A Family Fun-Packed Vacation: 7 Best Things To Do In Cha-am, Thailand

A Family Fun-Packed Vacation: 7 Best Things To Do In Cha-am, Thailand
Catherine
Catherine
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Cha-am district was established during 1897, with the name of Na Yang. This district is located in the southern part of Phetchaburi province, in western Thailand. Just 173 km (107.5 miles) south of Bangkok, this beach resort town is popular for being a weekend getaway for Thai families from different parts of Thailand, as well as for tourists, who seek relaxation and fun-filled activities.

The best part is that it is easily accessible and can be reached by the Phetkasem Highway, trains and frequent bus and minibus services, which connect from neighbouring towns, such as Hua Hin and the capital city, Bangkok. Be prepared to be enthralled by this amazing vacation destination and be mesmerized by its long stretch of undisturbed beach, religious temples and historical royal palaces.

Hold on tight as this picturesque coastal town has a lot of secrets that can’t wait to be unveiled. Make sure to bring a lot of energy with you, as there’s always a new place to explore in Cha-am, and plenty of attractions to discover. With this, let us see the list of fun-packed activities, that awaits you in Cha-am, Thailand!

1. Bring the kids to Santorini Park

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Let start off with this dreamy place, conveniently located in Cha-am. Santorini Park is a great place for the family who wants fun activities and of course, loves picture taking! Not only will you get to enjoy rides and attractions, this place is also a good opportunity for shopping. And if you are not travelling with kids? No worries! Take it from its name - here, you’ll be able to feel the vibe of picture-perfect Santorini, Greece, complete with its iconic whitewashed buildings and blue domes, it is an Instagrammable spot you don’t want to miss!

Santorini Park

Address: 76120 PhetchaburiCha-am DistrictKao Yai, Thailand

Price: from 50 THB (1.50 USD)

Opening Hours: 10am-7pm Mondays to Fridays / 9am-7pm Saturdays and Sundays

Duration: Whole day

Access: By public car, minibus service, trains

Contact: +66 32 772 999

Near by Food: PanSook

Website: Santorini Park

2. Feed the animals at Swiss Sheep Farm

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Another fun activity to do with the whole family, especially with kids, is to visit this sheep farm. Just like Santorini Park, the Swiss Sheep Farm is also a good spot for photo ops! This is an interesting attraction where you can bond with the kids, away from the city, and let them feed the sheep and see the other animals, like horses and Alpaca, with an affordable entrance fee.

Just make sure to bring your own hat and sunglasses, wear comfortable walking shoes and a fully charged camera, to capture the scenic view of the mountain, as well as the different animals you will encounter!

Swiss Sheep Farm

Address: Kao Yai, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi 76120, Thailand

Price: from 120 THB (3.59 USD)

Opening Hours: 9am - 7pm Mondays to Sundays

Duration: Discretion of the visitors

Contact: +66 32 772 494

Near by Food: The Orchid Restaurant

Website: Swiss Sheep Farm

3. Feel like a monarch in Mrigadayavan Palace

Mrigadayavan Palace
Source: Wikipedia

This palace was constructed in 1923, during the reign of His Majesty King Vajiravudh, also known as King Rama VI, and was his summer palace. Although King Vajiravudh was only able to visit this palace twice, he was the one who initially designed the palace, with the help of an Italian architect, Ercole Manfredi. The palace is also referred to as the “Palace of Love and Hope”, and is a very nice place to spend the day, walking and admiring the view of the beach and garden. Not really much of an adventure, but a great, quick stop for relaxation and quiet contemplation.

Mrigadayavan Palace

Address: T1281 Phetkasem Rd, King Rama VI Army Camp, Cha-am, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi 76120, Thailand

Price: from 30 THB (.90 USD)

Opening Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Closed on Wednesdays

Duration: around 1 hour

Contact: +66 32 508 443

Near by Food: 3 Pinong

Website: Mrigadayavan Palace

4. Climb to the top of the temple in Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park

Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park
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Upon entering this park, you will be captivated by a large garden, where you can follow the trail that leads you to climb up the limestone mountain, where you’ll get a good view of the coast, as well as the many caves. The place is rich with natural resources and it has a fascinating historical background.

Families and even solo travellers can enjoy the fresh and clean air, while spending a day in this park, where you can also hear birds singing all day long, to make it more relaxing. It is truly a great spot for a nice little hike, but just be careful with the monkeys, there are a lot and unstoppable, if you have food that they want!

Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park

Address: Kao Yai, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi 76120, Thailand

Price: FREE

Opening Hours: 9am - 4pm

Duration: Discretion of the visitor

Access: From Hua Hin, take Phetkasem Road towards Bangkok. Follow the flyover, and then turn right at the entrance of Jalaprathan Cement Co. Ltd.

5. Have a picnic in Cha-am Forest Park

CHA-AM FOREST PARK
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Thaweesak Churasri used under CC BY 3.0

Why go far when you can visit Cha-am’s very own forest park? Located on Phetkasem Road, this park is also good for spending a quiet and relaxing day. The best thing about this park is that there are no stray dogs, which you’ll see in most of Cha-am. This place is a lovely spot for a nice walk and a whole day of relaxation. After all, nothing beats riding your bicycle, jogging, playing games with the kids or having a picnic together in the fresh air. The good news is that the park is open from 6 am to 7 pm.

Cha-am Forest Park

Address: 31 , Klong Thian Road , Cha-Am , 76120 Cha-Am , Phetchaburi, 76120, Thailand

Price: FREE

Opening Hours: 6am - 7pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: Around 2-3 hours

Access: About 3 km (1.9 miles) south of Cha-Am intersection on Phetkasem Road.

6. Visit historical temples

Cha-am - Phra Phi Thawan
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It goes without saying that you can see a lot of beautiful and historical temples, throughout Thailand. In every corner, there’s a temple where a lot of Thai’s pay respect and tourists can also see what each temple has to offer. One of the many temples in Cha-am is Wat Neran Chararam, a Buddhist temple where you can see a big statue of the six-armed Phra Pit-thawan, which is one of the highlights of this place. It is a holy place, frequented by a lot of locals and tourists and a great attraction to experience a bit of history, with the whole family!

Wat Neran Chararam

Address: Phetchaburi, Thailand

Duration: Discretion of the visitor

Access: Close to Rongphayaban Amphoe Cha-am.

7. Take the kids to the beach!

Cha am beach
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As we have mentioned, Cha-am has a nice, long stretch of undisturbed beach. Make the most out of your vacation and bring the whole family, especially the kids, where they can play along the shores. The serene and calm beaches are the best way to cap off your fantastic stay in Cha-am, so pack your bathing suit!

Cha-am Beach

Address: Cha-am Beach, Phetchaburi,Thailand

Duration: Whole day

Access: This beach is only about 1 kilometer (.6 miles) east of Cha-Am and easily accessible by tuk-tuk and songtaew from the town’s bus station.

Near by Food: Didine Restaurant Cha-Am

The family that travels together, stays together...

Cha-am
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Phong Phat G used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Once in awhile, we should take time with the kids and plan a vacation they will surely enjoy. After all, visiting any part of Thailand, like Cha-am, is cheap, yet exciting. In this city, you can have an action filled vacation or a relaxing and comfortable getaway, to bond with your loved ones. Have fun exploring beautiful Cha-am, Thailand, with your whole family!

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