Top Attractions in Cha-am
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- An amazing Christmas experience in Khaeng Krachan, where we saw and heard a large number of animals, including stump-tailed macaques, a family of Gibbons, a Black Panther (that was the really lucky one!), hornbills (greater and oriental pied), serpent eagles, pit viper, and so many more (our list got to over 50 species inc birds). We travelled as a family of 3, with an 11-year old child.
We had a fantastic guide called Mong through Tontan Travel Wildlife Tours, who had a great ability to spot things and then zoom in on them with his telescope for us to see. The tour company also provided a good open-topped truck (great for viewing but bring a jacket for the wind!) and driver and took us to good places for lunch each day.
We stayed just outside the park at Baan Maka nature lodge, which was also very good.Written January 21, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is one of the coolest things to do/see in Cha-am / Hua Hin. It definitely requires a car or a hired driver to get to it.
CRITICAL: The bats fly out at sunset. That means sometime between 5:30pm-6:30pm, depending on the time of the year. No need to get there more than 5 minutes before sunset. It takes about 15 minutes for all of the 1-2M bats to exit.
Be *sure* to watch for the Hawks who lay in wait and in the first few minutes of the exodus will dive bomb the bats to get their dinner.
There is a donation box...give them 50 baht/person.
If you get there early, feed the fish in the pool below the watching stand (20 baht/bag of feed). There were a couple albino carp swimming among the many normal/gray carp.Written October 28, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This market is open Wednesday evenings, beginning around 5:00. Many stalls selling clothing and food. Grilled prawns, curries, soups, grilled meats of all kinds, desserts, fruit, and more. There are a few stalls that allow sit down eating, but most are take away. Along one edge of the market, there are several actual restaurants where food and beverages can be had. Great place for people watching. Seems like half of Chaam comes out for the Wednesday evening gathering. Well worth a visit if you're in Chaam.Written March 31, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My Thai Partner had wanted to visit this place for a long time and we were not disappointed, go early and it's quietWritten July 24, 2022
- Before you go, something very important to keep in mind about taking photos and related behavior. If you have kids or if you like to travel with dolls or plush toys, make sure NOT to take ANY pictures with the toys once you’ve entered the palace gate.
We learned it the hard way, we brought plush toys and took pictures with them. We had a great time until the staff saw us. The lady asked us to delete the last few photos on the spot. She didn’t do a very good job explaining why she’s asking us to delete our pictures. We didn’t understand and I feel that both sides were offended. They stopped us AGAIN at the gate to ask us to show them our phones and camera, and to delete ALL photos with toys. They don’t even allow the key chain or bag accessory kinds of plush toys that some may hang on their backpacks. We kept asking and finally the lady said it’s impolite. We had no idea that know it was disrespectful (to the royal family?). They were very strict about it. We stood there for an entire ten minutes going through everything. They double checked and triple checked, zooming in to every photo we took. They even asked us to delete photos of us jumping.
So my guess is that we’re expected to behave VERY solemnly, no toys, no jumping. And I’m guessing we are to behave as we would when visiting a monastery or a church, not to appear like we’re having fun. The thing is, we are not aware of ANY of these “rules” until after we have unintentionally violated them. No one had told us anything about this. If they had warned us beforehand at the entrance, we wouldn’t have taken these pictures.
My advice is to NOT bring ANY toys into the palace area, or at least not let them see that you have. Or else, it’s highly likely that they will stop you to check all your photos. I believe this is a very important piece of information to share here in order to avoid any unexpected misunderstanding and unpleasant cultural shock.
I’m rating this place a 4 star because of the wonderful ocean view, the amazing historical architecture and the gorgeous gardens, but am taking out the last star for the unpleasant experience with the pictures.Written December 1, 2019
- There are plenty of restaurants in the area and a 'swim' down the river is always a winner. Take a scenic boat tour over the lake... you will not regret it as it is a nice outing.Written March 6, 2020
- I came and felt like I like it because I can relax and watch the natural atmosphere. There are sheep to feed and there are many products to see. and another good thing is The service here is excellent. It's easy to drive and not very far. Can go with the family, feel relaxed, relax, take the family If there is a chance to go againWritten February 20, 2022
- This is a fun theme park aimed mainly at youngsters who will enjoy seeing the animals in a totally artificial but enjoyable American style farm. The huge shop offers such US delicacies as toasted marshmallow ice creams.Written August 28, 2020
- Lovely beach but very few sun lounger for hire. Seems to have mainly recognises which are in the shade. Disagree with a previous comment as we did not encounter any hawkers at all.Written January 17, 2023
- This is a small zoo with limited kinds of animal. However, there many photoshoot spots that you can enjoy. You can closely mingle with cute animals. Feeding giraffes, camels, goats, sheep, birds, whatever you like.Written November 29, 2020
- If you like trick art and you happen to be in Hua Hin. It would be nice to check it out with families or friends. It's located next to ice land in Santorini Park. They charge reasonable price for all but it would be nice if they charge less for kids tickets.Written August 12, 2015
- This is a wonderful restaurant in a gorgeous garden setting. The food comes mainly from the adjacent farm, affordable, great host p; highly recommendedWritten March 13, 2022
- The area is pleasant with trees and beautiful ponds. Well-paved path meanders through the Green, good for walking, running, and cycling. People go for morning and evening exercise, but it is not crowded. There are exercise equipment in one area and a small coffee place in another area. There are information signs for certain trees, so this is a good recreation and learning place. During April, bright yellow Cassia flowers welcome visitors along the path.Written April 16, 2021
- Malai Farm at Cha-am is the perfect place to visit for loved ones. Because there are many kinds of animals to photograph, such as sheep, alpacas, rabbits, with beautiful views. shady Suitable for relaxation, convenient transportation, close to Cha-am beach.Written January 17, 2022
- If you enjoy visiting temples, you will likely enjoy this one. Against the backdrop of a small mountain, some of the temple areas are located in small caves in the mountain. Lots of trees and shady areas to stroll. Worth a visit if you are a temple person.Written August 13, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Cha-am
- The best day trips from Cha-am according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Elephant and Animal Watching in Kuiburi National Park - Join Afternoon Tour
- Elephant and Wildlife Watching in Kuiburi National Park - Private Afternoon Tour
- Hua Hin customize day tour
- Pala U Waterfall in Kaeng Krachan Jungle with Private Guide from Hua Hin
- Hua Hin Private Day Tour From Bangkok
Cha-am Attractions Information
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