premier beach resort of Phetchaburi, Hat Cha-am is just as beautiful as the
neighboring Hua Hin Beach. Located approximately 163 kilometers south of
Bangkok, 40 kilometers south of Phetchaburi and 20 kilometers 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-ams 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 are a variety of water sports that can be enjoyed, while a
possible alternative to water sports is bicycle riding along a 6-kilometer sandy
white beach. During the weekdays the beach is virtually deserted and there are
beach umbrellas and sling chairs are available for hire.
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.