Welcome to Cha-Am, Thailand
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10 April 2013 - Happy Songkran!
The traditional Thai new year is coming, with a whole week of celebrations and partying. Friday 12th is the opening day, with morning celebrations from 7 am to 9 am at Cha-am municipality (near the train station), and then parades from 10 am to noon, starting from the north side of the beach (in front [...]
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27 March 2013 - The Beatles are coming to Phetchaburi
Well, at least their spirit is coming. The municipality of Phetchaburi is organizing “The Beatles Fair 2013″, which, as far as I could understand, will feature some concerts, mainly by young musicians covering songs of the Beatles, and also contests such as a twist dance competition. Food and souvenirs will be available for sale. The [...]
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Cha-Am (it can also be written Cha am or Chaam, in Thai ชะอำ) is located 170 km south from Bangkok (2 hours by car) and 25 km north from Hua Hin, the famous seaside resort. Whereas Hua Hin has more facilities and a lot to offer for tourists (shopping, restaurants, entertainment...), Cha-Am is appreciated for its quiet and laidback atmosphere, its 5 km long beach, and its wide range of restaurants and accomodations.
Why visit Cha-Am
While Cha-Am successfully caters for foreign tourists, it remains a Thai resort, with a large majority of Thai tourists. So if you are looking for the "real Thailand", for an "authentic experience", well this is it! However, the sea isn't really crystal clear, so if you want to do some diving or snorkelling, you should go further down south, to an island like Ko Tao or Ko Pha Ngan. Please also note that there is hardly any nightlife in Cha-Am. There are much better places elsewhere if you are after partying and nightlife action.
Thai people visiting Cha-Am usually come from Bangkok for the weekend. So the beachfront is very quiet during the week, and gets more animated during the weekends and national holidays. No need to say, Cha-Am is THE place to go if you are travelling with your Thai wife or Thai family. They will love it and they will feel comfortable here, which is not always the case in other popular resorts. Cha-Am is also ideal for western families, as there are a lot of activities for children and no bar scene like in Pattaya or Phuket. Expats and long term tourists in Cha-Am are mostly retirees from Northern Europe (Scandinavia, Netherlands...).
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