|Dusit Resort & Polo Club
Stay in this luxurious, beacgfribt resort with a spacious pool and nice gardens. Enjoy a wide range of dining, entertainment and recreational facilities close to some of Thailand's finest golf courses.
Located on a peaceful and unspoiled beach overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, the hotel is just 20 minutes from the charming town of Hua Hin and 10 minutes from several golf course.
|Regent Cha - Am Beach Resort
|700 rooms. Located
on the sunrise side of the Gulf of Thailand, the hotel offers
a comprehensive choice of accommodation and a wide range of
cuisine, and is near several golf courses.
|Hua Hin and Surrounding Area
|Baht 890 Excursion
to the largest teak wood palace in Thailand, Khao Takiab,
see wild monkey's
|Kaeng Krachan - Trekking Tour
|1,800 Baht Wild
water trip, jungle walk, cave climbing
|Sam Roi Yod National Park
|1,200 Baht Nearly
50 km. south, there is the National park Khao Sam Roi Yod
(valley of 300 hills). On the way, you will enjoy many pineapple
farms before you reach the Drop Stone Cave Phraya Nakhon.
In the cave, King Rama 5 had built a pavilion, the landmark
of the province Prachuab . Lunch will be included.
We visit Mahatat Temple to see a five peaked pagoda, which
is assumed to have been built in Khmer period. See the summer
residence of King Mongkut (King Rama 5) known as Khao Wang,
a palace set on 95 meter high hill. Lunch will be provided.
|Hua Hin and Surrounding Area
A short half day trip, 15 km. north of Hua Hin is the largest
teak wood palace in Thailand. After sightseeing here, we will
move on to an exotic animal garden and the beautiful railway
station of the town.
|Huay Yang Waterfall
On this one day trip in non touristic Thailand, you will have
the chance to collect an experience of the countryside. Nearly
2 hours by car to the south, where the Huay Yang Waterfall
is located. Lunch will be included.
|Bangsaphan Snorkeling, Swimming
The time to receive to Bangsaphan Beach from Hua Hin takes
almost 2 hours. The water is so clear that you can see colorful
fish. For the swimmer and the friends of snorkeling will have
an unforgettable experience. Lunch will be included.
|Petchaburi Palace and Thai Farm
First, you go to the Wang hill near to the city. On the hilltop
you visit and old summer-palace of King Rama 4th and the scenic
park. After that you head for the famous Mahatat Temple in
Petchaburi, a remarkable monument of the centuries old Khmer
architecture, an important spiritual center of Buddhism in
Thailand till today. Lunch will be provided.
|Pala U Waterfall
From all parts of Kaeng Krachan National Park, the area of
Pala U Waterfall is the most fantastic with its untouched
nature that can be reached in only one day. Located west of
Hua Hin, this unspoiled jungle area is waiting to be explored.
Lunch will be included.
|Forest Park [Mangroves Forest]
You make a walk of about half an hour straight through the
forest on a wooden pass. At the same time you can look at
animals e.g. birds and all possible water animals. At a landing
place for boats we go aboard on a local fishing boat. The
tour takes you through the mangrove forest also to the fishing
|Kaeng Krachan - Trekking Tour [Wildwatertrip,
Jungle Walk, Cave Climbing]
The Pala U Waterfall which you can reach in one day, is at
no doubt the most impressing territory of Kaeng Krachan National
Park with its unadulterated beauty. After half an hour you
reach a region, where 70 wild elephants are staying. you can
make a stop and study an "elephant museum".
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Village Golf & Spa
the Springfield Royal Country Club presents the golfer with
a wonderful, 18 beautifully designed, landscaped holes - each
challenges your senses of aesthetics as well as your golfing
|A perfect getaway
location for pleasure, seminar or business with an unspoiled
beach right at the doorstep.
Resort & Spa
|Enjoy the ultimate
getaway to tropical bliss at Veranda Resort and Spa, Hua Hin
- Cha Am. Veranda Resort and Sap offers the ultimate peaceful
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|A Small Unique
Hotel on Hua Hin Beach with 12 Superior/Deluxe Rooms &
6 Different Designed Suite. All Rooms with Private Balcony.
Within easy walking distance to Downtown and Famous Night
|Our resort name, Baan Talay
Dao, means "Home between the Sea and the Stars."
Situated on the white sand beaches of Hua Hin and only minutes
away from downtown and Khao Takiap, Baan Talay Dao is truly
a retreat for relaxation, peace and privacy.
For too long the resorts of
Cha-Am and Hua Hin have been linked with a "&" for no valid reason. There
is no reason why they should be linked, they are both in different provinces,
Cha-Am in Petchaburi and Hua Hin in Prachuab Kirikhan and each has their
own sector of the travel market. "Cha-Am
is a retreat, it's an escape from Bangkok," explained Danny Chan, General
Manager of The Regent Cha-Am, "The guest who likes to come here will not
enjoy Hua Hin and most definitely not Pattaya. The appeal of Cha Am is
that it has no night life!"
The charm of Cha-Am is what
it can offer families with young children or those in the golden years
of their life that are either close to retirement or are already enjoying
it, a quiet well ordered lifestyle free from the hassle of beach vendors.
TO SEE IN CHA-AM
addition to having a great beach, there are many places of interest in
the area that are no more than 45 mins away by car. Phra Nakom Khiri or
Khao Wang is a hilltop palace, built by King Rama IV in 1859. The
style is mainly European with some Thai and Chinese influences. Sitting
on three peaks, the temple of Wat Phra Khew is to the east; the main stupa
of Phra That Chom Phet in the middle and the residential Grand Palace
to the west.
Both Kings Rama IV & V used the palace
at their leisure and to entertain their visitors. After the death of King
Rama V, it was used less and less and sadly slipped into a state of decay.
In 1935 it was registered as a national momument by the Fine Arts Department
and was restored to be a National Museum and National Park. Open daily
9am-4pm. It can be conveniently reached by funicular railway roundtrip
B40. Once at the top entrance to the Museum is B30 for foreigners and
B10 for Thais. It is an excellent half-day excursion and takes a couple
of hours to walk the path linking the three peaks. The views are spectacular.
Phra That Chom Pet was renovated
by Rama IV by covering the existing one and is 40 meters tall and 20 wide.
He was also responsible for constructing Wat Phra Kaew in the same
style as the building of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha at the Grand
Palace in Bangkok. Being a keen and knowledgeable astronomer, the King
also built Chatchawan Wiangchai Observatory to study the stars
and constellations. A statue of the King is housed in Wechayan Wichien
Prasat; a temple built in Prang style that was typical of the period.
The King's bedroom was in an interesting two storey Chinese building Pramot
To complete the full walk linking the three
peaks can be tiring and visitors are advised to take enough fresh drinking
gone back down the hill, Phra Ram Ratchaniwert Palace is close
by in the Army compound. King Rama V was frequently sick during the rainy
season, especially in the month of September, at this site was chosen
as it was the best place for him to stay when the rains came. Building
of the south facing palace started on 19th August 1910, designed by a
German architect Karl Dohring, with Dr Bayer responsible for the projects
engineering. The two-storey building, with two domes and a brown tiled
roof from China, was styled on Kaiser Wilhelm's Palace in Germany. Sadly,
King Rama V died before the building was completed. Rama VI finally completed
the construction in 1916.
simple looking exterior hides its elaborate interior. On the east side,
there is a perfect geometrically symmetric circular staircase with tiled
pillars decorated with cherub statues. The upstairs circular hall is art
The Royal Dinning Room is a blend of modern
German and French art nouveau with a statue of Poseidon, the Greek God
of the Sea.
Thailand's first ever known Badminton Court
was laid in what is now a small courtyard with a fountain. The Queen's
Bedroom above had an uninterrupted view of the former court. From the
Kings Bedroom, there is an unobscured view of Khao Wang.
must see is Mrigadayavan Palace the "royal home of love and hope"
of King Rama VI. This site was chosen when the fresh water supply at the
existing royal residence at Khai Luang became scarce. Not only did Huay
Sai Nua have an abundance but it was also close to a railway station.
The King decided to dismantle the former palace and reassemble it on the
more desirable site. The palace is built of Thong (Golden) Teak with empty
space under the building in the style of a traditional Thai house. The
building is supported by 1,080 concrete columns, all of which have their
base immersed in water at ground level to prevent ants and insects entering
the building. All the buildings are by airy walkways. There is a Gatsbyesque
quality to wonder with bare feet on polished teak and feel the cool sea
breeze in your hair.
staying, the King on their first visit in 1924 Phranangchao Intharasak
Sachi, the royal consort fell pregnant and the King was delighted with
the thought that he might soon have a son. But his hopes faded fast when
it was discovered that the royal consort could not give birth. The King
nursed his wife with concern and sadness at the Palace.
Rama VI returned to Mrigadayavan Palace
with Phranangchao Suwattha, another royal consort and were in residence
from 12 April until 20 June 1925. It was as if the King had come back
to say farewell to the royal residence that he loved as he died shortly
after returning to Bangkok.
Palace, Rama VI Camp, Cha-Am Petchburi 76120
Phra Ram Ratchaniwet Palace, Royal Thai
Army Camp, Petchaburi
Entrance to both Palaces is free of charge.
Tours and transport to the many sights around Cha-am can be arranged by
the major resort hotels. Alternatively, there are regular and inexpensive
bus services between the main centres. In the resorts, the most common
means of transportation is the trishaw which can accommodating two passengers.
Resort hotels offer an excellent choice of restaurants serving a variety
of cuisines. In addition Cha-am has several simple but good restaurants
where the local specialty is deliciously fresh seafood.
It is a very beautiful beach. The access road to the beach is two kilometers
This dam is located in Amphoe Tha Yang, 51 kilometers from Cha-Am.
One can go two ways: First is to travel to Amphoe Tha Yang; then 30 kilometers
beyond Tha Yang is the dam site. Another way is to travel by Highway No.
4 where a right turn in made between Km. 186-187; travel 30 kilometers
Chao Samran Beach
This beach, 51 kilometers from Cha-Am, used to be a famous seaside resort
in the old days. Legend says that King Naresuan the Great and King Eka
Thotsarot used to make royal visits there. They enjoyed the beauty of
this beach so much that they spent many nights there causing the villagers
to call it the "Beach of Royal Leisure"
Four kilometers from Chao
Samran Beach is Laem Luang Beach - a white sandy beach some two kilometers
in length. Seven kilometers from Chao Samran Beach is Pukitian Beach which
is the latest popular beach in Phetchaburi.
This hill is located in the vicinity of Amoghoe Muang Phetchaburi, 36
kilometers from Cha-Am is 92 meters high. King Mongkut was very fond of
Khao Wang so he commanded a palace built on top of it in the year 1860
to be used for vacationing; he named it Phra Nakhon Khiri. However, Phetchaburi
inhabitants have called it "Khao Wang" until now. At
present, Khao Wang is established as Phra
Nakhon Khiri National Museum, open to the public from 09.00-16.00 hours
every day. The entrance fee is 10 baht per person.
Khao Luang Cave
The cave is located in Khao Luang hill which is only 92 meters high, and
five kilometers from Khao Wang. Khao Luang Cave is regarded as the most
important cave of the province because it houses a Buddha image cast by
the royal command of King Chulalongkorn as a dedication to King Nang Klao
and King Mongkut.
On the right hand of Khao
Luang access road at the foot of the hill there is a large monastery called
"Wat Tham Klaep" or Wat Bun-thawi which has a very large multipurpose
hall. The Sala Kanparian and wooden door panels of the Ubosot are beautifully
Khao Bandai It
This is a rather small hill, 121 meters high, located two kilometers from
Khao Wang. An ancient monastery built in the Ayutthaya period is named
Wat Khao Bandai It. There are several caves on this hill such as Tham
Prathum, Tham Phra Chao Sua, and Tham Phra Puttha Saiyat.
Khao Yoi Cave
This cave is located on Khao Yoi hill,67 kilometers from Cha-Am. Various
Buddha images are housed in the cave. Khao Yoi Cave was the place where
King Mongkut practised meditation while he was in the monkhood.
Yot National Park
This park is 58 kilometers
from Hua Hin town ship. It occupies an area of 61,300 rais (some 24,520
acres) and was designated as a national park on June 28, 1966. The geographical
characteristics of the park consist of high limestone mountains, wide
Marshland near the sea shore, and islands. In addition, it is also the
center of various species and families of plants and trees as well as
the home of wild animals. There are three caves worth visiting within
the park: Keaw Cave, Sai Cave and Phrayanakhon Cave.
There are bungalows and
a camping area for those who require an overnight stay in the park. Reservations
can be made at the National Park Division, Forestry Department Tel. (02)
This bay is situated in the vicinity of Prachuap Khiri Khan township,90
kilometers from Hua Hin. Its beach is long and pleasant. There are bungalow
accommodation operated by both the Provincial Administration Organizations
and the Municipality for public service. Details can be obtained by telephoning
This bay is located five kilometers from Prachuap Khiri Khan township
area and is administered by the Royal Thai Airforce. A permit should be
obtained from the commander of the 53rd Squadron, Prachuap Khiri Khan,
prior to a visit.
Klai Kangwon Palace Or Khao Chong Kra Chok stands near by Prachuap King
Phra Plokklao commanded. It is built in the year Khiri Khan provincial
office (Chang Wat Hall), is a small 1926. The palace is located 3 kilometers
from Amphoe hill. At the top you may enjoy the view of Prachuap Hua Hin
Office. A permit must be obtained from the Khiri Khan Bay and town.
This beach is 22 kilometers from Prachuap Khiri Khan township. Travel
to Km. 345, make a right turn and go 3.5 kilometers to the sign board
saying "Huai Yang Arboretum". The seven kilometers long beach
is lined with sea pines. Accommodation facilities can be reserved at the
Faculty of Forest Affairs, Kasetsart University, Tel. (02) 5790520 Huai
Yang Waterfall Forest Park A few kilometers from Wanakon Beach, this is
an ideal place for picnics and natural sight-seeing
Air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal (Tel. (02)
435-5032, 435-5097, 4357455) 36 times daily between 4.20 a.m.. and 4.20
p.m. (40 minute intervals).
Non-air-conditioned coaches leave from Bangkok's Southern Bus terminal
on Petkasem Road 19 times daily.
Trains depart daily from Bangkok for Cha-Am.
Express Diesel Railcar leaves Bangkok daily at 9.15 p.m.
Express trains leave Bangkok 5 times daily at 2.00 p.m., 3.15 p.m., 5.05
p.m.,7.20p.m.and 10.35 p.m.
Rapid trains leave Bangkok 4 times daily at 12.35 p.m., 4 p.m., 5.45 p.m.,
and 6.30 p.m.
Diesel Railcars leave Bangkok twice daily at 9.00 a.m. and 1.40 p.m.
LIST OF GOLF COURSES
Cha-Am Villa And Golf Club
Tel. (032) 471 -973
Palm Hills Resort And Country Club
Tel. (032) 520-800.
Royal Hua Hin Golf Course
Tel. (032) 511-585
Sawang Resort Golf Club
Tel. (032) 499-555
Springfield Royal Country Club Of Cha-Am
Lake View Golf Course and
Majestic Creek Country
Club Tel. (032)520- 162
Kang Krachan Country Club