Holidays and festivals in 2018

November 21, 2017 2

Here are the main holidays and festivals in Thailand, as they are celebrated by the majority of Thai people (we didn’t include regional festivals or minor Chinese festivals). We have organized the list month by […]

Old pictures of Cha-am

July 17, 2017 0

What was Cha-am like more than 15 years ago? These pictures were sent to us by Jean-Luc Bonnevault (thank you very much!), the oldest ones are from 1999. The beachfront road At the beach Fishing […]

90 days report form to download

July 30, 2016 2

For foreigners living in Thailand on a one-year extension and having to report to the Immigration every 90 days, here is the form to download, as a Word document. Just fill it once, save it, […]

Get a driving licence in Cha-Am

May 9, 2016 0

Where to go to get or extend a driving licence? If you want to obtain or renew a Thai driving licence, you have to go to the “Transport office” (sam-nak-ngan kon-song) of the province of […]

Location of the Immigration Office

May 9, 2016 5

Where is the Immigration Office? Foreigners living in Cha-Am have to go to the Immigration Office of the province of Phetchaburi for all matters regarding visas, work permits, 90 days report, etc. Since September 2016, […]

Useful places, services or shops

May 9, 2016 8

There are many expats living in Cha-Am but it’s still a Thai seaside resort in a Thai town, so it’s not always easy to find what you are looking for. We hope this little guide […]

Where to send your children to school

May 8, 2016 0

Do you want to settle down in Cha-am with your kids? Here is a list of schools in Cha-am. But first, a few words of introduction about the Thai educational system. Thai educational system Grades […]

Cha-Am markets

April 7, 2016 0

Cha-Am fresh market Cha-Am market is on the other side of Phetkasem Road, in the direction of the train station. Turn left before the train station and go straight. Cha-Am Wednesday night market If you […]

Cha-Am Forest Park

April 6, 2016 0

The Forest Park is a quiet and relaxing place. You can go there for a picnic, to play football with the kids, ride your bicycle, exercise, jog… The great thing about this park is that […]

Kaeng Krachan National Park

April 6, 2016 0

Kaeng Krachan National Park, in the province of Phetchaburi, is about an hour’s drive from Cha-Am (follow road 3499). It’s the largest natural park in Thailand and a paradise for trekkers and bird watchers. On […]

The Black ogress of Puek Tian

April 6, 2016 0

Hat Puek Tian Puek Tian beach (also spelled Puk Tian) is a popular photographic spot with many sculptures of fictional characters invented by Thailand’s most famous poet, Sunthorn Phoo. The sculptures are quite impressive and […]

Mrigadayavan, the teak palace

April 6, 2016 0

Also written “Marukhathaiyawan” or “Mrigadayavan” Palace. Built in 1923 on the coast between Cha-Am and Hua Hin, it was King Rama VI’s seaside summer palace. Rama VI, who reigned from 1910 to 1925, had been […]

Information for tourists

April 1, 2016 0

Tourist information in Cha-Am is quite poor, and you have to rely on hotels and travel agencies rather than official information points. When an event is held in Cha-am, most time the posters are in […]

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