Bang Saphan is a coastal town in Central Thailand and is still one of the many yet to be discovered towns by travelers. An ancient city dating back from the Ayutthaya Kingdom, you can still expect to see many historical elements in the city along with untouched nature. So make your way to Bang Saphan soon and be amongst the first of your friends to do so!
1. Explore the private island of Koh Talu
The beauty of being an undiscovered town is that the beaches of Bang Saphan are beautiful and untouched by the crowds. The private island of Koh Talu is a 30-minute boat ride from Bang Saphan and boasts beautiful beaches with crystal blue seas and an impressive coral and marine life. Snorkeling can be done in Koh Talu and is ideal for beginner snorkelers as the waters are relatively shallow and the coral here is mostly unspoiled. The coral reefs of Koh Talu are best visited in December through March. You can also rent a boat and tour the beaches or go fishing with your friends. Lunch and drinks can be brought on the boat if you do not wish to make pit stops.
Address: Bang Saphan, Bang Saphan Noi District, 77170 Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Contact: +66 81 759 4997
2. Visit Wat Thum Ma Rong Caves
Perhaps one of the most authentic and rustic temples in Bang Saphan, Wat Thum Ma Rong offers you an insight into the everyday lives of monks as monks actually live in this temple. The caves of the temple also hold numerous Buddha statues, one of which contains a reclining Buddha. Tourists hardly ever come to this temple as it is off the beaten path and a little out of the way. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for the unexplored, this is the epitome of #UndiscoveredThailand.
The caves are also home to a bat colony. As the chamber technically serves as a temple, it is important that visitors observe the rules of the temple and be properly dressed before entering. Admission to the temple is free but visitors are free to donate to keep the electricity running as well as to provide for the numerous stray dogs wandering around the area. The temple also houses an abandoned dogs shelter that you can volunteer at.
Wat Tum Ma Rong Caves
Address: Phongprasan, Bansaparn, 77140 Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
3. Take a cooking class
Learn how to cook a four course Thai meal at PK Kitchen Cooking Class. The cooking class is open for group and private sessions, depending on your preference. You can also pick the ingredients yourselves straight from the kitchen’s garden so you can be sure that you’re cooking and tasting authentic Thai flavors.
PK Kitchen Cooking Class
Address: 111 Moo 9, Tang road | Tongchai, 77190 Bang Saphan, Thailand
Contact: +66 99 022 325
4. Wat Tang Sai Temple
Located at the end of Thong Sai Beach and on top of Thongchai Mountain, the Wat Tang Sai Temple offers a beautiful view of the bay. The temple houses a huge statue of Buddha and you can admire amazing Thai architecture and art forms such as the mesmerizing stained glass windows and paintings. The temple admissions are free and again, do take note to observe the rules of this place of worship.
Wat Tang Sai Temple
Address: Moo 9 | Thongchai Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77190 Bang Saphan, Thailand
5. Get the best coffee in town at Coffee Blossom
Coffee Blossom has been reviewed as having brewed some of the best coffee in Bangsaphan. Other coffee joints do not seem to compare to this café, according to reviews. They have some several interesting concoctions such as the Lime Sherbet Frappe and they also have some pastries and deserts on the menu!
Address: 312/4 Bangsaphan Road.Kumnerdnoppakun, Bangsaphan, Prachuapkhirikhan Bangsabhan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Opening Hours: 7.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The hashtag #UndiscoveredThailand is frequently used for unexplored or not yet widely known places in Thailand. Explore Bang Saphan and be the first to catch its natural beauty and interesting history and traditions before the rest of your friends do. You won’t regret it!
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