangkok as an example where just about every street seems to include a selection of different coffee houses and independent cafes, not to mention those ‘coffee on wheels’ street vendors who serve up thick, …

Cha Am Post Office

Whilst staying in Cha Am at some time or another you might need to visit the post office. It could be that you need to send some post cards home to friends or family or post a couple of souvenirs back that you can’t quite …

Banks and Money in Cha Am

Generally speaking, many of the banks in Cha Am are located around on the main junction of Phetkasem Road and Narathip Road, although there is a branch of Siam Commercial Branch which can be found on the beachfront. Banks in Cha Am normally open around …

Internet in Cha Am

We now live in an age where for many people, the possibility of not having access to the internet for any sort of prolonged period is simply not an option. Whether it is to access your bank account online, keep in touch with friends and …

Krom Phra Narathip Praphanphong Festival

October 11th 2011 saw the start of Cha Am’s inaugural Krom Phra Narathip Praphanphong Festival (Prince Narathip Festival for short!) The festival, which runs until October 15th, is a celebration of the life of Prince Narathip Praphanpong, who is said to have pioneered the planning, …

Fish-Flock-Shellfish Festival

The annual Cha Am Shellfish Festival (Kin hoy, doo nok, tok meuk), otherwise known as the Fish-Flock-Shellfish Festival has just finished and this ever popular and successful event certainly didn’t disappoint. Usually starting in the last week of September and and finishing the first week …

Cha Am to Kuala Lumpur Visa Run

If you intend to stay in Thailand for a considerable amount of time then there is a fair chance that at some stage or another you will be required to complete what is known as a ‘visa run’ in order to obtain the necessary visas …

Cha Am Dentists and Specialist Clinics

No matter if you need dental care, specialist skin treatment or even cosmetic surgery then between Cha Am and nearby Hua Hin there are a number of dentists and other specialist clinics that will be more than capable of meeting your needs and requirements. Whilst …