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Page updated: 2018-09-20

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Home - Travel stories - Cha-Am - Introduction

Cha-am is a small town, about 175 km south of Bangkok, and about 30 km north of Hua Hin.

Cha-am actually consists of two parts, the village of Cha-am itself which is located about two kilometers from the coast, and Cha-am Beach, which is on the coast.
We are talking about Cha-am Beach.

Cha-am Beach is made up of a boulevard, a few kilometers long, which begins at the harbor, and then continues to the south. Behind, inland is a second road, little streets connecting the boulevard the second road.
Cha-am Beach is truly a beach resort and it is busy mainly at the weekend, there are many visitors from Bangkok.
Along the boulevard and in the little streets there are many restaurants and eateries.

Cha-am is easy to reach. From Bangkok by bus or train, two to three hours traveling. By car two hours on good highways.

The coordinates are 12°47′59″N 99°58′1″E.

We have been there for the first time in 1987, only for a moment. And later each time for a short visit, just for something to eat. As from 2015 we have stayed to sleep. We have been there for the last time in November 2017.


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