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Phetchaburi Province Page 7, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Cha am

Hat Cha am

The premier beach resort of Phetchaburi, Hat Cha am is just as beautiful as the neighbouring Hua Hin Beach. Located about 163 kilometres south of Bangkok, 40 kilometres south of Phetchaburi and 20 kilometres north of Hua Hin, the beach is famous for being long and clean.


In addition, it serves excellent fresh seafood. Originally a fishing village, Cha am received much attention after the royal palace, Maruekhathaiyawan, was built near Hua Hin in the reign of King Rama VI. At that time, the Royal Family and the elite occupied the land in Hua Hin and its vicinity as a holiday seaside resort.


When people started looking around for twin seaside resort town for Hua Hin, Cha-am's beauty was discovered and quickly developed.


Today, Cha am is a popular lively resort town offering a large variety of accommodations and challenging activities. Boredom is rare in Cha am as there is a variety of water sports that can be enjoyed, while a possible alternative to water sports is bicycle riding along a 6-kilometre sandy white beach. During the weekdays the beach is virtually deserted and there are beach umbrellas and sling chairs available for hire. There's a complete absence of bars along the beach, local by laws won't allow them. There are though numerous hotels and restaurants dotted about the long beach


The State Railways of Thailand operates a special trip to Cha Am at every holiday. Detailed information can be obtained from Travel Service Section, Tel. 02 237- 010, 2237020.

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