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Cha-Am: general information

Situation and maps

On this page you will find a detailed description of the road from Bangkok to Cha-Am, as well as a general map of Cha-Am which shows the main streets. An interactive city map is also available.

Cha-Am in Thailand

Cha-Am is located on the sunrise side of the Gulf of Thailand, 170 km southwest of Bangkok and 25 km north of Hua Hin.

Global road map

The road #35 (Rama II) gets you out of Bangkok (through Rama IX bridge). You pass Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram, and after about an hour, half-way to Cha-Am, you reach the junction with road #4 (Phetkasem). Phetkasem goes south and divides into two just before Cha-Am. One section goes to Cha-Am and Hua Hin along the coast, while the main section runs more on the west. The two sections join again between Hua Hin and Pranburi.

 Click here to see the route in details (indications and pictures of roadsigns)
 Click here for more information on trains, buses, minibuses...


Orientation in Cha-Am

Orientation in Cha-Am is very easy. In red on the map is Phetkasem road (road #4), the road that goes down south along the coast.

The first set of traffic lights marks the Cha-Am junction (yek Cha-Am). Narathip road goes east to the beach, and west to the train station, the fresh market and the administrative area (main post office, police station, district office, city hall...).

At the end of Narathip road, the beachfront begins. You can turn left to North Cha-Am, or right to South Cha-Am.

The small streets (soi) of the beachfront are numbered starting from the Narathip junction. Soi North 1, soi North 2... soi South 1, 2, etc.

Interactive city map

We are proud to present the first interactive city map of Cha-Am. It is very easy to use: you can either use your mouse or the arrows to navigate, and the +/- buttons to zoom in or zoom out. To get more information about an item, click on its symbol. To locate an item, browse the list on the left side of the screen (in larger view mode) and click on an item to see its position on the map. Most placemarks have a picture associated to them, and clicking on the picture takes you to a page of our website where we mention this particular place.

Street map

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Satellite view

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If you find any mistakes or wish to add a place that we haven't put on the map yet, please feel free to contact us.

Many thanks to Jo for the legwork and the carrying out of this project.

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