Things to do in Cha-am

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Cha-am

Things to Do in Cha-am


Book these experiences for a closer look at the region.

Top Attractions in Cha-am

These rankings are informed by traveller reviews—we consider the quality, quantity, recency, consistency of reviews, and the number of page views over time.

*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travellers are saying

  • tomo4567
    London, UK24 contributions
    Had a great experience with a local guide (from national park). We were walking around three hours through the jungle. The guide was very knowledgeable and found spiders, birds, monkeys which one would never spot. He told interesting stories and facts about the wild elephants, black panthers and other flora and fauna . Btw: the day after other visitors could spot a black panther there right next to the road.
    I had my own driver and tour guide, which was a good decision. From Hua Hin it takes around 1,5 hours in one direction.
    Written January 15, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • E-star Leung
    7 contributions
    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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • John K
    Costa Mesa, CA1,396 contributions
    Although I have visited Chaam several times, I had no idea this forest park was here. What a great place to spend the morning. Easy motorbike ride from town. The park at the base of the mountain is pretty and is worth a stroll around on the paved pathway. If you're up to a short climb, you can take the stairs to the left and hike to a beautiful view point. Continue around the pathway, and you find the path leading up the mountain. This is a bit tougher of a hike, with steep climbs and some sharp rocks to navigate. There are two main view points high up on the mountain. Between the first and second view points is where you find the toughest footing, with the sharpest rocks. The second view point offers a stunning view of the rice fields, and farther off to the sea. Continue around the loop and you end up back at the starting point.

    Most of the trail is shaded, but it's still pretty hot up there. I drank over 2 liters of water.

    Many people mention the sharp rocks and the need for hiking shoes, but I walked the trail wearing hiking socks (see photo). I also could have hiked in flip flops, although I am an experienced flip flop hiker with strong feet.

    Here's a tip - although the natural way up the mountain from the paved pathway is to follow the first trail you come to, if you continue around the paved pathway you will come to what would normally be the exit point off the mountain. If you use this path to ascend, you will reach the second view point in just 350 meters, and there are no sharp rocks to walk across. It's a pretty steep climb though!

    There is a coffee stand near the parking area, but it was not open when I visited.

    I came on a Sunday morning. I recommend coming early. When I arrived there were just three motorbikes and no cars in the parking area. When I returned there were dozens of motorbikes and cars, plus a tour bus.

    Oh, and one last important detail, it's free to enter!
    Written September 24, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Jim
    Cha-am, Thailand4 contributions
    We enjoyed the bat viewing experience. Amazing to see millions of bats leaving the cave, they kept on coming for about 15 minutes. It was 50bhat per adult and our two kids were free. The owners have built a viewing platform. Just follow Google maps to the location- our hotel, sofitel hua hin, wanted to change 1200 bhat which seems a bit much!
    Written October 20, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • regm889
    Bangkok, Thailand869 contributions
    Good water body, dam and natural views, boating, photo points, sunset views around the dam and national park. Good restaurants with views of lake, authentic Thai taste
    Written May 8, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • John K
    Costa Mesa, CA1,396 contributions
    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, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • belgianguy1
    Bruges, Belgium11,318 contributions
    This beach has a very local vibe, as it caters mainly to Thai tourists...quiet on weekdays, more hectic on weekends and holidays...plenty of beach chairs for rent, and many food vendors too... don't smoke on the beach, I saw a sign promising a massive 100.000 baht fine and 1 year jail!
    Written February 2, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Wingfield73
    Chiang Mai, Thailand956 contributions
    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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Narumon CU
    23 contributions
    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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Mabir
    Singapore, Singapore72 contributions
    Nice place for little kids. If you have little ones below the age of 6 then this place is a good stop for a couple of hours. Feeding the bunnies are going to be the kids favorite activity.
    Written August 11, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • David B
    1 contribution
    Great place to spend a couple or three hours. The animals and birds are very well looked after. Free to go in on the condition adults buy some food for the animals for 100baht. So many different types of animals and birds to feed and pet. You can go inside an aviary to feed the small parrots for buying 20baht food and you can buy food for the animals, birds and fish all around the park for 20baht a go,
    My kids aged 3 and 2 loved every minute and all around the park are small play areas. We didn't eat there but the food was reasonably priced for Thai food or steaks of Beef, Pork, Ostrich and Crocodile to name a few. I know eating the animals might seem bizarre but this is Thailand and if it helps keep the park open then why not?.
    We will definitely go back.
    Written February 19, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Hamdan Buti A
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates56 contributions
    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 review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cha-am Attractions Information

Attractions

63

Attraction Reviews

5,489

Attraction Photos

7,535

Local Time

Wednesday 3:23 p.m.